Tag Archives: occupational therapy

Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

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Sixth Digit – Adaptive Stylus for Quadriplegics

Sixth Digit Thanks to Josh Smith’s ingenuity,  there are additional options for access to touch screens, buttons and small target points for those with limited hand function. The mechanical engineer created the Sixth Digit Stylus out of necessity following a C 5 … Continue reading

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Free Stuff for AOTA Presentation “What’s the Write App?” – A Big Thanks

The AOTA 2015 Convention Appy Hour presentation, “What’s the Write App?” on April 18 went well with many participants joining Brittany Hand, MOT and myself during our app review session. The session focused on 5 favorite writing apps, from pre-handwriting, handwriting … Continue reading

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What’s the Write App?

I was excited to be invited to participate in the Appy Hour at AOTA’s 95th Annual Convention in Nashville Tennessee. So I am enjoying the convention, the speakers and the vendors hall – I can’t believe the all the vendors present! Amazing! Our Appy … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Dysgraphia, Early Childhood, Handwriting, iPad, Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing, Third Party Keyboards, Word Prediction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

National Occupational Therapy Month – Share Your Favorite OT Resources

April is National Occupational Therapy Month! As OT’s I think we have a lot to celebrate. Growth in jobs continues to expand and as an OT we have many venues that we can specialize in – and all so interesting, in my … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free !

Here are a few more apps gone free (not sure for how long) that might be useful in your OT mTool Kit. I have not had an opportunity to try them out but they look worthy, plus they are FREE… urTalker Lite … Continue reading

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Autism Month Free Apps

Autism Awareness Month always brings a host of free apps in addition to other apps gone free! Here are a few apps gone free on 4/3/2015 that you might want to consider for your teaching, parent or OT mTool Kit: This for … Continue reading

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