Tag Archives: OT Apps

Button, Button, Do You Have the Button Board ?

I have a bit of an issue suggesting iPad apps as fine motor skill apps, I consider them visual motor activities with true fine motor skills developed using haptic skills of in-hand manipulation, tactile discrimination with three-dimensional objects. There are a … Continue reading

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Irlen Syndrome – Is There an App for That??

Irlen Syndrome – Is There an App for That??? Recently I had the opportunity to be trained as an Irlen Screener by Irlen Diagnostician, Judy Palapala of the Irlen Clinic of the Twin Cities. Having worked with both students and adults … Continue reading

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Apps to Support Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Apps for Individuals with Learning Disabilities Shopping for some apps to support the needs of individuals with LD who are middle – high school aged or older? Here an updated, downloadable list of preferred apps for reading, writing, organization, reference material, math, concept … Continue reading

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Dysgraphia Solutions for Math

Students with dysgraphia are challenged with producing written information legibly and fluently. Written composition is a significant challenge but also writing math problems can also be a challenge. Here area a few solutions for creating math problems electronically – yes with … Continue reading

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Play Your Musical Drawing – Hands Free with Color Band App

Color Band App, for iPad (free with in-app purchases) provides an interesting twist of technology to drawing with music. It Combine a drawing with crayons and music with the ability to play the music with your fingers as well as hands free … Continue reading

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Timers with Elapsed App

Ever need a timer that provides multiple alarms ?     A student that I work with is working on determining his self regulation needs along with completing homework tasks with greater independence using schedules and work choices within his day. Taking a … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Adults with LD, App Rubric, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Autism, Cognitive Impairment, Developmental Delay, Free apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy, Organization | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Summer Road Trip Apps – Gone Free (and other road trip games)!

What to do with the kids in the car on a road trip? Have a summer road trip coming up? There are many fun road trip activities to engage a whole family when riding in the car. Here are some … Continue reading

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iGet It… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Book App

iGet It Apps has developed a new app, i Get… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Books for iPhone and iPad (4.99). iGet Cooking provides not only vocabulary support but also the sequential steps of cooking tasks from identifying equipment … Continue reading

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Bitsboard Pro App Gone Free

Are you familiar with Bitsboard app? By the developers at Grasshopper apps, this fabulous iPad language app provides many activities that are customizable activities for students with special needs. Thinking this is just for speech or the special education teacher?  Think again! For students … Continue reading

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AppWriter US Update Reads PDF’s on the iPad!

Ling Apps has been working hard on this first version of their PDF reader in their AppWriter App (US, 29.99) for iPad. Most PDF files can be read aloud, and each word will be highlighted directly in the PDF file as it is … Continue reading

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