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Brain Works Apps Reduced

Brain Works app, for iPhone and iPad is at a reduced price 4.99 (originally 8.99). Created by Occupational Therapist, Gwen Wild of Sensational Brain.com,  the app  supports users with sensory modulation challenges by providing a selection of sensory diets following choice of environment … Continue reading

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SuperKeys App from Crick – Another Assistive 3rd Party Keyboard

With the added feature of iOS 8 comes the possibility of using 3rd party keyboards on the iPad. Android had an up on iPads previously with the ability to purchase and use an assistive keyboard. The iPad has stepped up … Continue reading

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I Forgot to Remember…

I had the opportunity to journey and present at the 2014 AT Across the Lifespan Conference, in Wisconsin Dells this past week. As an ATR staff member , I presented on the topic, “I Forgot to Remember…” ,  providing an basic overview of low to … Continue reading

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Brain Break Resources for the Classroom and in Therapy

Brain Breaks Research on the benefits of exercise on learning have long been established (Jensen, 2003; Medina, 2008). Brain breaks are just one form of those used in classrooms. Brain breaks have implications for students with special needs such as … Continue reading

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Visual Perceptual Apps for Preschool and Primary Students

The iPad is a great tool for providing supplementary visual perceptual and visual motor therapy or home programming activities. Features of the iPad can allow verbal feedback on performance, language reinforcement and options of graded activity levels to the user depending … Continue reading

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ABC Ninja – The Alphabet Letter and Phonics Slicing Game

Familiar with the Alligator apps ? Their newest of their early literacy apps, Ninja ABC app, a letter and phonic slicing game for iPhone and iPad is free. Ninja ABC features the fun of identifying and slicing upper and lower case letters and sounds … Continue reading

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Waitstrip App – Visual Timer

Looking for a different type of visual support for task completion?  Waitstrip app presents a visual completion in a linear (horizontal) completion method as opposed to the more typically used count down clock timer.  This provides another visual choice of marking task completion that is not timed. Compatible with iPad,  (.99) … Continue reading

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