Tag Archives: Writing

Ghotit RealWriter App and Ghotit Real Writer Software

How often are spelling and grammar skills identified as “terrible” or “non-existent”  when evaluating struggling writers for AT tools? In my experience spelling and grammar challenges are frequently mentioned during AT evaluations when writing is a challenge, whether  secondary or post secondary students or adults … Continue reading

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Google for Dyslexia: Chrome Extensions (Part Two)

With Google Chrome extensions, dyslexic students can complete work more easily. Learn about seven add-ons that assist with the difficulty of reading and writing. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.noodle.com Jamie Martin provides a review of seven Google extensions for individuals … Continue reading

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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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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

Styluses for Therapists and Teachers

Handwriting notes on the iPad is something I typically avoid due to the lack of fluency, accuracy and the large size writing it produces. With most fine tipped styluses costing more than $ 50, I decided I could live without trying out the … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Writer App Available !

Voice Dream Writer app (9.99) developed by Winston Chen was released this past week. Also the developer of Voice Dream Reader app (iPhone/iPad), Winston Chen has been dedicated to improving and offering features in his Reader app for individuals with … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, High School, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Language Arts, Post secondary, Spell Checking, Text to Speech, Universal Design for Learning, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments