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App Preview: Osmo provides a rewarding therapy experience!

App Preview: Osmo provides a rewarding therapy experience!

The iPad has totally changed the way that therapy can be delivered to kids (and adults) who need to work on fine motor skills or visual motor engagement. I’ve seen first hand how level of engagement increases, and kids are more willing to work on the tasks which are given to them. More practice often […]

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iOS 8: Universal access starts to take shape!

iOS 8: Universal access starts to take shape!

For those of you who are iOS users – on iPhone or iPad, Apple’s announcements today had some exciting news. I’m pretty excited about the potential of a few new features that we now expect to see in the fall release of the iOS 8 operating system. In addition to better integration between apps and […]

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App Review: Stezza – A (likely unintentionally) accessible music player!

App Review: Stezza – A (likely unintentionally) accessible music player!

I often come across new apps through free “app of the day” type apps, and once in a while, I stumble on one which really impresses me. Stezza is a really simple music player that works perfectly with your iPhone or iPad to control all the music you’ve got on your device. It’s got big […]

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Learning Touchscreen Use: Part II – Tap and Hold

Learning Touchscreen Use: Part II – Tap and Hold

Welcome back! As you may recall, we started a series on touch screen use for older adults (or anyone else who might need a little help). Our introductory post to the series is here. In this post, we are going to focus on the ‘Tap and Hold’ movement, which you might also see called a […]

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Keyguards for Tablets

I am always looking for exciting keyguard options for iPad and Android tablets. For AAC users with limited physical dexterity, keyguards are often a saving grace – especially when working with a touch screen. They reduce the effort needed to access the screen by giving a bit of physical guidance, while also minimizing the risk […]

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App Review: Picturebook – A Great Social Story App!

App Review: Picturebook – A Great Social Story App!

For those who haven’t used social stories before, these are stories that are targeted to specific situations that a child or adult who has difficulty understanding social conventions can use to better understand what they are supposed to do in a social situation.   One of the greatest challenges in social stories is that the […]

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App Review: iWrite Words

App Review: iWrite Words

iPads seem to be making their way into many areas of my practice. While the benefits were apparent in many areas, I was surprised to see the benefits for kids having difficulty with writing. Although the kids aren’t getting the benefit of increasing strength, I have still found that using the iPad for letter formation […]

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App Review: Dexeteria

App Review: Dexeteria

Dexteria is an app that was developed by an Occupational Therapist to work on a few key areas of fine motor development that are suitable for a tablet. It consists of three activities, addressing the issues of finger isolation, pincer grasp position and letter formation. All three are important to handwriting, with the skills developed […]

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App Review: Mobile Mouse

App Review: Mobile Mouse

    Touchscreens have often been held up as an example of what the future holds in terms of computing. We’ve now reached a point where touch screens are everywhere – restaurants, malls, airports, but even more significantly, many of us are carrying them around in our pockets! With the increase in iPhones, iPods and […]

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App Review: Splashtop Personal

App Review: Splashtop Personal

After reviewing Mobile Mouse Pro, a great option for using your iPad/iPhone/Android to connect to your desktop or laptop as an external mouse or keyboard, I’d like to focus on a different way to get touch access to your Windows or Mac based programming – one that really opens up the possibilities where they have […]

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