Category Archives: Occupational Therapy

Making Your Mark, Best Handwriting Apps 2014

Making Your Mark, Best Handwriting Apps Read the full review here. So much research is going into the neurophysiological importance of handwriting, and how it improves learning and cognition. Citing current research in her New York Times article, Maria Konnikova discusses how the art of gesture through writing not only facilitates memory but also helps drive cognition.…
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Duckie Deck’s Trio of Self-Care Apps

Duckie Deck Development has come out with a trio of self-care apps for teaching little ones daily routines and sequences. They demystify the sometimes arduous tasks of nail clipping, brushing teeth, and potty training by making play out of these events. This helps kids desensitize by learning what to expect, and thereby lets them remain in…
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Dexteria Dots 2 – Fine Motor Skills and Math Concepts

Binary Labs is well known for quality educational apps, and Dexteria Dots 2 not only readily joins the ranks with exceptional content for kids, it is also a blast! Developed for teaching 6 – 8 year olds basic math concepts such as number sense, beginning addition and subtraction, and comparative concepts, the app also enhances…
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Big Bang Pictures

  Inclusive Technology’s Big Bang Pictures was crafted for kids with visual impairments as well as for those that have special needs to work on tasks that require a visual component to focus. As with their exceptional companion app, Big Bang Patterns, these one grade focus and demands to fit the child you are working…
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StartDot Handwriting

StartDOT Handwriting, by TrishCO LLC,  is a beautifully crafted app. I am finding more and more that really outstanding apps are going by, under the radar. A quick pouf at their launch and then they somewhat disappear. Finding one is like discovering buried treasure. StartDOT Handwriting is like discovering a field of emeralds on a forest…
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Busy Shapes by Seven Academy

Busy Shapes, by Seven Academy, is an incredible app that allows you to witness the thought processes of your students and how it begins to change through direct experience. Based on Piaget’s research on cognitive development, this app systematically teaches kids to go beyond cause and effect play.  It bridges that gap from being reactive…
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TV Teacher: writing abc’s-lowercase

  TV Teacher: writing abc's-lowercase is based on the award-winning DVD’s, activities and workbooks on building the foundations of handwriting through a multisensory approach. The app version is currently still in transition as all intended features have not been added yet, but it is fully functional and ready for use. The app’s completed version will…
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