In trying to locate an old musical fav app of mine (Magic Fingers, odd name but cause and effect with classical music, free), I found a cute early app for visualstimulation and cause and effect from Finland called Onni and Ilona Animals for IOS. 3 animals are available in the free version and all 12 cost $3.99. Very nice color contrast, not too visually busy, great for visual tracking, and early use of hands or a switch.
Here is a video from the company that does not show the baby intersecting with the app, but a cutie nonetheless.
Hello there OT practitioners! Calling all interested OTs/OTAs/ students in OT/OTA programs and OT professors/instructors to join a great Facebook group that is growing astronomically every day (over 1,000 members). I am a co-administrator and it is a great place to share your favorite apps or ask questions of your peers. As it is an international group we are asking folks to identify if US and to add hashtags for searching purposes such as #peds #adults #handwriting #visualperceptual, etc. Thanks and share the word!
Fun Switch and Low Tech Activities! – Go-To-For-OT Blog
Some of my favorite low tech ideas and resources from a blog I wrote as a contributor on the Go To For OT blog.
Update February 2018: This Handwriting/Writing AT Survey is Still Active: Calling all OT, AT, special educators and other professionals working with children and adults with writing limitations:
Could you please take and share a quick 10 question (multiple choice) survey for an upcoming presentation I’m performing regarding the use of handwriting/writing assistive technology supports? It’d be greatly appreciated.
Molly Shannon, MS, OTR/L, ATP
This amazing guide was updated last November. I can’t say enough how wonderful a resource this is. I first heard Daniel Cochrane and Kelly Key speak at ATIA and was very impressed.
Best Pre-Writing Apps – Go-To-For-OT Blog
From my blog post on Go To For OT blog.
Learn to Use Speech to Text With Your Students!
Excellent blog post and video instructions from Jayson Davies of OT Schoolhouse. This is a blog you should follow for sure.