Update February 2018: This Handwriting/Writing AT Survey is Still Active

pexels-photo-210585.jpegUpdate 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.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDFMPG3
Molly Shannon, MS, OTR/L, ATP

“Speech Recognition As AT For Writing” Guide by Cochrane & Kelly

agent-business-call-center-41280.jpegThis 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.

http://pub.lucidpress.com/2f091482-82da-44a9-b8da-0f9c52f81482/

Learn to Use Speech to Text With Your Students from OT Schoolhouse

01BA05C3-DF11-4FCC-A731-E4E29B08CFAB.jpegLearn 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.

https://www.otschoolhouse.com/single-post/SpeechtoText

Not All Screen Time Is Equal- from the WSJ

BC54EE64-0351-4D10-AFB8-D91D6A934D29What If Children Should Be Spending More Time With Screens? – By Christopher Mims of The Washington Post

A must read! Lots of key points about passive vs active learning, opportunities for extraordinary learning and balance. Interesting that the title of the actual newspaper article was “Not All Screen Time is Equal” versus the title seen in social media on Twitter which was the more invocative “What if Children Should Be Spending More Time With Screens?” Obviously a lot of negative comments with that tweet as written.

I truly have followed the concepts noted in this article my whole life with my children, grandchildren, and my students with disabilities. Always encouraging educational and creative aspects with use of technology as well as working on self-esteem,  social interaction, and independence.

The old adage of our grandparents rings ever true today with regards to technology “Everything in moderation.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-if-children-should-be-spending-more-time-with-screens-1516539618?mod=e2tw

Some great ideas for school OTs

BB5FB53C-503D-4C9D-B778-A81BECB4FF50Superstar Sources for School OTs with info about Keyboarding and handwriting speed rates and other important resources.

https://gotoforot.com/2016/10/27/superstar-sources-for-school-ots/amp/

Fantastic Tech Blog!

You should read/follow this blog with lots of great AT and lots of OTs involved. Woo hoo!

1FD0DD3A-A133-433D-AFA4-873052A21F3E“Using Switches with iPad” – Tech it Issie

http://tech.beitissie.org.il/en/using-switches-ipad/

Thanks for the add “OTs with Apps and Technology”

14429566-796A-449E-B254-037E189B1C51.jpegSurvey Says! Assistive Technology Writing Supports for Handwriting and Writing — AT and OT: Assistive Technology for OTs | OT’s with Apps & Technology

https://otswithapps.com/2018/01/15/survey-says-assistive-technology-writing-supports-for-handwriting-and-writing-at-and-ot-assistive-technology-for-ots/#comment-48516