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.
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.
What 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.”
Superstar Sources for School OTs with info about Keyboarding and handwriting speed rates and other important resources.
You should read/follow this blog with lots of great AT and lots of OTs involved. Woo hoo!
“Using Switches with iPad” – Tech it Issie