Where To Find Organized Information About Apps for Students

Where to Find Organized Information about Apps for Students

Where To Find Organized Information About Apps for Students Are you overwhelmed by the number of apps that are available today? I know I am.  When smartphone apps first started rolling out for students with special needs it was an exciting time.  A new one would come out and everyone would test it out for fine […]

10 Apps to Get Kids Moving and Grooving

10 Apps to Get Kids Moving

There is no doubt about it that kids use iPhone and iPads.  In fact, there are some scary, eye-opening statistics regarding media use and children: ages 8-10 spend about 6 hours per day in front of a screen for entertainment ages 11-14 spend about 9 hours per day in front of a screen for entertainment ages […]

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Free App Friday Suggestions for Pediatric Therapists

Here are a few free app suggestions.  These apps are always totally free which is awesome.  I did test these out.  Gigglebug’s Face Race:  This app is super cute for some oral motor and motor planning fun.  Basically an animated creature makes a face and you copy it.  The app snaps a photo and then […]

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Free App Friday Suggestions for Pediatric OTs and PTs

Here are a few suggestions for your OT or PT app toolbox.  Marked as FREE today but never sure how long they will last…  Tesla Toy – just tested it out quickly.  Touch the screen with one finger to create a beautiful electric field which changes if you add more fingers.  Great cause and effect! […]

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FREE Interactive Alphabet App

Sometimes a new app comes along that I have to recommend.  Interactive Alphabet is one of those apps for sure and it happens to be FREE right now (8/6/14).  This app offers so much in terms of differentiated instruction.  I know there are letter tracing apps out there but this one offers just a little […]

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Your Opinions on the Effects of Tablet Use on the Overall Development of Young Children

We asked and 264 of you responded on what effects you think tablets and smartphones have on the overall development of young children.  Here are the highlights: 61% of the respondents were pediatric OTs. 53% of all respondents think that tablet/smartphone use delays social development in 0-5 year old children. 36% of all respondents think […]

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Drawnimal App – Combines “Real” Drawing with Animation

I love when an app comes along that is different than every other app.  Drawnimal is a new type of app although simple.  It is currently free today (3/28/14).  Basically, you put paper down underneath your iPad, draw the simple images it shows you on real paper (see picture above tail and mouse ears).  Then […]

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Survey Results on Tablet/Smartphone Use Among Pediatric OTs and PTs

Check out the results from the Winter 2014 survey on tablet and smartphone use among pediatric OTs and PTs.  There were over 300 responses.  You can view the results at http://yourtherapysource.com/surveytablet.html Answer the latest survey on the effects of tablet/smartphone use on the development of young children here – http://yourtherapysource.com/survey.html