Top 75 Occupational Therapy Blogs & Websites | OT Blog

Occupational Therapy Websites Best List. AT and OT is listed as #38 at this time. This is a great way to keep up to date on all of your fav blogs in one place! Check it out.

Keep up with OT tips, tools, resources, programs, training, assistance, news, research, treatment guides, pediatric occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, occupational therapy assistant blog, occupational therapy student blog and more by following top Occupational Therapy sites
— Read on blog.feedspot.com/occupational_therapy_blogs/

Fun Early Cause and Effect and Visual Stumulation App

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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.

 

Apps for OTs Facebook Group

E8114277-E2BB-40EC-86FE-9F3CD3C02ECCHello 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!

https://m.facebook.com/groups/814368545404532

Fun Switch and Low Tech Activities! – Go-To-For-OT Blog

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Some of my favorite low tech ideas and resources from a blog I wrote as a contributor on the Go To For OT blog.

https://gotoforot.com/2015/11/19/fun-switch-and-low-tech-activities/amp/

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

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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

AT UPCYCLING: 10 Fun Ways to Upcycle Those Powerlinks! – Go-To-For-OT Blog

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Repost of a blog I wrote about low tech ideas for use with the classic AT product the Powerlink. Check it out! AT UPCYCLING: 10 Fun Ways to Upcycle Those Powerlinks! – Go-To-For-OT Blog

https://gotoforot.com/2015/10/08/at-upcycling-10-fun-ways-to-upcycle-those-powerlinks/amp/

Cursive Handwriting Apps

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Here is a quick listing of some great apps and resources for cursive handwriting apps. Please share any apps that you prefer that are not included.

Cursive Writing Wizard by L’Escapadou
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cursive-writing-wizard/id757843896?mt=8

LetterSchool Cursive & Normal (Full English versions) by Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app-bundle/letterschool-cursive-normal-full-english-versions/id1169524593?mt=8

List of cursive apps
https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/06/9-great-apps-for-teaching-kids-cursive.html?m=1

Write On Handwriting System: Cursive system and app
https://writeonhandwriting.com/about-us/