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Basic Skills, Numbers, Uncategorized

Apps for Numbers, Counting, and More!

  Learning about numbers, how to count, as well as other early math skills, lay the foundation for all future learning for children in this critical topic. Many parents teach these skills before their child attends their first day of school, but for some children with special needs, it does not come easily. Here is […]

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Apps for Speech & Language Therapy (SLP), Uncategorized, Wh Questions

Best Apps for WH Questions- Jackie Bryla, SLPA

WHO can benefit from these apps?  App users who struggle with answering questions accurately. WHAT types of activities will I find in a WH Questions app?  Apps are unique, therefore you will find different types of activities within specific apps.  Some apps practice sorting types of WH questions, some offer opportunities to record answers and […]

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Featured, Uncategorized

Featured App: Zcooly Store – Ages 4-7

  Zcooly Store – Ages 4-7 By ius information AB ($2.99–>$0) Zcooly Store – Ages 4-7 is a unique and fun way to practice math! The app has intriguing graphics, and two ways to play, for children working on math and skills at the kindergarten to first grade level. Children can use either the practice […]

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Advice, Uncategorized

Best Apps for Activities of Daily Living – Jo Booth, OT

  Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a category named by OT’s and other health professionals that encompasses our daily life skills. These are the day to day skills needed for you to function across your lifespan and are within your capabilities. For example, it may be appropriate for a middle or high school student  to […]

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Jellybean Tunes App Report 102

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 102: Doodlers, Detectives and Curious Cats We’re back with a brand new group of quality apps. Jamaroos Musical ABCs stands out as a colourful, cute and fun way to learn letters. The professional Key Words Kids supports language development and comprehension. Unleash your child’s inner artist with Doodle Fun, solve […]

Apps to Teach Math Facts to kids

Math Fact Fluency–There’s an app for that!

Classroom teachers! Do your students need help with memorizing their math facts? There are several apps available that work on fact fluency for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  If you are unsure of how to start using a classroom iPad, math fact fluency is a great place to start. Train your students on the iPad […]

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OT, Uncategorized

Best Apps for Sensory Processing by Jo Booth

  Sensory processing or integration is being able to perceive (by using our senses) and respond to our environment – both internal and external in an appropriate manner. It is consistent and grounded with awareness and attention.  It is neither overly responsive nor dulled. For example, a child who is struggling in school, may be using […]

Advice, Uncategorized

Best Apps of 2013 for Gross Motor Skills by Jo Booth, OT

  Gross motor activities are essential for a child’s overall development and readiness to learn. Gross motor abilities help us navigate our environment safely as well as help us to tolerate sitting upright and at a desk in the classroom. It not only improves our overall health and a sense of well-being, but also gives […]

Basic Skills, Uncategorized

Best Handwriting Apps of 2013- by Jo Booth, OT

  Handwriting is not only comprised of the act of putting pencil to paper, it also includes the coordination and physical readiness of our eyes, hands and the ability to stabilize our posture. We must be able to sit steady and stabilize our heads, so that our eyes can follow a line with our hand […]