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  • I would like a copy of the apps. My email is kpbotr@comcast.net

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    Cognition:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

    Requirements

    Rush Hour

    Free

    Problem solve to get the car out of a traffic jam. Requires motor planning.

    Predriving cognitive skills, such as reaction speed and motor planning

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Crazy Copy

    $0.99

    (free on iPad)

    Similar to Simon.

    Works on auditory and visual memory and sequencing

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Tic-tac-toe

    Free

    Try to get three in a row, can play against competitors online or the computer

    Problem solving and thinking ahead

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later

    Mouse Maze Free Game

    Free

    Use your finger to follow the maze

    Problem  solving and thinking ahead

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Brain Trainer by Lumonosity.com

    Free

    Includes 10 games  for memory, processing speed, attention, flexibility, problem solving.

    Great app that progresses gradually

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Visual Perceptual:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

     

    Crazy Find

    Free

    Figure-ground discrimination

    Visual attention and visual perceptual skills; different levels

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Find the Differences

    Free

    How fast can you find 5 differences between 2 pictures?

    Speed and accuracy with visual skills

    Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

    Vision Training

    Free

    Visual tracking and scanning

    Following a red ball across the screen

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Fine Motor Coordination:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

     

    Skee-Ball

    Free

    Use your finger to control the ball

    Accuracy, grading pressure, and directionality

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Action Bowling

    Free

    Use your finger to control the ball

    Accuracy, grading pressure, and directionality

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

    Arcade Hoops

    Free

    “Tossing” a ball into a hoop

    Accuracy and speed

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Fun Bubbles

    $0.99

    Popping bubbles with your fingers. Similar to target shooting on Wii

    Accuracy, hand eye coordination, and speed

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Dexteria

    $4.99

    Set of therapeutic hand exercises  that improves fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Designed in consultation with occupational therapists

    Increases coordination and motor control in the hands and fingers
    • Automatically creates performance and usage reports that can be emailed
    • Speeds recovery from injuries

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. 

    Aids for Daily Living:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

     

    Picture Scheduler

    $2.99

    Task organizer

    Task organizer by pictures

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Grocery IQ

    Free

    Make shopping lists, includes integrated coupons

    Plan for grocery trips, helps with organization

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later

    My Med Schedule

    Free

    Sends text alarms as reminders for taking medications

    Set schedule for medications with reminders to set a medication routine

     

    Med Alert

    0.99

    Medication alert

    Set schedule for medications with reminders to set a medication routine

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    iDress for Weather

    $1.99

    Provides images of clothing and weather conditions, can customize

    Gives cues to appropriate planning when picking out clothes

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    School:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

    Requirements

    myHomework

    Free

    Allows students to keep track of assignments

    Visual cues for students to keep up with assignements

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Awesomenote

    $3.99

    Note taking and to do list with color coding

    Easy way to take notes and help with attention

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

     

     

    Behavior Management:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

    Requirements

    iReward

    $4.99

    Behavioral management reward system

    Allows you to post pictures of a personalized reward that can be worked up to by earning stars

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later

    ABC Data

    $4.99

    Collect data on the frequency and duration of behaviors

    For use by professional to keep track of behaviors during therapy session

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later

    Communication:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

    Requirements

    Proloquo2go

    $189.99

    ACC app with over 7,000 symbols

    Communication during therapy and with others

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

    iCommunicate

    $49.99

    Preloaded pictures and storyboards or routines to facilitate language comprehension

    Communication during therapy and with others

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later

    Speak it!

    $1.99

    Text to speech

    Communication during therapy and with others

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Additional Evidence:

    Aftel, L., Freeman, M., Lynn, J., & Mercer, W. (2011). App support: Mobile software applications for individuals with cognitive and behavioral challenges. OT Practice,  16(11), 8-12.

    Erickson, G., Citek, K., Cove, M., Wilczek, J., Linster, C., Bjarnason, B., & Langemo, N.             (2011). Reliability of a computer-based system for measuring visual performance skills. Optometry, 82(9), 2011.

    Hart, T., Buchhofer, R. & Vaccaro, M. (2004) Portable electronic devices as memory and             organizational aids after traumatic brain injury: A consumer survey study Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation  19 (5ZZ), 351 – 365.

    Hyzny, J. (2010). Technology and ipod applications. The Communique, (4), 9-13.

    Shapiro, N. (2011). Apps: They’re not just for kids!. Advance for Occupational Therapy,             27(18), 17.  Retrieved from http://occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/Apps-Theyre-Not-Just-for- Kids.aspx

    Wallace, T. & Bradshaw, A. (2011) Technologies and strategies for people with communication problems following brain injury or stroke. NeuroRehabilitation, 28,  199-209.

     

     

  • Thank you for sending me this information. I work in the schools and use my iPad a lot in treatment.

    Kathy Benton-Sanchez, OTR/L


    From: "hdoyle1" <bounce-hdoyle1@aota.org>
    To: kpbotr@comcast.net
    Sent: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 3:48:38 PM
    Subject: Re: [general] using iPads for treatment

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    Cognition:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

    Requirements

    Rush Hour

    Free

    Problem solve to get the car out of a traffic jam. Requires motor planning.

    Predriving cognitive skills, such as reaction speed and motor planning

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Crazy Copy

    $0.99

    (free on iPad)

    Similar to Simon.

    Works on auditory and visual memory and sequencing

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Tic-tac-toe

    Free

    Try to get three in a row, can play against competitors online or the computer

    Problem solving and thinking ahead

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later

    Mouse Maze Free Game

    Free

    Use your finger to follow the maze

    Problem  solving and thinking ahead

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Brain Trainer by Lumonosity.com

    Free

    Includes 10 games  for memory, processing speed, attention, flexibility, problem solving.

    Great app that progresses gradually

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Visual Perceptual:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

     

    Crazy Find

    Free

    Figure-ground discrimination

    Visual attention and visual perceptual skills; different levels

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Find the Differences

    Free

    How fast can you find 5 differences between 2 pictures?

    Speed and accuracy with visual skills

    Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

    Vision Training

    Free

    Visual tracking and scanning

    Following a red ball across the screen

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Fine Motor Coordination:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

     

    Skee-Ball

    Free

    Use your finger to control the ball

    Accuracy, grading pressure, and directionality

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Action Bowling

    Free

    Use your finger to control the ball

    Accuracy, grading pressure, and directionality

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

    Arcade Hoops

    Free

    “Tossing” a ball into a hoop

    Accuracy and speed

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Fun Bubbles

    $0.99

    Popping bubbles with your fingers. Similar to target shooting on Wii

    Accuracy, hand eye coordination, and speed

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Dexteria

    $4.99

    Set of therapeutic hand exercises  that improves fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Designed in consultation with occupational therapists

    Increases coordination and motor control in the hands and fingers
    • Automatically creates performance and usage reports that can be emailed
    • Speeds recovery from injuries

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. 

    Aids for Daily Living:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

     

    Picture Scheduler

    $2.99

    Task organizer

    Task organizer by pictures

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Grocery IQ

    Free

    Make shopping lists, includes integrated coupons

    Plan for grocery trips, helps with organization

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later

    My Med Schedule

    Free

    Sends text alarms as reminders for taking medications

    Set schedule for medications with reminders to set a medication routine

     

    Med Alert

    0.99

    Medication alert

    Set schedule for medications with reminders to set a medication routine

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    iDress for Weather

    $1.99

    Provides images of clothing and weather conditions, can customize

    Gives cues to appropriate planning when picking out clothes

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    School:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

    Requirements

    myHomework

    Free

    Allows students to keep track of assignments

    Visual cues for students to keep up with assignements

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Awesomenote

    $3.99

    Note taking and to do list with color coding

    Easy way to take notes and help with attention

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

     

     

    Behavior Management:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

    Requirements

    iReward

    $4.99

    Behavioral management reward system

    Allows you to post pictures of a personalized reward that can be worked up to by earning stars

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later

    ABC Data

    $4.99

    Collect data on the frequency and duration of behaviors

    For use by professional to keep track of behaviors during therapy session

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later

    Communication:

    Name

    Price

    Description

    How you can use it

    Requirements

    Proloquo2go

    $189.99

    ACC app with over 7,000 symbols

    Communication during therapy and with others

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

    iCommunicate

    $49.99

    Preloaded pictures and storyboards or routines to facilitate language comprehension

    Communication during therapy and with others

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later

    Speak it!

    $1.99

    Text to speech

    Communication during therapy and with others

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

    Additional Evidence:

    Aftel, L., Freeman, M., Lynn, J., & Mercer, W. (2011). App support: Mobile software applications for individuals with cognitive and behavioral challenges. OT Practice,  16(11), 8-12.

    Erickson, G., Citek, K., Cove, M., Wilczek, J., Linster, C., Bjarnason, B., & Langemo, N.             (2011). Reliability of a computer-based system for measuring visual performance skills. Optometry, 82(9), 2011.

    Hart, T., Buchhofer, R. & Vaccaro, M. (2004) Portable electronic devices as memory and             organizational aids after traumatic brain injury: A consumer survey study Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation  19 (5ZZ), 351 – 365.

    Hyzny, J. (2010). Technology and ipod applications. The Communique, (4), 9-13.

    Shapiro, N. (2011). Apps: They’re not just for kids!. Advance for Occupational Therapy,             27(18), 17.  Retrieved from http://occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/Apps-Theyre-Not-Just-for- Kids.aspx

    Wallace, T. & Bradshaw, A. (2011) Technologies and strategies for people with communication problems following brain injury or stroke. NeuroRehabilitation, 28,  199-209.

     

     

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    Sent: 2/3/2012 12:07:32 PM

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  • I'm not sure what area you are practicing in, but I am in the middle of my pediatric level II fieldwork in a school based setting. The iPad is great! I work with pre-schoolers - 5th grade and there are a ton of great fine motor apps (Handwriting, pincher, etc.) as well as visual-perceptual, visual memory and others. Ingini is on the iPad and is fantastic! 

  • leah.anderson3@gmail.com

  • Can you share the list of what specific apps are you using with children and its benefits?
    That will be greatly appreciated :)
    You can email me directly to zoraydacocchiot@gmail.com
    Thank you so much!
    Zorayda

  • Hi everyone,

     

    Be sure to check out AOTA's new database of apps. We have them split up by practice area so you can find apps quickly and easily. We also provide links and the price for both Android and Apple apps. Check it out! http://www.aota.org/News/Announcements/Apps.aspx

     

     

  • Hey Kelli,

    As part of my assistive technologies (AT) course a classmate and I were to implement some sort of AT in a school setting.  We chose to use an iPad with the Awesome! note application to schedule a daily routine for a student with developmental delays. The student is encouraged to partake in the scheduling of his daily routine every morning with the host teacher. I've also seen teachers use the iPad as an incentive as part of an incentive program. The most exciting part about this is the amount applications that can be used in the future for especially students with developmental delays, autism, CP, ecetera.

    As you know, the iPad is expensive (right around $400), But, there are opportunities to apply for grants through institutions if you have a specific use in mind for the device. In Midland, Mi, there was a grant through the Educational Services Agency to distribute a large number of iPads to schools that receive their services. Not only in the iPad a generous investment, it's a very powerful piece of technology. And, if the person doesn't take an interest in exploring what the device can do, it may tossed to the side. It can be intimidating, but it is quite user friendly.

    Is there a population in particular population you had in mind to use the iPad? I've only used the iPad with children with developmental delays. Hope this helps.

     

    Jake Dunkerson

  • Hi hdoyle1, I noticed you did an inservice for apps to use with patients with brain injury. Would you be willing to share that with me too?

    Thank you!

    waydinyan@gmail.com

  • I would appreciate a copy of your notes and app list as well.  Thank you.

    Nancy   nekrusen@pacificu.edu

  • There is a fantastic App ( these are all Ipad) called Autism Apps, it's essentially a resource guide for other apps to use in a number of specific areas! just a few categories are Fine and Motor Writing Skills, Puzzles, IEP (even though there's not much in this section), Rewards Systems etc. I think it's even free for the Autism App, the apps that it provides vary from free to more expensive. Here are just a few of the great apps I've been using in my school based internship with preschoolers- 5th grade:

    Letter School (fantastic!!! Use it almost daily, if you have a stylus even better!)

    Dexteria

    Write My Name ( can personalize it for the child with pictures)

    Matrix Basic

    Find it-Match it

    Memory Train

    iMazing

    Ingini (Lite) full vesion is 59 right now, but great if you can afford it!

    Super Search 60

    Any bubble or balloon app where the child can isolate index finger to pop them

    And Chalkboard and another one I think is called Uncolor

    Oh, and Me Moves is great for bilateral 

    Hope that helps! If I come across anymore I will update, my supervisor has even more but I've got to stick to free and .99 apps right now! : )

    And I check the Special Education section almost daily because a lot of the more expensive apps often have a day where they are either free or discounted!

  • In my program, we have completed many projects and presentation on apps for treatment.  The pros are that there are so many resources and websites online that list apps for specific diagnoses and communication needs which many people have listed below.  The cons are that some of the apps can become expensive and the device itself  can be very expensive (Ipads cost from $400 up to $850).  My suggestion would be to search  thoroughly before purchasing an app.  Through my own research, I have found that many free apps are almost as good or even better than apps you have to pay for.  Overall, I would recommend using apps if applicable to the client, their learning curve, and their motivation to utilize the technology.  Using an app does take time to get used to so make sure that you provide education to the client, along with their caregiver/family.    

  • I am an occupational therapy student and we have discussed several applications that can be used with many populations on high tech devices such as an i-pad.  It is fairly easy to look search online for apps or on a device itself and I believe you can search using criteria based on what you are looking for.  I once looked for apps for stress management, and it came up with iPad based CBT-type apps and relaxation apps as well.  I also used the iPad in a treatment during an Adult Lab course we had here at school, in which we used a state spelling game because the client enjoyed history and he really got into it. He definitely focused more on that than other aspects of treatment.  The only problem can be physical barriers, for example, this client had difficulty grading the force of his push on the screen and holding down to move objects (but in that sense, it could be used for those purposes as well).  There is definitely a lot out there that can be used for therapy purposes!

    Kristi

  • My classmate and I recently performed a search of beneficial applications that can be used in OT for Apple systems and Android systems! With my experience, I have mainly seen Ipad use within pediatric settings. The apps available for children are just amazing! Here is the location of the apps we found:

     http://www.aota.org/News/Announcements/Apps.aspx?emc=lm&m=677035&l=6&v=2738107

    (http://maximizeyourtouch.pbworks.com/w/page/30796448/FrontPage)

    Hope this helps! 

  • In my program, we have an Adult Clinic Lab where we get to work with people from the community who would benefit from OT. Our client was a 26 year old who had a TBI. We used the iPad with our client for a lot of different things that he wanted to work on. For example, he had difficulty with initiation and planning so we taught him how to create lists of the tasks he wanted to do during the day and how to set alarms for those tasks. Once he completed the tasks, he was able to check it off his list. We also worked on relaxation techniques with him to help him better regulate his emotions. There are a lot of different applications with soothing sounds or music that can be downloaded. The client can choose which sounds are most soothing to them. There was also a mood tracker application that he could use to help identify what activities he was doing that made him angry and he could let us know what he thought had upset him. This would be important for him to know so that he could use some relaxation techniques prior to doing activities that typically made him upset and hopefully decrease the amount of times that he had an outburst.