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SnapType App for Kids with Handwriting Difficulties post image

Recently I met several parents whose kids have different levels of difficulties in handwriting. The poor penmanship is due to some handwriting disabilities, like dyslexia or dysgraphia. It could be very frustrating for both parents and kids when they have to write for the school projects or tests. Today I found a free app that can help kids with handwriting difficulties – SnapType. SnapType is designed by a Occupational Therapist who had a student with dysgraphia, a condition that impacts… Read more

Free App: Teach Kids Social Skills with Model Me Going Places post image

Teaching kids social skills is never easy. One challenge we face very often is to teach kids how to behave in different social settings. Do you usually explain to kids about a new place they are going to visit? Like a dentist’s office, or a new school? I always found it helpful to tell my child about the places he’s going to visit, be it the first grocery store trip, or the first dentist appointment. It helps the kid understand… Read more

Pango Imaginary Car

Studio Pango have produced a cute interactive game for pre-schoolers. It’s engaging, easy to use and requires no language comprehension. Relying solely on images to provide instructions, it inspires imaginations and encourages creativity in a non intimidating way. Pango Imaginary Car is the kind of app that could work very well with children who have learning needs, especially those in need of practise in the areas of fine motor skills. It’s also pretty good at re-inforcing logical thinking too. The… Read more

Between the Lines

Today we have a guest reviewer from South Africa.  Nikki Heyman is a speech language therapist with over 22 years of experience.  She also has a qualification in remedial education (cum laude), with a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She is married with 2 teenage children.  Today she is sharing her expertise on two apps that help kids on social skills.  Here is Nikki’s review: Social skills are all the things that we should say and do when we… Read more

Rainbow Sentences

I had readers asking about Rainbow Sentences App.  I contacted Mobile Education Tools, who developed the app, and received a copy of the app.  After reviewing the app, I was really impressed by the design – no matter it is the picture, or the choices of the sentences, or the lesson style. Rainbow Sentences’ target users are kids who have difficulties following traditional teaching methods, and those (kids or adults) who are learning English as a second language.  It is… Read more

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. The developer of the AutismTrack app set the app FREE for TODAY ONLY. Its normal price is $50. I won’t have time to check it out, but want to pass on the info to everyone. From the App Store: AutismTrack™ (by HandHold Adaptive®, makers of iPrompts®) is a journaling tool that empowers caregivers of those with autism to easily track interventions, behaviors and symptoms. Checkboxes allow daily recording of any therapy, medicine or diet. Simple… Read more