Articulation Carnival

Learning and practicing articulation in English can be dull and challenging for many individuals.  A certified speech-language pathologist noted this and was inspired to develop a more exciting way for children to learn and practice articulation.  The Articulation Carnival app motivates children to practice articulation at the word, phrase, and sentence levels.  The app also makes practicing […]

IRiS Sensory Room

A few years ago, we did a Tech Tip touring our Autism Resource Center’s unique sensory room.  The idea of a sensory room was born in the late 1970s by two Dutch psychologists, who thought of the room as a therapy for persons with learning disabilities.  Over the years, a sensory room began offering a wide […]

ADHD Skills Booster

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.  The statistic continues to rise from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11% in 2011.  There are different options for treating ADHD, such as behavioral therapy and/or medication. […]

Boogie Board eWriter

Remember doodling on an Etch-a-Sketch when you were a child?  And how satisfying it was to shake it to erase your image, so you can create another doodle?  The Boogie Board eWriter is fun like this but is a wee bit easier to write/doodle on and is ideal to eliminate paper, sticky notes and more!  So what is the […]

Letter Cross Tracking app

Visual Learning for Life is a company founded in 2005 by Occupational Therapist Melanie Lambert.  For over ten years now, the company has been dedicated to encouraging the development of individuals’ visual perceptual skills by offering an extensive array of worksheets and other resources such as apps.  One of the apps I discussed in my podcast, Accessibility […]

Dvorak keyboard layout on Mac

Some individuals using Mac computers often have trouble with the standard QWERTY keyboard layout.  An accessible alternative built-in to your Mac is the Dvorak layout, which puts the most frequently used keys right under your fingers, so you type with less finger movements needed. So would the Dvorak keyboard layout benefit you? First, according to ATMac, if […]