Introducing the iDo Hygiene App!

Choosing the best app for each child may be a major challenge.  After all, there are so many educational games and productivity apps already available to choose from–with the list ever-growing!  However, a newer app, created by the Center for Educational Technology, recently caught my attention as its lesson is clear: personal hygiene.   iDo Hygiene is an iPad app […]

Changing Expectations through Sport

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Back in the 70s, Ross Lilley was a bigtime windsurfer. A tough sport to break into, this surface water sport combines elements of surfing and sailing, and it requires technique, balance, strength and determination. An ordained minister, Lilley made “radical inclusion” a life mission, believing it wasn’t worth taking the […]

Snap&Read Universal

From childhood through adulthood, many individuals face challenges in reading.  Fortunately, there are assistive technology options available to help these individuals.  For some students, “simply hearing passages aloud is enough to understand them.  Other students need leveled text.”  The creators behind Snap&Read Universal believe that a reading accommodation should do both.  So what exactly is Snap&Read […]

10 Apps for Practicing Motor Skills

Motor skills play an essential part in child development.  These skills consist of gross and fine motor skills, both of which begin developing early in life.  Gross motor skills involve using several body muscles to do things like sitting, crawling, walking, running, and jumping.  Fine motor skills require smaller muscle movements of the hands to do “finer” activities like […]

Strengthen your child’s language concepts with the QuestionIt iPad app

If you read our blog regularly, you are likely aware that mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets play a big role in the field of assistive technology.  The potential of apps on these devices is virtually limitless.  With certain apps and home automation devices already available, users have the ability to unlock their home, adjust their […]

Brain Power: The Road to Rehabilitation

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing What do you know about traumatic brain injuries (TBI)? Did you know 5.3 million Americans live with a long-term disability as a result of TBI? TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S., and those who survive a TBI can face effects lasting from a few […]