Timocco: Games for Accelerated Development

There are many games available on gaming consoles, computers, and mobile devices to engage children.  While many of these games may teach some developmental skills, several of these aren’t specifically designed for individuals with autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), and more–but Timocco games are!  Timocco is a cutting-edge virtual motion gaming system that motivates children to […]

SnapType for Occupational Therapy version 2.0

A couple months ago, I wrote about SnapType, a free iPad application that helps individuals who struggle with handwriting.  Last week, the developer released version 2.0, offering several new features. 10 new and improved features in version 2.0: Import images from your device Email and print from directly within the app Crop images Rotate images Work in […]

Dyslexie: a font to help dyslexics read better

Did you know the term “dyslexia” is derived from the Latin word “dys,” which translates to difficult, and the Greek word “lexia,” which translates to words?  Therefore, the meaning of dyslexia literally translates to “difficulty with words.”  Roughly 10 percent of the world’s population is affected by this learning disability, which makes it difficult to read and write.  Dutch […]

SnapType for Occupational Therapy

For some students, especially those with dysgraphia, handwriting can be rather challenging.  For example, Steven is a fifth grade student who was diagnosed with dysgraphia; his mind is sharp but his handwriting is so illegible he can’t even read it.  When completing worksheets in class, he gets so frustrated with his jumbled letters and often falls […]