Medisafe – Pill & Med Reminder App

Several patients often forget to take their medications.  Over the years I’ve written about pill dispensers.  In addition to automated pill dispensers, there are also helpful apps available, like Medisafe, which help ensure you take the proper dosage of medicine on time. Did you know? Improper medicine use and dosage tracking lead to: 50% of […]

Cards that Talk by QRSpeak

Playing cards is either impossible or very challenging for individuals with visual impairments.  QRSpeak created a whole new way of playing cards for these individuals with their Cards that Talk. The Cards that Talk set comes with standard 52 playing cards (plus 2 jokers = 54 cards total).  It is used in collaboration with the […]

Tinycards app: The future of flashcards

The team behind Duolingo, the most downloaded educational app in the world, has recently released Tinycards.  Tinycards is an app that allows users to “memorize anything while playing a game.”  The app allows users to choose from thousands of educational topics, and also offers the ability to create their own!  Best part?  It’s completely free! What’s […]

5 Fun Turkey Day Apps for the Kiddos!

Happy Thanksgiving, all! For many, Thanksgiving is the only day of the year all loved ones are able to gather and give thanks.  However, for many individuals with autism or other special needs, social gatherings can trigger a lot of stress and anxiety.  To reduce the risk of breakdowns, I thought I’d provide a festive list of […]

Write About This: An app to inspire writing

When it comes to writing, many students are rather uninspired.  The developers behind the Write About This app acknowledge this fact and have thus designed an app to spark one’s creativity to encourage writing for students ages 8 and up! The Write About This app, in sum, is a visual writing prompt and creation platform.  It was […]

Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children

Sesame Workshop is the educational nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street.  The nonprofit is currently serving more than 150 countries with a mission “to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.”  In their most recent project, the nonprofit is hoping to destigmatize autism by introducing the first muppet with autism named Julia. The new muppet, Julia, is being introduced digitally […]