Something many individuals often take for granted are daily tasks such as eating and handwriting. However, when an individual is affected by Parkinson’s, these tasks are anything but simple. Last year I wrote about a utensil called Liftware, a spoon that helps cancel tremors making it easier to eat. And now there is a new device being tested to […]
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 […]
Technology has opened up a whole new world for individuals with a myriad of learning disabilities. It’s made practicing academic skills more exciting with educational games, in addition to making the classroom more accessible overall with apps like SnapType. Several educational professionals have noted the advantages of these applications and more, and have set out to […]
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 […]
In last Thursday’s blog, I covered a few apps from Smarty Ears that may help individuals with aphasia, a condition which affects an individual’s ability to express and understand both written and spoken language. Further, the company also offers helpful tools for individuals with other communication conditions including apraxia and dysphagia. APRAXIA The first few apps are helpful resources for apraxia, which […]
Anna Leung, iPad specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana, introduces us to the free “Slide 2 Unlock” app–available for the iPad. This app provides great practice for the “slide to unlock” gesture, which is required for iOS devices.