Thursday, August 16, 2012

New toys- High-Tech offerings complement Low-tech tools in Pediatric Therapy

 

I'm sharing an article in the trade magazine- Today in OT
http://news.todayinot.com/article/20120806/TODAYINOT010206/108060031
The author Susan Birk suggests that the newest tools and toys of electronic devoices and hands on activities may complement one another.

For example Zaner Bloser has a new handwriting application for the iPad that lets children see and hear the order and directions of motions uased while forming letters.  Here is the link to Handwriting ABC
 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zaner-bloser-handwriting-manuscript/id419352555?mt=8

The Pulse Smartpen lets students record what they write and hear in class and later download to an iPad.
http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/

Birk writes that she interviewed occupational therapists who have recommended the following hands on activities to develop visual perceptual and problem solving skills:



The goal is to motivate children while incorporating therapeutic products/activities. I thank the author for these and other therapy tips....



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