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Free online iPad basics course

Free online iPad basics course

I was developing a “hands-on” iPad basics course for therapists when I found this great resource: GCFLearnFree.org is a program of the Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc.  Their free-online courses are funded from the proceeds from Goodwill Stores and donations to the Goodwill Community Foundation. The iPad Basics course is clearly written and uses … Continue reading

Goniometer app reviews by Medical App Journal

Goniometer app reviews by Medical App Journal

I recently discovered a new-to-me website, Medical App Journal.  They do peer reviews for medical apps.  I found this informative article, Smartphone as a clinical tool – Systematic Review of goniometer apps (posted September 18, 2013) written by Dan Rhon. The article rates 11 different apps that can be used as goniometers.  There are links to … Continue reading

Because of Occupational Therapy

Because of Occupational Therapy

I use my iPad to access educational material for my clients, students and colleagues.  YouTube has many great resources, and I keep my favorites bookmarked in my iPad.  This is one of them. “Because of Occupational Therapy” is a video put together by the UBC Masters of OT class of 2013. If you have ever … Continue reading

Tactus Therapy Solutions on sale

Tactus Therapy Solutions on sale

Tactus Therapy Solutions produces professional speech therapy apps.  The apps are designed for all ages, and are appropriate for adults.  All Tactus Therapy apps are on sale for the month of November, as noted on their blog here. Tactus Therapy has an app package, called Language Therappy,  that combines 4 of their main speech apps … Continue reading

Is the iPhone the best smartphone for my client?

Is the iPhone the best smartphone for my client?

There are die-hard fans for  iPhones, Android phones, Blackberry phones and Windows operating phones. The real question is “what are the needs of my client?” rather than “what is the best smartphone?”. Consider these solutions for 4 different clients: Blackberry:  I had a client who had coordination difficulties with his left nondominant hand. His family … Continue reading