There are now a large number of iPad apps to assist students with
several skill areas: fine motor, visual motor, tracking, motor planning,
figure ground, bilateral coordination, visual sequential memory,
coordination speed, range of motion of wrists and forearms, and visual
attention. Here are some worth noting:
ABC Cursive Writing:$.99 - Cursive letters written in dots for tracing. Works on fine motor skills, pencil grasp, and correct letter formation.
iPad for All is designed to share resources with educators, occupational, physical and speech therapists, special needs students, and persons with disabilities iPad for All shares apps, user tips, accessibility features, accessories, and helpful resources.
SuperSearch 60:$.99 - For students 8 years and up. Not only are they playing a game, but also working on their visual motor, fine motor, visual memory, figure ground, scanning and finger isolation. Alphabytes:$1.99 - Four games built into one: tracing the
alphabet, writing, spelling, and memorization. Improves fine motor,
Dexteria:$4.99 - Set of therapeutic hand exercises (not games) that improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children.
Bitsboard uses beautiful photos, has 1,000 lessons and gives the ability to create your own new boards. There are Flashcards that have a word and picture. Students can play mini-games by touching the correct photo or matching up images to the correct word. Word and sentence builder have the child drag and drop letters or words into the correct sequence. It’s easy to create new boards that can be tailored to their curriculum. Grasshopper Apps offers numerous free and inexpensive early learning apps that offer flexibility and customization that is so important for our students.