Monday, January 7, 2013

I'm loving...

Schoodles Fine Motor Assessment.
School-based OTs: you know how you always plan to put together a nice little set of essentials that you can just grab when you need to quickly assess a student's baseline? And then you never do, because doing so never seems to make it to the top of your To-Do list. Schoodles is the answer. Seriously loving it. Full review to come soon.

ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr.
Rush Hour, Jr.
The Rush Hour app is one of the first iPad apps I downloaded, but I really don't use it all that often. What I am loving, is the actual Rush Hour, Jr. game. My favorite part? The visual perceptual challenge of setting it up. Placing the cars on the game board to match the placement on the cards is great for working on developing visual spatial reasoning skills.

Spot It! - Truly Amazing! picture
Spot It
Awhile back, I shared that Blue Orange Games was giving away a copy of their game, Spot It, to the first 200 therapists who signed up for the Blue Orange Games newsletter. I've received my copy of the game and this game is perfect for developing visual perceptual skills. Especially figure ground skills.

Shelby's Quest
I love that occupational therapists are getting involved in app development! I may be partial, but I feel that OTs bring a unique perspective to the table when developing an app and consistently design great apps. Shelby's Quest is no different. Developed by Kami Bible, pediatric occupational therapist and founder of Doodle Therapy Apps, Shelby's Quest is a fun and engaging app to help with developing pre-writing skills in children with special needs. Full review and giveaway to come, so be sure to check back!

*I received complimentary copies of the Schoodles Assessment and the Shelby's Quest app, but I seriously had no idea how much I would love them. Opinions expressed are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links.

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