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Use Your iPad Screen as a Switch

  There are plenty of options for connecting an external switch to your iPad. Did you know you can use the iPad screen itself as a switch? Think of the possibilities! One obvious use for this is programming any screen touch to do something more difficult like...

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An OT’s Guide to School Based Teletherapy

COVID-19 has left school systems around the country scrambling to try to educate children while their buildings have to stay closed. While educators are challenged in so many ways, special education providers are dealing with the extra task of making sure our students...

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Parental Control Using Guided Access in iOS

Parental Control Using Guided Access in iOS  If you’ve been on Facebook recently you’ve seen plenty of funny videos and posts about the trials of parenting in the age of social distancing. The struggle is real! Limits on screen time are flying out the window right now...

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5 Things School OTs Should 3d Print

5 Things School OTs Should 3D Print Lots of teachers and school occupational therapists I talk to think that in order to start 3D printing you have to know how to design things. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! You actually don’t even need a 3D printer but...

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Using Google Expeditions in School OT Practice

Using Google Expeditions for School OT Practice  Virtual reality is A TON of fun and opens the door to lots of new ideas for school OT practice. That being said, it’s definitely up to us as educators to make sure that the virtual reality content we’re using in schools...

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Choosing the Best Type of Switch Scanning for iPad

Choosing the Best Type of Switch Scanning for iPad You’re all set up with the switch interface, switch and the iPad but don’t know where to begin? If the answer is “what is a switch interface?” then check out my post on getting started with switch access and choosing...

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Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom

Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom   Virtual reality, in all it’s fun immersiveness, presents many opportunities for educators and therapists. That being said, I think there are some things educators need to consider. To be clear, when I say “VR” I'm...

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OTs, Start 3d Printing Today with No Money or Experience!

OTs, Start 3d Printing Today with No Money or Experience 3d printing has been taking the rehab industry by storm with the endless possibilities for creating custom tools, prosthetics and more. While many therapists have already started using 3d printed solutions to...

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Beginner’s Guide to Switch Interfaces for iPad

Beginner's Guide to Switch Interfaces for iPad   Gone are the days of old when we toiled in front of the desktop computer with our switch interface and cords dangling about. Just kidding, I still use all that stuff. But we have so many options these days! Today I...

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