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Affordable Online Tools to Help with Spelling and Grammar You Many Not Know Exist

Learn about Features That May Help Writing on a Computer
Everyone benefits from help with grammar and spelling. Most people are aware of tools offered by Microsoft Word such as the spelling and grammar check, thesaurus and dictionary. I frequently use them as I write reports and generate articles. While... read more
 

Joan’s top picks for free tech tools to make online reading easier

Many barriers exist to reading text online. For some, the text may be too small. For others, they may have difficulty decoding, processing or sustaining attention to derive meaning from the written words. In addition, the ads and cluttered images... read more
 

Using Music in Therapy

Top picks for music apps to help people who have communication and cognitive challenges such as autism spectrum disorders, aphasia and head injuries

It is well known that music is a wonderful tool that can be used to enhance communication skills and make therapy more enjoyable for people young and old. ...Some of the apps turn the iPad into a musical instrument, some provide lyrics or up close lip movement while singing and others can be used to play favorite musical selections....Here are a few of the apps/online sites with music that I find myself using repeatedly to make our sessions more fun and effective. There are hundreds of music apps available.

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Games on the iPad for improving and mild-mod. visual perception and cognitive deficits

Games can be effectively used during treatment sessions and as part of independent practice programs to bring a bit of fun into the learning process. Playing games can reduce stress, help participants enjoy acquiring new skills and help individuals with communication and cognitive challenges find new ways to interact with others...Games can be rich in creating opportunities to practice communication and cognitive skills. They may need to be changed and adapted in ways to meet the needs of the client and to work toward established goals. This can be accomplished by exploring and selecting options that are provided in the game, changing what the client is expected to do or by varying the amount of assistance provided during the game. 
 
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