Last week I attended the 'Apps in Practice: Developmental Paediatrics' webinar held by the Australian OT Association. Here is a summary of the webinar conducted by Yolanda Fernandez, Dr Fiona Jones (On Call Children's Therapy network) and Kate Horstmann. The motivation for the workshop was clinical sharing rather than as technology experts with the focus on apps to use WITH children, not functions that we use to support ourselves as professionals.
When and how do you use an iPad?
Self Care (Routines, Sleep, Specific Tasks, Daily Living Skills)
Productivity (learning to write, word processing, organisation, fine and visual-motor skills)
Organisation and Planning
Fine & visual motor skills
Leisure (social, communication, self-regulation, confidence)
Universal Functions (can be used in any of the previous performance areas and for "pulling together" therapy strategies)
For App reviews
Access and Controls
This was a great workshop to attend. I particularly liked hearing about the challenges to using iPads and learning about some apps that I haven't used before. The apps that I have reviewed on this site have links for further information.
Have you considered counteracting screen time with physical activity?
Is there an app that you are currently using that you would recommend?
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Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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