Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Word Prediction and Dictation: An Assistive Technology Case Study

Orit Grinstein, OT

In this post I’d like to share an experience I had working with A., a university student, who is currently in the first year of an undergraduate degree. A. has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair. He has impaired

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Don’t Forget to Back Up!! How to Back Up Apps and Files (and a Little about a Flash Drive for iPad)

By: Rachel Blum, SLP

Many people have come to us with questions following accidental erasure of communication boards from their iPad and we felt that it was important to write a post explaining how to back up iPad content. This information is relevant and

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Typing – More than Just for Typing Words

By Noa Nitzan, Occupational Therapist

In the last few years I have spent a lot of time thinking about and working on typing with children and adults, specifically with those that have difficulty with writing, and that typing has become their main writing outlet. There

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

App Review: ‘Fun with Verbs and Sentences’

By: Rotem Barness, SLP

Fun with Verbs and Sentences is an app designed to work on various language skills, including and most importantly the creation and speaking of simple sentences. The user builds a sentence of his choice by choosing each of the parts of

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

iOS 11 has Arrived!

By: Orit Grinshtein, OT, Dana Cappel, OT, and Rachel Blum, SLP

A new dock and control center, screen recording, a new files app… these are just a few of the new features introduced in iOS 11. Before we outline some of the new features, it is important to note that, as

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Greeting Card for the New Year

By: Chani Shmerling, Special Education Teacher

This year, one of the things we did in class to prepare for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, was to create greeting cards for the students’ families. The activity was very successful, but before I tell you about it,

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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Welcome Back to School

By: Anat Rizenman, special education teacher

As school begins, emotions are at a high (the butterflies in our stomachs are opening their wings), and teachers have been very busy getting ready – organizing, decorating, and planning the year ahead; planning for a year full of learning,

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Toy Workshop: Making simple battery operated toys switch accessible – anyone can!

By: Sharon August-Dalfen, OT

This week, at Beit Issie Shapiro, a small group of occupational therapists and speech therapists from the day programs gathered in the library to “play” in a workshop led by Frank Marciano, engineer, maker, father to a child with disabilities,

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Mainstream Technologies for People with Disabilities: Impressions and Highlights from David Banes’ visit to Beit Issie Shapiro

By: Dana Cappel and Bella Polley

This week we were honored to host David Banes at Beit Issie Shapiro. David is known internationally for his work in assistive technology (AT) and he shared with us his wealth of insight and valuable experience. David started his career

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Apple Classroom

Apple Classroom is an app designed to help the teacher guide and direct students in their learning by allowing the teacher control over the other iPads in the classroom. Through the app, located on the teacher’s iPad, the teacher can

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