Multisensory Homeschooling for Children with Special Needs: Day 4 – Therapy Apps

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Welcome to Day 4 of Multisensory Homeschooling for Children with Special Needs! If you missed yesterday’s post, you can find it here.

Today’s multisensory technique for homeschooling a child with special needs is the use of therapy apps.

Day 4 – Therapy Apps

As much as I wish therapy wasn’t a reality for us, it is. My daughter struggles with expressive language disorder, motor planning, fine motor skills, visual/perceptual problems, and a host of processing issues. She has attended occupational therapy sessions weekly for over two years.

Between sessions, I try to have things available at home that she can do for extra practice. In addition to lots of the activities listed in my post about sensory integration activities, I have found that there are apps and other electronic games she enjoys that help her move toward her goals. Some of these have been recommended by her therapists. Others we have found on our own or learned about from friends.

iPad/iPhone/iTouch Apps

Nintendo DSi and Online Games

What apps and other electronic games does your child use for therapy purposes?

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  4. Chris C says:

    Hi there-
    Thank you so much for this fantastic info…
    I have a question about the flash focus vision training software. I am considering using it with my 10 yo son, who is dyslexic. Have you used it for this purpose?With a dyslexic child?
    He saw an eye doctor who prescribed glasses, which appear to be helping and suggested that we ” look into VT.” I know this software would not take the place of formal VT…when we went to the vision therapiost, he was really on a fence as to whehter it would “help” my son…..I got the sense that it would be a ton of running back and forth to him 2x a week to possibly no avail and potentially cause even more frustration for my son. OT consult was also inconclusive as to whether VT would help.
    Anyway, just some background on where I am coming from….reading is “my area”…former teacher in pre mommy days, so I do have background in this area, but always looking for advice. If you have used this product and can tell me if it has enhanced your readers’ tracking/been benefical, that’d be terrific. Thanks so much.
    ~Chris

    • I was a classroom teacher too, although I don’t really have experience in VT. I do think that it helps. My daughter scored much worse than the other members of our family when we took our baseline tests. With regular practice, she was able to improve her scores. It is definitely a mental and visual workout. I think I got mine on Amazon for less than $10. I figured it was worth a shot.

      I hope this helps. If not, please ask again so that I can clarify.

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