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.
- Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots – The challenge mode in this version is a lot of fun.
- Flow Free
- Move it!
- iSlash HD
- LetsTans Premium
- Highlights Hidden Pictures
- Highlights Silly Shapes
- Memory Pro
Nintendo DSi and Online Games
What apps and other electronic games does your child use for therapy purposes?
- Apps for Autism and Asperger’s – 2013 from Help for Struggling Readers
- Homeschooling Autistic Kids from A 2 Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling
Other posts in this series:
- Day 1 – Reference Cards
- Day 2 – Educational Apps and Software
- Day 3 – Board and Card Games
- Day 5 – Books and Programs
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