By Susan Hossack
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
This app is designed by an Occupational Therapist to help children with physical or learning disabilities identify where keys are on the keyboard, then learn to type and spell. In this app , each word in a spelling list is presented, then each letter is shown onscreen. Once a match has been found on the keyboard a fun picture is shown and sound to match it, this will reinforce the letter. You can change the spelling list of words easily, so that the week's word list can be practiced, or insert Dolch words at the touch of a button. The keyboard is shown with the key to be pressed highlighted, or you can select to hide all keys except the required key.
Keys can be colored to match the keyboard. Color the whole keyboard; color each line separately; color for left/right hands; or match the BigKeys(c) multi-color keyboard. Errors are ignored initially to make success easier.
This app is compatible with both the IPAD on-screen keyboard, and with standard or BigKeys© keyboards. Supports BigKeys multicolor keyboards, and alphabetic layout keyboards.
Select US or UK pronunciation of the letter Z!
-Suitable for students with autism, physical or learning disabilities
-Motivate and reinforce learning
-Large visuals and sound to adapt for poor vision
-Grade the task for progress
-Display UPPER or lower case
-Color the display keys to match your keyboard
-Data collection included
Please Note that if using this App with the onscreen keyboard, the Ipad must be in the 'Portrait' position, as there is not enough space in the 'Landscape' position to display everything.
Please take a look at other keyboarding apps by OT-CARE:
Type-A-Word - Lite
What's New in Version 2.6
Corrected problem with audio for keys on screen not matching
This is the best app to teach a child to type. My 4 year old son has nonvocal autism with global dyspraxia. Writing is just not working so we are teaching him keyboarding. This is the only app that isolates the keys so he can learn the keyboard before moving on. You can use the on screen keyboard or external keyboard.
I love that when he is not paying attention I can touch the letter on the screen and so it says the letter sound again refocusing his attention. In the beginning he would touch the letter on the screen then on the keyboard. Now he just uses the keyboard.
If you need a good app for young or special needs kiddos this is it. I have tried them all and this one is the best IMO. His OT and SLP at CHKD love it.
Well worth the price.
FYI former glitch has been fixed. App works great.
I have been looking for a typing app to use with low vision students. So far, this one looks the best!
* Works with an external keyboard
* Simple graphics which can be turned on or off
* Adjustable print size
* Various color options for keys
* Audio cues for letters
* Word lists can be customized
??? Can you make it so that the words are cued auditorilly???
Also, a way to activate the on-screen OK button from a keyboard?
We need to hear the word after we type it. I have a non-verbal autism grandchild, would love for her to type to be able understand better, was very disappointed we could not here the word we were typing. Would be outstanding if we could hear the word.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 31, 2014
- Version: 2.6
- Size: 13.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Susan Hossack
- © OT-CARE
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.