Monday, February 18, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - New Collaboration with

Each week I will be featuring an app from  These apps are features in the Bridging Apps newsletter each week and are reviewed by Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Special Education Teachers.  Come back each Monday to see a new app and review!

Here's some more information about and their mission.

BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston, is a community of parents, therapists, doctors, and teachers who share information on using mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, and Android) with people who have special needs. This program was co-founded by Sami Rahman and Cristen Reat. Both are parents who found success when using a mobile device with their child with special needs.

With the rising number of apps on the market and the diverse skills of people with special needs,
BridgingApps has created an app review system that focuses on skills — not age, diagnosis or
developmental level. All app reviews are conducted by Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Special Education Teachers. The purpose is to assist users in choosing apps that will help improve skills and enhance the lives of people with special needs.

Visitors to the website will find app lists, practical how-to’s, success stories, tips on getting started with a mobile device, Insignio (a custom built app search tool), online classes, community groups, and more. BridgingApps has recently partnered with the Texas Computer Education Association to provide a Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities certification open to anyone.

If you are interested in joining the BridgingApps community, you can register with the site, which allows access to maximize use of the app search tool Insignio, community boards, and forums. You can share a success story, read helpful articles, sign up for the weekly newsletter, watch how-to videos, take an online course and connect with others who use mobile devices for special needs. - Christen Reat

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