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Occupational Therapy - Apps & Technology for parents and professionals

OT’s with Apps Blog

OT’s with Apps and Technology is a resource for occupational therapists, teachers, parents and clients seeking tools and strategies to improve the occupational skills of all ages.

Assistive and adaptive technology have always been part of an OT’s tools to improve participation and increase independence. In recent years, electronic devices have increasingly been used by therapists as an administrative, intervention as well as assistive tool. With the continued evolution  and availability of technology, electronic tools provide an increasingly important part of a therapists day. Although they are never to be the object of therapy, electronic devices have the potential of being used as an intervention, adaptive  device, training and resource tool, communication or cognitive aid for the students, patients and clients we service. As electronic devices evolve, their form and function expand, providing new potential for OT’s, increasing access, reducing barriers and providing mobile tools and other types of technology that have the potential of improving services and independence for the clients we service.

My goal for OT’s with Apps and Technology is to offer technology tools and resources that support therapists in improving their practice and functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Visit often, comment and share as many great minds collaborating together is powerful!


Who to contact


Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP with more than 30 years of Occupational Therapy experience in early intervention, school based therapy, acute care, long term care, home health and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience with evaluating and coordinating assistive technology services in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students.  Experience with evaluation and intervention of assistive technology and ergonomics to vocational rehabilitation clients in work transition, work sites and academic and academic settings

This page was last updated on: 12/09/2018

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