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Snap Type for Occupational Therapy

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  • Take a picture of worksheet and add text
  • Resize picture by two finger pinching or using slide bar
  • Tap and drag to move text boxes
  • Cost: Free
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Ginger Grammar & Spell Checker

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  • Automatically corrects unusual spelling mistakes, misused words and grammar errors in MS-Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, IE, Firefox
  • Provides valuable writing support
  • Cost: Free
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Dragon Dictation

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  • Easy-to-use voice recognition application
  • Allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages
  • Up to five times faster than typing on the keyboard
  • Cost: Free
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PaperPort Notes

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  • Digital note taking tool for the iPad
  • Combine documents, web content, audio, typed text as well as hand written notes into a single document that you can easily organize and share with anyone
  • Leverage Dragon voice recognition to capture your ideas and notes simply by speaking
  • Cost: Free
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eType

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  • Auto-completes your words as you type them, enabling you to type faster
  • Prevents you from making spelling mistakes before they happen and helps you select the best word choice possible
  • Cost: Free
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Fleksy

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  • Keyboard - Happy Typing
  • Fleksy is a state-of-the-art text input system so powerful that sighted, visually impaired and blind people are able to quickly and easily type on touch screen phones and tablets
  • Fleksy allows users to type text on the familiar keyboard layout, by tapping on the screen. You don't have to type perfectly accurate -Fleksy will automatically detect the text you meant to enter
  • Cost: Free
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WritePad

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  • WritePad lets you take notes in your own handwriting and then convert them into text
  • Includes spell checker with its own custom dictionary, a context analyzer, auto-corrector, and a Shorthand feature that fills-in words and phrases you frequently use
  • Cost: $4.99
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AudioNote

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  • Synchronized note taking and audio recording
  • Text or handwritten notes
  • Seek directly within audio by tapping text or drawings
  • Highlighted notes during playback
  • Cost: Free
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Idea Sketch

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  • Allows you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart – and convert it to a text outline and vice versa.
  • Copy text from other apps, such as email, documents or web pages and imports it into Idea Sketch.
  • Diagrams and outlines can be easily shared via email or the cloud (Dropbox, Skydrive, Box)
  • Cost: Free
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FreeMind

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  • High productivity mind mapping tool allows you to capture your thoughts and refine them later
  • FreeMind has the easiest representation of your mental model and your thought process
  • Cost: Free
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AppWriter

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  • AppWriter is the first text editor for the iPad to offer users of all ages with reading and writing disabilites the necessary tools for unlocking a world of information
  • All tools and features are seamlessly integrated and comprise context based word suggestions, text-to-speech and the special Dyslexie-font
  • Cost: $39.99
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Citation Machine

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  • Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers
  • Online Citation maker, works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, Vancouver, IEEE citation styles
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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Dropbox

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  • Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!
  • Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website
  • Cost: Free
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