Skill Building Apps

The NATRC has recently added three new iPad apps from BinaryLabs, Inc. that help children and adults with fine motor skills, letter reversing, and spatial reasoning.

1. Dexteria – Fine Motor Skill Development

Dexteria is a set of therapeutic hand exercises (not games) that improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.

The NATRC also did an overview summary of Dexteria: Click here

2. Letter Reflex – Overcoming Letter Reversals & Backwards Writing in Early Childhood Development & Dyslexic Children

LetterReflex provides a fun way to help overcome common letter reversals. The first activity, Tilt It, uses kinesthetic learning to teach left from right. The second activity, Flip It, allows them to practice what they learned while honing their letter discrimination skills.

3. P.O.V.  – Spatial Reasoning Skills Development

P.O.V. is a set of 3 activities designed to teach spatial reasoning skills through fun, challenging, interactive activities.
1)Intro & Explore- Learn about the game mechanics and 4 different points of view.
2)Vantage Point – See a top view and side view of objects and choose the matching side view.
3)Make a Scene – Move the top view objects to match the side view.
Players must think their way through the activities, which get increasingly difficult as each level is mastered. Players are timed and are challenged to continually improve on their best times.

Each of the apps also has a video demo by Gary James of Apps for Children with Special Needs on the BinaryLabs, Inc. website.