SnapType is an app designed to help children who have difficulty with writing (dysgraphia). While I believe that it’s always best to determine the underlying causes of dysgraphia and work on remediating the specific components of handwriting that children are struggling with, sometimes offering a compensatory strategy to handwriting is beneficial. If this is the case, an app developed by an OT student at Springfield College, MA fits the bill. Amberlynn Gifford designed SnapType to enable students with dysgraphia to take a photograph of their school worksheets with an iPad and then type their answers directly on the worksheet. Brilliant idea, and it’s free!

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