Ratings and Reviews
Good app for pre warm ups working with students who have handwriting difficulties as well as develop manipulation skills. I'm an OT and cannot wait to try this on my students. Have tried this on my 5 year old and loves it!
I am an OT that uses this app with students on my caseload. I like how the writing program let's a student know when they are forming a letter incorrectly. This has been helpful to several students of mine. I use other therapy tools as well so I have not had my students get bored with writing program. Pinching program challenging for students until they get the feel for it. Variety would be nice instead of just crabs. Would like ease in tracking progress of multiple students. Overall helpful therapy tool.
OT's need this app!
Dexteria - Fine Motor Skill Development is one of the mainstays in an OT's toolbox for teaching kids how to write. Why? Because it looks at learning to write from a developmental point of view. If kid's hands are not prepared to write- meaning the musculature is not there, then they can't control a writing utensil to form letters - Period. Dexteria has 2 games to develop hand skills before the third tracing the letters. The first game "Tap it", helps warm up the hand and introduces isolating the fingers, motor planning and sequencing. Using your thumb as an anchor each finger is called upon to tap a colored triangle. It's sort of like the light up memory game, but for fingers. The second game, "Pinch it" helps develop thumb and index control by picking up first little crabs that are stationary, and then stepping it up to moving targets. Finally, after giving the hands a brief wake up, tracing the letters are introduced. I love how every aspect of this app is thought out, from color schemes to activities. All modes can be translated to off screen games to refine these skills with real life manipulatives, which is the point of using an app for therapy. Data for accuracy and speed can be tracked and there is an in app purchase to expand data collection for unlimited users. Recommended.
- BinaryLabs, Inc.
- 94.6 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011-2016 BinaryLabs, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Dexteria Multi-User $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.