Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Visual Attention TherAPPY by Tactus Therapy Solutions - Review and Giveaway

  • $9.99
  • Category: Medical
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2012
  • Version: 1.01
  • Size: 0.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.


Visual Attention TherAppy  is a highly specialised app designed for use by rehab therapists, brain injury survivors and special needs classrooms. I am not a therapist or a teacher so will base this review on my experience as a special needs Mum.
Visual tracking or scanning from left to right across a page is one of the fundamental skills needed for children learning to read. It is also a huge problem for a lot of children with special needs and/or attention deficits.
This app is designed to help your child practice and therefore acquire this skill.

Tactus Therapy Solutions are well known in the app world for their high quality apps, catering to those with special needs. This app is no exception.
There is nothing gimmicky about Visual Attention TherAppy, it is an app with a specific purpose and is designed to be used as a therapy tool. The settings menu offers not only customisation but also the ability to have progress emailed to your selected recipient.

Although this is a specialised app it has a beautifully simple user interface that I had no problems navigating. Upon opening the app you are presented with a screen offering either a test or practice option.
The test option will let you know if there is a problem with scanning or attention and practice will let you hone in on those areas that need improving by way of customising via the settings icon.

You can customise the app to draw attention to known deficit areas by adding a red/yellow or flashing 'line' on required side of page and can also customise the symbols/letters displayed as well as the size and spacing and amount shown.

I have two boys with ASD who both have tracking problems that make reading challenging. Although glasses help relieve eye tiredness, the actual therapy programs offered by behavioural optometrists are extremely expensive and time consuming. At $9.99 Visual Attention TherAppy is a great value alternative that offers proven results.
This app ticks all the boxes for a special needs app. Customization, progress tracking via email and easy user interface.

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  1. I would use this with my stroke patients with visual neglect. I think it would benefit some of my kids with attention disorders too!

  2. I would use this for my daughter to help her visual learning skills

  3. Would use to strengthen Emily's eyes. She sees double and has tracking issues.

  4. I would us this with my son and daughter, both have special needs.(very different) both would benefit alot from this app.

  5. I would use this with my stroke patients who have issues with visual neglect.

  6. I would use it with patients who have either had strokes or TBIs and need help with attention or left neglect.

  7. O I'd love to use this app with my small boy, and then hopefully get to use it with the older boy when he's ready.

  8. this would be awesome for my son with autism.

  9. thank you, i sent an email as requested excited!!!!!