Sunday, March 06, 2011

Video: Apple's iPad - How about some apps for school psychology and related fields?

The video provides a recap of the iPad and highlights how it can be used in education, for students with special needs, in aviation, in doctor's offices, in the board room, in an art studio, in the kitchen - just about anywhere.

I wonder how an iPad could transform the work of a school psychologist!   I have a plenty of ideas, now that the iPad2 is out.  How can it help with RTI?  Progress monitoring?  Digital social stories?   Social skills activities?  Counseling? Behavior intervention?   Transition planning?  Assessment?  Communication? Productivity?  IEP collaboration and development?   

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a few iPad apps that could effectively support the work of school psychologists and those who work in similar fields?   

So much of what we use in our productivity work as school psychologist was built upon applications first developed in the mid-to-late 1990's,  at best.  There must be more efficient and effective solutions out there.  What can be done to move us forward?

Psychological and educational test publishers, can you hear me now?    

I have some ideas.


Christian said...

I really don't intend to give a sales pitch, but it is part of what I do.

FIRST: I love how you are reaching out to developers to create applications for school psychology. We have been promoting just how approachable we are as developers. We are not BIG corporations, we are small, approachable, creative folks looking how we can help!

SECOND: Please take a look at our first two products for school psych's. We presented a mini-skills session at NASP in San Francisco this year. In the iTunes store, take a look at iBAA and KeepInMind - Behavioral assessment app and Behavior improvement app.

We'd LOVE to know what you think!

Lynn Marentette said...


I wasn't able to get to NASP this year. Mobile behavioral apps would be welcome! I'll take a look at your website.

Jon Young said...

you may want to check out

Lynn Marentette said...

Thanks, Jon.

J. (admin) said...

Hi Lynn,

My wife's a school psychologist in Illinois, and I just released an app called SOTO: "Student On-Task Observations". It's available now in the iTunes App Store.

It helps conduct On-task behavioral observations of students. Instead of paper, pen and a watch/clock, the SOTO captures your observation data, and provides a quick summary report of your results, with percentages and graphs.

I'd love to hear some feedback and also your app ideas! You can see and learn more about the SOTO, and send me a message too at Look forward to hearing from you!