Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by ButterBill, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. ButterBill

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    iPF Noob

    Mar 9, 2012
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    I am new to this and will probably do a lot of things wrong but I have good intertions.

    I am working with a 6 year old child that has Spinal Atrophy 1, he cannot hold up his body or head and has very limited motion. However, he can direct his chair with a trac ball, but again with very limited motion, but he can move the trac ball.

    Is there a way to connect a trac ball to an ipad so that he can play the piano using Piano Pro or anything else.

    Thanks for any and all help.
  2. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I really hope someone here can help you with this. Good luck!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
  3. skimonkey

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    Sep 11, 2011
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    Hi Butterbill--perhaps some of our members that are part of the Business and Education sub forum can help you. I have not come across a device like that.

    Does this child have an Occupational or Physical Therapist that is helping him? Perhaps they may be able to assist in his needs, since iPads are readily used in clinical facilities. There's always something in development when it comes to medical assisted technology.

    Please let us know...and if I find something I will PM you the information. :eek:

    Addendum: Bill, please see this link. This is straight from Apple in Education website:

    Scroll down and see the link to Assistivewares--that should help you.
    #3 skimonkey, Mar 9, 2012
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