The SnapType Story


The SnapType Story

Steven* is a fifth-grader who she met during my occupational therapy fieldwork. He was diagnosed with dysgraphia and his handwriting is so messy that no one can read it.

His occupational therapist tried many things to help him improve his penmanship, but nothing worked. The determined OT even scanned his worksheets into a computer so he could type in answers to questions, but it was too time consuming so she stopped doing it. Steven was frustrated about getting left behind in class because he couldn’t complete the worksheets with the rest of his peers.

There had to be a better way to help Steven keep up. She had an idea! What if he could take a picture of his worksheet using an iPad and type his answers on the screen? She searched the app store, but there was nothing available to do this. Well, there were a few apps, but they were designed for business people and were too complex for a child to use.

She sketched out her idea on a napkin and shared it with Steven’s OT. She loved it! So I put together a detailed mockup of the app and worked with a developer to build it. A few weeks later, I had a working app called SnapType.

Steven’s OT and teacher are thrilled. However, the real joy comes from seeing Steven use the app. It is easy for him to take a picture of a worksheet and use the iPad keyboard to answer questions. He no longer falls behind in class and is more confident about his abilities.

*Name changed for privacy.



A simple way to complete any school worksheet on your iPad or Tablet.

Perfect For Struggling Handwriters

SnapType helps students keep up with their peers in class, even when their penmanship holds them back. Students feel more self-confident, intelligent and independent. SnapType is fun and easy to use for students of all ages. Best of all, SnapType helps prevent homework behavioral meltdowns!

See How SnapType Makes Homework Better

SnapType makes it easy to complete any school worksheet. And when you’re done, it’s easy to email or print.

Take a picture of any worksheet using the iPad camera, or import a worksheet from email, photo library or Google Drive.

Tap anywhere on the screen to add text using the iPad keyboard.

Use a finger to draw lines on a worksheet.

Zoom in for easier reading.

Send completed worksheets to a teacher by email, print directly from the iPad, or upload to Google Drive.

Conveniently store worksheets in the iPad. No more lost papers!

Students, Parents, Teachers & Therapists Love SnapType!

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