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The iPad is now one the most useful tools speech therapists have available for therapy. It is not only handy but also signiﬁcantly more aﬀordable than conventional paper materials. The app store contains over 300 applications designed to be used for promoting speech and language skills, however the quality of these applications vary signiﬁcantly. On my blog geekslp.com I review new apps and give ideas about how SLPs can use this amazing tools for therapy. As a developer myself, I study app usage and the impact of the apps on practice. I have decided to compile a list of apps that I believe oﬀer quality in design and content to my fellow clinicians. My goal is not to judge the apps by any mean, my goal is just to give suggestions on how the apps could be used.
Updated: July 2013
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Speech Therapists are amongst the most creative professionals I meet, and if we were able to make a therapy session with ﬂashcards and worksheets fun and useful for teaching skills, I am sure you will ﬁnd in every app something that will help you help a child. If you are a developer and want to have your app included on this list, or if you are an SLP and would like to also include an app on this list, just send me an email to email@example.com and I would be glad to post it here. I hope you all enjoy your iPad and if you get a chance visit my blog at www.geekslp.com Have a fun day, GeekSLP
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Screening and assessing using the iPad transforms the way we have been evaluating children into a more engaging and interesting moment for both the child and the evaluator.
Assessing a child’s speech and language skills using the iPad is a reality that is quickly becoming available. The advantages of using the iPad articulation, language or phonological awareness skills. We still do not have a standardized assessment for the iPad, most of the assessments focus on qualitative information rather than numbers, which in the end is what we should be focusing on when assessing any skill.
as an assessment tool go beyond what we Assessment already know for the use of the iPad as a therapy tool. The assessment tools available today, some of which I have developed, provide a much more engaging assessment and a more efﬁcient way of screening for speciﬁc skills such as ICON NAME DESCRIPTION
iPad only $39.99
Common Core Early Language Screener
The Common Core Early Language Screener (CCELS) is a screening tool used to identify weaknesses in early language skills. The CCELS was designed to be used with Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten aged children as it was based on the common core expectations for kindergartners; however, the screener can be used for other groups if needed.
SCREENING & ASSESSMENT PART 2
ICON APP NAME
Sunny Articulation Phonology Test
The Sunny Articulation Test can be used to identify articulation errors patterns in children as well as adults. The Sunny Articulation Test (SAT) is an individually administered clinical tool for screening, identiﬁcation, diagnosis and followup evaluation of articulation skills in English speaking individuals.
$49.99 iPhone, iPod touch iPad
S/Z Ratio is an evaluation utility for speech-language pathologists who provide assessment and/or treatment to clients with voice disorders. With a built-in stopwatch feature, S/Z Ratio allows for the timing of a clientʼs /s/ and /z/ maximum phonation times.
$2.99 iPhone, iPod touch
Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment
The Bilingual Articulation and Phonology Assessment (BAPA) was developed for the purpose of assess-ing the articulatory and phonological abilities of Spanish-speaking and bilingual (English-Spanish) children. The BAPA aids in obtaining a complete picture of a child’s overall speech sound abilities by assessing and analyzing errors according to both articulation errors and phonological errors. The Proﬁle of Phonological Awareness (Pro-PA) was developed for the purpose of evaluating and describing the phonological awareness skills of children.The Pro-PA aids in obtaining a complete picture of a student’s individual skills in phonological awareness by assessing and analyzing errors and providing information about the approximate skill attainment in each individual area. AAC Evaluation Genie is an informal diagnostic tool that aids in identifying skill areas that relate speciﬁcally to the language skills found on augmentative communication systems. The purpose of AAC Evaluation Genie is to build a framework for selecting an appropriate augmentative communication device for ongoing evaluation and / or device trial.
$49.99 iPhone, IPod touch iPad
Profile of Phonological Awareness
iPad, iPhone, iPod touch $29.99
ATEval2Go is a revolutionary app useful for any professional responsible for putting technology into the hands of students. ATEval2Go transfers the recording functions accomplished by paper, heavy computer equipment and other devices to the portable and easy-to-use iPad interface. ATEval2Go allows utilization of a multimodal method to record information while evaluating the technology needs of a student or a classroom of students, replacing other previously necessary devices.
99 the purpose of evaluating and describing the basic concepts iPad skills of children at the receptive level. An understanding of basic concepts is foundational for students to follow directions and develop reading and math skills.  . The BCSS is individually administered to establish a baseline of basic concepts that are in error.SCREENING & ASSESSMENT PART 3 ICON APP NAME Basic Concepts Skills Screener DESCRIPTION PRICE The Basic Concepts Skills Screener (BCSS) was developed for $29.
school districts were obligated to spend thousands of dollars on a dedicated device that would allow children to communicate their basic wants and needs. iPhone & iPod touch give these children and adults a form of alternative communication that not only removed the stigma from carrying around a dedicated device. AAC therefore the apps will also have different features which makes them unique and more likely to be useful to you in helping every unique child. a default vocabulary of over 7000 items. but it gives in fact a status of ICON NAME Proloquo2Go “cool”.AAC APPS It is not about the app with the most features. iPod touch & iPad $189.99 DESCRIPTION Proloquo2Go brings natural sounding text-tospeech voices. I hope you already know that different devices have different features. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPhone. In the not too far past.  . today the iPad. I congratulate these pioneers that are changing history. AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. up-to-date symbols.it is about the app that meets the needs of the student. powerful automatic conjugations. Many developers around the world are helping children by creating apps that make AAC affordable.
iPod touch & iPad Expressive iCommunicate $34. AAC devices allow individuals who cannot speak to communicate by spelling or selecting icons from a visual display. emotion.99 iPad.  . routines. Android. and visual schedules. hungry. Can make your own albums online with Tap to Talk Designer. ﬂashcards.95 USD per year iPhone. storyboards. create their own folders and arrange the images as they please. $37. Converts any words with Text to Speech that do not have custom audio recorded. iPhone & iPod touch Grace Download for Free/ $99.ICON NAME DESCRIPTION The best thing about Expressive is its ease of use. designed to minimize keystrokes and to maximize ease & speed. iPod touch & iPad ( BUt user much purchase different copies) $149. Record custom audio in any language. Expressive allows users to select from a pool of images with audio ﬁles. Expressive is intuitive and simple to use. Tap to Talk comes with a starter album with categories “go. Verbally is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app for speaking unique thoughts and feelings. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY $39. Just tap in your phrase and the app speaks for you. 99 iPad only Touch Chat TouchChat ﬁts into the product category of Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices.99 iPhone.99 iPhone. A simple picture exchange system developed By and For non-verbal people allowing the user to communicate their needs by building sentences from relevant images. Nitendo DS Tap to Talk Verbally Verbally is the ﬁrst free iPad app to provide a FREE complete assistive speech solution for creative communication. drink. play. Create pictures. It does not require any knowledge about programming or manuals. iPad. iPod. bathroom”.
and access sets of over 250 related words and phrases to express frequently used ideas. Speak for yourself is a powerful AAC application $299 for the iPad that was designed by speech iPad only pathologists based on research on vocabulary selection for AAC users. Sono Flex combines the beneﬁts of structure and ﬂexibility. That's how I feel is an app designed to help nonverbal children and adults express their feelings using Smarty Symbols. 99 iPad only $0. iGreet you is a simple communication aid for children who need to work on greetings.95 language to nonverbal users who are not yet in full control of literacy.99 iPad. iPhone & iPod touch iGreet you Sono Flex Tobii Sono Flex is an easy to use AAC vocabulary Download for app that turns symbols into clear speech. a certiﬁed Speech-Language Pathologist. and even your own voice! Editing the buttons in Quick Talk is quick and easy. Two simple buttons provide both male and female voice output. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY $14. Speak for Yourself  . colors. such as greetings. pictures. The main screen contains 119 preselected words that lead on to 13 thousand built in Smarty Symbols. iPod touch. It offers Free/ $99. food.ICON NAME DESCRIPTION The main screen in Quick Talk has two color-coded buttons that you can use to speak using a highquality text-to-speech (TTS) engine. iPad & Android Quick Talk $2. Every button can be completely customized with phrases. Scroll through theme-based category icons. quickly matching individual and situational communication needs.99 iPhone. providing a framework for language development. or feelings. Developed by Smarty Ears and Lucy Nutt. $24.99 iPad only That’s how I feel My First AAC My First AAC offers icons organized by categories that reﬂect children’s natural speech development.
I purchased the HP Photomart Plus Printer for $99 on Amazon about 3 months ago and I love it. Labels & Worksheets. The premium version offers a total of 100+ Templates.on the iPad PRINTING ACTIVITIES Custom Boards In order to print directly from your iPad. Airprint printers allow you print from your iPad using your wireless network. Activities. This means the end of printer cables( how exciting!). which is also very stylish.99 ( premium Version) iPad only Custom Boards Custom Boards Premium is an evidence based app designed to serve as a board and activity creator for speech therapists. but it serves its purpose. Grids & Boards. Schedules. Custom Boards includes over 11 thousand built in symbols from the Smarty Symbols library and the ability to add your own photos. Custom Boards allows you to select from a pool of templates in six areas: Devices& Switches. Signs.  . The only draw back is that I wish that the quality of the photos printed were a little better. you must own an “Airprint ready” printer. special education and parents of children who need symbols to communicate and learn. You can ﬁnd a list of airprint ready printers on the Apple website. teachers. It is a reliable printer with a touch screen menu. I love the future of education! NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILIT Y $49.
Student’s take turn on the app with their own goals. I released a new articulation app. When I submitted papers to present in conferences a few Automatic % of Accuracy. since the caseload in this area is always large. It allows ability to do voice recordings. iPod. I had to explain what an app was. I am proud to say that I was the creator of the concept of articulation in december of 2009. we did not have half of the apps for articulation today. Everyday one new app is placed on the app store. We did not even know there could be anything like an iPad at that time. and as with everything you need to look for what you need: do you need to use it in group? Do you need audio built in? Voice recorder? You may. so we switched to Smarty Speech. when I created the ﬁrst application for time. Today. you may not. I have decided that we need a name that it articulation apps. In October of 2010. ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION Articulate it! is the only app that allows SLPs to track a group of student with their individual goals. manner of articulation. that does nearly everything you can image. Smarty Speech was indeed a revolution in the concept at the months back. As many of you will see. in January of 2010. I still remember that when I told a friend I was creating apps. iPad Articulate it!  . You can e-mail voice recording and scores. it is called Articulate it! and it is included on the list bellow. app developers use the concept I created to develop apps with diﬀerent features that have made your paper cards obsolete. many times you will have several “digital ﬂashcards”. SLPs select the student and assign speciﬁc goals to each student. PRICE $39.ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY So many great apps you will not believe you spent so many years using paper ﬂashcards.99 iPhone. The application I ﬁrst created in this area is called “Smarty Speech” and it was released under the name “Mobile Articulation Probes” was a little more fun. select phonological processes. It is crazy to believe that this was just over one year ago.
j. v. r-blends. The iPhone. $24. PRICE $29.99 iPhone. n.99 iPhone.ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY PART 2 ICON APP NAME ArtiKPix DESCRIPTION Utilizing fun and modern graphics. p. r. that allows you to select target sounds. Android All About Sounds Simple matching game. manner of articulation. l. iPod. $49. ch. iPod touch Sunny Articulation Phonology Test The Sunny Articulation Test can be used to identify Sunny Articulation Test (SAT) is an individually administered clinical tool for screening. iPod. b. d. ArtikPix . iPad  .Full has all 21 decks with 40 cards each (113 cards in r deck. t. s. m. l-blends.99 articulation errors patterns in children as well as adults. sh. g. k. iPad Android Spanish Artik Smarty Speech-Spanish also known as Spanish Articulation Probes is the only app on the app store for practicing phonemes in Spanish. iPod. iPod. z.99 iPhone. iPad /r/ intensive rIntensive is one of Smarty Ears’ articulation apps. . $. diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of articulation skills in English speaking individuals. or most frequent phonological processes in Spanish speakers $29. 913 total cards) for the following sounds: th. It allows users to select from a pool of all Spanish phonemes. With over 450 target words /r/ intensive is the best tool for practicing this “interesting” phoneme. sblends. identiﬁcation. f.99 iPhone.
such as send a kiss. iPhone.99  . Talking Tom is a cat that repeats everything you say using a high pitched voice. tongue to the right and to the left. lips. IPod touch iPad Smart Oral Motor Smart Oral-Motor is a fun and entertaining way to practice oral motor skills.99 iPhone. Clever will guide children through a series of animated oral motor exercises. etc. iPod touch $9. iPad. Great bribe for getting the little ones talking. With detailed 3D animations that demonstrate the correct positioning of the tongue. including vowels and consonants. $2. making an “o” with the mouth. FREE iPhone. and mouth. iPad 1 & 2 $5.Speech Trainer 3D is a tool designed to help individuals to practice every sound in the English language. iPhone.ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY PART 3 ICON APP NAME Match2Say DESCRIPTION Match2Say is a fun matching game that allows children to select the phoneme to play a matching game.99 iPhone. it is a great model for children and adults who wish to work on learning to pronounce the English sounds correctly. PRICE $29. not designed speciﬁcally for speech therapy but it can be a very powerful tool for articulation therapy. iPod touch iPad Speech Hangman Simple Hangman game that allows you to play hangman using a pool of words based on speciﬁc phonemes. There are a series of 15 oral motor exercises. It has three levels of difﬁculty on iPhone and 5 on the iPad. iPod touch Talking Tom Talking Tom is an animated app. iPod touch.99 Speech Trainer 3D This is a 3D demonstration of all sounds in the English language.
This application has undergone a recent update which makes the $29. Articulation Scenes provides numerous opportunities for children to pronounce their sounds more clearly.ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY PART 4 ICON APP NAME Minimal Pairs Academy DESCRIPTION The Minimal Pairs Academy (MPA) is a state of the art evidence-based minimal pairs app for speech-language pathologists and parents of children with phonologic sound disorders. carrier phrases.99 iPad only  .99 iPad Articulation Flipbook Free + $9. SLP Minimal Pairs . Use Minimal Pairs Academy to help your student or child develop listening and discrimination skills and have fun practicing producing target words at the word and phrase level. iPod touch Articulation Scenes Articulation Scenes brings articulation practice to a whole new $39. and contains 367 words covering 8 major phonological processes. fun. drill of the words and contrasting the pairs. iPad Users can practice auditory discrimination. and carrier sentences. Based on scenes. PLC has four game-type activities included to encourage active participation. The ﬂip books allow you to PRICE $39. Articulation Scenes comes with 72 stunning built-in scenes and over 1200 practice words. and you pay $9. This app targets minimal pairs. PLC is based on the evidence-based Cycles technique used speciﬁcally for those children who are unintelligible due to a sound-system disorder PLC is a multi-player app that is colorful.Full Phono Learning Center Phono Learning Center (PLC) is not “just” another articulation app.99 per each additional ﬂip book you purchase.99 in app purchase s iPhone. The Articulation Flipbook targets a variety of different vocalic “r” sounds in the format of ﬂip book phrases. and easily adapted to ﬁt a traditional therapy approach as well as the Cycles approach. Each activity includes words.99 app more user-friendly. The initial ﬂip book set is offered for free. $19.99 level! This app allows children to practice their sounds with a variety of engaging and fun activities centered around the iPad cinema theme.
99 childhood apraxia of speech and severe speech-sound disorders. I own and have used about 95% of all the Apraxia apps on the apps store. special educators. and parents alike. which has pushed me to learn and research the subject more than ever. The ASHA website has a very structured page with more information on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. VC.htm) Apraxia of Speech is a speech disorder that affects the motor skills associated with speech. and words. Apraxia Ville provides video modeling of consonants and vowels. and progress monitoring making it perfect for use by SLPs. which can serve as a tool for the intensive motor speech drill shown to be effective in helping children learn consistent sound production. (http://www.org/ public/speech/disorders/ childhoodapraxia. One approach that has been shown to be effective is the initial use of words with less complex syllable structures such as CV & CV to words with multi-syllables. Apraxia Ville is perfect for those students struggling with sound production. Children with apraxia have difficulty producing sounds. syllables. You can watch the GeekSLP TV #36 video here. customization of targets. CVC & CVCV).youtube. both vowel and consonant targets. Several apps have been published in the last year. This blog post has a companion podcast where I demo the five apps discussed here. Designed by certified speech-language pathologists.  . and the ability to create custom words. (http://www.APPS FOR APRAXIA OF SPEECH What is Apraxia of Speech? Apraxia of Speech is a speech disorder that affects the motor skills associated with speech. and a recent discussion on Linkedin showed me that people would really benefit from learning the differences and similarities of each app. All the apps currently available in the iTunes app store reflect a structure that is in line with this approach. Last year I became very interested in developing a new app for apraxia. word targets by syllable structure (CV.asha..com/watch?v=H9PHAd1U3J0) ICON APP NAME Apraxia Ville DESCRIPTION PRICE Apraxia Ville is a unique application created specifically to help children with $19. With iPad only multiple levels.
html Forms of payment The program manager can make payments using credit cards (American Express. For more information you can visit :http://www. money orders. not every application will offer the discount even if you purchase 20 copies. Each person receiving the code must login to their iTunes account and redeem the code. Discover. How to sign up The program manager can sign up for the program by visiting the following link: http://eduvpp. cashier’s check. It is important to note that the developers have the option to opt out of this discount.apple. therefore. Financing is also available. debit cards. MasterCard. and even wire transfer. This program allows approved educational institutions to receive 50% off when 20 or more copies of the same app are purchased for their staff members. and Visa). This is a signiﬁcant saving for the educational institution. The redeem link is on the right side of the iTunes store  .html How do I get the app? After the program manager purchases the copies of the application he will receive codes that can be distributed to the staff members or students.com/legal/itunes/volume/us/terms. if an educational institution chooses to purchase 20 copies of any of their apps. This way. Developers have to option for giving the discount. The program manager will be in charge of making the purchases.How educational institutions can purchase apps and get 50% off : Apple has implemented a program called “The Volume Purchase” program. they will receive 50% off on the cost of the application. Here is how the program works: Someone from an educational program must enroll by becoming the program manager for your institution. therapists and other staff members can use to download the application free of charge on their end.apple.com/asvpp. and after the codes are downloaded this person is in charge of distributing codes that teachers.
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and have to create a separate category for and research the outcome. It is the apps. This application designed for elementary age students targets 8 goals: Answering how. We would have apps that would Since this is a very new technology it is target whQuestions.geekslp. and which questions. possible that in the next update I will to happen we need to use it. Semantics.99 Source www. predicting and ﬁgurative language.LANGUAGE SKILLS Technology is all around us. why. Morphology each area. but I guess in order for EBP Pragmatics. inferencing. put language in context by using it. syntax and so on. Syntax. this is It is very important to remember that a resource for you to use with your these apps were not developed to be a clients. ICON NAME Language Empires DESCRIPTION Language Empires was developed by two SpeechLanguage Pathologists and it utilizes the ancient civilizations theme to guide you and your students on learning speciﬁc language targets. vocabulary. vocabulary. and sequencing. You still need to large that it is nearly impossible to even plan for your therapy. nearly impossible to ﬁnd any EBP on pragmatic skills. The universe of language skills is just so replacement for your services..com  . try it out. grasp it.. Remember this is not a television. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad $21.
in order to build vocabulary and develop grammar skills.99 iPhone. $10. music. teachers.com .PART 1 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION The ABA ﬂashcards are great apps for teaching vocabulary. actions. PRICE Some FREE ABA Flashcards Apps WhQuestions Whquestions" is an application designed to help practice answering questions in the following formats: -WHO -WHAT -WHERE -HOW -WHY This application was designed so that speech therapists have a motivating tool to help children learn how to answer questions. It displays an animated mouse acting out verbs. iPad Adjective Remix Adjective Remix targets practicing vocabulary knowledge of qualifying words (aka adjectives). special educators or speech language pathologists.geekslp. etc. Word SLapPs is designed by an SLP and modeled after Discrete Trial teaching. approximately ages 2-10. $9. Upload and save your images into customizable categories and pair them with your own recorded questions.99 iPhone. Adjective Remix will analyze the data and track progress. and past tense with corresponding high quality images and audio (totaling to almost 1000 stimuli) practicing verbs has never been so easy or intuitive. iPad  Source www.99 iPhone. present progressive. iPod. iPod. which can be emailed or printed.0 is a fun and easy way to learn and practice basic English verbs. It is possible to play the activity with only one or multiple children.99 iPhone. iPractice Verbs $14. There are several ABA Flashcards such as “ Animals. With over 120 verbs in present. Easy to use. iPad Word SlapPs $2. These are ﬂashcards with audio and visual information.LANGUAGE SKILLS. Word SlapPs is used to teach vocabulary words speciﬁc to your child’s world with images that you choose. This application is intended for children. iPod iPad iPractice verbs 2.99 iPad Speech with Milo-Verbs $2. This application was designed to be used by parents. WhQuestions features 300 questions in a variety of formats. places. iPod.
Next to 14.Under Speech with Milo.Closest to 7. created to help improve the receptive and expressive language skills in children and adults.On top of 16. antonyms and multiple meanings.To the right 20.99 Universa l Word SlapPs Impressive application that teaches students about the weather.Behind 3.99 iPad Language Adventures Language Adventures is a new spin on your old speech and $24.Above 2.Out 17. living room. dining room.PART 2 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION Prepositions Remix provides practice with 20 of English most commons propositions: 1. kitchen. colorful graphics. FREE Full version $9. $5. bathroom.com .Near 13. After user selects appropriate sequence.geekslp.99 language game boards. Describe it To Me employs a game show atmosphere to engage clients in their learning while incorporating a variety of questions designed to help clients build a deeper understanding of everyday items.In 9. Based on research and designed by a certiﬁed speech-language pathologist.99 Describe it to me  Source www. $2.LANGUAGE SKILLS.Between 6. $2.In front of 10.In the middle 11. classroom. students will develop vocabulary skills by responding to questions about synonyms. multi-level game. etc) and several characters . The children can play in the scenes by placing objects on them and arranging the scene as the please.Furthest 8. ipod.Inside 12.99 iPad House of Learning The app contains 12 scenes (bedrooms. Describe it To Me is a fun.Outside 18. iPad Preposition Remix This app provides 35 scenes where users can drag the scenes around to sequence them.To the left 19.Below 4.Sequencing PRICE $6. a video clip showing sequence is played.99 for Individu al version iphone. a ﬁrst-of-its-kind app that allows you to engage students in a contextual language intervention experience on your iPad! Through an exciting interface and bright.On 15.Beside 5.
iPad Fun & Functional Fun & Functional is an application used to improve language comprehension and expression in individuals of all age groups. and when they accumulate enough stars. This is a highly interactive application.PART 3 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION The interactive story book allows children to build skills by recording their own story. $9. Children earn stars for each correct response.99 iPad Speech with Milo: Interactive Story Book Go-Togethers Go-Togethers is an application developed to improve language comprehension and expression in individuals of all age groups by prompting students to make connections between semantically related items. Children are welcomed by Mago the Magician. ipod.99 iphone. they are rewarded with a magic show.99 iphone. Fun & Functional provides SLPs. Your child has the option of reading and listening to the words that we provide as they play with the sounds and sights on each page. multi-player $9. parents and others with a tool to develop categorization and descriptive skills by interacting with pictures and audio.com . working memory and a variety of concepts such as give. $9. ipod. iPad Magical Concepts Fun with directions Fun with directions is a app targeting following directions. colorful app includes over 2000 photos accompanied by audio instructions. Magical Concepts is an engaging.LANGUAGE SKILLS. touch. $9. The ability to identify and describe the function or use of real-world objects is a key language and life skill. Categories Learning Center is based on research surrounding language development and language processing in children. This is app was designed in order to develop and informally assess speech and language skills. PRICE $.geekslp. who encourages them to work hard.99  Source www.99 iphone. iPad Categories Learning Center Categories Learning Center is a multi-level. $9.99 application designed by Speech-Language Pathologists to improve language comprehension for individuals of all age iPad groups. ipod. open.
and have your students ﬁll in the blank to practice the personal pronouns “I” and “me”. Syntax City Syntax City is a state-of-the-art application that targets a $24.99 practice regular and irregular plurals in multiple contexts. Powerful app! $7. Explicit attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the english language. Ski Resort: He/ She. Each location within the city targets a different set of goals: Gym: Do/Does.com . Using I and me Rainbow Sentences Rainbow sentences is designed to target working on syntax by combining words into phrases and sentences. iPad Sentence Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences.99 (plus audio of each card’s text) from the Using I and Me Fun Deck® by Super Duper® Publications.99  Source www. Users are prompted to drag words to make sentences. this application contains a series of quizzes targeting a variety of grammatical structures. iPad targeting both receptive and expressive language skills and accompanied by recorded audio instructions. This ﬂashcard app contains 52 illustrated picture ﬂash cards $4. Bakery: Was/Were.LANGUAGE SKILLS. Free Expedition with plurals Expedition with Plurals was created for PK–3 students to $9. ipod.99 variety of grammatical elements in fun and engaging ways for elementary and middle school children. Farm: Past tense verb agreement. Beach: Third person singular agreement. Park: Is/ Are Grammar Quiz Designed for students from K-5th grade.geekslp. Grocery: Has/Have. The theme sets iPad the tone for children visiting a variety of places within our town.PART 4 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION Sentence Builder GRAMMAR/SYNTAX PRICE $9. This fun and colorful app includes both an audio recording feature that allows students to hear their productions and a fun memory game that can be customized.99 iphone. to record them and get pieces for a puzzle as a reward. Select the cards you iPad want students to see.
and high school-aged populations.99 iPhone. Social Quest is an application developed by Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Rosie Simms to improve pragmatic language comprehension and expression in a variety of social situations for older elementary. make a decision & verbalize which ones of the 120 images are silly or not silly. Social Quest $24. This can be an app extremely useful for children with Autism.99 iphone.com . iPad Conversation Builder Interactive scrip for children with language delays. This app provides a script in which students have to take turns choosing appropriate answers and questions. Once you complete each activity. $0.LANGUAGE SKILLS. The app utilizes a problem-solving quest theme in which students navigate various locations and earn “rewards” linked to social competencies. a report is generated based on the level of activity chosen.99 iPad Is that silly? Is that silly? Yes! Let the children decide that! With this fun & engaging app.geekslp. middle school.PART 5 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION SOCIAL LANGUAGE/PRAGMATICS PRICE $9. iPad  Source www. children get to observe. notice. iPod. ipod.
in order to recommend to clients. DAF Assistant implements Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) and Frequency-shifting Auditory Feedback (FAF) techniques that are known to help people with stuttering to speak more ﬂuently. which changes from a green to red light. pushed or spoken harshly.99 iPhone iPod touch iPad  . iPod touch .99 Disfluency Index Counter The easiest and cheapest way to track your %SS (Percentage of stuttered syllables).we do it for you! The Disﬂuency Index Counter uses two simple buttons that record the amount of times the SLP pushes the buttons. It saves you time and makes ﬁguring out the % of stuttered syllables a lot easier. and feelings associated with speaking. Disﬂuency Index Counter app allows Speech and Language Therapists to perform a live count of the number of ﬂuent or disﬂuent syllables. The SLP may familiarize themselves with the app.FLUENCY/STUTTERING From apps for SLPs to apps for people who stutter.99 DAF Assistant $9.99 iPhone iPod touch Fluently Fluently integrates a proprietary voice-processing algorithm to detect real-time ﬂuctuations in speech. iPhone. When a user’s speech is stuttered. iPad $8. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPhone. the app displays a visual cue. IPad $9. Fluency Tracker This app was deigned to be used by people who stutter. $9. changes in avoidance behaviors. With Fluency Tracker© individuals will be able to track changes in the frequency of disﬂuency. . iPod touch.
S/Z Ratio allows for the timing of a clientʼs /s/ and /z/ maximum phonation times. S/Z Ratio is an evaluation utility for speech-language pathologists who provide assessment and/or treatment to clients with voice disorders.VOICE There is a need for apps in this area as you can tell by the number of apps bellow ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Mac & iPad $3.Audio level meter $0.99 iPhone iPod touch  .Play memos . With The Voice Analyzer you can check your harmonics and formants.99 Voice Analyzer Voice Analyzer is a real-time spectrum and spectrogram analyzer with the possibility of visualization formants.Tag memos .Multitask while recording . With a built-in stopwatch feature. S/Z Ratio iPhone.Add text notes to memos .Records audio in high quality . especially the most important for every singer "The Singer’s Formant".99 Voice Memo .Unlimited recording time .Pause a recoding . iPod touch . IPad $1.
com)  . As you touch the screen it plays music. a contemplative experience or just a fun toy to while away a few spare minutes. (Wikipedia. Touch the water to make the water move and scare the ﬁsh in the pond. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILI TY FREE CAUSE & EFFECT Pocket Pond Simple app.. Virtuoso Piano Simple Piano. but with amazing graphics.99 WHAT IS IT ? Cause and effect (also written as cause-effect or cause/effect) refers to the philosophical concept of causality. in which an action or event will produce a certain response to the action in the form of another event. This app depicts a pond with ﬁsh in it. Very interesting motivator for children with Autism.. FREE Giggle touch Touching letters and shapes make them move $0. Fluidity Fluidity is a suite of programs designed to let the FREE user play with the dynamics of ﬂuids.Apps for. as a performance.
evaluation due dates. ﬂuency. edit and e-mail goals as a starting point to creating therapy goals. video podcasts and information on how to integrate technology in their practice. This makes the process of adding students one by one to many apps a simple two-step process. Therapy Report Center iPad $0. Users are able to select. iPad FREE Caseload Tracker Caseload Tracker is an app that helps special education iPad teachers and speech-language pathologists to stay up-todate on the deadlines of their students.  . aphasia. you enter your students on TRC only once and export all of the students at the same time to each newly downloaded or existing Smarty Ears app.99 GeekSLP GeekSLP is now also an application that gives speech therapists access to blog posts.99 SLP Goal Bank The SLP Goal Bank was designed to provide an easy pool of goals in a variety of areas such as voice.99 provides an easy and efﬁcient was to keep track of IEP meetings due dates. and eligibility due dates. Now with the TRC. expressive language. pragmatics. Caseload Tracker $14.UTILITY & CASELOAD MANAGEMENT FOR SPEECH THERAPIST ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad $19. and many others.
and drawing the letter at the same time.Apps for reading.99 to enter your list of spelling words. and the ability to create personal stories this comprehensive app is perfect for students struggling with comprehension.99 iPhone. SpellBoard: Spelling words SpellBoard provides a fast and intuitive way for you $4. Reading Comprehensi on Camp Reading Comprehension Camp is a multi-purpose $19. iPad  . Crab. Children collect the numbers in sequence by dragging Mr. the grade level (1-12) and the spoken word (recorded via the iPads built in microphone). writing. 50 stories. The in-app data collection makes this app perfect for progress monitoring in Response to Intervention (RTI) or Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). All you need to do is enter the word (correctly spelled).Crab with the ﬁnger .99 app speciﬁcally designed to encourage language growth and reading comprehension. Optionally. With multiple levels. That's it! Now you are ready to study your word list and be quizzed on it. auditory comprehension. Once all the letters in the word are drawn properly. you can add a written and/or spoken phrase. IPod touch iPad READING & WRITING iWrite Words iWriteWords teaches handwriting with the Help of Mr. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILI TY $2. a cute drawing appears.
iPad $24.99 located. The Reading Rehabilitation Toolkit is an application iPad developed by a Speech-Language Pathologist that targets $14. Designed to help people with receptive aphasia and alexia.99 iName it This app consists of ﬁfty nouns that are commonly iPad found in the home. it is also a valuable $24. Opportunities for multiple practice of target words within each room as well as data collection are available.99 improving reading skills for adults with reading difﬁculties. The Reading Rehabilitation Toolkit integrates six state-of-theart reading activities at the word and phrase levels all speciﬁcally crafted to promote success in reading rehabilitation. The target items are displayed within the context of the rooms where they are typically $14.LANGUAGE REHABILITATION ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Comprehension Therappy Comprehension TherAppy targets auditory and reading iPad comprehension of single words. Reading Rehabilitatio n Toolkit  . Stroke and brain injured patients can now practice word-ﬁnding on their own or with a therapist with this easy-to-use app designed by a SLP. Each target word can be elicited by using one or more of the ﬁve different types of cues available.99 tool to treat attention and other cognitive deﬁcits. Naming Therappy Naming TherAppy is another powerful speech therapy app for aphasia rehab from Tactus Therapy Solutions.
99 iPad  . identiﬁcation. Colores and Familia”. Phonological Processes. Frutas. including Russian. It is very useful if your caseload comprises of students coming from several countries and you want to work on some basic vocabulary on their ﬁrst language. Choose from one of (the) 8 scenes: “granja. The Bapa was developed by Barbara Fernandes.99 iPad only Conjugation Nation This is an app for more advanced learners working on subject-verb agreement in Spanish. Built in data tracking capabilities.99 Universal Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment The Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment (Bapa) is an individually administered clinical tool for screening. diagnosis and follow up evaluation of articulation skills in Spanish speaking individuals. $49.99 iPad only Play2Learn This Spanish app is part of a family of apps in several languages. $2. This is an app for working on basic vocabulary and even categorization. Mar. Ellen Kester. $1. Hortalizas. French and other languages. and Scott Prath and published by Smarty Ears. Zoologico. It contains all phonemes in Spanish organized by Phonemes. Mary Bauman. Italian.APPS FOR SPANISH THERAPY ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Spanish ArtiK (Articulation) App developed for practicing articulation skills in Spanish. and Manner of Articulation. $29. Insectos.99 iPhone iPod Android Learn Spanish and Play $1. There is a teaching and a testing component to this application. The user is given a verb and a pronoun and must type the correct verb conjugation.
diet. liquids. cranial nerves and all the areas on which any good dysphagia evaluation $99.99 should focus. medications. or iPad. It also contains four demonstration videos of treatment techniques commonly used for swallowing. assessment data. The device allows the clinician to choose from a menu of swallowing exercise and establish a personalized therapy program for an individual patient.DYSPHAGIA ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Dysphagia2GO Dysphagia2Go guides you through the evaluation process iPad with reminders to assess medications. and recommendations in a single document. iSwallow Small Talk Dysphagia SmallTalk Dysphagia contains 50 phrases that cover eating equipment. and compensator y treatment techniques. This app provides a thorough evaluation report template developed by speech pathologists who have drawn upon their experience in varied settings to provide extensive opportunities to record chart reviews. iSwallow™ is a personal rehabilitation assistant (PRA) for Free use on the iPhone. It was designed to be used under the supervision of a qualiﬁed swallowing clinician. iPod Touch. Free  . meal assistance. which can then be printed or e-mailed directly from the user's iPad.
behind Angry Birds is that the birds need to hit the pigs to move I have always been an advocate to the fact that a good teacher and on to the next level. The idea could be used for teaching”. speciﬁc tools that do the work for you are great prior to sending your birds out there. has pushed As a parent. or are afraid of is also everywhere. what better way to even Angry Birds can be used to promote learning. instead of prohibiting your child from playing the us to want tools that do more and betters things all the time. do that than using something that already draws their attention? I have decided to start this series on “from useless to learning apps” with one of the biggest game apps of all times: Angry Birds! If  . to replace you as a therapist or a teacher. consider having activities your child needs to complete afraid we may be forgetting to use our creativity to transform any prior to or after moving on to the next level. Given this scenario. we I see that Angry Birds can be used in so many different ways to must not forget that a tool is JUST a tool and it was not designed teach students new vocabulary. It all starts with the Here are some ideas I was able to come up with on how need to motivate the students to want to learn. you may ﬁnd a hear someone say: “this is a horrible tool”. You may have noticed that in order to win the a good speech therapists will not need speciﬁc tools to teach greatest number of stars you may need some strategic thinking students. You all discrediting the advantages of apps for learning . it drives me crazy when I loosing your prestige because you downloaded it.(Please note I am not at basic question/answering skills and even story telling skills. Language you are not already hooked into Angry Birds.Gaming Apps into education: Can even Angry Birds promote learning? by GeekSLP Opportunities for teaching and learning are everywhere. however. “I don’t know how this good excuse for downloading it or owning it on this post.or ”this is just a game”. “useless” app into a great tool for learning. I am game. the use of coherent language. the skills you are trying to get into. The explosion of apps for children with special needs. because they guide us on the teaching experience. as I have will just need to adjust the level of scaffolding needed to get into created 21 of them myself). Well.
. There are tons of other ways in which Angry Birds can be used to promote language learning. You can both sit together to reproduce the steps he describe on the same level and even think out better ways to achieve the same goal. objects and barriers are being arranged. You can guide students to describe it step by step which you guide them. this can even be a written assignment. pull back. In the end it is all about how YOU choose to use the tool that makes the difference! Think about that. then ask them to describe their strategies verbally or create a written material that describes their strategies.” What is the goal of the game?” “Why do you like Angry Birds?” There are several questions that can be used to get students to use language just by talking about the game itself. how about having each student think out their strategies separately and get them to discuss which strategy is best and then put into action? You could even have a list of vocabulary words you would like the student to use when describing their strategies such as: a. fall. Different adverbs when describing the order of the birds and their actions. Lots of different prepositions to guide where exactly the birds must land. Maybe students can take turns to guide each other using key words to complete the levels. The game has an order in which things happen. Verbs such as : deploy the egg (the white birds have to deploy the egg at the appropriate time). d. When teaching students to describe activities using coherent language (a skills that can be very limited in children with language disorders) we want them to follow an order…” you first did this. however the child has to describe their strategy to getting to the pig prior to playing the level. and also how the Imagine all that can be worked on just from having a student describe the whole concept behind Angry Birds! You can even have some “food for thought” kind of questions such as:” Why do you think the creators picked birds as main characters?“. I will be back on this with more ” from useless to teaching app”. If you are with a group of students. b. Geek SLP ( AKA Barbara Fernandes)  . If you are working on writing skills. get him to explain the whole game to you. In the end it is all about how you decide to use it. 3. then that”. Adjective: used when describing the areas & targets in which the birds must land. hit. You and the child can play one or several levels together. If your student/child is already familiar with Angry Birds.“ Do all birds work the same way?“.1. c. Select a level and ask the student to play it once. These were just a few examples of how creativity can have more weight than the specific tool you have in front of you. drop. fly. explode. 2. You can use each level on Angry Birds to teach that skill.
$1. The simple fact that teachers and students can discuss their own strategies to reaching the goal is in of itself an amazing fun expressive language task.99 Cut the Rope Cut the Rope is yet another app that can generate a lot of expressive language.99  . You will just need to adjust the level of scaffolding needed to get into the skills you are trying to get into.GAMES & LEARNING Strategy apps which allow users to reach the goal in several different ways is one of the best gaming styles for language therapy. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad Angry Bird Angry Birds can be used in so many different ways to teach students new vocabulary. the use of coherent $1.99 language. The crocodile needs to take a bath. the players must dig through the mug to make the water ﬂow from one area to another. basic question/answering skills and even story telling skills. $1. The small and very cute character accomplishes tasks by cutting ropes. Where’s my water This is one of my favorite apps created by Disney.
Klear screen: $21 4.OtterBox (defender): $50.99 2. Protecting and disinfecting your device can be as fundamental as owning an iPad.Speakers: Must have for group therapy settings. . $59 ( HP Photo smart Plus) 5.74 3. Bub Cap protector: $6 4. a. Apple TV: $99.Stylus pen: $6 2.Rocketﬁsh: $45. protection. a.iHome $19 6. others as “non-essential”.Case: Protection.99 3. protection.iPad/Apps accessories. If you have a grant or are seeking funding for your iPad. iPad Stand: Great for holding your iPad in therapy.Printer with air-printing capabilities: prints directly from the iPad. a. Some accessories I like to deﬁne as “essential accessories”. a. Essential Accessories for Speech Therapists Non-Essential Accessories ( but still fun or useful) 1. you need to make sure you do your research on the accessories you want to include with the fund request.Wireless Keyboard: Typing long reports on your iPad.Cleaning solution: Clean your iPad after each session. HDMI cable & adapter: $40 1. $34 Accessories Cost ( An estimate based on the products I use) $231 33 $151 The cost and advantages of implementing the iPad as a learning tool for speech therapy & Special education. For sure. none of these “accessories” come with the purchase of the iPad and therefore they are extra expenses.
smartyearsapps. 1. Smarty Ears is where Barbara’s passion is met. special education teachers.com GeekSLP http://www.apple. As the CEO of Smarty Ears. Barbara enjoys traveling abroad.com Therapy411 About the Author: Barbara. Barbara’s passion for technology has led her to become an active blogger known as “GeekSLP” for www.” Barbara has created over 30 applications that combine her knowledge of technology with her expertise in speech and language sciences.itaalk.geekslp. which I highly discourage. a symbol set that contains 11. In her spare time.com iTalk Foundation http://www.S. Barbara was one of the participants of the program jointly administered by the U. 2. 4. which have been sold in over 40 countries to speech pathologists. Apple http://www. to make a decision on app before purchasing it. 34 Nullam arcu leo. Spanish & Portuguese). 3. called “Promoting the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Society Through Assistive Technology: Culturally Appropriate Solutions. the founder and director of Smarty Ears received her master degree in Speech and Language Pathology with an emphasis in bilingualism from Texas Christian University. Barbara has been invited as a guest speaker in universities and International conferences.com and the blog of the American Speech and Language Association known as the AshaSphere. I have compiled a resource list I used to gather the information on this document.com Smarty Ears Apps http:// www. Smarty Symbols is another one of Barbara’s creations. and given workshops and presentations around the world on how technology can be implemented to improve the speech and language skills. 5. Department of Education and the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Barbara Fernandes has created over 36 applications. Many people rely solely on iTunes reviews. and parents of children with special needs. In addition to her passion for working with bilingual children. scuba diving and playing with her gadgets and three dogs. and she has worked with children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and native languages in several countries.000 symbols which also reﬂect Barbara’s passion for technology and multicultural issues. Barbara speaks three languages (English. As GeekSLP.iTherapy purchase & costs Resource List I truly believe that speech-therapy and educational blogs are the best resource you could have for deciding if a speciﬁc app would be useful to you. facilisis ut .geekslp. In 2004.
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