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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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.  . The BCSS is individually administered to establish a baseline of basic concepts that are in error. An understanding of basic concepts is foundational for students to follow directions and develop reading and math skills.SCREENING & ASSESSMENT PART 3 ICON APP NAME Basic Concepts Skills Screener DESCRIPTION PRICE The Basic Concepts Skills Screener (BCSS) was developed for $29.
In the not too far past. but it gives in fact a status of ICON NAME Proloquo2Go “cool”.AAC APPS It is not about the app with the most features. 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. 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. powerful automatic conjugations. today the iPad. iPod touch & iPad $189. up-to-date symbols. Many developers around the world are helping children by creating apps that make AAC affordable. I congratulate these pioneers that are changing history.it is about the app that meets the needs of the student.  . AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. school districts were obligated to spend thousands of dollars on a dedicated device that would allow children to communicate their basic wants and needs. I hope you already know that different devices have different features. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPhone. a default vocabulary of over 7000 items.99 DESCRIPTION Proloquo2Go brings natural sounding text-tospeech voices.
iPad. hungry. Expressive is intuitive and simple to use. Converts any words with Text to Speech that do not have custom audio recorded. iPod touch & iPad Expressive iCommunicate $34. $37. emotion. iPod. Can make your own albums online with Tap to Talk Designer. bathroom”.99 iPhone. designed to minimize keystrokes and to maximize ease & speed. Android. Just tap in your phrase and the app speaks for you.99 iPhone. drink.  .ICON NAME DESCRIPTION The best thing about Expressive is its ease of use. Nitendo DS Tap to Talk Verbally Verbally is the ﬁrst free iPad app to provide a FREE complete assistive speech solution for creative communication. and visual schedules. create their own folders and arrange the images as they please. It does not require any knowledge about programming or manuals. 99 iPad only Touch Chat TouchChat ﬁts into the product category of Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. AAC devices allow individuals who cannot speak to communicate by spelling or selecting icons from a visual display. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY $39. iPhone & iPod touch Grace Download for Free/ $99.99 iPad. ﬂashcards. Create pictures. storyboards. Verbally is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app for speaking unique thoughts and feelings.95 USD per year iPhone. iPod touch & iPad ( BUt user much purchase different copies) $149. routines. Tap to Talk comes with a starter album with categories “go. Expressive allows users to select from a pool of images with audio ﬁles. 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. play. Record custom audio in any language.
food. The main screen contains 119 preselected words that lead on to 13 thousand built in Smarty Symbols. That's how I feel is an app designed to help nonverbal children and adults express their feelings using Smarty Symbols. iPad & Android Quick Talk $2.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.95 language to nonverbal users who are not yet in full control of literacy. Every button can be completely customized with phrases. 99 iPad only $0. Two simple buttons provide both male and female voice output. Sono Flex combines the beneﬁts of structure and ﬂexibility. 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. iPod touch.99 iPad. or feelings.99 iPhone. and even your own voice! Editing the buttons in Quick Talk is quick and easy. 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. quickly matching individual and situational communication needs. Scroll through theme-based category icons. providing a framework for language development. Speak for Yourself  . and access sets of over 250 related words and phrases to express frequently used ideas. $24. pictures. iGreet you is a simple communication aid for children who need to work on greetings. It offers Free/ $99. Developed by Smarty Ears and Lucy Nutt. a certiﬁed Speech-Language Pathologist.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. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY $14. such as greetings. colors.
The premium version offers a total of 100+ Templates. It is a reliable printer with a touch screen menu. Grids & Boards. Airprint printers allow you print from your iPad using your wireless network. Signs. Schedules. I love the future of education! NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILIT Y $49. The only draw back is that I wish that the quality of the photos printed were a little better. special education and parents of children who need symbols to communicate and learn.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.  . Custom Boards allows you to select from a pool of templates in six areas: Devices& Switches. This means the end of printer cables( how exciting!). you must own an “Airprint ready” printer. I purchased the HP Photomart Plus Printer for $99 on Amazon about 3 months ago and I love it. which is also very stylish. Labels & Worksheets.on the iPad PRINTING ACTIVITIES Custom Boards In order to print directly from your iPad. Activities. teachers. You can ﬁnd a list of airprint ready printers on the Apple website. but it serves its purpose. Custom Boards includes over 11 thousand built in symbols from the Smarty Symbols library and the ability to add your own photos.
99 iPhone. Today. app developers use the concept I created to develop apps with diﬀerent features that have made your paper cards obsolete. Smarty Speech was indeed a revolution in the concept at the months back. In October of 2010. I released a new articulation app. iPod. you may not. that does nearly everything you can image. iPad Articulate it!  . SLPs select the student and assign speciﬁc goals to each student. When I submitted papers to present in conferences a few Automatic % of Accuracy. select phonological processes. It is crazy to believe that this was just over one year ago. when I created the ﬁrst application for time. I still remember that when I told a friend I was creating apps. I am proud to say that I was the creator of the concept of articulation in december of 2009. many times you will have several “digital ﬂashcards”. we did not have half of the apps for articulation today.ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY So many great apps you will not believe you spent so many years using paper ﬂashcards. since the caseload in this area is always large. Student’s take turn on the app with their own goals. We did not even know there could be anything like an iPad at that time. so we switched to Smarty Speech. it is called Articulate it! and it is included on the list bellow. PRICE $39. You can e-mail voice recording and scores. As many of you will see. I had to explain what an app was. It allows ability to do voice recordings. ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION Articulate it! is the only app that allows SLPs to track a group of student with their individual goals. I have decided that we need a name that it articulation apps. Everyday one new app is placed on the app store. manner of articulation. 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. 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. in January of 2010.
t. The iPhone. Android All About Sounds Simple matching game.99 articulation errors patterns in children as well as adults. ch. b.99 iPhone. d. 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. sblends. l-blends. $49. 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. that allows you to select target sounds. r-blends. iPad  . manner of articulation. With over 450 target words /r/ intensive is the best tool for practicing this “interesting” phoneme.99 iPhone. r. iPod. f. $. ArtikPix . v.Full has all 21 decks with 40 cards each (113 cards in r deck. iPad /r/ intensive rIntensive is one of Smarty Ears’ articulation apps. iPod. or most frequent phonological processes in Spanish speakers $29.ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY PART 2 ICON APP NAME ArtiKPix DESCRIPTION Utilizing fun and modern graphics. p.99 iPhone. j. identiﬁcation. l. s. diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of articulation skills in English speaking individuals.99 iPhone. m. sh. g. iPod. n. PRICE $29. k. . 913 total cards) for the following sounds: th. $24. z. It allows users to select from a pool of all Spanish phonemes.
99 iPhone. not designed speciﬁcally for speech therapy but it can be a very powerful tool for articulation therapy. Talking Tom is a cat that repeats everything you say using a high pitched voice. iPhone. such as send a kiss. PRICE $29. FREE iPhone. There are a series of 15 oral motor exercises. iPod touch iPad Speech Hangman Simple Hangman game that allows you to play hangman using a pool of words based on speciﬁc phonemes. and mouth. iPad 1 & 2 $5.Speech Trainer 3D is a tool designed to help individuals to practice every sound in the English language. iPod touch Talking Tom Talking Tom is an animated app. tongue to the right and to the left. it is a great model for children and adults who wish to work on learning to pronounce the English sounds correctly. iPod touch. iPhone. It has three levels of difﬁculty on iPhone and 5 on the iPad. Clever will guide children through a series of animated oral motor exercises. lips.99  . iPod touch $9. etc.99 iPhone. making an “o” with the mouth. IPod touch iPad Smart Oral Motor Smart Oral-Motor is a fun and entertaining way to practice oral motor skills. With detailed 3D animations that demonstrate the correct positioning of the tongue. Great bribe for getting the little ones talking.99 Speech Trainer 3D This is a 3D demonstration of all sounds in the English language.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. iPad. including vowels and consonants. $2.
Each activity includes words. PLC has four game-type activities included to encourage active participation. and carrier sentences. and easily adapted to ﬁt a traditional therapy approach as well as the Cycles approach. The ﬂip books allow you to PRICE $39. 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.99 app more user-friendly. drill of the words and contrasting the pairs.Full Phono Learning Center Phono Learning Center (PLC) is not “just” another articulation app.99 level! This app allows children to practice their sounds with a variety of engaging and fun activities centered around the iPad cinema theme. SLP Minimal Pairs .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.99 in app purchase s iPhone. and contains 367 words covering 8 major phonological processes. and you pay $9.99 per each additional ﬂip book you purchase. The Articulation Flipbook targets a variety of different vocalic “r” sounds in the format of ﬂip book phrases. Articulation Scenes provides numerous opportunities for children to pronounce their sounds more clearly. 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. $19. fun. Articulation Scenes comes with 72 stunning built-in scenes and over 1200 practice words. iPad Users can practice auditory discrimination.99 iPad only  .99 iPad Articulation Flipbook Free + $9. This app targets minimal pairs. The initial ﬂip book set is offered for free. This application has undergone a recent update which makes the $29. Based on scenes. carrier phrases. iPod touch Articulation Scenes Articulation Scenes brings articulation practice to a whole new $39.
asha.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 progress monitoring making it perfect for use by SLPs. VC. Several apps have been published in the last year. (http://www.com/watch?v=H9PHAd1U3J0) ICON APP NAME Apraxia Ville DESCRIPTION PRICE Apraxia Ville is a unique application created specifically to help children with $19. which has pushed me to learn and research the subject more than ever.htm) Apraxia of Speech is a speech disorder that affects the motor skills associated with speech. 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. customization of targets. With iPad only multiple levels.. Children with apraxia have difficulty producing sounds. special educators.  . and words. and the ability to create custom words. (http://www. CVC & CVCV). Apraxia Ville is perfect for those students struggling with sound production. and a recent discussion on Linkedin showed me that people would really benefit from learning the differences and similarities of each app. This blog post has a companion podcast where I demo the five apps discussed here. Last year I became very interested in developing a new app for apraxia. which can serve as a tool for the intensive motor speech drill shown to be effective in helping children learn consistent sound production. I own and have used about 95% of all the Apraxia apps on the apps store. The ASHA website has a very structured page with more information on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. word targets by syllable structure (CV.youtube. and parents alike. syllables. Designed by certified speech-language pathologists.99 childhood apraxia of speech and severe speech-sound disorders. Apraxia Ville provides video modeling of consonants and vowels. both vowel and consonant targets. You can watch the GeekSLP TV #36 video here.org/ public/speech/disorders/ childhoodapraxia. All the apps currently available in the iTunes app store reflect a structure that is in line with this approach.
Here is how the program works: Someone from an educational program must enroll by becoming the program manager for your institution. 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.com/asvpp. debit cards. It is important to note that the developers have the option to opt out of this discount. and Visa). cashier’s check.apple.apple. This is a signiﬁcant saving for the educational institution.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. Financing is also available.com/legal/itunes/volume/us/terms. MasterCard. For more information you can visit :http://www. therefore. not every application will offer the discount even if you purchase 20 copies. Developers have to option for giving the discount. they will receive 50% off on the cost of the application. and even wire transfer.How educational institutions can purchase apps and get 50% off : Apple has implemented a program called “The Volume Purchase” program. money orders. Each person receiving the code must login to their iTunes account and redeem the code. This way. if an educational institution chooses to purchase 20 copies of any of their apps.html Forms of payment The program manager can make payments using credit cards (American Express. and after the codes are downloaded this person is in charge of distributing codes that teachers. therapists and other staff members can use to download the application free of charge on their end. Discover. How to sign up The program manager can sign up for the program by visiting the following link: http://eduvpp. The program manager will be in charge of making the purchases. The redeem link is on the right side of the iTunes store  .
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put language in context by using it. inferencing.com  . Morphology each area. vocabulary. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad $21.. This application designed for elementary age students targets 8 goals: Answering how.geekslp. and sequencing. predicting and ﬁgurative language. 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.LANGUAGE SKILLS Technology is all around us. possible that in the next update I will to happen we need to use it. The universe of language skills is just so replacement for your services. nearly impossible to ﬁnd any EBP on pragmatic skills.. but I guess in order for EBP Pragmatics. why. You still need to large that it is nearly impossible to even plan for your therapy. vocabulary. 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. and which questions. Semantics. We would have apps that would Since this is a very new technology it is target whQuestions. grasp it. Remember this is not a television. try it out.99 Source www. and have to create a separate category for and research the outcome. Syntax. syntax and so on. It is the apps.
iPod. Easy to use. iPad Adjective Remix Adjective Remix targets practicing vocabulary knowledge of qualifying words (aka adjectives). With over 120 verbs in present. iPod. places. There are several ABA Flashcards such as “ Animals. WhQuestions features 300 questions in a variety of formats. $9.geekslp. and past tense with corresponding high quality images and audio (totaling to almost 1000 stimuli) practicing verbs has never been so easy or intuitive. actions. special educators or speech language pathologists. $10.99 iPhone. iPod iPad iPractice verbs 2. 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. iPad  Source www. Word SlapPs is used to teach vocabulary words speciﬁc to your child’s world with images that you choose.99 iPad Speech with Milo-Verbs $2. present progressive. Upload and save your images into customizable categories and pair them with your own recorded questions.com .LANGUAGE SKILLS. This application was designed to be used by parents. which can be emailed or printed. etc.0 is a fun and easy way to learn and practice basic English verbs.99 iPhone. in order to build vocabulary and develop grammar skills.99 iPhone. teachers. This application is intended for children. Adjective Remix will analyze the data and track progress.99 iPhone. These are ﬂashcards with audio and visual information. It displays an animated mouse acting out verbs. Word SLapPs is designed by an SLP and modeled after Discrete Trial teaching. iPractice Verbs $14. iPod. iPad Word SlapPs $2. approximately ages 2-10. music. It is possible to play the activity with only one or multiple children.PART 1 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION The ABA ﬂashcards are great apps for teaching vocabulary.
Below 4.99 Universa l Word SlapPs Impressive application that teaches students about the weather.99 for Individu al version iphone. dining room.Sequencing PRICE $6. FREE Full version $9.Beside 5. Describe it To Me is a fun. iPad Preposition Remix This app provides 35 scenes where users can drag the scenes around to sequence them. etc) and several characters . Based on research and designed by a certiﬁed speech-language pathologist.Near 13. $2. colorful graphics. classroom.Under Speech with Milo. a video clip showing sequence is played.Inside 12.geekslp.In front of 10. $5. created to help improve the receptive and expressive language skills in children and adults.99 iPad Language Adventures Language Adventures is a new spin on your old speech and $24.On 15.Next to 14.PART 2 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION Prepositions Remix provides practice with 20 of English most commons propositions: 1. $2.com . The children can play in the scenes by placing objects on them and arranging the scene as the please. bathroom.Outside 18.LANGUAGE SKILLS.On top of 16. antonyms and multiple meanings. living room. 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.To the left 19. multi-level game.Above 2.Behind 3.In the middle 11. After user selects appropriate sequence.To the right 20.Between 6.99 Describe it to me  Source www.99 language game boards. ipod.In 9.Closest to 7. students will develop vocabulary skills by responding to questions about synonyms.Furthest 8.99 iPad House of Learning The app contains 12 scenes (bedrooms. 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. kitchen.Out 17.
and when they accumulate enough stars.PART 3 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION The interactive story book allows children to build skills by recording their own story. they are rewarded with a magic show. Magical Concepts is an engaging. iPad Magical Concepts Fun with directions Fun with directions is a app targeting following directions.99 iphone. $9. ipod.99  Source www.com . multi-player $9.99 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. $9. open. Fun & Functional provides SLPs. 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. ipod.LANGUAGE SKILLS. This is app was designed in order to develop and informally assess speech and language skills. This is a highly interactive application.99 application designed by Speech-Language Pathologists to improve language comprehension for individuals of all age iPad groups. $9.99 iphone. working memory and a variety of concepts such as give. PRICE $. parents and others with a tool to develop categorization and descriptive skills by interacting with pictures and audio. Children earn stars for each correct response. who encourages them to work hard. touch. iPad Categories Learning Center Categories Learning Center is a multi-level.geekslp. 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. colorful app includes over 2000 photos accompanied by audio instructions. iPad Fun & Functional Fun & Functional is an application used to improve language comprehension and expression in individuals of all age groups. Children are welcomed by Mago the Magician.99 iphone. $9. ipod.
Beach: Third person singular agreement. this application contains a series of quizzes targeting a variety of grammatical structures.geekslp.PART 4 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION Sentence Builder GRAMMAR/SYNTAX PRICE $9.99 (plus audio of each card’s text) from the Using I and Me Fun Deck® by Super Duper® Publications.99 iphone. Grocery: Has/Have. 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. to record them and get pieces for a puzzle as a reward. Syntax City Syntax City is a state-of-the-art application that targets a $24. ipod. Ski Resort: He/ She. Users are prompted to drag words to make sentences. iPad Sentence Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences.99 practice regular and irregular plurals in multiple contexts. This ﬂashcard app contains 52 illustrated picture ﬂash cards $4. Explicit attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the english language. The theme sets iPad the tone for children visiting a variety of places within our town. Free Expedition with plurals Expedition with Plurals was created for PK–3 students to $9. Select the cards you iPad want students to see.LANGUAGE SKILLS. Bakery: Was/Were. Each location within the city targets a different set of goals: Gym: Do/Does. and have your students ﬁll in the blank to practice the personal pronouns “I” and “me”. Using I and me Rainbow Sentences Rainbow sentences is designed to target working on syntax by combining words into phrases and sentences.99  Source www. Powerful app! $7. Park: Is/ Are Grammar Quiz Designed for students from K-5th grade. iPad targeting both receptive and expressive language skills and accompanied by recorded audio instructions.com . Farm: Past tense verb agreement.99 variety of grammatical elements in fun and engaging ways for elementary and middle school children.
geekslp. ipod. iPod. iPad  Source www.LANGUAGE SKILLS.99 iPad Is that silly? Is that silly? Yes! Let the children decide that! With this fun & engaging app.com . children get to observe.99 iPhone. $0. iPad Conversation Builder Interactive scrip for children with language delays. Once you complete each activity. This can be an app extremely useful for children with Autism. Social Quest $24.PART 5 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION SOCIAL LANGUAGE/PRAGMATICS PRICE $9. notice. This app provides a script in which students have to take turns choosing appropriate answers and questions.99 iphone. make a decision & verbalize which ones of the 120 images are silly or not silly. a report is generated based on the level of activity chosen. middle school. and high school-aged populations. 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. The app utilizes a problem-solving quest theme in which students navigate various locations and earn “rewards” linked to social competencies.
iPhone. It saves you time and makes ﬁguring out the % of stuttered syllables a lot easier. IPad $9. The SLP may familiarize themselves with the app.we do it for you! The Disﬂuency Index Counter uses two simple buttons that record the amount of times the SLP pushes the buttons. changes in avoidance behaviors. the app displays a visual cue. iPad $8. $9. Fluency Tracker This app was deigned to be used by people who stutter. iPod touch. . ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPhone.99 iPhone iPod touch Fluently Fluently integrates a proprietary voice-processing algorithm to detect real-time ﬂuctuations in speech. iPod touch . With Fluency Tracker© individuals will be able to track changes in the frequency of disﬂuency. pushed or spoken harshly.99 DAF Assistant $9. and feelings associated with speaking. 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.FLUENCY/STUTTERING From apps for SLPs to apps for people who stutter. When a user’s speech is stuttered.99 Disfluency Index Counter The easiest and cheapest way to track your %SS (Percentage of stuttered syllables). which changes from a green to red light.99 iPhone iPod touch iPad  . in order to recommend to clients. Disﬂuency Index Counter app allows Speech and Language Therapists to perform a live count of the number of ﬂuent or disﬂuent syllables.
Audio level meter $0. S/Z Ratio is an evaluation utility for speech-language pathologists who provide assessment and/or treatment to clients with voice disorders.99 Voice Memo .Records audio in high quality .Pause a recoding .99 Voice Analyzer Voice Analyzer is a real-time spectrum and spectrogram analyzer with the possibility of visualization formants. IPad $1.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. With a built-in stopwatch feature. With The Voice Analyzer you can check your harmonics and formants. especially the most important for every singer "The Singer’s Formant". S/Z Ratio iPhone.99 iPhone iPod touch  .Play memos .Add text notes to memos .Multitask while recording .Unlimited recording time . iPod touch .Tag memos . S/Z Ratio allows for the timing of a clientʼs /s/ and /z/ maximum phonation times.
but with amazing graphics. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILI TY FREE CAUSE & EFFECT Pocket Pond Simple app. As you touch the screen it plays music.. a contemplative experience or just a fun toy to while away a few spare minutes. Fluidity Fluidity is a suite of programs designed to let the FREE user play with the dynamics of ﬂuids. (Wikipedia. as a performance. This app depicts a pond with ﬁsh in it. Virtuoso Piano Simple Piano.99 WHAT IS IT ? Cause and effect (also written as cause-effect or cause/effect) refers to the philosophical concept of causality.Apps for. in which an action or event will produce a certain response to the action in the form of another event. FREE Giggle touch Touching letters and shapes make them move $0. Very interesting motivator for children with Autism.. Touch the water to make the water move and scare the ﬁsh in the pond.com)  .
and eligibility due dates. Users are able to select. aphasia. ﬂuency.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. 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.  .99 provides an easy and efﬁcient was to keep track of IEP meetings due dates.99 GeekSLP GeekSLP is now also an application that gives speech therapists access to blog posts.UTILITY & CASELOAD MANAGEMENT FOR SPEECH THERAPIST ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad $19. pragmatics. 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. video podcasts and information on how to integrate technology in their practice. edit and e-mail goals as a starting point to creating therapy goals. expressive language. Therapy Report Center iPad $0. Caseload Tracker $14. evaluation due dates. This makes the process of adding students one by one to many apps a simple two-step process. and many others. Now with the TRC.
Reading Comprehensi on Camp Reading Comprehension Camp is a multi-purpose $19. With multiple levels. All you need to do is enter the word (correctly spelled).Crab with the ﬁnger . the grade level (1-12) and the spoken word (recorded via the iPads built in microphone). Crab. Optionally. Children collect the numbers in sequence by dragging Mr. SpellBoard: Spelling words SpellBoard provides a fast and intuitive way for you $4.and drawing the letter at the same time. The in-app data collection makes this app perfect for progress monitoring in Response to Intervention (RTI) or Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). 50 stories. and the ability to create personal stories this comprehensive app is perfect for students struggling with comprehension.99 app speciﬁcally designed to encourage language growth and reading comprehension. you can add a written and/or spoken phrase.Apps for reading. iPad  .99 iPhone. Once all the letters in the word are drawn properly. auditory comprehension. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILI TY $2. a cute drawing appears. IPod touch iPad READING & WRITING iWrite Words iWriteWords teaches handwriting with the Help of Mr. writing. That's it! Now you are ready to study your word list and be quizzed on it.99 to enter your list of spelling words.
iPad $24. Designed to help people with receptive aphasia and alexia.LANGUAGE REHABILITATION ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Comprehension Therappy Comprehension TherAppy targets auditory and reading iPad comprehension of single words. Opportunities for multiple practice of target words within each room as well as data collection are available. 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. Each target word can be elicited by using one or more of the ﬁve different types of cues available. Naming Therappy Naming TherAppy is another powerful speech therapy app for aphasia rehab from Tactus Therapy Solutions.99 located.99 iName it This app consists of ﬁfty nouns that are commonly iPad found in the home. The target items are displayed within the context of the rooms where they are typically $14. it is also a valuable $24. Reading Rehabilitatio n Toolkit  .99 improving reading skills for adults with reading difﬁculties.99 tool to treat attention and other cognitive deﬁcits. The Reading Rehabilitation Toolkit is an application iPad developed by a Speech-Language Pathologist that targets $14. 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.
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. This is an app for working on basic vocabulary and even categorization. The user is given a verb and a pronoun and must type the correct verb conjugation. Insectos. $1. Mary Bauman.APPS FOR SPANISH THERAPY ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Spanish ArtiK (Articulation) App developed for practicing articulation skills in Spanish. It contains all phonemes in Spanish organized by Phonemes. Colores and Familia”. Mar. and Scott Prath and published by Smarty Ears. Ellen Kester.99 iPhone iPod Android Learn Spanish and Play $1. $29. Hortalizas. Zoologico.99 iPad  .99 iPad only Play2Learn This Spanish app is part of a family of apps in several languages. and Manner of Articulation. There is a teaching and a testing component to this application. Built in data tracking capabilities. identiﬁcation. Frutas. Phonological Processes. The Bapa was developed by Barbara Fernandes. French and other languages. $2.99 iPad only Conjugation Nation This is an app for more advanced learners working on subject-verb agreement in Spanish. Italian. $49. Choose from one of (the) 8 scenes: “granja.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. including Russian.
diet. assessment data. It was designed to be used under the supervision of a qualiﬁed swallowing clinician. and recommendations in a single document. It also contains four demonstration videos of treatment techniques commonly used for swallowing. and compensator y treatment techniques. which can then be printed or e-mailed directly from the user's iPad. iSwallow™ is a personal rehabilitation assistant (PRA) for Free use on the iPhone.DYSPHAGIA ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Dysphagia2GO Dysphagia2Go guides you through the evaluation process iPad with reminders to assess medications.99 should focus. iPod Touch. Free  . liquids. iSwallow Small Talk Dysphagia SmallTalk Dysphagia contains 50 phrases that cover eating equipment. cranial nerves and all the areas on which any good dysphagia evaluation $99. The device allows the clinician to choose from a menu of swallowing exercise and establish a personalized therapy program for an individual patient. or iPad. meal assistance. 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. medications.
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  . the skills you are trying to get into. “useless” app into a great tool for learning. as I have will just need to adjust the level of scaffolding needed to get into created 21 of them myself). you may ﬁnd a hear someone say: “this is a horrible tool”.or ”this is just a game”. The idea could be used for teaching”. the use of coherent language. however. The explosion of apps for children with special needs. has pushed As a parent. it drives me crazy when I loosing your prestige because you downloaded it. to replace you as a therapist or a teacher. speciﬁc tools that do the work for you are great prior to sending your birds out there. 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. Given this scenario. I am game. or are afraid of is also everywhere. 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. 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 . because they guide us on the teaching experience. Well. “I don’t know how this good excuse for downloading it or owning it on this post.Gaming Apps into education: Can even Angry Birds promote learning? by GeekSLP Opportunities for teaching and learning are everywhere. 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. what better way to even Angry Birds can be used to promote learning. 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. instead of prohibiting your child from playing the us to want tools that do more and betters things all the time.(Please note I am not at basic question/answering skills and even story telling skills. Language you are not already hooked into Angry Birds.
Adjective: used when describing the areas & targets in which the birds must land. 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. 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.1. Verbs such as : deploy the egg (the white birds have to deploy the egg at the appropriate time).. drop. Maybe students can take turns to guide each other using key words to complete the levels. explode. The game has an order in which things happen. Different adverbs when describing the order of the birds and their actions. These were just a few examples of how creativity can have more weight than the specific tool you have in front of you. In the end it is all about how you decide to use it.” 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. then that”. b. Select a level and ask the student to play it once. Geek SLP ( AKA Barbara Fernandes)  . pull back. If you are with a group of students. There are tons of other ways in which Angry Birds can be used to promote language learning. objects and barriers are being arranged. however the child has to describe their strategy to getting to the pig prior to playing the level. then ask them to describe their strategies verbally or create a written material that describes their strategies. If your student/child is already familiar with Angry Birds. In the end it is all about how YOU choose to use the tool that makes the difference! Think about that. You can guide students to describe it step by step which you guide them. 3. If you are working on writing skills. 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”. fall. d.“ Do all birds work the same way?“. this can even be a written assignment. fly. 2. Lots of different prepositions to guide where exactly the birds must land. You can use each level on Angry Birds to teach that skill. You and the child can play one or several levels together. c. 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. hit. get him to explain the whole game to you.
$1.99  . basic question/answering skills and even story telling skills. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad Angry Bird Angry Birds can be used in so many different ways to teach students new vocabulary. the players must dig through the mug to make the water ﬂow from one area to another. 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. the use of coherent $1.99 Cut the Rope Cut the Rope is yet another app that can generate a lot of expressive language. Where’s my water This is one of my favorite apps created by Disney. $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. The small and very cute character accomplishes tasks by cutting ropes. The crocodile needs to take a bath.99 language.
a. protection.Wireless Keyboard: Typing long reports on your iPad. Some accessories I like to deﬁne as “essential accessories”.Rocketﬁsh: $45. iPad Stand: Great for holding your iPad in therapy. protection. . a. If you have a grant or are seeking funding for your iPad.iPad/Apps accessories.iHome $19 6.99 2.99 3. none of these “accessories” come with the purchase of the iPad and therefore they are extra expenses. Protecting and disinfecting your device can be as fundamental as owning an iPad.Stylus pen: $6 2.74 3. others as “non-essential”. Essential Accessories for Speech Therapists Non-Essential Accessories ( but still fun or useful) 1.Printer with air-printing capabilities: prints directly from the iPad.OtterBox (defender): $50. For sure. a.Cleaning solution: Clean your iPad after each session. a.Speakers: Must have for group therapy settings. Apple TV: $99. HDMI cable & adapter: $40 1. you need to make sure you do your research on the accessories you want to include with the fund request. Bub Cap protector: $6 4.Klear screen: $21 4. $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. $59 ( HP Photo smart Plus) 5.Case: Protection.
Barbara has been invited as a guest speaker in universities and International conferences. and given workshops and presentations around the world on how technology can be implemented to improve the speech and language skills.smartyearsapps.com and the blog of the American Speech and Language Association known as the AshaSphere. 3. Barbara enjoys traveling abroad. Barbara was one of the participants of the program jointly administered by the U. 5.apple. As GeekSLP.com Therapy411 About the Author: Barbara.000 symbols which also reﬂect Barbara’s passion for technology and multicultural issues. to make a decision on app before purchasing it. Spanish & Portuguese). called “Promoting the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Society Through Assistive Technology: Culturally Appropriate Solutions.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. Barbara Fernandes has created over 36 applications. As the CEO of Smarty Ears. 4.com Smarty Ears Apps http:// www. Smarty Ears is where Barbara’s passion is met. Department of Education and the Brazilian Ministry of Education. In addition to her passion for working with bilingual children. a symbol set that contains 11. and she has worked with children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and native languages in several countries. Barbara speaks three languages (English. Smarty Symbols is another one of Barbara’s creations. Apple http://www. which have been sold in over 40 countries to speech pathologists.” Barbara has created over 30 applications that combine her knowledge of technology with her expertise in speech and language sciences. In her spare time.com iTalk Foundation http://www.geekslp. 34 Nullam arcu leo.S. Many people rely solely on iTunes reviews. 1.com GeekSLP http://www. which I highly discourage. scuba diving and playing with her gadgets and three dogs.itaalk. special education teachers. Barbara’s passion for technology has led her to become an active blogger known as “GeekSLP” for www. In 2004. and parents of children with special needs. 2. facilisis ut .geekslp. 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. I have compiled a resource list I used to gather the information on this document.
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