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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
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.  . 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.
today the iPad. a default vocabulary of over 7000 items. I congratulate these pioneers that are changing history. school districts were obligated to spend thousands of dollars on a dedicated device that would allow children to communicate their basic wants and needs. Many developers around the world are helping children by creating apps that make AAC affordable. up-to-date symbols. AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. but it gives in fact a status of ICON NAME Proloquo2Go “cool”. 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.99 DESCRIPTION Proloquo2Go brings natural sounding text-tospeech voices.it is about the app that meets the needs of the student. I hope you already know that different devices have different 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.  . In the not too far past. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPhone.AAC APPS It is not about the app with the most features. iPod touch & iPad $189. powerful automatic conjugations.
iPod touch & iPad ( BUt user much purchase different copies) $149. drink. ﬂashcards. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY $39.99 iPhone. bathroom”. routines.ICON NAME DESCRIPTION The best thing about Expressive is its ease of use. play. Nitendo DS Tap to Talk Verbally Verbally is the ﬁrst free iPad app to provide a FREE complete assistive speech solution for creative communication. iPod touch & iPad Expressive iCommunicate $34. 99 iPad only Touch Chat TouchChat ﬁts into the product category of Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. and visual schedules.95 USD per year iPhone. iPhone & iPod touch Grace Download for Free/ $99. Expressive is intuitive and simple to use. designed to minimize keystrokes and to maximize ease & speed. Can make your own albums online with Tap to Talk Designer. Tap to Talk comes with a starter album with categories “go. create their own folders and arrange the images as they please.99 iPad. 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. iPad. Android. iPod. Expressive allows users to select from a pool of images with audio ﬁles.  . Verbally is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app for speaking unique thoughts and feelings. emotion. AAC devices allow individuals who cannot speak to communicate by spelling or selecting icons from a visual display. Record custom audio in any language. hungry. storyboards. Converts any words with Text to Speech that do not have custom audio recorded. It does not require any knowledge about programming or manuals. Create pictures.99 iPhone. $37. Just tap in your phrase and the app speaks for you.
99 iPhone.95 language to nonverbal users who are not yet in full control of literacy. It offers Free/ $99. 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. Sono Flex combines the beneﬁts of structure and ﬂexibility. such as greetings. Speak for Yourself  . Scroll through theme-based category icons. Two simple buttons provide both male and female voice output. colors. and even your own voice! Editing the buttons in Quick Talk is quick and easy. providing a framework for language development. 99 iPad only $0.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. 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. $24. or feelings. Every button can be completely customized with phrases. food. The main screen contains 119 preselected words that lead on to 13 thousand built in Smarty Symbols. and access sets of over 250 related words and phrases to express frequently used ideas. Developed by Smarty Ears and Lucy Nutt. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY $14.99 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. a certiﬁed Speech-Language Pathologist. iPod touch. quickly matching individual and situational communication needs.99 iPad. iGreet you is a simple communication aid for children who need to work on greetings. pictures. 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.
teachers. Activities. Airprint printers allow you print from your iPad using your wireless network. You can ﬁnd a list of airprint ready printers on the Apple website. I love the future of education! NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILIT Y $49. This means the end of printer cables( how exciting!). you must own an “Airprint ready” printer. The only draw back is that I wish that the quality of the photos printed were a little better. I purchased the HP Photomart Plus Printer for $99 on Amazon about 3 months ago and I love it. Schedules.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. Grids & Boards.on the iPad PRINTING ACTIVITIES Custom Boards In order to print directly from your iPad. The premium version offers a total of 100+ Templates. Signs. which is also very stylish. Custom Boards includes over 11 thousand built in symbols from the Smarty Symbols library and the ability to add your own photos. but it serves its purpose. Labels & Worksheets. special education and parents of children who need symbols to communicate and learn.  . It is a reliable printer with a touch screen menu. Custom Boards allows you to select from a pool of templates in six areas: Devices& Switches.
that does nearly everything you can image. it is called Articulate it! and it is included on the list bellow. Everyday one new app is placed on the app store. When I submitted papers to present in conferences a few Automatic % of Accuracy. manner of articulation. since the caseload in this area is always large. As many of you will see. It allows ability to do voice recordings. I released a new articulation app. Student’s take turn on the app with their own goals.ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY So many great apps you will not believe you spent so many years using paper ﬂashcards. in January of 2010. iPad Articulate it!  . I have decided that we need a name that it articulation apps. I am proud to say that I was the creator of the concept of articulation in december of 2009. iPod. you may not. we did not have half of the apps for articulation today. SLPs select the student and assign speciﬁc goals to each student.99 iPhone. ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION Articulate it! is the only app that allows SLPs to track a group of student with their individual goals. I had to explain what an app was. In October of 2010. app developers use the concept I created to develop apps with diﬀerent features that have made your paper cards obsolete. when I created the ﬁrst application for 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. 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. many times you will have several “digital ﬂashcards”. We did not even know there could be anything like an iPad at that time. select phonological processes. You can e-mail voice recording and scores. so we switched to Smarty Speech. Smarty Speech was indeed a revolution in the concept at the months back. Today. I still remember that when I told a friend I was creating apps. PRICE $39. It is crazy to believe that this was just over one year ago.
r-blends. 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.99 iPhone. v. t. r. $24. p. z. It allows users to select from a pool of all Spanish phonemes. Android All About Sounds Simple matching game.Full has all 21 decks with 40 cards each (113 cards in r deck. iPod. manner of articulation. m. iPod. that allows you to select target sounds. $49. 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. With over 450 target words /r/ intensive is the best tool for practicing this “interesting” phoneme.99 articulation errors patterns in children as well as adults. l. b. 913 total cards) for the following sounds: th. PRICE $29.99 iPhone. or most frequent phonological processes in Spanish speakers $29. . iPad  . The iPhone. ch. f. iPad /r/ intensive rIntensive is one of Smarty Ears’ articulation apps. ArtikPix . diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of articulation skills in English speaking individuals. d. g. iPod. l-blends. sblends. sh.99 iPhone.99 iPhone. $. identiﬁcation. j. iPod. n. k.ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY PART 2 ICON APP NAME ArtiKPix DESCRIPTION Utilizing fun and modern graphics. s.
Great bribe for getting the little ones talking. With detailed 3D animations that demonstrate the correct positioning of the tongue. making an “o” with the mouth.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. iPod touch Talking Tom Talking Tom is an animated app. not designed speciﬁcally for speech therapy but it can be a very powerful tool for articulation therapy. lips. iPod touch $9. including vowels and consonants. FREE iPhone.99 iPhone. PRICE $29. tongue to the right and to the left. such as send a kiss. iPod touch iPad Speech Hangman Simple Hangman game that allows you to play hangman using a pool of words based on speciﬁc phonemes. Clever will guide children through a series of animated oral motor exercises. it is a great model for children and adults who wish to work on learning to pronounce the English sounds correctly. iPhone.99  . and mouth. iPod touch. iPad. It has three levels of difﬁculty on iPhone and 5 on the iPad. iPad 1 & 2 $5. etc. iPhone. There are a series of 15 oral motor exercises.Speech Trainer 3D is a tool designed to help individuals to practice every sound in the English language. Talking Tom is a cat that repeats everything you say using a high pitched voice. $2.99 iPhone. IPod touch iPad Smart Oral Motor Smart Oral-Motor is a fun and entertaining way to practice oral motor skills.
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.99 level! This app allows children to practice their sounds with a variety of engaging and fun activities centered around the iPad cinema theme. This app targets minimal pairs. Each activity includes words. Articulation Scenes comes with 72 stunning built-in scenes and over 1200 practice words. Articulation Scenes provides numerous opportunities for children to pronounce their sounds more clearly.99 iPad Articulation Flipbook Free + $9.99 per each additional ﬂip book you purchase. 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. PLC has four game-type activities included to encourage active participation.99 app more user-friendly. The initial ﬂip book set is offered for free.Full Phono Learning Center Phono Learning Center (PLC) is not “just” another articulation app. The ﬂip books allow you to PRICE $39. drill of the words and contrasting the pairs. Based on scenes. This application has undergone a recent update which makes the $29. iPod touch Articulation Scenes Articulation Scenes brings articulation practice to a whole new $39.99 in app purchase s iPhone. $19.99 iPad only  . SLP Minimal Pairs . and you pay $9. and contains 367 words covering 8 major phonological processes. and carrier sentences. iPad Users can practice auditory discrimination.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. 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. fun. carrier phrases.
Designed by certified speech-language pathologists. special educators. All the apps currently available in the iTunes app store reflect a structure that is in line with this approach. (http://www. This blog post has a companion podcast where I demo the five apps discussed here. which can serve as a tool for the intensive motor speech drill shown to be effective in helping children learn consistent sound production.  . Children with apraxia have difficulty producing sounds. VC. CVC & CVCV). word targets by syllable structure (CV.. Apraxia Ville is perfect for those students struggling with sound production. 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. Several apps have been published in the last year.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 words.com/watch?v=H9PHAd1U3J0) ICON APP NAME Apraxia Ville DESCRIPTION PRICE Apraxia Ville is a unique application created specifically to help children with $19. You can watch the GeekSLP TV #36 video here. customization of targets.org/ public/speech/disorders/ childhoodapraxia. Last year I became very interested in developing a new app for apraxia.htm) Apraxia of Speech is a speech disorder that affects the motor skills associated with speech. With iPad only multiple levels. I own and have used about 95% of all the Apraxia apps on the apps store. both vowel and consonant targets. and the ability to create custom words.99 childhood apraxia of speech and severe speech-sound disorders. and parents alike. and progress monitoring making it perfect for use by SLPs. which has pushed me to learn and research the subject more than ever.youtube.asha. (http://www. syllables. The ASHA website has a very structured page with more information on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. and a recent discussion on Linkedin showed me that people would really benefit from learning the differences and similarities of each app. Apraxia Ville provides video modeling of consonants and vowels.
Developers have to option for giving the discount. therefore. This way.How educational institutions can purchase apps and get 50% off : Apple has implemented a program called “The Volume Purchase” program. How to sign up The program manager can sign up for the program by visiting the following link: http://eduvpp. Each person receiving the code must login to their iTunes account and redeem the code.html Forms of payment The program manager can make payments using credit cards (American Express. Here is how the program works: Someone from an educational program must enroll by becoming the program manager for your institution. if an educational institution chooses to purchase 20 copies of any of their apps. MasterCard. and after the codes are downloaded this person is in charge of distributing codes that teachers. money orders. and even wire transfer. The redeem link is on the right side of the iTunes store  . therapists and other staff members can use to download the application free of charge on their end.com/asvpp. The program manager will be in charge of making the purchases. they will receive 50% off on the cost of the application. This is a signiﬁcant saving for the educational institution.apple. 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. It is important to note that the developers have the option to opt out of this discount. Discover. For more information you can visit :http://www. and Visa).com/legal/itunes/volume/us/terms.apple. not every application will offer the discount even if you purchase 20 copies. cashier’s check.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. debit cards.
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Morphology each area. We would have apps that would Since this is a very new technology it is target whQuestions. and sequencing. but I guess in order for EBP Pragmatics. try it out. grasp it.com  .99 Source www.LANGUAGE SKILLS Technology is all around us.. why.. and have to create a separate category for and research the outcome. Semantics. This application designed for elementary age students targets 8 goals: Answering how. vocabulary.geekslp. syntax and so on. and which questions. Remember this is not a television. 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. vocabulary. predicting and ﬁgurative language. inferencing. put language in context by using it. You still need to large that it is nearly impossible to even plan for your therapy. Syntax. 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. It is the apps. PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad $21. The universe of language skills is just so replacement for your services. nearly impossible to ﬁnd any EBP on pragmatic skills. possible that in the next update I will to happen we need to use it.
LANGUAGE SKILLS. WhQuestions features 300 questions in a variety of formats. Upload and save your images into customizable categories and pair them with your own recorded questions. $10. This application is intended for children.geekslp. iPad Word SlapPs $2.com . It displays an animated mouse acting out verbs. iPod. These are ﬂashcards with audio and visual information. iPod. teachers. actions.99 iPhone.99 iPhone. iPad Adjective Remix Adjective Remix targets practicing vocabulary knowledge of qualifying words (aka adjectives). This application was designed to be used by parents. iPod. There are several ABA Flashcards such as “ Animals.99 iPhone. places. Adjective Remix will analyze the data and track progress. approximately ages 2-10. With over 120 verbs in present.99 iPad Speech with Milo-Verbs $2. special educators or speech language pathologists.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. present progressive. Word SlapPs is used to teach vocabulary words speciﬁc to your child’s world with images that you choose. iPractice Verbs $14.PART 1 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION The ABA ﬂashcards are great apps for teaching vocabulary. and past tense with corresponding high quality images and audio (totaling to almost 1000 stimuli) practicing verbs has never been so easy or intuitive. $9. iPad  Source www. It is possible to play the activity with only one or multiple children. in order to build vocabulary and develop grammar skills. which can be emailed or printed.0 is a fun and easy way to learn and practice basic English verbs. Easy to use. music. Word SLapPs is designed by an SLP and modeled after Discrete Trial teaching. etc.
$2.Sequencing PRICE $6. $5.On top of 16.Next to 14.Furthest 8.PART 2 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION Prepositions Remix provides practice with 20 of English most commons propositions: 1. ipod.Out 17. iPad Preposition Remix This app provides 35 scenes where users can drag the scenes around to sequence them.On 15.Above 2.99 Universa l Word SlapPs Impressive application that teaches students about the weather.geekslp.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. etc) and several characters .In the middle 11.Near 13.Between 6.99 iPad House of Learning The app contains 12 scenes (bedrooms.Behind 3. colorful graphics. multi-level game.Inside 12.In front of 10. Based on research and designed by a certiﬁed speech-language pathologist.Under Speech with Milo. The children can play in the scenes by placing objects on them and arranging the scene as the please. classroom. 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. dining room. Describe it To Me is a fun. students will develop vocabulary skills by responding to questions about synonyms.99 language game boards.Below 4.com .Beside 5. created to help improve the receptive and expressive language skills in children and adults.Closest to 7. a video clip showing sequence is played.In 9.LANGUAGE SKILLS. kitchen. After user selects appropriate sequence. $2.99 iPad Language Adventures Language Adventures is a new spin on your old speech and $24.99 Describe it to me  Source www. bathroom.To the right 20. living room.Outside 18. FREE Full version $9. antonyms and multiple meanings.
Fun & Functional provides SLPs. ipod. who encourages them to work hard. $9.99  Source www. they are rewarded with a magic show. Categories Learning Center is based on research surrounding language development and language processing in children.PART 3 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION The interactive story book allows children to build skills by recording their own story. ipod. $9. $9.LANGUAGE SKILLS. ipod. iPad Magical Concepts Fun with directions Fun with directions is a app targeting following directions.99 iphone. PRICE $. Magical Concepts is an engaging. Children are welcomed by Mago the Magician. $9.99 application designed by Speech-Language Pathologists to improve language comprehension for individuals of all age iPad groups. This is a highly interactive application. This is app was designed in order to develop and informally assess speech and language skills. iPad Fun & Functional Fun & Functional is an application used to improve language comprehension and expression in individuals of all age groups. touch.geekslp. and when they accumulate enough stars. The ability to identify and describe the function or use of real-world objects is a key language and life skill. 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. iPad Categories Learning Center Categories Learning Center is a multi-level.com . multi-player $9. parents and others with a tool to develop categorization and descriptive skills by interacting with pictures and audio. open. colorful app includes over 2000 photos accompanied by audio instructions.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.99 iphone.99 iphone. Children earn stars for each correct response. working memory and a variety of concepts such as give.
Free Expedition with plurals Expedition with Plurals was created for PK–3 students to $9.LANGUAGE SKILLS. 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. Bakery: Was/Were.99 practice regular and irregular plurals in multiple contexts. Each location within the city targets a different set of goals: Gym: Do/Does. Syntax City Syntax City is a state-of-the-art application that targets a $24. Users are prompted to drag words to make sentences.99 iphone.99 (plus audio of each card’s text) from the Using I and Me Fun Deck® by Super Duper® Publications. Beach: Third person singular agreement. this application contains a series of quizzes targeting a variety of grammatical structures. to record them and get pieces for a puzzle as a reward.99 variety of grammatical elements in fun and engaging ways for elementary and middle school children. Grocery: Has/Have. Park: Is/ Are Grammar Quiz Designed for students from K-5th grade. 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. Powerful app! $7.com .99  Source www. Farm: Past tense verb agreement. iPad Sentence Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Select the cards you iPad want students to see. ipod. iPad targeting both receptive and expressive language skills and accompanied by recorded audio instructions. Explicit attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the english language.geekslp. 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. This ﬂashcard app contains 52 illustrated picture ﬂash cards $4. Ski Resort: He/ She.
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. iPad  Source www. notice. middle school. and high school-aged populations.99 iPad Is that silly? Is that silly? Yes! Let the children decide that! With this fun & engaging app. a report is generated based on the level of activity chosen. This can be an app extremely useful for children with Autism. make a decision & verbalize which ones of the 120 images are silly or not silly. $0.99 iphone. This app provides a script in which students have to take turns choosing appropriate answers and questions.PART 5 ICON APP NAME DESCRIPTION SOCIAL LANGUAGE/PRAGMATICS PRICE $9. iPad Conversation Builder Interactive scrip for children with language delays. Social Quest $24. Once you complete each activity.LANGUAGE SKILLS. ipod.99 iPhone. iPod.geekslp. children get to observe.com .
iPod touch .we do it for you! The Disﬂuency Index Counter uses two simple buttons that record the amount of times the SLP pushes the buttons. the app displays a visual cue. iPod touch. iPhone.99 DAF Assistant $9.FLUENCY/STUTTERING From apps for SLPs to apps for people who stutter. It saves you time and makes ﬁguring out the % of stuttered syllables a lot easier. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPhone. pushed or spoken harshly. . With Fluency Tracker© individuals will be able to track changes in the frequency of disﬂuency. iPad $8. Fluency Tracker This app was deigned to be used by people who stutter. 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. IPad $9. which changes from a green to red light. When a user’s speech is stuttered. in order to recommend to clients.99 iPhone iPod touch Fluently Fluently integrates a proprietary voice-processing algorithm to detect real-time ﬂuctuations in speech.99 Disfluency Index Counter The easiest and cheapest way to track your %SS (Percentage of stuttered syllables). changes in avoidance behaviors. and feelings associated with speaking.99 iPhone iPod touch iPad  . Disﬂuency Index Counter app allows Speech and Language Therapists to perform a live count of the number of ﬂuent or disﬂuent syllables. $9. The SLP may familiarize themselves with the app.
99 Voice Memo . S/Z Ratio is an evaluation utility for speech-language pathologists who provide assessment and/or treatment to clients with voice disorders. S/Z Ratio iPhone. With a built-in stopwatch feature.99 Voice Analyzer Voice Analyzer is a real-time spectrum and spectrogram analyzer with the possibility of visualization formants. With The Voice Analyzer you can check your harmonics and formants. IPad $1.Play memos .Add text notes to memos .99 iPhone iPod touch  . S/Z Ratio allows for the timing of a clientʼs /s/ and /z/ maximum phonation times. iPod touch .Pause a recoding .Audio level meter $0. especially the most important for every singer "The Singer’s Formant".Multitask while recording .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.Records audio in high quality .Tag memos .Unlimited recording time .
Fluidity Fluidity is a suite of programs designed to let the FREE user play with the dynamics of ﬂuids.com)  . in which an action or event will produce a certain response to the action in the form of another event. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILI TY FREE CAUSE & EFFECT Pocket Pond Simple app. FREE Giggle touch Touching letters and shapes make them move $0. a contemplative experience or just a fun toy to while away a few spare minutes. As you touch the screen it plays music.. Virtuoso Piano Simple Piano.. (Wikipedia. as a performance. Very interesting motivator for children with Autism. This app depicts a pond with ﬁsh in it.Apps for. 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. Touch the water to make the water move and scare the ﬁsh in the pond.
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. Therapy Report Center iPad $0. ﬂuency. edit and e-mail goals as a starting point to creating therapy goals.  .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 GeekSLP GeekSLP is now also an application that gives speech therapists access to blog posts. video podcasts and information on how to integrate technology in their practice.99 provides an easy and efﬁcient was to keep track of IEP meetings due dates. evaluation due dates. and many others. pragmatics. and eligibility due dates. expressive language. Now with the TRC. Caseload Tracker $14. aphasia.UTILITY & CASELOAD MANAGEMENT FOR SPEECH THERAPIST ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad $19. This makes the process of adding students one by one to many apps a simple two-step process. 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. Users are able to select.
and drawing the letter at the same time. and the ability to create personal stories this comprehensive app is perfect for students struggling with comprehension. IPod touch iPad READING & WRITING iWrite Words iWriteWords teaches handwriting with the Help of Mr.Apps for reading.99 app speciﬁcally designed to encourage language growth and reading comprehension. 50 stories. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILI TY $2. The in-app data collection makes this app perfect for progress monitoring in Response to Intervention (RTI) or Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).Crab with the ﬁnger . writing. Optionally. Crab. auditory comprehension. you can add a written and/or spoken phrase. iPad  . a cute drawing appears. Children collect the numbers in sequence by dragging Mr. Once all the letters in the word are drawn properly. the grade level (1-12) and the spoken word (recorded via the iPads built in microphone).99 iPhone.99 to enter your list of spelling words. With multiple levels. Reading Comprehensi on Camp Reading Comprehension Camp is a multi-purpose $19. All you need to do is enter the word (correctly spelled). That's it! Now you are ready to study your word list and be quizzed on it. SpellBoard: Spelling words SpellBoard provides a fast and intuitive way for you $4.
The target items are displayed within the context of the rooms where they are typically $14. Opportunities for multiple practice of target words within each room as well as data collection are available. 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. The Reading Rehabilitation Toolkit is an application iPad developed by a Speech-Language Pathologist that targets $14. Each target word can be elicited by using one or more of the ﬁve different types of cues available. Reading Rehabilitatio n Toolkit  . it is also a valuable $24. 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. Naming Therappy Naming TherAppy is another powerful speech therapy app for aphasia rehab from Tactus Therapy Solutions.99 located. 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.99 iName it This app consists of ﬁfty nouns that are commonly iPad found in the home. iPad $24.99 improving reading skills for adults with reading difﬁculties.99 tool to treat attention and other cognitive deﬁcits.
99 iPad only Conjugation Nation This is an app for more advanced learners working on subject-verb agreement in Spanish. Phonological Processes. Frutas. This is an app for working on basic vocabulary and even categorization.APPS FOR SPANISH THERAPY ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Spanish ArtiK (Articulation) App developed for practicing articulation skills in Spanish. identiﬁcation. $1. Built in data tracking capabilities.99 iPhone iPod Android Learn Spanish and Play $1. diagnosis and follow up evaluation of articulation skills in Spanish speaking individuals. Mar. Zoologico.99 iPad only Play2Learn This Spanish app is part of a family of apps in several languages. Mary Bauman. Ellen Kester. The Bapa was developed by Barbara Fernandes.99 Universal Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment The Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment (Bapa) is an individually administered clinical tool for screening. $29. There is a teaching and a testing component to this application. Choose from one of (the) 8 scenes: “granja. and Manner of Articulation. $2. 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. and Scott Prath and published by Smarty Ears. It contains all phonemes in Spanish organized by Phonemes.99 iPad  . The user is given a verb and a pronoun and must type the correct verb conjugation. Insectos. Italian. Colores and Familia”. French and other languages. including Russian. $49. Hortalizas.
and recommendations in a single document.DYSPHAGIA ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY Dysphagia2GO Dysphagia2Go guides you through the evaluation process iPad with reminders to assess medications. iPod Touch. assessment data.99 should focus. meal assistance. medications. liquids. The device allows the clinician to choose from a menu of swallowing exercise and establish a personalized therapy program for an individual patient. 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 Small Talk Dysphagia SmallTalk Dysphagia contains 50 phrases that cover eating equipment. iSwallow™ is a personal rehabilitation assistant (PRA) for Free use on the iPhone. and compensator y treatment techniques. Free  . or iPad. cranial nerves and all the areas on which any good dysphagia evaluation $99. which can then be printed or e-mailed directly from the user's iPad. It was designed to be used under the supervision of a qualiﬁed swallowing clinician. diet. It also contains four demonstration videos of treatment techniques commonly used for swallowing.
or ”this is just a game”. Language you are not already hooked into Angry Birds. Given this scenario.(Please note I am not at basic question/answering skills and even story telling skills. speciﬁc tools that do the work for you are great prior to sending your birds out there. the use of coherent language. however. 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. “I don’t know how this good excuse for downloading it or owning it on this post. 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. to replace you as a therapist or a teacher. 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. The idea could be used for teaching”. as I have will just need to adjust the level of scaffolding needed to get into created 21 of them myself). instead of prohibiting your child from playing the us to want tools that do more and betters things all the time. you may ﬁnd a hear someone say: “this is a horrible tool”. the skills you are trying to get into. 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  . it drives me crazy when I loosing your prestige because you downloaded it. 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. what better way to even Angry Birds can be used to promote learning. I am game.Gaming Apps into education: Can even Angry Birds promote learning? by GeekSLP Opportunities for teaching and learning are everywhere. has pushed As a parent. because they guide us on the teaching experience. “useless” app into a great tool for learning. You all discrediting the advantages of apps for learning . or are afraid of is also everywhere. The explosion of apps for children with special needs. 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. Well.
then ask them to describe their strategies verbally or create a written material that describes their strategies. 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?“. c. In the end it is all about how you decide to use it. I will be back on this with more ” from useless to teaching app”. If you are with a group of students.. objects and barriers are being arranged. Maybe students can take turns to guide each other using key words to complete the levels. These were just a few examples of how creativity can have more weight than the specific tool you have in front of you. If you are working on writing skills. this can even be a written assignment. 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.1. In the end it is all about how YOU choose to use the tool that makes the difference! Think about that. however the child has to describe their strategy to getting to the pig prior to playing the level.“ Do all birds work the same way?“. Adjective: used when describing the areas & targets in which the birds must land. fly. explode. d. drop. If your student/child is already familiar with Angry Birds. 2. hit. You can use each level on Angry Birds to teach that skill. 3. 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. Verbs such as : deploy the egg (the white birds have to deploy the egg at the appropriate time). You and the child can play one or several levels together. There are tons of other ways in which Angry Birds can be used to promote language learning. The game has an order in which things happen. then that”. get him to explain the whole game to you. Lots of different prepositions to guide where exactly the birds must land. You can guide students to describe it step by step which you guide them. Geek SLP ( AKA Barbara Fernandes)  . Select a level and ask the student to play it once. fall. b. Different adverbs when describing the order of the birds and their actions. 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. pull back.” 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.
the use of coherent $1. ICON NAME DESCRIPTION PRICE & COMPATIBILITY iPad Angry Bird Angry Birds can be used in so many different ways to teach students new vocabulary. 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  .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. Where’s my water This is one of my favorite apps created by Disney. the players must dig through the mug to make the water ﬂow from one area to another.99 language. You will just need to adjust the level of scaffolding needed to get into the skills you are trying to get into. The crocodile needs to take a bath.99 Cut the Rope Cut the Rope is yet another app that can generate a lot of expressive language. The small and very cute character accomplishes tasks by cutting ropes. $1. basic question/answering skills and even story telling skills. $1.
74 3.OtterBox (defender): $50. a. Protecting and disinfecting your device can be as fundamental as owning an iPad. you need to make sure you do your research on the accessories you want to include with the fund request. others as “non-essential”.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.iHome $19 6.99 3.Speakers: Must have for group therapy settings. protection. Essential Accessories for Speech Therapists Non-Essential Accessories ( but still fun or useful) 1. For sure. a. If you have a grant or are seeking funding for your iPad. iPad Stand: Great for holding your iPad in therapy. protection.99 2. . HDMI cable & adapter: $40 1.Wireless Keyboard: Typing long reports on your iPad.Case: Protection.Printer with air-printing capabilities: prints directly from the iPad. none of these “accessories” come with the purchase of the iPad and therefore they are extra expenses.Rocketﬁsh: $45. Apple TV: $99.Cleaning solution: Clean your iPad after each session.Stylus pen: $6 2.iPad/Apps accessories. Bub Cap protector: $6 4. Some accessories I like to deﬁne as “essential accessories”. $59 ( HP Photo smart Plus) 5. a. a.
Barbara speaks three languages (English. facilisis ut . Apple http://www. Barbara Fernandes has created over 36 applications. As GeekSLP. Barbara’s passion for technology has led her to become an active blogger known as “GeekSLP” for www. In her spare time. In 2004. Department of Education and the Brazilian Ministry of Education.com Therapy411 About the Author: Barbara. 3.geekslp. Barbara was one of the participants of the program jointly administered by the U. 1.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. Smarty Symbols is another one of Barbara’s creations. Spanish & Portuguese). and she has worked with children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and native languages in several countries. and parents of children with special needs. called “Promoting the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Society Through Assistive Technology: Culturally Appropriate Solutions. 2.com GeekSLP http://www.000 symbols which also reﬂect Barbara’s passion for technology and multicultural issues. Smarty Ears is where Barbara’s passion is met.” Barbara has created over 30 applications that combine her knowledge of technology with her expertise in speech and language sciences. Barbara has been invited as a guest speaker in universities and International conferences.geekslp. 4. 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.S. 34 Nullam arcu leo. In addition to her passion for working with bilingual children. a symbol set that contains 11. 5.itaalk. to make a decision on app before purchasing it. I have compiled a resource list I used to gather the information on this document.com and the blog of the American Speech and Language Association known as the AshaSphere. Barbara enjoys traveling abroad. and given workshops and presentations around the world on how technology can be implemented to improve the speech and language skills. scuba diving and playing with her gadgets and three dogs. As the CEO of Smarty Ears. Many people rely solely on iTunes reviews.com iTalk Foundation http://www. which have been sold in over 40 countries to speech pathologists.com Smarty Ears Apps http:// www.apple. which I highly discourage.smartyearsapps. special education teachers.
com email@example.com www.Download the FREE Geek SLP App with information on technology and apps: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP For conferences and speaking events you may contact me at: GeekSLP www.smartyearsapps.com .geekslp.
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