Speech Therapy Talk is constantly trying to find ways to reach parents and professionals in the most convenient and cost effective way.
Apps seem like a logical choice since they are so popular with all of us. However, these apps aren't your typical "apps" or mindless games. These are educational apps that might actually help ;)
Since I love all things Android (sorry Apple lovers), I have been focusing on the Google Play and Amazon. However, Toddler Talk 2.0 is available on Windows and Apple!!! Yeah!!!
WH Questions is a multi-functional app created by an experienced and practicing speech language pathologist! This app is designed for toddlers, preschool students, and elementary age students. It is a FUN way to practice CRUCIAL speech and language skills such as articulation, listening skills, vocabulary, story telling, and more!
Best part, it is free!
Articulation Flashcards app is a no-nonsense speech therapy app with more than 1,050 flashcards for Android users that can used for speech and language therapy.
This app is designed and created by me, a practicing speech language pathologist who also happens to be an Android user. I’m not a fancy programmer. I’m just a speech language pathologist who is sick and tired of carrying around articulation flashcards and I’m not about to buy an Apple product :)
Therefore, I created this app and I love it! I use it ALL THE TIME!
Read more about it here
I finally got tired of children with articulation needs NOT making progress! I use to think it was me, but then...I realized I may not be entirely to blame.
I took a good, long look at service delivery in schools and clinics as well as materials available for parents. While shiny cards and fancy apps look fun, they are NOT what children need. While 30 min sessions with 5 other students all with different goals might meet minute needs, it isn't getting my students anywhere (that is another topic all together though....stay tuned for more information on other service delivery options!).
After lots of professional reflection and research review, I created a not-so-shiny app that will actually help children with who have articulation needs.
In order for your child to make progress with articulation goals, he/she needs to be able to say the desired sounds within words and then practice that skill in a functional setting such as the home using words he/she actually says! For example, a child may say R correctly in the word "rake" while playing a game; however, he/she most likely won't say that word again for weeks or months. Not really functional.....
However, if a child practices R while eating dinner when asking for "more grapes," carryover of progress is likely to happen!
These articulation apps are created with this philosophy in mind. It will take a bit more work for parents, but it will pay off in the end!
At the moment, they are only available on Google Play and Amazon Markets.
What's Different About This App:
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SLP Progress Monitoring App is a comprehensive app that allows you, as a speech therapist, to quickly take data, assess progress, and/or use as stimuli during a speech therapy activity. This app is designed primarily for grades K-3 but can be used for older grades as well. It is available on Google Play as well as Amazon.