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August 2012 - Posts

Speaking of Apps

Creative Genius on the Go
August 31, 2012 1:12 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
Here is a fun little app that costs 99 cents. It's developed by Jr Imagination for the iPhone but works perfectly on the iPad. On-The-Go appears to be meant for a fun car trip but also makes a fun creative therapy session! It is made up of three cool Read More...
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Apps for Narrative and Comprehension Skills
August 29, 2012 9:18 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Story Builder Story builder, by Mobile Education Store, works on both narrative formation and comprehension goals. This was one of the first few apps put out by Mobile Ed so it doesn't have some of the vibrant animation you have become accustomed with Read More...
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Therapy Toolbox App-ternatives: Part 2
August 27, 2012 3:19 PM by Megan Sutton
Last week I told you about free app-ternatives to replace recorders, metronomes, dice, camcorders, and magnifying glasses. Here are five more free tools for your Smartphone or tablet to replace everyday speech therapy equipment. Instead of: Clicker/Counter Read More...
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Augmented Fun: Mask Jumble Animals
August 23, 2012 11:03 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Mask Jumble was released, this past week by Pi'ikea Street . This developer also makes other great apps that can be used for therapy such as Interactive Alphabet and a favorite of mine when working on memory activities- Memory Train . If you haven't explored Read More...
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Therapy Toolbox App-ternatives: Part 1
August 20, 2012 12:16 PM by Megan Sutton
The cabinet in the speech office is filled with gadgets and gizmos for every purpose, now growing dusty as clinicians elect to sign out an iPad instead. Most of this equipment is now available in app versions, reducing the need for single-purpose devices Read More...
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Start the Conversation
August 13, 2012 9:20 AM by Megan Sutton
One might think that Speech-Language Pathologists are natural conversationalists, but that's not always so. We listen, explain, analyze, ask, and write (oh, do we ever write!), but when we need to get people talking, it helps to have some conversation Read More...
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Wonkidos Step-by-Step Game--Ordering at a Restaurant
August 8, 2012 10:38 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Wonkidos is a series of apps that focus on step-by-step social skills and is developed by Brighter Futures for Beautiful Minds (BFBM). BFBM is a section of a non-profit that creates mobile applications, software and videos for the developing child using Read More...
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Dr. Seuss Never Gets Old
August 6, 2012 2:36 PM by Megan Sutton
There are iBooks and Audiobooks for adults, but sometimes therapy calls for text and audio paired together to target both speech and language goals. The App Store is bursting with read-along book apps for children. One of these titles that works well Read More...
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Apps for Following Directions and Processing Skills
August 1, 2012 2:35 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
As a seasoned speech path I am sure you have been using a variety of apps to work on skills such as following directions. There are a number of apps not specifically designed to work on following direction but work very nicely for working on this skill. Read More...
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