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Speaking of Apps

Between the Lines
July 8, 2014 2:40 PM by Lynn LaValley
BTLines , a Hamaguchi App, explores social communication in various ways. Although pricy, $15.99, its many levels allow it to be useful with an array of clients (Levels 1, 2 and Advanced). Between the Lines is easy to play, and fun! The activities address: Read More...
More High-Level Word Games
July 1, 2014 10:57 AM by Megan Sutton
Two weeks ago I shared four games covering categories and word searches that clients with word finding problems may enjoy. This week let's look at four more fun and therapeutic games focusing on semantic networks, compound words, and multiple meanings. Read More...
High-Level Word Games
June 16, 2014 12:01 PM by Megan Sutton
Over the next two posts I'd like to share with you eight word game apps your higher-level clients with aphasia may enjoy playing to strengthen both their phonological and semantic systems for word retrieval and spelling. Category Games: Red Herring is Read More...
Aphasia Recovery Connection
May 27, 2014 1:47 PM by Megan Sutton
June is Aphasia Awareness Month, so once again I’ll be featuring apps and resources for aphasia this month to help bring attention to this under-acknowledged disorder. Aphasia, or impaired language after stroke or brain injury, can be an extremely isolating Read More...
Soundable - Learn IPA the Fun Way
May 21, 2014 7:46 AM by Megan Sutton
Do you know the difference between /θ/ and /ð/? What about /æ/ and /aɪ/? Soundable is a new app that makes learning the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) fun. Unlike other tile-based crossword games, Soundable uses sounds to build words instead of Read More...
Charades Articulation
May 12, 2014 12:00 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
Charades Articulation, $2.99 for iOS, is another solid articulation app from Erik X. Raj. This time around it is a take on the classic game of charades. If you are a fan of the Ellen show you know that this type of game is all the rage right now. The Read More...
Top 5 Reasons Why Tablets Fail in Speech Therapy
May 5, 2014 7:59 AM by Megan Sutton
Maybe you've heard that tablets are a game-changer in speech therapy, that no SLP should be without a touch-screen device, or that clients make faster progress with tablet-based home programs. Those statements may be true, but for all the success stories, Read More...
Speak Up For Parkinson's
April 21, 2014 11:08 AM by Megan Sutton
Biofeedback is an effective means of helping people to monitor and change their behaviors. Speak Up For Parkinson's is a free app for iPad that aims to help those with Parkinson's disease improve their speech. It provides biofeedback in the form of real-time Read More...
Where Has My Dog Gone?
April 14, 2014 7:47 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Where Has My Dog Gone is a fun free eight page story book app available for iPad. It's based on the classic song "Where Has My Dog Gone?". On each page of this book you can hear the familiar song sung while you interact with the dog and target 2-4 core Read More...
Keyword Understanding: App Review
April 7, 2014 2:24 PM by Megan Sutton
Auditory comprehension at the sentence level is a common goal for students with language disorders and adults with brain injuries. Many apps focus on single-word comprehension, so it's nice to see one that offers sentence-level work on a few target words Read More...
Vowel Viz & Vowel Viz Schools
March 31, 2014 12:23 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
Vowel Viz, ($29.99) by Complete Speech, is designed to show your vowel productions in real time. To accomplish this your vowel productions are plotted on the vowel quadrilateral. The plots are based on the app's recognition of the vowel formants (Remember Read More...
ClaroCom AAC
March 24, 2014 12:25 PM by Megan Sutton
In August, I compared 5 options for text-to-speech AAC for literate users without speech. One of the readers of this blog commented with the name of a similar app, so I checked it out. Within days, I was recommending this new app to many of my clients, Read More...
Copy Me
March 17, 2014 2:14 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
Copy Me by Game Studio (Free) is a game developed to serve as an emotional development aid which may be helpful for children on with ASD. It was developed as a research product at the University of Technology, in Sydney, Australia. This app works by using Read More...
Anatomy Drawings for SLPs
March 10, 2014 2:15 PM by Megan Sutton
Remember back in 2012 when I told you about drawMD ENT and said "it's almost as if this app were designed for SLPs"? Well, now there actually is a medical anatomy app designed just for SLPs! Visible Health has given us even more anatomical drawings specific Read More...
Break into the Word Vault
January 30, 2014 11:24 AM by Megan Sutton
First, I want to say how excited I am to be back blogging after a few very busy months away. There are many more apps and tips to share with you in 2014 from my perspective working with the adult population in speech pathology. So without further ado, Read More...


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