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Fun with Phonetics
May 7, 2013 5:05 PM by Megan Sutton
Every student of communication disorders learns the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) at some point in her education. I recently found two outstanding free apps that are unique amongst IPA apps for using North American English and games to encourage Read More...
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Using Screenshots in Therapy
April 30, 2013 11:15 AM by Megan Sutton
Taking a screenshot is easy using an iPad or iPhone - just press the home button and the power button at the same time. You'll hear a camera shutter sound and see a white flash, and the image on the screen will appear as a picture in your Photos app. Read More...
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iWordQ
March 4, 2013 4:37 PM by Megan Sutton
There's an app I've been recommending to just about everyone recently: iWordQ by Quillsoft. This is an iPad version of the powerful wordQ word processing software, combining word predication with the built-in voice-to-text capability of iPad 3, 4, and Read More...
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Virtual Cooking
February 18, 2013 9:11 AM by Megan Sutton
Within the therapy room, it can be a challenge to engage in functional activities. Most clients engage in some sort of cooking, whether the weekend BBQ or daily baking, and nearly everybody likes talking about food. Two apps that bring the kitchen into Read More...
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Slow Down for Speech Pacesetter
January 28, 2013 11:45 AM by Megan Sutton
Speech Pacesetter is a new release on the App Store designed specifically for adult-based SLPs to helps clients pace their rate of reading with a syllable- or word-based timing strategy. People with Parkinson's Disease, dysfluency, acquired brain injury, Read More...
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Handwriting Goes Hi-Tech
October 22, 2012 10:52 AM by Megan Sutton
We've seen apps that turn your voice to text, but for many stroke survivors, their voices don't work well enough for these applications. For those who can write but are intimidated by the keyboard, an app that turns handwriting to text can be very useful. Read More...
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iOS 6: Have You Turned on Guided Access Yet?
September 26, 2012 8:31 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Hopefully by now you have downloaded iOS 6 but have you turned on Guided Access on your iPad yet? Keep in mind that Guided Access is for 2 nd generation iPads and up, so sorry all you iPad 1 owners To turn on Guided Access is pretty simple and straight Read More...
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Apps at Aphasia Camp
September 24, 2012 9:01 AM by Megan Sutton
I just got back from an amazing weekend at the Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp! The camp consisted of over 30 people with aphasia (ages 26-86) along with family, staff, and volunteers lodging amongst the mountains of beautiful Squamish, British Columbia. The Read More...
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drawMD for … SLP?
September 10, 2012 7:58 AM by Megan Sutton
Medical SLPs often use anatomical models to explain various voice, speech, and swallowing conditions to patients and family. Wouldn't it be great to be able to send a copy of the model and education home with the patient to review as needed? With the Read More...
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Customized Comprehension & Learning in Visual Scenes
September 3, 2012 9:00 AM by Megan Sutton
TinyTap is an unlikely candidate for my blog, falling short on two criteria I look for in good adult therapy apps - it requires customization before it will work (a no-no for busy clinicians with caseload pressures), and it is designed for preschool kids 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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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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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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Top 5 iPad Tips & Tricks – Part 2
July 30, 2012 2:45 PM by Megan Sutton
Last week I shared with you three of my top five iPad tips and tricks. Here are the top two: #2: Text to Speech The iPad will read aloud any text in Notes, Safari, iBooks, Mail, or others apps in which you can select text. To turn this feature on, go Read More...
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Guided Access: What is It?
July 18, 2012 10:27 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
This past weekend I co-presented on Apps for Apraxia and other Special Needs at The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). When I discussed AAC apps a lot of the parent's gripes were about children exiting their communication Read More...
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