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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...
Talking Pictures: Visual Scene Displays
June 24, 2013 11:44 AM by Megan Sutton
AAC (alternative and augmentative communication) for aphasia is a challenging area of practice for many Speech-Language Pathologists. Whereas most AAC devices and apps help those who have difficulty physically speaking, people with aphasia need help overcoming Read More...
Script Training
June 17, 2013 12:56 PM by Megan Sutton
In week three of Aphasia Awareness Month, we'll look at a powerful tool in aphasia therapy: script training. The literature is full of support for the benefits of people with aphasia writing and learning scripts. These natural pieces of discourse should Read More...
Listen to the Picture
May 13, 2013 3:19 PM by Megan Sutton
One of my favorite features of the iPad for people with reading impairments is the ability to read any selected text aloud. This one accessibility tool makes it possible for people with aphasia or dyslexia to listen to emails, websites, and e-books instead Read More...
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...
April 24, 2013 3:29 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
As tablet technology's use in the classroom grows, the student with Dyslexia or learning disabilities could be at disadvantage without a suitable app to meet their needs. Enter iReadWrite by TextHelp TextHelp are also the publishers the powerful Read Read More...
Slow Down for Conversation Paceboard
April 8, 2013 10:31 AM by Megan Sutton
Hot on the heels of Speech Pacesetter, Aptus Speech & Language Therapy has released another great app to help people slow their rate of speech. This app takes the traditional pacing board and modernizes it, adding helpful visuals, settings, and topics Read More...
An App for Agrammatism
April 1, 2013 9:29 AM by Megan Sutton
Agrammatism is a hallmark of non-fluent aphasia, resulting in telegraphic speech consisting mostly of nouns with a few verbs and adjectives strung together to create a sentence. It's the connector words in our language that make up most of the words used Read More...
My Favorite Apps Right Now
March 13, 2013 9:03 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Lately I have been really into using free apps in combination with paid speech apps. I have been using language apps that target syntax or morphology taking screen shots and incorporating those screen shots into other apps. Here is an example: First I Read More...
Picture Dictionaries for AAC
March 11, 2013 10:08 AM by Megan Sutton
The most useful book in my therapy room is the Oxford Picture Dictionary, 2 nd Edition, Monolingual. It has pictures of EVERYTHING in it, all nicely labeled in English and displayed in visual scenes to give context. There's also nothing childish about Read More...
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...
Autism Language Learning Series 2: Yes/No Questions
March 1, 2013 10:26 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Autism Language Learning: Series II Yes/No Questions is the second app in a series of app designed to improve language development of children with autism. I looked at their last app in my previous post. This app is designed to work on the skill of answering Read More...
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...
Making Sequences
February 13, 2013 9:16 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
This week Megan and I are showing you two apps for a common goal: Sequencing. Targeting sequencing in therapy is a no brainer because you are able to work in past tense, narrative skills, problem solving, etc.. The app I will be discussing is from Zorten Read More...
Sequencing Sequence
February 11, 2013 3:43 PM by Megan Sutton
This week Jeremy and I are going to show you two apps for a common goal: sequencing. Sequencing cards are a mainstay in the SLP toolbox, used to practice telling and retelling stories, and reasoning through both cause/effect and before/after concepts. Read More...


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