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Speaking of Apps

Naming TherAppy – 10 Uses & Giveaway
February 4, 2013 9:27 AM by Megan Sutton
I've been writing about apps for adult speech-language therapy weekly for more than 6 months now without mentioning my favorites - the ones I've developed. Please excuse my inherent bias and allow me to offer 10 ideas on how I use Naming TherAppy, my Read More...
January 30, 2013 9:37 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
"Modeling and instructing the client to use easy voluntary prolongations at the beginning of phrases facilitates easy onset of voice, continuous voice production, and reduces laryngeal tension as well as allows for a reduction of subglottal air pressure Read More...
January 21, 2013 9:26 AM by Megan Sutton
This week I want to share with you two little free apps that might help people with aphasia or developmental disabilities to say, use, and write numbers. Numwords is a free app for iPhone. You type in the digits to the top bar and the spelling of the Read More...
What's Inside of SpeechBox?
January 10, 2013 10:36 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
SpeechBox is in app developed by a father of a child with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Upon opening the app you encounter a menu of a variety of SpeechBoxes each containing a speech sound. Once you open a box it is sorted into initial, medial, and Read More...
Speech Prompts – Finally an App for Prosody!
January 7, 2013 11:29 AM by Megan Sutton
An app developed for children with ASD, SpeechPrompts by HandHold Adaptive is designed to help speech therapists target rate, rhythm, intonation, and loudness. Combining a loudness meter with a waveform comparison tool, this univeral iOS app is one of Read More...
Speech Sounds on Cue – Review & Giveaway
December 17, 2012 11:59 AM by Megan Sutton
Since 1999, speech-language pathologists and adults with apraxia have been using a computer program called Speech Sounds on Cue . This software was developed by Carol Bishop of Australia under the company Multimedia Speech Pathology. Taking advantage Read More...
Multiple Choice Articulation - She Says
December 10, 2012 8:02 AM by Megan Sutton
Editor's Note: Last week, Jeremy gave high praise to Multiple Choice Articulation for school-aged children. Today, read what Megan thinks of the app, then leave a comment. A comment will be chosen at random for a lucky SLP to receive this app for FREE! Read More...
Multiple Choice Articulation - He Says
December 5, 2012 12:49 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
Editor's Note: Speaking of Apps bloggers Jeremy Legaspi, MS, CCC-SLP, and Megan Sutton, MS, RSLP, CCC-SLP (C), both discovered a new app to tackle articulation. Today, read Jeremy's take on the app, then come back on Monday, Dec. 10 for Megan's review Read More...
Phonics Studio – Not an Articulation App
December 3, 2012 9:02 AM by Megan Sutton
Articulation is a major goal of speech pathology and apps for articulation are plentiful. Most are designed by SLPs and come with an appropriately high price tag for professional materials. Apps such as Articulation Station, Articulate it!, ArticPix, Read More...
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...
Question Sleuth
October 17, 2012 10:45 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Question Sleuth ($1.99), by Zorten Software, LLC, is a fun new app that will help you work on asking/answering questions, describing, categorization, and even articulation. The app is pretty similar to a favorite game of mine called Secret Square and Read More...
Halloween App: Treat Street HiDef
October 10, 2012 9:56 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
I have been using Treat Street ($1.99) in my sessions for the last two weeks and my clients just love it! This is a fabulous app if you want to work on role-playing skills or just practice saying "trick or treat" for Halloween. To play, you dress your Read More...
Speech Training Apps: A Head-to-Head Comparison & Giveaway
October 1, 2012 3:58 PM by Megan Sutton
Speech Trainer 3D by Smarty Ears and Speech Tutor by Pocket SLP both model articulation of English sounds as a tool for speech pathology. At first glance, they are nearly indistinguishable: both cost under $10, feature an animated head in profile and Read More...
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...
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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