Vowels, vowels, who has the vowels…

Also known as HOW can I get a good /r/ out of this kid? teamwork

I’m fairly sure /r/ is one of the most hated sounds to have to work on, simply because it can be so tricky and there are SO many variations. But, I’ll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell anyone…I secretly like it. It’s a challenge. I’d much rather have a kid with a severe sound-system disorder (read phono) than a simple artic issue. I know…I’m weird.  Even though I like a challenge, I’m always on the lookout for an app or some tool to help make it a bit easier for our kids. I mean, /r/ is challenging enough without prolonging it, right? Keep reading for a chance to win! Continue reading

Adventures with a Graphic Novel

No! Not that kind of a graphic novel…A graphic Novel APP! You didn’t know those existed? Neither did I! A friend of mine answered a question I posed on twitter while I was researching/updating which apps to present on next month at the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association annual conference. When asked to tell me ONE must have app, Tej Sohan of www.letstalkspeechlanguage.com answered with the Middle School confidential Graphic Novel app…(okay, that was MY name for it not hers!).

Who better to write about what this fun little app will do…than the person who recommended it to me. So, without further adieu…I give you my first guest blog post (well, a repost from one of her earlier posts over at http://www.letstalkspeechlanguage.com!).

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Adventures with Calendars 5

Anyone who is driven by a schedule knows how important it is to have a good calendar.

For me, having a good calendar that would cross platforms and work seamlessly with my work and personal calendar was necessary. Having it work on my desktop, iPad, and iPhone all together – so I could update one and they all update – was critical.

A few months ago, my superintendent suggested I try Calendars by Readdle. I liked it enough to buy it for $4.99 and never regretted it…But it wasn’t absolutely perfect. It didn’t have my tasks or to-do list in there. It wasn’t as neatly organized as I wanted with coordinating my calendars…But it was far better than the generic iPad calendar app. I really liked it. That is until I found… Continue reading

Adventures in Surfing

No, not THAT kind of surfing (remember, I’m in a landlocked state).

Adventures in SUBWAY surfing

Also known as OMG, she’s talking about a non-speech app? What the heck?

Alternately known as Speech-language therapy is NOT supposed to be about games and having fun.

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Adventures with TRC

Smarty Ears Applications recently released The Therapy Report Center (TRC). I am pleased to do a review on this great little app.

First, let me explain what it isn’t… it isn’t a game, it isn’t a therapy activity, and it isn’t an expensive therapy tool.

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Adventures with Conversation Builder – Teen

There are many apps available for speech-language therapy…particularly for the younger student. However, it’s not just younger students who need speech-language therapy. Then what do we do?

There are a few developers that offer activities for older students – Tactus Therapy offers TherAppy apps for adults that could be used for teens…Smarty-Ears offers apps for older elementary that could be used for teens (particularly Language Adventures, Social Quest) and soon to be released Language Empires….But until now there hasn’t been one designed for to help teens with conversation skills (at least not that I know of). Conversation Builder – Teen definitely fills a gap and in a fantastic way!

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Adventures with TherAppy

As you most likely know by now, I don’t work with adults. But, every once in a while an app comes along that is just too good not to talk about. If I worked with adults, this (these really) would be must haves. As it is, these are great skill builders for my students that are a bit older (or who annoyed me and now have to work without a game! wait…did I say that outloud?).

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Adventures with Tenses – App Review

I am currently attempting (and I mean attempting) to teach the concept of tenses to a couple of my students. So, when I was approached by the President of the Mobile-Education Store, to review their newest release Tense Builder, I couldn’t help but accept. When I saw all it could do, I nearly wept for joy.

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