I haven’t done an app review in a while and it’s time. Now one of my all-time-favorite apps has been recently updated, and I think it’s time to share the love.
Articulate it! is easily the first app that I think of when I consider articulation drill (and that’s saying something since I authored the phono learning center app for phono therapy!).
Here is WHY I love it… Continue reading
Also known as HOW can I get a good /r/ out of this kid?
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
I haven’t done an app review for a while, so when Super Duper offered to let me Kangaroo Island: Photo Classifying, I jumped at the chance.
Do you have a student or client working on /r/?
As a school SLP, I have … several. No matter how quickly I dismiss one, two more seem to spring up to take his place. There haven’t been a lot of apps that target just /r/, but I found one that I absolutely love!
Thank you all for the great comments on various Smarty Ears apps!
There were 24 total comments (but 4 were mine and don’t count). I used a random number generator to choose the two winners.
As you can see, comments 10 and 17 were the winners.
I have emailed the winners Hallie and Annie and given them their codes.
I have heard recently that a new Smarty Ears app will be out soon. The Reading Comprehension app looks like it will be absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to see it and use it in my therapy.
What type of app would you like best to see Smarty Ears develop? Anything in particular? Drop me a line!
Until then…Adventure on!
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.
What it IS…(besides fabulous)… Continue reading
Also known as How to Teach Story Telling…
Otherwise known as Why Yes, I Can Tell You What Happened!
In previous posts, I’ve written about HearBuilder Following Directions (three posts even….talk about verbose!). Today, I have the pleasure of writing about HearBuilder Sequencing. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I like it as well as, possibly even better than, the following directions software. Continue reading
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!
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?).
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.