Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Staff Recommended Apps of the Week for Speech and Language

Articulation Station Pro

By Little Bee Speech

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $49.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2012
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 317 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Little Bee Speech
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Learn how to pronounce and practice the consonantal sounds in the English language with 6 fantastic and engaging articulation activities in the most comprehensive articulation app on the App Store!

Created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Articulation Station Pro is a full featured articulation application to help children as well as adults learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearly. Beautiful high quality images represent target words to be practiced in fun-filled activities with the assistance of a Speech-Language Pathologist, teacher or parent.

With activities at the WORD, SENTENCE and STORY levels your kids will love practicing their sounds and forget they are actually "working" on their articulation. 

Language Empires

By Smarty Ears

  • $19.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Jan 10, 2013
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 468 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Smarty Ears, LLC
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
*****Enjoy the sale price for this app! ( Full price $29.99)***
Greetings from Language Empires! Although we are divided into many kingdoms we are united in helping all learners of language. Each empire helps you master an important element of communication. You will find the right words can often unlock many closed doors and open up even more opportunities.
Language Empires was developed by two Speech-Language Pathologists and it utilizes the ancient civilizations theme to guide you and your students on learning specific language targets. This application designed for elementary age students targets 8 goals: Answering how, why, and which questions, inferencing, vocabulary, predicting and figurative language, and sequencing.
With an eye catching interface, animations and colorful graphics, students will triumph in developing language skills in areas for success in school.

Splingo's Language Universe

By The Speech And Language Store LLP

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Jul 13, 2012
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 99.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: The Speech And Language Store LLP
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
**Now with US and Uk voice overs!!**
An exceptionally high-quality, interactive game designed by Speech and Language Therapists/Pathologists to help children learn listening and language skills.

With thousands of different word and sentence possibilities, Splingo the alien’s spoken instructions will guide your child through a galaxy of language learning.

Your child will practise their listening and language skills by interacting with the images and animations on the screen to follow Splingo the alien’s spoken instructions. As a reward, they will love helping Splingo build a space ship and complete the tasks in order to get him home. His hilarious animated responses will capture your child’s imagination. 

Speech with Milo: Nouns

By Doonan Speech Therapy

  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Dec 03, 2012
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 56.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Poorani Doonan
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Speech With Milo: Nouns was created by a Speech-Language Pathologist. Speech with Milo apps have been downloaded over 150,000 times to improve language skills. This app was created to increase vocabulary skills (mainly common objects, places, people, etc.) in early language learners.

Speech with Milo: Nouns will facilitate communication and creative sharing of videos between service providers and parents. “Nouns” uses the iPad’s camera feature as a substitute for a mirror, while simultaneously displaying the stimulus word on the iPad. This allows the child to be a part of the stimulus word presentation. The child can practice the word displayed while watching him/herself, and the therapist can record and save a video of the child speaking. This video can be safely shared with a parent, teacher, or other service provider.

*Please note that the iPad 1 does not have a front facing camera so the child’s image will not be displayed. You will only be able to see the pictures of the nouns.

First Phrases HD

By Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

  • $9.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: May 07, 2012
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 612 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later

Top In-App Purchases

  1. In-app purchase$0.99

This interactive, beautifully illustrated and animated app is perfect for the toddler or speech-delayed child who is learning how to put two or three words together or any child who is learning basic English phrases. It provides many opportunities to both hear (receptive), see, and say/record (expressive) 72 different verb + noun combinations, such as: eat the carrot, blow the bubble, ride the bike, throw the ball, sleep on the bed, put away the toys, and more. Check out our YouTube video for a demonstration of this app:

With 3 different characters performing them, there are 228 possible animations so your child will never be bored! ***In-app purchase for 99 cents adds 3 more characters and doubles your animations to 456!


See.Touch.Learn Pro

By Brain Parade

  • $29.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Nov 18, 2012
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 14.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Brain Parade, LLC
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later
Custom Picture Card Learning System – Includes more than 4,000 pictures and 2,000 exercises! Use with ABA program and individual instruction. Create your own lessons using stunning, high-quality images or use your own images.

See.Touch.Learn.® Pro combines the effectiveness of picture cards with the power and interactivity of the iPad. Create custom exercises and lessons, automatically track performance, and carry your entire library collection with you at all times. Includes professionally designed exercises with each library.

+ Designed for the professional – a teaching tool, not a game.
+ Lessons designed by a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.
+ Affordable, portable and effective.
+ Save $$ hundreds on flash cards and eliminate the need to carry all those cards! 

Social Quest

By Smarty Ears

  • $19.99
  • Category: Education
  • Released: Nov 02, 2012
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 350 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Smarty Ears, LLC
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Social Quest is an application developed by author and Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Rosie Simms to improve pragmatic language comprehension and expression in a variety of social situations for older elementary, middle school, and high school-aged populations. Social Quest uses real life situations and contextual images to present the professional, parent and student with ‘’jumping off’ points for discussing the “why” and “how” of social language usage. The app utilizes a problem-solving quest theme in which students navigate various locations and earn “rewards” linked to social competencies.

Social Quest incorporates narratives about real-world situations in the home, school and community along with questions designed to increase positive social communication. The app is based on story-based intervention, a technique found to be effective for children with autism as documented in the National Autism Center’s Evidence-Based Practice and Autism in the Schools (2011)
Students earn visual “rewards” to reinforce their progress throughout the app, and these are based on key social competencies for upper elementary-high school students (Bedrosian, 1985, Larson & McKinley, 2003, Landa, 1992, Smith-Myles, 2004). For example, the “Hall of Rewards” will eventually be filled with virtual tokens such as a Steed, to “help you be motivated and get going,” and a Book of Spells, “to help you make plans and complete tasks.” Earned rewards can be reviewed at any time and can be used outside the context of the app to discuss and promote use of skills.

Syntax City

By Smarty Ears

  • $24.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2013
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 309 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Smarty Ears, LLC
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Syntax City is a state-of-the-art application designed by Barbara Fernandes, M.S; CCC-SLP, that targets a variety of grammatical elements in fun and engaging ways for elementary and middle school children. The theme sets the tone for children visiting a variety of places within our town. Each location within the city targets a different set of goals:

-Gym: Do/Does
-Beach: Third person singular agreement
-Bakery: Was/Were
-Ski Resort: He/ She
-Farm: Past tense verb agreement
-Grocery: Has/Have
-Park: Is/Are
-Zoo: Regular and Irregular Plurals

Each location contains 50 targets, adding up to a total of 400 targets within 8 different activities. Each target phrase is also spoken aloud by highly talented voice-over professionals. Animations on each location make the application highly motivating for children to play while learning.

The application supports multiplayers! Each one of the five players is able to select an avatar and visit one or multiple locations within the city. 

Language TherAppy

By Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $59.99
  • Category: Medical
  • Released: Jun 01, 2012
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 75.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later
4 apps in 1! Comprehension, Naming, Writing, & Reading TherAppy are now together in one comprehensive speech therapy toolkit at a 30% discount to you! 
The same core functional vocabulary organized by category runs across these 2 receptive and 2 expressive apps. Built-in cues, hierarchies, languages, and customization options make these apps versatile for assessment, therapy, home practice, and telepractice.

Tactus Therapy Solutions apps are designed without childish features for distraction-free therapy for adults, older children, and those who are easily over-stimulated.


By Mobile Education Store LLC

  • $20.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 14 August 2012
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 77.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Mobile Education Store LLC
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.
ConversationBuilder™ (Pat. Pend.) is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of social settings.

The auditory pattern of conversation is presented in a visual format to help students recognize and master the flow of conversation. Students will learn when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make observations and change the subject of the conversation.

Being able to converse with peers is the cornerstone of developing relationships, and ConversationBuilder™ promotes development of this skill that so many elementary aged children struggle with in a fun and engaging way.

-Simple interface to learn the pattern of conversation
-Students record their half of the conversation
-Two group and two one-on-one conversation settings
-160 conversations to choose from
-Student can initiate or respond to conversations
-Use your own images for group conversations
-Student name, age, primary interest and city of residence are used in conversations to personalize play
-Achievements page with certificates of completion
-Student recordings are interlaced with pre-recorded audio to create complete conversations
-Conversations may be archived and emailed
For more app related information for the special needs community or if you have any questions please visit our Facebook page - AppAbled 

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