Tech Tuesday

iPad Apps For Speech Therapy

Tech Tuesday

Today is Tech Tuesday (I apologize for completely missing last week) and I thought I would talk about our iPad again.

Do you have an iPad or other mobile device? Do you use it with your children?

Yesterday I spoke about needing to help Malachi with his speech in order to help him learn to read. We have an iPad and I knew that there must be resources we could use for speech therapy on there.

Here are some of the Apps that we already have that could be used to help with speech therapy:

I also went on an Internet hunt for iPad Apps to research and investigate further. I found a couple of individual apps that were reviewed by Apps for Homeschooling (awesome site, by the way) and some other great apps.

Individual Apps:

Did you know that Starfall now has an app?  We have long been fans of Starfall, so I was very excited to see them moving into the app world. 

I was excited to find a few great list of apps specific for Speech and Language that I want to explore.

Lists Of Speech Therapy Apps:

What apps do you use for helping your child with their speech?

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3 replies
  1. Susan
    Susan says:

    Thank you for recognizing my site! My son had a severe speech delay at 23 months has quickly caught up and I have to say that Apps helped a lot! It made it fun!

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  2. Consonantly Speaking
    Consonantly Speaking says:

    To those looking for speech-language therapy apps, those are some great sites! There are also much bigger lists out there. Here are a few:

    Eric Sailers’ list of apps for (Special) Education (he is a speech-language pathologist) – http://www.scribd.com/doc/24470331/iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch-Apps-for-Special-Education

    SLP Gadget’s list of applications for speech-language pathology – http://www.speechgadget.com/p/apps-for-speech-therapy-and.html

    Consonantly Speaking’s Resource List of where to find speech-language pathology apps/resources – http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/06/abcs-4-slps-a-is-for-apps-updated-application-resource-list-to-help-you-find

    Consonantly Speaking’s lists for apps for social skills/ASD, fluency disorders/hearing disorders/voice disorders/dysphagia, sign language, and articulation/apraxia of speech:

    http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/06/abcs-4-slps-a-is-for-appsamerican-sign-language-applications-for-learningusing-sign

    http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/06/abcs-4-slps-a-is-for-apps-updated-applications-for-voice-fluency-hearing-and-dysphagia

    http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/06/abcs-4-slps-a-is-for-apps-updated-applications-for-articulation-and-apraxia-of-speech

    http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/05/social-skills-and-autism-spectrum-disorders-app-list

    Therapy App 411’s site also reviews lots of speech-language therapy apps – http://www.therapyapp411.com/

    I hope these are helpful to you and your readers!

    Jessica Chase, M.A. CCC-SLP
    Consonantly Speaking
    http://consonantlyspeaking.com

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  3. Consonantly Speaking
    Consonantly Speaking says:

    I can’t believe I forgot a couple other big resources!

    Jane Farrall is an amazing resource to have for all SLPs! She has many lists out there for AAC/special education. Here are some links:

    Apps for AAC – http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac
    iPads in Special Education Handout – http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/iPads-in-SE_Handout.pdf

    Spectronics Consultancy Team’s Apps for Literacy Support – http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/apps-for-literacy-support

    Tactus Therapy Solutions created a list of 100+ adult speech-language therapy apps – http://www.tactustherapy.com/adultapplist.pdf

    Speech Techie’s The SLP apps list – http://www.speechtechie.com/p/slp-apps-list

    Panda Speech’s app lists – http://pandaspeech.blogspot.com (search for app lists)

    iAutism’s list of apps for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch – http://www.iautism.info/en/2010/09/20/application-list

    Other great websites to keep your eye on for apps for SLPs include:

    PrAACtical AAC – http://praacticalaac.info
    Speaking of Apps – http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/sp_6/default.aspx
    Speech Pathology Apps – http://www.speechpathologyapps.com/blog
    Bridging Apps – http://bridgingapps.org
    iSpeak App – http://ispeakapp.com
    Speech N’ Teach Apps – http://speechnteachapps.com
    Apps for Speech Therapy – http://appsforspeechtherapyblogspot.com
    SLP App Share – http://chinookappshare.weebly.com

    I have a 21 page document of more application resources on my website (which I posted in a previous comment) with app developer websites, webinars, newspaper/website articles, application rubrics, and more! These sites are all included on it as well as others. I hope this gives your readers some more great resources so they are on their way to finding appropriate applications for their students/clients/children!

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