Word Retrieval Application Review

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Over the past few years, I have worked with adults and children whom have had difficulty with word retrieval. Whether it has been due to aphasia or central auditory processing disorder, there have been multiple clients who have worked on word retrieval goals with me. When Virtual Speech Center came out with an application focusing specifically on word retrieval skills, I had to jump on it right away. This would benefit so many of my students! Continue reading to learn more about how this application works and how it focuses on word retrieval skills.

Super Duper Story Maker Application Review

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When it comes to story creating applications, there aren't many that have images pre-installed. In addition, those with pre-installed images do not always automatically rotate images or include recording capabilities. The Super Duper Story Maker application includes all of the above and more! Continue reading to learn how you can use the Super Duper Story Maker application in speech-language therapy sessions!

I Need My Monster Application Review

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After being afraid of monsters all of these years, there has been a revolution of books and films that show that monsters are non-threatening and that children are no longer afraid of them! "I Need My Monster", written by Amanda Noll and illustrated by Howard McWilliam, takes this concept further, showing that each child needs his or her own personal monster. Recently turned into an application for Android and iOS devices, you can see the monsters in action (and hear them growl). Continue reading to learn how you can use this interactive application in speech and language therapy sessions!

Three Little Piggies Application Review

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There are so many different versions of the Three Little Pigs on the App Store, so how do you know which to choose? When it comes to applications, I always say choose the interactive ones. In addition, great story applications have choices between reading the application yourself (for those who want to practice reading) and having a narrator read it (for those who have difficulty reading) as well as word highlighting as the book is read. Kid's Academy's Three Little Piggies application encompasses these preferences and more! Continue reading to learn more about why this Three Little Piggies app stands out from the rest!

Multiple Choice Articulation Application Review and Giveaway

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Would you rather win an application or not win an application? Would you like that application with hot chocolate or no hot chocolate? I think I know your answer... I am pleased to announce that you can enter to win not just the Multiple Choice Articulation application but also a $10 Starbucks gift card at the end of this post! However, this blog entry is not all about the giveaway, it's about what you can do with the Multiple Choice Articulation application! Encourage carryover of speech and language skills while having fun and giggling away! To learn more about the application and enter the giveaway, continue reading.

Social Quest Application Review

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Those of you who have been reading my reviews for a while know that I love an application with an exciting theme! Those of you who know me personally know that I love the renaissance era. Social Quest is an application that not only encompasses a castle/renaissance/quest theme throughout its design but focuses on social skills for adolescents. This is a much needed area in regards to applications being developed since there are not many that can be used with the adolescent population. For more information on this application and its use in speech-language therapy, continue reading.

Conversation Builder Teen Application Review

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Every time that I think Kyle Tomson at the Mobile Education Store has made an amazing application, he outdoes himself and makes an even better one! In addition, he constantly implements new updates for free to his previous applications making them even better than before! His latest application, Conversation Builder Teen, is one that I have been waiting for for a long time. As soon as it was announced, I was on the lookout for every announcement Kyle had made and every tutorial. I have used Conversation Builder with some of my younger students, but had students whom would benefit from a more age-appropriate adolescent version. Immediately when I received the code for this application, I downloaded it and used it with a few different students. The dialogue that I heard with them using the application and following their use of the application was unbelievable. It was not only reinforcing skills that I had taught my students, but causing them to ask me questions about tone of voice and let me see their thought process when debating on how to respond. Continue reading to learn about how you can reinforce conversational skills using this amazing application!

Speech Cards Pro Application Review

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There are a lot of flashcard making applications on iTunes; however, Speech Cards Pro takes it to another level. Not only does the application come with four pre-installed decks, but you can create your own card decks, add audio narration to each card, and score user responses to cards. To learn all of the different ways you can use this application, continue reading.

Sentence Workout App Review

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You've played the Auditory Workout basketball-themed application from Virtual Speech Center, now play the soccer-themed application that works on sentence structure! Sentence Workout focuses on age-appropriate syntax while adding a motivating sports theme and reward game into the mix. With a hierarchy of sentence structure types to practice, this application can be used across multiple ages/grades, with multiple students, and as children individually progress. To learn more about how this application, continue reading!

Tiger Tunes Application Review

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You've listened to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Jack and Jill rhymes as a child, and you have done many of the hand motions. Now there is an application which not only sings the songs but adds interactivity to each! Tiger Tunes takes childhood classics and makes them fun for young children! Continue reading to learn how you can use this application with your students.

Jolly Jingle Application Review

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Christmas is on its way and the school halls are full of music! Every afternoon when I am walking down the hall, I hear first and second graders practicing Christmas songs for their Chrismas musical! It's definitely a great time to sing along with your children and help them learn various carols full of cheer, and Jolly Jingle is just the app to do so! With written lyrics, fun animations, and multiple versions of various Christmas carols, this application is non-stop fun for the Christmas season! Continue reading to learn how to incorporate it into your therapy room!

Farm Academy Application Review

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This is not your everyday Old MacDonald application! Farm Academy is all about learning basic concepts and vocabulary with a farm theme. Young children will have fun learning animal names, food names, sizes, and how to count while playing with adorable animals on the farm. To learn more about how to use this application with your preschool students, continue reading.

Category TherAppy Application Review

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Tactus Therapy Solutions apps cater mostly to adult clients, however, each of their apps has a child-friendly mode. I am thankful for this mode because it allows me to use the application with appropriate images for my students. Category TherAppy is no exception, which is great because I have many students who are working on categorization and vocabulary skills! This application is clean, free of distractors, and uses real-life images. Continue reading for more information on using Category TherAppy in a school setting!

Time Timer Watch Plus Product Review and App Giveaway

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The Time Timer product comes in all sizes and on multiple devices, but now you can bring it with you anywhere! Time Timer recently released their newest product, the Time Timer Watch Plus. This product has the same red disk that disappears as time elapses as the other Time Timer products, but on a watch. In addition to the timer, there are two other modes to use the watch in: Clock and Alarm. The Time Timer Watch Plus is professional, visual, quiet, and portable. Continue reading to learn more about this new Time Timer product!

Vocabulary Chipper Chat Product Review

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Finally, an all-in-one product that focuses on multiple ways to learn vocabulary across multiple grades! The box may be a bit on the heavy side, but that is because there is so much included. Whether your students are fans of Chipper Chat or have not been introduced to it, Vocabulary Chipper Chat is a must-have edition to your therapy materials! Continue reading to learn more about the bounty that is included in this set!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales on Apps/Products for Speech-Language Therapy

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If you're anything like me, you keep a wish-list of materials and wait around for the good deals to buy a bunch of them at once! Two of my favorite shopping days for materials for my speech classroom are Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Continue reading for a list of which companies are having sales on their products and which apps are on sale/free that you can use in your therapy with students!

iLearn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! Application Review

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Boing the alien has tackled math concepts as well as letters before, but now he is helping children learn language concepts! In Tribal Nova's latest application, iLearn With Boing: Ocean Adventures, children can work on vocabulary, sentence formation, and listening comprehension skills! Continue reading to learn how this adorable alien can help your students work on these language skills.

Webber Photo Artic Castle Application Review

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Do you love using the Webber Photo Artic Decks from Super Duper Publications but don't like always carrying them around with you? Do you want all of the sounds but purchasing all of the decks is too expensive? For the low price of $39.99, Super Duper Publications is giving you sound and blend cards at the word, phrase, and sentence levels plus fun games in app form! Continue reading to learn about what all is included in this great application!

Sarah The Little Fairy: Grandma Gets Lost! Application Review

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There are lots of books out there that help explain different tough situations and disorders to children in words at their level. One book on the iPad that tries to explain Alzheimer's disease is Sarah the Little Fairy: Grandma Gets Lost! This book explains vocabulary related to Alzheimer's disease, what to expect, and how to help. Continue reading to learn more about this book application!

To the Farm! Application Review

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There are not many book applications out there for the iPad that are written and narrated in multiple languages. Each of Sanoen's book applications is translated into at least 5-6 languages. To the farm! is not only written/narrated in six different languages, but it is interactive and includes spelling activities. Continue reading to learn more about To the farm!

WH Question Cards Pro Application Review

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Who? What? Where? When? Why? These are the five types of WH-Questions that we have memorized over and over again throughout our lives. Many of my students, however, have difficulty discriminating between the different types of questions as well as answering them. There are many worksheets, question lists, and products out there to help children work on WH questions, but only a few applications that address this topic. Super Duper Publications has recently taken their WH Question cards to a whole new level. In their first all-inclusive interactive application, there are multiple ways to practice WH questions. To find out more about the WH Questions Pro application, continue reading.

Articulation Games Review

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More and more articulation apps are coming on the market and as they are developed, many are addressing articulation drill in a fun way! No longer are articulation apps solely including flashcards and memory games. One application that has taken drill to the next level is Articulation Games. With a carnival game theme, there are four different games to play and focus on speech sounds at the same time. Continue reading for more information about Articulation Games!

iSpot Pro Themed Edition Application Review

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There are so many different things you can discuss when you use I spy/spot the difference images. In addition, many of the differences can cause cases of the giggles when there are differences that are wacky or unusual. iSpot Pro Themed Edition comes with different theme packs to determine the difference between two photos at different levels of difficulty. Continue reading to learn more about how you can use this application in therapy.

ABC Day Application Review

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A new, under-the-sea themed alphabet application is now available on iTunes! ABC Day not only has an ocean theme, it also focuses on the alphabet in four different ways! Children can interact with the application by popping bubbles, repeating the letters after the app, and singing along with the ABC song. To learn more about this alphabet application, continue reading.

Tense Builder Application Review

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Just when you thought that Mobile Education Store applications couldn't get any better, Kyle Tomson blows it out of the park again! Tense Builder is by far my new favorite Mobile Education Store app. With animated videos, lessons with animation/text/narration, two different levels of play, and an expanding video library, this application is a dream come true! If your speech and language caseload is anything like mine and you have a significant number children on your caseload who are working on verb tenses (for me it is irregular past tense verbs), then this application is a must-have! While other applications that work on tenses have static images that have students determine the verb tense, Tense Builder uses animations to assist in teaching the difference between present, past, and future tense verbs. To find out more about Tense Builder and how to use it in therapy, continue reading!

Visual Attention TherAppy Review

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Back when I was in graduate school, I worked at an outpatient therapy clinic that specialized in traumatic brain injury (TBI). At this clinic, we focused a lot on attention skills. We used cards, worksheets with symbols/letters, the radio, and more to work on various attention activities. Now, instead of carrying around the decks of cards, worksheets, and radio, you can bring your iPad to therapy! Tactus Therapy Solutions has done it again with their newest application - Visual Attention TherAppy! Continue reading to learn more about their latest application.

Speech4Good Review and Giveaway

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Back in June when I started my ABCs 4 SLPs series, I reviewed the Speech4Good application by Balbus Speech. Since then, they have updated their application and included a Lite version for users to try. In addition, I have been attending a workshop focusing on fluency assessment and therapy in which the application was recommended as one way to visually/auditorily practice fluency techniques.

Speech4Good is a clean, easy to navigate and use, application that primarily focuses on fluency disorders. The four different menus that one can access on the full version of the application include SpeechCenter, Library, Sharing, and Account. SpeechCenter shows an oscilloscope (speech graph) which you can turn on and off, uses DAF in which you can turn on and off as well as adjust the delay, and allows you to record a persons' speech. The Library shows saved recordings and notes for sessions. You can also share files to e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook from the Library. Sharing allows you to view which files you have shared and where you sent them to. The Account menu allows you to log-in to Twitter or Facebook and shows a privacy policy. You can view more information about this application's use by reading my previous review here.

Speech4Good Main Menu

I like using the oscilloscope with my students for them to monitor their speech. I also like the ability to record sessions and take notes within the application. One thing that myself as well as many others have noted in previous reviews that we would like to see taken away but is still on the application is the ability to post to Twitter and Facebook. I understand that a user makes the choice to do so, but I do not see why anyone would ever want to share a confidential file with a social media site. E-mail is fine, but it makes me nervous with HIPAA that I might accidentally press the wrong button and load a confidential file to Facebook or Twitter.

Speech4Good SpeechCenter

Since I last wrote about the application, Balbus Speech has released a Lite version available for $4.99. This Lite version includes the oscilloscope (speech graph) and adjustable DAF. It does not allow the user to record speech, take notes, or save sessions. If you like the Lite version, you have the ability to upgrade to the full version within the application.

From working with a couple of voice and fluency students for the past couple months since school has started as well as attending a fluency workshop, I have learned more about fluency assessment and strategies. Since I am writing a second review of this application due to the fact that the other day was Stuttering Awareness Day, I would like to discuss how the Speech4Good application can be used for assessment and remediation of fluency disorders.

Assessment Using the Speech4Good Application:

  • Turn off the "Speech Graph" and the "DAF" to solely record a persons' speech while in conversation, repeating phrases, and reading.
  • Take notes following the session about secondary characteristics and types of dysfluencies and save the file to the application.
  • Replay the recording(s) as many times as needed to count the number of syllables stuttered and the total number of syllables to get a percentage of syllables stuttered.
  • Replay the recording(s) to determine the longest dysfluency, types of dysfluencies, and number of each type of dysfluency.
  • Use the information found in your speech report.
Treatment Using the Speech4Good Application:

  • Use easy onset and have the client watch the "Speech Graph" to see what a strategy such as easy onset looks like on the graph to help him or her visually monitor his or her speech.
  • Record a clients' speech and save it to the application. Play back the recording for the client to self-assess how many times and types of dysfluencies he or she had.
  • Plug headphones with a microphone into the iPhone to use the Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) function. Determine the length of delay to use with the client.
  • Have the client practice his or her fluency modification or fluency strategies at home and e-mail you the files of his or her recordings to keep a record. He or she can also type notes as to environmental/emotional information that might be associated with the severity of stuttering on a given day. He or she can also rate himself or herself and the therapist can keep track of his or her ratings.
Price:

Speech4Good is available for the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad for $19.99. Speech4Good Lite is available for the same devices for $4.99.

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ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Dr. Suzy Lederer Book Reviews and Giveaways

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When I was contacted by Children's Publishing to review three books by Dr. Suzy Lederer, I was excited to check them out! Each book is repetitive, contains vocabulary and signs, has two stories, and contains a CD. The titles are perfect for practicing speech, play, and social concepts: "I Can Say That", "I Can Do That", and "I Can Play That". As a certified speech-language pathologist with her Ph.D., Suzy Lederer focused these books on late-talking toddlers and preschoolers. Continue reading for my reviews of each of these three books as well as a giveaway for each!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - SpeechPage Product Reviews and Giveaways

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Throughout graduate school, I made sure to take note of all of the speech-language pathology product retailers for when I would become a speech-language pathologist and have to order my own materials. One website that creates and sells products for speech-language pathologists is SpeechPage.com. SpeechPage creates pages using graphics, thick laminated pages, velcro, binders, dry erase markers, and more! These are all created by a certified speech-language pathologist named Don D'Amore, M.A. CCC-SLP. Activities in which they sell include AAC boards, visual schedules, articulation/minimal pair page activities, WH question lists, talking topics, grammar pages, multiple step direction activities, life skills pages, concept pages, and bundles of their activities! Consonantly Speaking was given three different products to review and giveaway (600 Different WH-Type Questions, Language Listening to Multi Steps 4C, and Interactive Prepositions), so continue reading for reviews and giveaways of each of these three products!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Penelope the Purple Pirate Signed Book Review and Giveaway

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Back in July, I blogged about an awesome pirate book called "Penelope the Purple Pirate". I especially liked this book because the pirate character is female, which you don't see in many pirate books, and it is all about imagination and adventure! Written by Melissa Northway, "Penelope the Purple Pirate" incorporates pirate vocabulary, fun facts, a parent/teacher guide, and more! Continue reading for a recap of my previous review and a giveaway of this book that will get your students practicing their "R's"!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Apps for Autism Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Apps for Autism Review and Giveaway image
After reading Eric Sailers' list of applications for special education, I started looking all over the internet for more application lists. Then, I began to wonder if anyone had written a book about using applications for speech and language. I stumbled across "Apps for Autism", winner of an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award and written by Lois Jean Brady, M.A. CCC-SLP. This book is over 400 pages full of applications that one can use with people who have autism. Many of the applications can be used with others who have special needs as well. The more I learned about the book, the more I learned about Lois, including that we both decided we wanted to be a speech-language pathologist from volunteering over summer breaks at camps for children with special needs! How interesting! Writing the book called "Apps for Autism" is not the only large project that she has worked on. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as has a certificate in Assistive Technology, certificate in Computer Based Intervention, and has completed an Animal Assisted Therapy Program. Lois has helped develop the SpeakinMotion Vast-Autism applications, uses animal assisted therapy techniques, blogs for iTherapy by: ProActive Speech Therapy, and has most recently started a television series (also available on the web) called Autism TodayTV! I hope that someday I can accomplish even a quarter of the things that she has in her life so far! To learn more about the "Apps for Autism" book and enter to win a copy for yourself, continue reading!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Galaxy Grammar! Review and Giveaway

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My fiance is a huge space buff, so when Jenn Alcorn of Crazy Speech World asked me which product of hers I wanted to review, I chose Galaxy Grammar! Galaxy Grammar is an activity pack where each activity relates to space, astronauts, planets, and more within the space theme! There are six different worksheets and activities included. Continue reading for my review and a giveaway of Galaxy Grammar!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Super Hero Story Recall & Comprehension Pack Review and Giveaway

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Many of us SLP bloggers could not help plastering our names on our blogs/products, but one of us bloggers has remained elusive. The author of Speech Time Fun, under the pseudonym "Miss Speechie", has currently authored 50 products on Teachers Pay Teachers. To be honest, I am jealous of her will-power to keep her name a secret (I tried for 2-3 months, but gave in). It is difficult to keep ones' social life, work life, and online presence separate and I applaud anyone who can do that. Anyhow, one of Miss Speechie's activities is her Super Hero Story Recall and Comprehension pack. If your students are anything like mine, they love the super hero theme! Continue reading for my review of this printable activity as well as your chance to win a copy for yourself!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - In Your Shoes Review and Giveaway

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The website Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), where teachers can create and sell their own materials, has blown up over the past year or so. One incredible, material-making speech-language pathologist who has recently hit the top 50 sellers is Jenna Rayburn of Speech Room News! She has created 43 different printable materials available at her store and written a great post about how she makes her materials. Today, I am going to review one of my favorite pragmatic skills games of hers - "In Your Shoes". At the end of my review, you will have an opportunity to win a copy for yourself, so continue reading!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Alphabet Jumbled Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Alphabet Jumbled Review and Giveaway image
Many alphabet applications focus solely on letter identification, letter names, letter sounds, uppercase and lowercase letters. How any apps can say that they focus on putting letters in alphabetical order? Alphabet Jumbled does all of these things in one great app and more! Continue reading to learn more about the five different activities included in the Alphabet Jumbled application and for a giveaway of this fun, interactive app!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Mulberry FingerPlays Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Mulberry FingerPlays Review and Giveaway image
Remember the fingerplays that your teachers used to do in elementary school? The Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Five Little Monkeys, and Where is Thumbkin are just a few of the classics that entertain children all over the world. Mulberry Fingerplays is a wonderful application which teaches parents, educators, and children fun fingerplays to their favorite songs, rhymes, and stories. Get moving and start playing with the Mulberry FingerPlays application! Continue reading for my review as well as a giveaway of Mulberry FingerPlays!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Noodle Words Active Words Set 1 Review and Giveaway

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Here is another adorable, fun, learning application that I couldn't resist with two little noodle bugs! The noodle bugs, Stretch and Squish, help teach children action words with fun animations that will get the whole family moving! Not only do the bugs move, but the words do as well! With 18 different action words in set one along with 3-4 animations per word, this application is great for teaching verbs! For more information about the application and how to use it with your children, as well as a giveaway, continue reading!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Let's Talk Following Instructions Review and Giveaway

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I must admit that when I look at an app, I look first at the app icon quality and if there is a cute image on the front, it is hard for me to back away. There is a cute little, one-eyed, purple monster named Moe in the Let's Talk Following Instructions app. This application focuses on teaching children fifty early developing nouns. For more information about the application and a giveaway, continue reading.

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Scene Speak Review and Giveaway

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In the Augmentative and Alternative Communication class that I took two years ago, we discussed visual scenes with hotspots to help people communicate, but I had never used a device with this capability. Now, two years later, I have the Scene Speak application on my iPad and I can finally use it not only to help people communicate their wants and needs, but for other communication activities! Continue reading to hear all of the ways you can use this application and to enter a giveaway for the application!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Stories2Learn Review and Giveaway

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There are a lot of apps on the market for creating social stories, but not many that include pre-loaded social stories. Stories2Learn includes 12 different stories on 6 different topics. Not only that, but you can create your own social stories. To learn more about this application and enter to win a copy for yourself!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Video Scheduler Review and Giveaway

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There are a lot of visual schedule apps on iTunes, but what about video schedule apps? Sometimes it is easier to show somebody how to complete a task with a video than breaking down each step. The Video Scheduler application is an affordable way to create both visual and video schedules! Continue reading for my review of the Video Scheduler application and a giveaway!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Bats in the Cave App Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Bats in the Cave App Review and Giveaway image
I've been working on reviewing apps all the live long day... I've been working on reviewing apps just to pass the time away. Can you help me by reading this and passing it along too? Can't you hear me shouting come and read my review?

Okay, I had to try re-write the lyrics to "I've Been Working on the Railroad" but I think that the Bats in the Cave version is actually a much better re-write. Anyhow, if you are looking for a spelling application that works on silent e and more, Bats in the Cave offers practice with this skill through a fun mining activity! Continue reading for my review and a giveaway of this application!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Auditory Rhyming Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Auditory Rhyming Review and Giveaway image
Cat-hat-mat-bat. Children in the schools are working in the classroom and RtI programs to learn rhyming skills which are essential for literacy. Rhyming is also essential for phonological awareness in speech. Auditory Rhyming focuses on these skills in two different ways, through inclusive and exclusive rhymes. Continue reading for my review and a giveaway of this application!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Auditory Figure Ground Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Auditory Figure Ground Review and Giveaway image
In the classroom setting, many of our students who have difficulty with auditory processing or who are hard of hearing have a hard time in the classroom setting with background noise. They often cannot hear/process information or directions in the classroom with background noise from the lights, children talking, outside noise, and more. Auditory Figure Ground helps children learn to listen for and process information with background noise. Continue reading to learn more about this application and enter to win a copy!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Lettermen Application Reviews and Giveaways

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The Lettermen are adorable letters with faces, hands, and feet that go on all kinds of adventures! They often follow each other to spell out different vocabulary words and show different emotions. These books, written by Roger Knights, not only teach children about spelling and words, but help them learn vocabulary related to different activities/places. These books have now been made into applications by SN Squared Limited, and you can download them from the iTunes store! To find out more about these great book applications and win a copy of one of these apps, continue reading.

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Wee Sing & Learn ABC Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Wee Sing & Learn ABC Review and Giveaway image
There are tons of ABC learning applications on the market, so it can be overwhelming when you need to choose between them. I have only tried 5-10 or so that are unique and captivating enough use in the classroom (including ones I have previously reviewed), and this one definitely is in my top 10. Continue reading to learn more about Wee Sing & Learn ABC and for a giveaway of the application!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Abitalk Application Reviews and Giveaways

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Abitalk Application Reviews and Giveaways image
Abitalk has created around 60 applications and many are not only on the iTunes market but the Android marketplace as well! They are affordable, fun applications that work on math and language skills. In addition, the Abitalk community is welcoming and generous, placing applications on sale every App Friday and giving away application codes on their community Facebook page. They were generous enough to give us application codes to give away as well. So, without further adieu, here are the application reviews and giveaways for my three favorite Abitalk applications - Sentence Builder App, Irregular Plurals, and Irregular Verbs.

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