http://www.proactivespeechtherapy.com/AutismTv.html). Children will have fun while decorating cookies, cakes, shoes, t-shirts - you name it! Continue reading for my review of all of the Shoe the Goose applications and giveaways for each!
Good Neighbor Press, Inc. has graciously donated application codes for 13 of their applications! Holy moly! Not only did Good Neighbor Press donate codes for their all-inclusive Pocket Charts Pro but also the Ending Letter Sounds, Consonant Blends and Digraphs, Spelling 3-Letter Words, Position Words, Beginning Letter Sounds, Long and Short Vowel Sounds, Shapes, Colors, Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching, Compound Words, Word Family Match Game, and Rhyming Words applications! Continue reading for my review of Pocket Charts Pro, which includes all of the Pocket Chart applications created by Good Neighbor Press, Inc. Then, enter the 13 giveaways for your 13 chances to win!
FizzBrain solves this problem by taking out the mess and the worries! You can write with just about anything from jelly to chalk to chocolate pudding! This allows for a visually stimulating, sensory filled app that works on writing at the same time! Continue reading to learn more information about Touch and Write as well as Cursive Touch and Write, and to enter a giveaway to win one of the two apps!
Artgig Studio had created aliens that aren't scary, they're adorable and fun to learn with! In fact, I may not mind if these aliens invaded Earth! With their bright colors and cute little faces, the application is motivating for young children! Continue reading for more information about how to use this application in speech-language therapy and for a giveaway of the application as well!
Artgig Apps. I loved the sound that the application made when I shook it and my students got a lot of laughs out of the random sentences as well! By the time I finally got an iPad, it was updated with a Quiz and Story Starters which made the application 2x more exciting and educational! Continue reading for my review of Shake-A-Phrase as well as a giveaway of the application!
The Quirkles books are perfect for working on science curriculum in the speech-language therapy room! The Quirkles books are all about "exploring phonics through science", and that is definitely apparent when you read them! These books are available in hard and soft cover format and now on the iPad! Continue reading for my review of how to use The Quirkles apps in speech-language therapy and for a giveaway of some of their applications!
Pi'ikea Street has the solution to your problem with its innovative alphabet application that is perfect for infants, toddlers, and Kindergarteners alike! Each letter of the alphabet is stated aloud and written as its letter name, phonetic pronunciation, with a word, and an interactive, animated image to match the word. Continue reading my review of the application to learn about how you can use this application with young children in speech-language therapy as well as to enter a giveaway for the application!
Pi'ikea Street - Mask Jumble Animals! This is one of the first of its kind, a children's augmented reality application! Just choose the animal you want to look like, line up your face on the application, and press on the screen to see yourself as an interactive animal! Continue reading to learn how to use the application in speech-language therapy as well as to enter a giveaway to win the application for yourself!
Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language and Auditory Development has got you covered! Talk About It: Objects has a carnival theme and works on all of the skills discussed above with flair! With recording, different levels of cues, real-life images, and data collection capabilities, this application is a perfect addition to your therapy application collection! Continue reading for my review and a giveaway of Talk About It: Objects!
here. Paperclip Robot, creator of BubCaps, has generously donated two different packs of BubCaps (the Explorer 6-Pack and the Pro 2-Pack) for my readers to enter to win! Continue reading for some more information about BubCaps and your chance to win a pack for your child, therapy room, or students!
use dice in speech-language therapy sessions. I included Thinkamingo's Story Dice and Name Dice in my discussion. This review is going to specifically discuss how to use Story Dice in speech-language therapy. I got this application a while back because I was very interested in the creativity that could come out of it! Since then, I have figured out how to use Google Hangout and participated in some discussions on App Friday/Technology in Education's pages which have caused me to bump into co-founder Ann Adair quite a few times. I would have to say that she is one of the most entertaining, creative, fun hosts I have seen so far! One very cool fact is that she participates in NaNoWriMo (like me) and one of her applications was developed with that in mind! Continue reading to learn more about this simple, yet creative application, how you can use it in speech-language therapy, and enter a giveaway to possibly win a copy of Story Dice!
ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways: Sentence Builder Teen Review and Mobile Education Store Application Giveaway
Mobile Education Store realized that teenagers still needed to work on their sentence structure and answered our calls for more great apps by creating Sentence Builder Teen! With real-life images, this application will motivate your students and help them learn how to form grammatically correct sentences at the same time! Like the original Sentence Builder application, each sentence is matched with a picture to help the student determine the correct way to form the sentence. Sentence Builder Teen joins a legacy of award-winning Mobile Education Tools applications as the 2010 IEAR Language Arts App of the Year. Continue reading to learn more about Mobile Education Store's Sentence Builder Teen and to enter a giveaway to win one of the Mobile Education Store applications!
Sight Words & Spelling With Pixopop as well as Sight Words Hangman. The conversation with all of the developers was animated that evening as we were all hungry for cookies while discussing the Chocolate Chip Cookie Factory: Place Value application. After a fun discussion, I was reading through my e-mails and realized that Marcel had contacted me a month or so prior about reviewing his Sight Words & Spelling With Pixopop application, and I have missed the e-mail! Luckily, he was still interested, so here is the review of Sight Words & Spelling With Pixopop! Make sure to continue reading to learn about how to use this application in speech-language therapy as well as enter a giveaway for a copy of this application!
Software Smoothie (iBaby Buttons and Felt Board) and at the end of the post, you can enter to win one of the two applications! I have already reviewed iBaby Buttons, and I will link to that post, but I have not reviewed Felt Board. So get on board and continue reading for the reviews and giveaways from Software Smoothie!
Virtual Speech Center. Verbs News is a one-of-a-kind application that teaches children about verb tenses (regular and irregular simple present, past, simple future, and present continuous), motivates students via the "My News" reward (allowing children to record themselves as a news anchor), and is adaptable for students learning at different rates (Auditory Bombardment, Fill-In, and Make Up Sentences). In addition, Verbs News makes it easy for therapists to keep data within the application, e-mail it to themselves in a grid format, and use the application in a group setting. Continue reading for a link to my previous review complete with step-by-step instructions and visuals through the application, how to use the application with students who have speech and language disorders, and more information. Also, continue reading for a giveaway of Verbs News on this post!
Choiceworks, developed by Bee Visual LLC, is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for $14.99. Based on the physical product (Choiceworks Visual Support System), you can create schedule boards, a waiting board, a feelings board, and read social stories all in one application! Continue reading my review of Choiceworks below and enter the giveaway at the end.
Another way we compare/contrast objects in categories is by using a Venn diagram. Within the circles of the Venn diagram, different descriptions and categories are written in. Here is an example comparing penguins and robins:
Finally, another way in which we work on categories is to see how many items a person can list in a given category. With some students, I use basic categories and with others I get more specific. For example, basic categories include shapes, animals, plants, foods, letters, etc. More advanced categories may include names of African animals found in a zoo or fun things to do in New York. Continue reading for some ideas of how to work on categories in speech-language therapy, DIY category tools, and cool therapy products related to categorization skills!
When I first started the ABCs 4 SLPs blog series, I thought I would be through all the letters by the end of August. Wishful thinking I guess. I also did not know I would be hosting a giveaway event. When I saw so many peoples' lives impacted by the iPad, apps, and events as well as the community of bloggers and companies helping each other online, I just could not help myself. Ended up coming up with "G is for Giveaways" and figured it wouldn't hurt to ask developers, bloggers, companies, authors, and more if they would be willing to donate an application code, product, book, or material from Teachers Pay Teachers.
In exchange, I am reviewing all of the products, books, apps, and more which I hope will help my readers understand all of the hard work that goes into creating an application, book, material, or product as well as understand how each one can be used in speech-language therapy. I hope everyone will follow these companies/bloggers/authors as they have been truly generous to myself and my readers by donating items to give away. I also hope that everyone will thank these wonderful people for what they have done regardless of if they win a giveaway or not. Finally, I hope that they will discover some different products/apps/books/companies/blogger's materials that will work for speech-language therapy and the reviews will help them determine which apps they would like to purchase to use or recommend to others! Now share away!
Here is a list of developers, bloggers, authors, companies, and more who are participating in this event:
- Language Learning Apps LLC
- Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
- Virtual Speech Center
- Pi'ikea Street
- Kids and Beyond
- Brighter Futures for Beautiful Minds
- Mobile Education Store
- Pyxwise Software Inc.
- Speech Pups LLC
- Bee Visual
- Artgig Studio
- Erik X. Raj
- Jean-Eudes Lepelletier
- Speech Time Fun
- Little Speech Corner
- RWH Technology
- eSkills Learning
- Fizz Brain Apps
- Sascyn Publishing
- Paperclip Robot
- Night & Day Studios
- Tribal Nova
- Auryn Inc.
- Kid's Academy
- Good Neighbor Press
- Speak in Motion
- Speech Room News
- Express SLP
- Autism Language Learning
- My First Puzzles
- Pufferfish Software
- The Quirkles
- The Speech & Language Store
- Sly Speech Apps
- Tactus Therapy Solutions
- Peapod Labs
- Lois Jane Brady (author of Apps for Autism)
- SN Squared Limited
- SLP TechTools
- Good Karma Applications
- Speech Page
- iGet It Apps
- ARTEL Larsen
- Super Duper Publications
- Crazy Speech World
- Shoe the Goose
- Table Topics
- Sly Speech Apps
- Apps by Auryn
- Paperclip Robot
- Peapod Labs
- Luca Lashes
- The Attainment Company
Sentence Builder, the 2010 IEAR Language Arts App of the Year developed by the Mobile Education Store, is an educational app that helps children learn how to form grammatically correct sentences. Each sentence is matched with a cartoon or clip art picture to help the student determine the correct way to form the sentence. This application is great for speech-language pathologists and teachers who are working on various grammatical concepts and sentence structure with their students! Continue reading for my review of Sentence Builder.