Posts in August, 2012

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Shoe the Goose Doodle Application Reviews and Giveaways

ABCs 4 SLPs Shoe the Goose

The next application I am reviewing is great for creativity, pretend play, and following directions. It was also recently featured on Autism TV Today as a part of their first television segment (which you can view online here - 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!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Pocket Charts From Good Neighbor Press Reviews and Giveaways

ABCs 4 SLPs Pocket Charts

I think this may be one of the biggest giveaways I have done in one review as 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!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Touch and Write & Cursive Touch and Write

ABCs 4 SLPs Touch and Write & Cursive Touch and Write

Due to allergies and the mess, it is not always feasible to practice writing in different textures with your fingers in a classroom setting. 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!

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

ABCs 4 SLPs Alien Buddies

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!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Shake-A-Phrase Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs Shake A Phrase

One of the first applications I downloaded for my iPod Touch was Shake-A-Phrase by 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!

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

ABCs 4 SLPs The Quirkles

Everyday speech-language pathologists in the schools adapt therapy to the students' curricular needs. A speech-language pathologist must be a jack of all trades. He or she must know about science, art, math, language arts, gym, computers, foreign language, history, and so on. 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!

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

ABCs 4 SLPs SimpleSort

Sometimes when I am working on categorization skills with my students, I have piles and piles of objects to be sorted. Objects, no matter how big or small, take forever to put away between sessions and are often thrown in bags to carry between classrooms with other things. Finally, I found a great application that solves this problem - SimpleSort from KidsAndBeyond! This portable application has 18 different categories with images associated with them to place into the different categories such as vegetables, shapes, clothing, food, sports, electronics, animals, and more! Continue reading for my review of SimpleSort and a giveaway of the application as well!

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

ABCs 4 SLPs Memory Train

The media often focuses on memory skills for the elderly or older adults who have disabilities, but there are also many children who can benefit from working on memory skills and strategies as well. There are lots of applications out there that work on memory skills for adults, but not as many that are appropriate for children. Pi'ikea Street has created an adorable application that works on memory skills for children called "Memory Train". Hop on board the review train as I will discuss how to use the application in speech-language therapy and drop you off at the giveaway point at the end!

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

ABCs 4 SLPs Interactive Alphabet

Tired of teaching ABCs with flashcards and repeating letters over and over again? 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!

ABCs 4 SLPs: G is for Giveaways - Mask Jumble Animals Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs Mask Jumble Animals

Ever wondered what you would look like as an animal? You no longer have to wonder with the newest application from 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!

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