Posts in November, 2012

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

App Friday

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.

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