ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps/Articulation - Articulation Scenes Review and Giveaway

ABCs 4 SLPs Articulation Scenes

Put on your fancy shoes and head down the red carpet with Smarty Ears' newest application: Articulation Scenes! Smarty Ears has definitely put a lot of time and effort into this application and it shows through every aspect. With movie theater themed screens, activities, and buttons, this application is truly the best looking of the articulation applications currently on the market!

When Smarty Ears first started showing previews of this application, my mouth was watering. I don't know if I stated this before, but I am a huge movie buff! I used to work for a movie theater at the same time as I went to college, and I actually started a movie review blog before I started this one! So, I knew I had to have this application. I stalked the Smarty Ears page on almost a daily basis waiting for it to be released, not only because I wanted to use it with my students, but I also wanted to add it to my updated Articulation/Apraxia of Speech application list (to be released later today) as a new star! Finally, it came out in iTunes at a discounted price, and I contacted Barbara Fernandes to find out the new price, and she was generous enough to give me a promo code for this review (not at all what I was expecting, how awesome is that?)!

The application came out just in time for me to give it a try with my students before the summer. Keep reading for my review as well as to learn what my 5th grade student thought of the application! The giveaway is at the end of the post!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps/Aphasia - Comprehension TherAppy Review and Giveaway

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June is National Aphasia Awareness month, but there is also another special holiday for an application developer in June. Tactus Therapy Solutions is celebrating their first birthday as a company and in honor of this, they have given 25 codes to 25 different websites to give away their Comprehension TherAppy app! You're looking at one of the 25 websites right now! I was also given a copy of the application to review, so let's take it away to the review and giveaway (giveaway is at the very bottom of the post)!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps - Updated Applications for Voice, Fluency, Hearing, and Dysphagia List

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I have also updated the second list that I posted in March - Apps for Voice, Fluency, Hearing, and Dsyphagia. I also added some applications for auditory awareness/sound recognition. New applications on the list include Hearing Aid Tic Tac Toe by: Rule the School and Sound Touch. Also, I have done a lot more research into the applications for Android/Kindle Fire/Nook. As always, iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad applications are included on the list as well. It includes the current app icon, current application name, a short description of each application, and the current price at the time this list was released/updated. Read more to find the list at the end of the post.

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps - Updated Applications for Articulation and Apraxia of Speech List

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It has been 2-3 months since I released my first application list - Apps for Articulation Therapy. I kept working on it even after I posted it to make sure I had all of the applications I could included on this list. This includes applications for the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android/Kindle Fire, and Nook. This list was updated up until this post with new applications including Articulation Scenes by: Smarty Ears and Phonology by: Learning Fundamentals, Inc.

This list includes applications which have flashcards at the word/phrase/sentence level, multisyllabic words, minimal pairs, and those which repeat what students say. I have listed the application name, price at the time it was researched, a short description of the application, the icon, and if it is available on the iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Nook. This document will be updated when I have the time in the future. Read more to find the list at the end of the post.

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Auditory Processing - HearBuilder Sequencing Super Fun Deck Review

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A couple of weeks ago, after my app review/giveaway with Super Duper Publications, I was contacted again but this time to do a product review! What was even better was they gave me a choice of what to review! Due to the fact that many students on my caseload have difficulty with auditory processing, especially recalling directions and information from stories read aloud, I chose the new HearBuilder Sequencing Super Fun Deck!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps/AAC - SLP Words HD Review and Giveaway

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Seven Infinity LLC has created multiple educational applications. One of its applications made specifically for speech-language pathologists is SLP Words HD. There is both a Lite and a Full version of the application available for the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. The iPod Touch/iPhone version is called "Word Buttons". Read on for my review, information about Seven Infinity's Mother Goose Project Kickstarter, and a giveaway (at the very end) for the application!

ABCs 4 SLPs: A is for Apps - Odd One Out Pack Review

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Many of my students are working on categorization skills and vocabulary goals. I am always looking for new ways to focus on their goals, so when tbox apps contacted me to review their Odd One Out Pack, I was delighted to try it out with my students!

tbox apps is a UK based company that has currently developed four applications for the iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad - Odd One Out Pack, Minimal Pairs Pack, Predictable (in 5 different languages), and Scene & Heard. One of the founders and directors of the company, Rebecca Bright, is a licensed speech-language pathologist who has significant involvement in production of the company's applications. Read on for my review of the application and how to use it!

New Series - ABCs 4 SLPs

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If you have been following me on Facebook, you may recognize the icon associated with this post. This summer, I plan on blogging on topics related to different letters of the alphabet. I believe that I have seen the acronyms "ABCs for SLPs" used together before on another site, so that is not my original idea nor do I mind if someone else borrows it; however, in order to keep myself excited about blogging over the summer, I wanted to do something special.

Examples of what may be posted include:

A is for - apps, Apraxia of Speech, and Aphasia

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C is for - Common Core

M is for - Mad Libs

And much much more!

I am looking forward to posting as often as I can throughout the summer! I have a huge list of ideas for each letter, but who knows what I will have in store? This first week, look forward to my favorite: apps reviews, updated app lists, and app giveaways! (plus more things that begin with "A" because we all know that being an SLP is not all about apps)

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Speech With Milo - Adjectives Application Review

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Last week, I received an awesome hand-written note in the mail from Poorani Doonan, the creator of Speech With Milo apps! In the envelope I received 10 cute little Milo stickers!

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I cannot wait to share these stickers with my students! Therefore, as a thank you for these adorable stickers, I want to share the app review I wrote when Speech With Milo - Adjectives first came out when I applied to be an app reviewer for A4CWSN. Check out my review below.

What Does Better Hearing and Speech Mean to You? Worksheet

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Last week an idea came to me at dinner - I wanted to know what better hearing and speech meant to my students. Immediately when I got home, I threw together a document for my students to answer that question through coloring and writing. Then, I posted their drawings and sentences outside my classroom so everyone could see what we do in speech! Here is what the entrance to my office looks like:

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Here is a preview of the document:

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I posted the document at the end of the post, so feel free to use it with your students! In addition, click "Read More" to see my students' awesome art!

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