208 Irregular Verbs Playing Cards With Secret Decoder Product Review

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My students are always asking to play games. I constantly have to remind them that speech is  not all about games...except when you can work on skills specific to speech goals. The Irregular Verbs Playing Cards make saying "yes" to their request for games easy. To learn more about how we used the playing cards in therapy, continue reading.

Conversation TherAppy Application Review

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Tactus Therapy Solutions is known for making high-quality applications to use with adults, but did you know that many of their applications can be used with children and teenagers by taking advantage of the settings? Not only is this wonderful because there are not many applications out there for adults with communication disorders but also because it makes their applications worth the price since you can use them with a variety of clients. Their latest application, Conversation TherAppy is probably my favorite application due to the amount of settings, data collection, use with multiple clients at once, and ability to customize the content. Continue reading for my review of Conversation TherAppy!

Syllables Splash Application Review

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Make a splash this summer with your clients using Syllables Splash! This application is an under the sea motivational dream! With an underwater diving theme and characters to assist in syllable awareness, this application is not only great for phonological awareness but fun! Continue reading for my review of this entertaining syllable awareness application!

Auditory Analysis (USA) Application Review

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This is my first review of an application on an Android device. This is exciting for me but also a bit intimidating as I rarely use Android devices, so I do not know as much about their overall settings. The device I am reviewing this on is a Nexus 7 tablet. I will be honest that I do not know how to take screenshots of the screen, so I did take photos with my own camera which are not as good of quality as a screenshot would be. I do not currently bring this to school as it is my fiance's device and not my own, but he is kind enough to let me borrow it to do this review as well as those in the future. He also was kind enough to install the application, Auditory Analysis, for me from the developer (as a file, not from the store itself), so I am definitely grateful to have him around (afterall, there wouldn't be this website without him either)! Hopefully I do not mess up this review too much with my lack of knowledge of Android devices, but the great thing is that it will pave a path towards more Android application reviews and hopefully better ones! Who knows, maybe I'll like the Android system so much that I'll want one for myself! Anyhow, continue reading for my review of Auditory Analysis available for use on Android tablets.

Apraxia Ville Application Review

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At the school where I work, there is quite the incidence of students of students with childhood apraxia of speech and severe phonological delays in Kindergarten and first grade. It is hard to find applications at the right level for each student in particular because some students prefer real-life images and text to animated or illustrated images, even if I am working with a group of students. This can be frustrating as what they really need to work on is the content regardless of context. Therefore, I try to motivate my students in whichever way works the best whether its flashcards, real-life images, an animated application, cues, etc. Apraxia Ville has definitely been a motivating application for my students who prefer animated and illustrated images or need an animated cue of mouth movement on an age-appropriate model instead of staring at my face all of the time. For more information about Apraxia Ville and its use, continue reading.

I Dare You Articulation Application Review

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If you loved Erik X. Raj's Multiple Choice Articulation application, then you will like his latest application - I Dare You Articulation! Take all of the great parts from Multiple Choice Articulation - the narration, the fun, the motivational factors, the simplicity and cleanness of the application - and exponentially add more motivation/fun! What you get is I Dare You Articulation! Believe me and picture this - groups of third and fourth grade students coming into my classroom and expecting drill practice sit at the table to begin speech; during the session they are out of their seats, giggling, and motivated to move on to practice the next articulation sentence; after the session, students are all out of their seats begging me to play the application again! I kid you not, I have never seen my third and fourth graders so motivated and energized at 8:15 am to practice their articulation sounds! Continue reading to learn more about how to use this application to spice up your articulation therapy sessions!

Reading Comprehension Camp Application Review

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I have a significant number of students on my caseload who either have auditory processing disorder, language processing disorder, or a learning disability. We work over and over again on their ability to recall information from a story in an organized, sequential manner. In our fourth grade classrooms, each student has an iPad, so whenever my students are able to bring theirs to therapy, they are extremely excited! I ended up installing Reading Comprehension Camp on two iPads for my fourth graders to use simultaneously and was able to choose the question types that they had the most difficulty on. It was a life-saver and a great motivator for them to be able to use this application! To learn more about how you can use it in therapy, continue reading!

Free Materials to Promote Better Speech and Hearing Month 2013!

Free Materials for Better Hearing and Speech Month 2013

Last year, I wrote a post about free materials that you can use for Better Hearing and Speech Month! This year, with the rise of SLP bloggers, there are significantly more materials for you to print and use for free! My post will begin with the list from last year, followed by new materials created this year! To find these free, downloadable, printable materials, continue reading!

Discounted Apps, Product Sales, Giveaways, Events, and Donations for Better Hearing and Speech Month 2013

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Each year during the month of May, us speech-language pathologists and audiologists celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month! Many companies, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists offer information, handouts, sales, giveaways, and more to promote better speech and hearing. We not only promote better speech and hearing but celebrate those speech-language pathologists and audiologists during the month who work hard to provide the best therapy for those with communication disorders. To learn which companies are celebrating with sales, giveaways, and events or to find out how you can donate to speech-language pathologists/audiologists and organizations providing therapy for communication disorders, continue reading!

Spring Into Speech Blog Hop - Stop 16

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Welcome to Consonantly Speaking! I am happy to be the second to last (16th) stop on your blog hop quest! For those of you who are new to my blog, my name is Jessica Chase and I am a speech-language pathologist who works at a K-12 school district. On this blog, I post information about speech-language pathology, materials for speech-language pathologists to use in their practice, therapy ideas, reviews on products and applications to use in speech-language therapy, and more. After you are done with the blog hop, I welcome you all to come back and visit my blog anytime!

For those of you who are regular followers, I am participating in the Spring Into Speech Blog Hop as the 16th stop! Continue reading to find more information on how to participate to download freebies for your therapy room as well as to enter to win prizes, the participants, and to download my free item for the blog hop as well!

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