Speech Therapy Mobile Applications Best Speech Therapy Mobile Applications (Apps)

We all love using apps and speech therapists are successfully modifying them to meet student needs.

  • Search the menu to the right for apps based on type, goal, and/or price
  • Click on the app below to easily go to iTunes to read more and see the app.

Why use Speech Therapy Mobile Applications?

  • The Ipad and tablets have the potential to increase motivation, learning, and meaningful communication.
  • Speech therapy mobile applications can be modified for different disorders and for culturally and linguistically diverse children
  • Technology plays a prominent role in society and is changing how information is shared
  • Research shows that using computer technology during speech therapy sessions motivates and engages children (Cochran, 2005).
  • Children with special needs demonstrate interest in the animation, sound output, physical accessibility, and predictability involved in using computer technology (Cochran, 2005).
  • Children who use computer technology in therapy demonstrate fewer behaviors that detract from therapy’s effectiveness and subsequently retain more of what they have learned (Cochran, 2002)

Advantages of Using Mobile Devices and Apps in Educational Settings – ASHA

ASHA’s Special Interest Group 12 Augmentative and Alternative Communication

iRecognize

FREE – This photo flash card creator that can be fully customized by importing your own photos, vocal prompts and words, which can therefore be done in any language. Create individual client profiles to track progress and modify the visual field to meet their needs.

Sono Flex BP

$179.99- Dynamic display AAC which combines core and topic-based vocabulary, and includes over 50 pre-made context vocabularies in Portuguese. It comes with more than 11,000 SymbolStix® symbols, but you can use the camera of the iPhone or iPad to create your own symbols. Try the Lite version for FREE.

Sono Flex SWE

$209.99- Dynamic display AAC which combines core and topic-based vocabulary, and includes over 50 pre-made context vocabularies in Swedish. It comes with more than 11,000 SymbolStix® symbols, but you can use the camera of the iPhone or iPad to create your own symbols. Try the Lite version for FREE.

Sono Flex

$99.99- Dynamic display AAC which combines core and topic-based vocabulary, and includes over 50 pre-made context vocabularies. It comes with more than 11,000 SymbolStix® symbols, but you can use the camera of the iPhone or iPad to create your own symbols. Try the Lite version for FREE.

Pumpkin Creation

FREE- Work on requesting, describing or following directions by having your child create a jack-o-lantern with a variety of colors, patterns, shapes and accessories.

Magic Voice

FREE – Work on vocal loudness by making a cute bunny jump out of a hat with your voice! Change loudness sensitivity to make it more challenging. You can also work on a variety of expressive language goals.

See.Touch.Learn.

FREE- This is one of our favorite apps! It is a digital picture card system which has a variety of lessons which you can customize or create your own to work on almost any speech or language skill. Receive a final score at the end of each lesson.

Bilingual Articulation and Phonology Assessment

Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment (BAPA)

$84.99- Check out our very own assessment app which looks at articulation and phonology skills in English and/or Spanish! It is very efficient and motivating for children, and you can email yourself a full report of the results. Check it out on our website.

Predictable Español

£109.99 ($173)- This is a voice output communication device which includes a keyboard with word prediction, as well as the option to write manually. Save commonly used messages within categories, and choose between 21 different voices. It can now be integrated with Skype, YouTube, iTunes, Email, Bluetooth and more.

AAC Evaluation Genie

$11.99- This is a great informal diagnostic tool that assesses skills relating to use of augmentative and alternative communication devices.  It includes 14 subtests that assess crucial language skills, visual identification/discrimination abilities, iconicity, and use of word prediction.