Tag Archive: articulation


20130527-143937.jpg

 

Pic-A-Boo is a free app by Pic-A-Boo Baby that offers a fun twist on peek-a-boo. At first glance this app is inline with other similar peek-a-boo apps out there like the Peek-a-Boo series by Night & Day Studios. The premise of Pic-A-Boo is simple, you tap on the screen and you reveal the object hiding behind the hands, barn door, blanket, or doll house.

 

20130527-143946.jpg

The game comes free with Cute Animals and Happy Robots to play pic-a-boo with. The remaining pictures are available as a in-app purchase of $1.99 and include over 40   images in 6 different sets of fun peekaboo games including farm and zoo animals with real sounds, illustrated eggs in a variety of uniforms, happy robots, illustrated animals and sweet stars.

20130527-144117.jpg

 

The best part of the app, which is included as part of the in-app purchases, is the ability to import your own and create your own “Boos”. With the ability to import your own pictures you are free to change it up a bit and target pronouns by adding pictures of yourself , family members, and the child as well as working on things like verbs or articulation.

20130527-143957.jpg                                                                                          20130527-144004.jpg

The ability to record your voice is somewhat limited as you are only able to record the sound that plays each time the object that is hiding is revealed which could be fun for younger children.

Pictured below are some examples of some  CVC words to play a  fun game of Pic-A-Boo!!

20130527-144018.jpg

20130527-144028.jpg

Pic-A-Boo is available for iPad

 

Advertisements

20130328-110728.jpgKids Vehicles 1: Interactive Fire Truck, $1.99, is a 3D interactive App by 22 learn available for iPad and iPhone. It similar to other interactive apps out there as you are able to drive the truck, put out fires, and learn about fire truck vocabulary. The one twist with this app is the augmented reality feature which allows you to virtually drive the fire truck around in your environment. This of course opens lots of doors for use in speech therapy!

This pictures show the fire rescue mini game:

20130328-110836.jpg

The next thing you want to do is set up your environment to use with the augmented reality. In this example we were driving around and searching for the fire. It was hidden around the room. On chairs, under tables, and in lots of other silly places. (The disclaimer here obviously is to make sure you are working with a client that understands fire safety.) We then worked on his sentence structure as he is one of those kiddos that tends to leave out “the”, “is”, and “a/an” in his sentences. He had to hide the fire and then explain to me over our walkie talkies exactly where it was.20130328-110944.jpg

Additional activities can include:

  1. Targeting articulation by hiding cards around the room that the child needs to “rescue”
  2. Targeting following directions and have the child follow 1-2 step directions i.e., drive to the table then make a left.
  3. Targeting narrative skills by having the child tell the story about how the saved the day.

Be creative and have fun!

Please feel free to comment on any other ideas you have for using this app 🙂

 

 

 

I have to admit I was pretty skeptical from the get go about Speech Buddies, but I like to welcome new technologies to the field so I was eager to see what they had to offer.  Speech Buddies are a series of  speech therapy tools, by Articulate Technologies,to help children learn correct  tongue positioning for five speech sounds. These are sounds that typically are the most difficult for some children to produce. These sounds are  – R, S, L, CH, and SH.

Speech Buddies were designed by a team of speech-language pathologists and engineers who understand the challenges associated with speech therapy and treating speech disorders.

It’s very important to note that Speech Buddies are not oral motor therapy. What they do is essentially help the child increase the kinesthetic  awareness or sensory biofeedback of  their articulators.  Here is a diagram of how they work.

 I used the Speech Buddies for about a month with clients that ranged from minor articulation errors on /l/ and /r/ to apraxia. I was pleasantly surprised by the results that I was seeing after using the Buddies for one or two sessions. I found that they worked best for clients who did not have any cognitive deficits as they were somewhat resistant to utilizing the Buddies in their mouths and for those that did tolerate it they often wanted to take the Speech Buddy from their mouth and then play therapist on me. ( Rubbing alcohol is used to sanitize between uses). Another issue I had was with missing dentition which didn’t offer the speech buddy support to cue the sound. For some of my clients who were working on one or two of these sounds they enjoyed using the Buddies on themselves and were able to instantly hear and feel the difference between their incorrect production and the production with  the Speech Buddy. Overall I would recommend using the Speech Buddies, especially if you are a therapist that treats a caseload filled with clients with poor speech intelligibility.

                                                                                                       

The Language Fix

A blog for sharing language and learning information

The Sensory Spectrum

For SPD Kiddos and Their Parents

Bowen Speech Blog

A blog focused on topics in speech, language, swallowing, and related disorders!

So you want to become an SLP..

A non-traditional undergraduate CSD student aspiring to become a Speech-Language Pathologist... hopefully.

Free Language Stuff

Tons of Language Activities for Specific Language Needs

Say "Ah".

Adventures in hospital based pediatric speech-language pathology

Executive Training Dubai

Training Courses in Dubai

The Speech Dudes

The Edgy Side of Speech Pathology; sharp, profane, but never dull. Sly educators.

Speech Therapists Don't Get Apples!

Android Reviews and Microsoft Office Files for SLPs

My name is autism's Blog

Networking For Answers

Live, Love, Lace

A blog about crafts, speech, recipes, and life

Glottal Enterprises

Instruments for voice measurements and speech therapy

On Sarah's iPad

A Mum's guide to Apps, eBooks, and other mobile media

The Flux Capacitor

Just another WordPress.com weblog

The Tao of Badass

Just another WordPress.com site

wishyouwereear

Just another WordPress.com site

lydiaandjane

Just another WordPress.com site

ashleylesleysd

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

Starfish Therapies

Making a difference

Iteach2talk's Blog

Just another speech therapy site

NSSLHA

A blog by NSSLHA Students

Kendra Ped PT

Wife, mother, professor, & physical therapist specializing in pediatrics. Blogging about child development, family, PT practice, teaching, research, & life. Views are my own.

Hedgepiggle

20, Domestic Goddess, Avid Cook, LingLang Student and Aspiring Speech Therapist. Connoisseur of Fine Ciders.

Moving Towards Understanding

Just another WordPress.com weblog

%d bloggers like this: