5 Speech Therapy Apps from Erik X. Raj

Over the years I have written about several speech therapy apps.  However, I have yet to write about apps developed by speech-language pathologist, Erik X. Raj.  Today’s blog will highlight a handful of his available apps.

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Erik X. Raj is a speech-language pathologist in New Jersey.  He works with elementary and adolescent students who have various articulation and language difficulties.  Here is a little blurb from him:

“It is my belief that speech-language therapy not only benefits an individual’s ability to communicate, but it also increases one’s overall confidence and courage.  I’m absolutely committed to inspiring all of my clients to do great things… it’s my mission to provide each person on my caseload with a positive and memorable experience that sparks a passion for lifelong learning and creative thinking…”

5 Speech Language Apps from Erik X. Raj:

You’ll find well over a dozen apps on the developer’s website.  I will highlight only a handful of available apps to avoid making this blog extremely long.

1. Charades Articulation:

Charades Articulation is a fun spin-off of the classic party game.  It includes a comprehensive collection of over 1,000 sound-specific articulation words that can be chosen from to appear during a round of play.

Features:

  • Designed for speech-language pathologists to use with individuals who exhibit difficulty producing the following speech sounds: S, Z, R, S/R/L, Blends SH, CH, and TH
  • With just a tap of a finger, players can guess and practice over 1,000 sound-specific articulation words that are great for a speech therapy setting
  • Child-friendly interface: simple intuitive, and no in-app purchases or external links
  • Children can play this game with one other person or play it with 10 or more people
2. Puzzle Pro Articulation:

Puzzle Pro Articulation is a fun addition to any speech-language therapy setting.  It is full of over 450 sound-specific puzzle challenges.  The goal is simple: successfully complete the puzzle to reveal an articulation picture and word.

Features:

  • With just a tap of a finger, children and clinicians can explore one of 450 sound-specific puzzle challenges
  • “Loads of giggles: before, during, and after each round, loads of laughter will fill the speech therapy room”
  • Helps increase word recognition and vocabulary expansion
  • Ideal for students ages 6 and up
3. Open-Ended Articulation:

Open-Ended Articulation is an interactive app for iOS devices that features a collection of over 500 open-ended questions designed for SLPs to use with individuals who exhibit difficulty producing speech sounds: S, Z, R, L, S/R/L, SH, CH, and TH.

Features:

  • Children and clinicians can discover over 500 sound-specific open-ended . questions that are perfect for the speech therapy setting
  • Each open-ended question has an exciting narrative audio component to it
    • Each question also has an example of an audio response “that children get a kick out of”
  • Simple, intuitive interface with no in-app purchases or external links
  • Over 2 hours of fun
4. Listen Close Articulation:

Listen Close is a game comparable to the classic electronic memory game Simon.  Listen Close is a unique speech therapy game that “challenges players to memorize and repeat an ever-increasing string of articulation word sequences.”

Features:

  • Comprehensive collection of over 600 sound-specific articulation words
  • Each new round consists of exciting cartoon faces that verbalize the articulation words in a manner that keeps all players engaged
  • Each new round provides a new string of articulation word sequences that will keep all players on the edge of their seats
  • Simple, intuitive interface with no in-app purchases or external links
5. Multiple Choice Articulation:

Multiple Choice Articulation is an interactive app with over 500 multiple choice questions designed for speech-language pathologists to use with individuals who exhibit difficulty with the following sounds: S, Z, R, L, S/R/L, SH, CH, and TH

Features:

  • Each multiple choice question has an “exciting” narrative audio component to it
  • Each question also has an example of an audio response that children will enjoy
  • Simple, intuitive interface; no in-app purchases or external links
  • Helps with decision making and communication skills

Visit the Erik X. Raj website to learn about his other apps!