Toddler Talk: Language Development App

Delays in language development and communication challenges are quite common for individuals with special needs.  However, language development is essential as it “paves the strong foundation for later language, reading and writing skills.”  Toddler Talk: 1-2 Years is an app that helps you encourage your child’s language development! Toddler Talk was designed as a 10-week program.  Every […]

Articulation Carnival

Learning and practicing articulation in English can be dull and challenging for many individuals.  A certified speech-language pathologist noted this and was inspired to develop a more exciting way for children to learn and practice articulation.  The Articulation Carnival app motivates children to practice articulation at the word, phrase, and sentence levels.  The app also makes practicing […]

Apps for Apraxia and Dysphagia

In last Thursday’s blog, I covered a few apps from Smarty Ears that may help individuals with aphasia, a condition which affects an individual’s ability to express and understand both written and spoken language.  Further, the company also offers helpful tools for individuals with other communication conditions including apraxia and dysphagia. APRAXIA The first few apps are helpful resources for apraxia, which […]

Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children

The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children identifies the level of breakdown in a child’s ability to speak. This type of test can help identify if and what kind of  treatment can be used and how improvement can be tracked. Easy to administer and score, the test helps to measure a child’s imitative responses to […]

Speech Buddies

Speech Buddies is for people who are in speech therapy. It’s a piece of assistive technology for new people in therapy, resistant to therapy, or in group therapy. It’s designed to complement current practice and can help people overcome the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. Oral motor methods focus mainly on training muscle […]