Articulate It – A Review

Articulate It  by Smarty Ears Purpose An app for speech sound disorders to be utilized by Speech-Language pathologists. The app allows for targeting articulation or phonological processes at the word, phrase, and sentence level while collecting data. The app was recently updated to version 3.2.1 in April 2013, so there are new features to the… Continue reading Articulate It – A Review


Rainbow Sentences – A Review

Rainbow Sentences By The Mobile Education Store Purpose: The app is designed to help children learn how to create syntactically correct basic and complex sentences using color-coded visual prompts. Users engage and learn that sentences are comprised of essential word groupings which are ordered to help provide information regarding who, what, where, and how information. Price: $7.99 Uses Syntax: Shapiro… Continue reading Rainbow Sentences – A Review

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Apraxia Ville – A Review

Apraxia Ville by Smarty Ears, LLC Purpose: Apraxia Ville is designed for use by Speech-Language Pathologists working with children diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech. The app targets consonants and vowels in isolation, at the word level (CV & CVC), and in word sets (CV + CV or CVC + CVC). Price: $21.99 (just released March… Continue reading Apraxia Ville – A Review


Niki Time – A Review

Niki Time By: Alessandro La Rocca Purpose: The app developer designed the app for use with children working on time concepts such as minutes, hour, half hour, days, months, weather, and seasons. Easy manipulation of the clock allows for instruction as well as interaction between a client and an SLP. Price: $3.99     The… Continue reading Niki Time – A Review


Fun & Functional – A Review

Fun & Functional by Smarty Ears  Purpose: The app was designed to target identifying and describing nouns. In addition, within the description the developer notes it has the potential to help increase descriptive vocabulary to aid in increased language comprehension and literacy (Bromley, 2007). Price: $9.99 The Workings: The app has both an expressive and receptive… Continue reading Fun & Functional – A Review

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Naming TherAppy – A Review

Naming TherAppy by Tactus Therapy Purpose:  "A word-finding app to help people with aphasia and children with special needs practice important naming and description skills." I also find it useful for working with children and adults on expressive and receptive vocabulary, describing words, categorization, and other goals. Price: $24.99, or try the Free, lite version of… Continue reading Naming TherAppy – A Review

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My PlayHome – A Review

My PlayHome  by Shimon Young Purpose:  "My PlayHome is a doll house for the iGeneration...where your child can use everything, even the closets, TV and shower...fry an egg and feed the family pizza. Where you can pour drinks, blow bubbles and turn out the lights." (via the iTunes description). Price: Full version, $3.99 (Lite version… Continue reading My PlayHome – A Review

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Categories Learning Center: A Review

Categories Learning Center by Smarty Ears Purpose: An app designed by SLPs to improve language comprehension for all age groups. More specifically, it was developed to target categorization skills to improve word finding, memory, and reading comprehension difficulties. Price = $9.99 The Workings: The app opens to a Home page where the user can select… Continue reading Categories Learning Center: A Review