What’s the pic? Articulation: App Review

Oct 14

What’s the pic? Articulation: App Review

Articulation often requires drill and practice. What’s the Pic? Artic from Home Speech Home  is a fantastic way to practice speech sounds in a fun and exciting way! If you are sceptical about how drill and practice can be exciting, here is how it works:   What’s the Pic Articulation has 25 sounds in initial, medial, and final positions, including L, R, S...

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Listening Power Grades 4 – 8+

Oct 07

Listening Power Grades 4 – 8+

Hot on the heels of Listening Power Preschool, is Listening Power Grades 4 -8+ Even though I have used the Preschool version with some of my older children, it is really fantastic to have a resource that is tailored with more advanced content to target this age group. Hamaguchi apps will be releasing Listening Power Grades K – 3 later this year to complete the...

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Is my child stuttering?

Jul 01

Is my child stuttering?

It is often frightening for parents when they hear their child stumbling over their words and they often think that their child is stuttering. Many people become non-fluent when they are tired, excited or nervous, or perhaps do not have the knowledge to express what they need to.   The same applies to young children who are still learning new vocabulary,...

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Factory of Categories: App Review

Jul 21

Factory of Categories: App Review

The ability to group objects according to their common characteristics is a basic concept that helps children build a basis for organizing not only their semantic knowledge (meaning of words) but also their world. Classifying and categorizing provide the foundation for problem solving, remembering and integrating new information. Categorization  is an important...

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech

May 05

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

The act of speaking is a highly sophisticated one! It involves transmitting the message from the brain to the muscles   of the mouth, face, tongue, and soft palate. Any interruption along this pathway may cause  Apraxia of Speech. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. There is no weakness of the speech muscles, but they don’t perform normally...

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Apps for Apraxia

May 04

Apps for Apraxia

In order to improve speech clarity in children with apraxia, consistent practice is necessary. The use of Apps can lighten the load, track progress and engage children more readily. It must be emphasized  that these apps should not be used as a replacement to speech therapy, but should be used in conjunction with and in consultation with a speech therapist. Barbara...

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