VowelViz: The answer to confusing vowels

Feb 25

VowelViz: The answer to confusing vowels

I was so excited to win a copy of Vowel Viz  from Mary over at Speech Adventures. Please read her review of the App here and how she has used it. I wanted to try Vowel Viz in another way.   I have  a few kids on my case load who are learning to read or are English Second Language Learners, but they are really struggling with phoneme -grapheme correspondence,...

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Fun with “R” App Review

Sep 23

Fun with “R” App Review

The Fun with R app offers an intensive program for children to practice articulation of the difficult to produce R sound.   The App follows the same format as all the other Apps from Virtual Speech Center. It offers a video tutorial that guides you through the main features of the app as well as a written description of the app features.   Fun with R app...

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SlowTunes: 5 Different ways to use this app

Aug 24

SlowTunes: 5 Different ways to use this app

SlowTunes is a simple music player for iPhone and iPod Touch that lets you slow down your favorite songs without changing the pitch       Brian Stokes wrote SlowTunes for his daughter, who was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech when she was two years old. She loved the “Time to Sing!” CD, but they all got sick of it after about a...

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Are you a guilty parent? Speech & Language Intervention

Mar 31

Are you a guilty parent? Speech & Language Intervention

A mom recently brought her child to me for a speech and language assessment and despite the fact that all his speech problems were ‘developmental” and likely to resolve without any intervention, her fear was that perhaps if she had done things differently, she wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place.   Another mom attributed her child’s...

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When is a lisp no longer cute?

Nov 11

When is a lisp no longer cute?

A lisp is a relatively common speech disorder in which a person has trouble pronouncing the sounds of the letters “s” and “z.” The toddler that says “pleathe” is really cute, but how do you decide when the lisp is no longer cute?   And why on earth does the word “lisp” contain an /s/? 😛   There are a number of factors to...

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Syntax City – App Review

Nov 03

Syntax City – App Review

Developer:         Smarty Ears Apps Price:                    $14.99       Syntax City targets a variety of grammatical elements in fun and engaging ways. It is suitable for children who have some knowledge of reading but with guidance and mediation it could possibly be used with a 5 year old child. The theme sets the tone...

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