Ipad Speech Pathology
Each one of the iPad models available on the market is equipped with advanced features and capabilities that make it a useful device for various users. You will be impressed to find out that you even have the possibility to install on your tablet a few speech apps and transform it into a great tool for special education, speech-language pathologists, teachers and parents. Here are a few of the apps that will help you improve the language skills of your child.
My first recommendation is “Go-Togethers” which is a great app designed to improve language comprehension and expression in people of any age. This app is a great tool for parents and professional personal to improve the association and naming skills of children by having them interact with pictures and audio. It’s an app based on research around vocabulary and word meaning, so it’s definitely useful for students and kids with language disorders and autism. This app improves describing ability, reading skills and associations between words. It’s definitely a must-have app.
Another interesting speech app available for the iPad is “iName it” which comes with a huge collection of word finding items that are used at home and in the community. This app is developed by and for speech-language pathologists to help individuals with Aphasia and Apraxia. It offers a simple and systematic way to retrieve target words depicted in visual scenes and then explained through five obvious clues. This app can help any student, child or adult who has word finding deficits.
“Categories Learning Center” is another useful speech-pathologist app designed to improve language comprehension. It comes with a nice and attractive interface and various features including multi-player options, multi-level receptive activity and multi-level expressive activity. You have the possibility to customize receptive activities and monitor progress with the help of a report compiled at the end of each session. This app helps individuals to sort items that belong to a specific category and increases receptive and expressive vocabulary using picture stimuli. It also improves reading comprehension.
You should also consider Dysphagia2Go which is a revolutionary app which connects dysphagia to technology. It offers an easy to use resource for evaluating Clinical Dysphagia. This app guides you through the evaluation process and offers information about medications, cranial nerves and other areas that you need to focus on in order to properly evaluate dysphagia. In the end you will receive an evaluation report that you can print. However, even if it’s filled with features and extremely useful, this app can’t replace clinical expertise.
These are only a few of the iPad speech pathology apps available. Don’t forget about “Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment”, “iPractice Verbs” and “Smart Oral Motor”.
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