Archive for June, 2016

{3 Early Sounds / Reading Apps} Frog Games 1, 2 & 3 currently FREE!

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{3 Early Sounds / Reading Apps} These 3 apps from Kids Sound Lab are currently FREE! Be sure to grab them quickly before they hop back to full price in a week.

The Frog Games 1 2 3 have a basis in the app Kids Sound Lab that was nominated as one of six best apps in Education by BETT2016, world’s leading technology event, held in Britain every year. The Frog games practice all basic skills necessary for reading and are great to use on Summer vacation as a part of Summer reading and literacy preparation.

Frog Game 1 Early sounds
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frog-game-1/id924551858?mt=8

Frog Game 2 Middle 8 sounds
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frog-game-2/id924553338?mt=8

Frog Game 3 Late developing sounds
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frog-game-3/id924553669?mt=8

Special message from Hoppi the Frog with tips on using the apps:

1) Tap the blinking TV in the upper right corner to hear the story before starting.

2) When the child is going through the sound levels for the first time, the child needs to:

  • finish all levels and get 4 stars at every level in the sound boards > other wise Hoppi frog will not jump to the next sound level.
  • finish all the Sounds/Letters in every game first, step by step, through the difficulty level provided. Then the Sound/Letter boards open and the children can play as they want and go back and forth. The goal is to make sure that every child would get as much learning experience out of the program, as possible!

3) In Frog Games 1, 2 you only play with the sounds provided in the games. So the sounds you are working with are only in the initial position except /ng/ in Frog game 2. Frog game 3 has all the latest 8 sounds and but in sound recognition the sounds are compared to all sounds in Frog game 1 and 2 as well. All sounds that are not in the medial and final position in English will appear in the game to discriminate with the focus sound.

The feedback we get from our users is that they are grateful for the smaller games as well because they may be used to help kids adjust to the “bigger” Frog game -School

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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{App Reviews} Advanced Naming Therapy & AlphaTopics by Tactus Therapy Solutions

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{App Reviews} Advanced Naming Therapy & AlphaTopics by Tactus Therapy Solutions

Although Tactus Therapy Solutions apps are primarily designed for adult patients, I have found them quite helpful in my work with older kids & teens. Their apps always have a clean intuitive interface and high quality pictures. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out these two:

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Advanced Naming Therapy – Speech Exercises to Help Word Finding by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
https://appsto.re/us/Wrmtab.i, Introductory Price $19.99 USD until end of June, iPad only (website indicates working on expanding to include iPhone)

Taking over where their best-selling Naming Therapy app left off, Advanced Naming Therapy moves beyond confrontation naming strategies to give you more to talk about in new ways.

* Create sentences around common verbs

* Generate words in categories against the clock

* Compare and contrast related concepts

* Describe funny and interesting pictures

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I have a couple of older kids and teen patients who have word finding issues and have responded well to use of this app. The Venn diagram format for “compare and contrast” and the funny/interesting pictures were especially helpful. I highly recommend this app!

More info: http://tactustherapy.com/app/advanced-naming/
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AlphaTopics – AAC Letter & Topic Communication Boards + Whiteboard for Dysarthria & Aphasia by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
https://appsto.re/us/1c4C5.i, $4.99, iOS Universal

AlphaTopics lets you speak naturally, while giving your conversation partner enough context to understand you better. Just point to the topic or the first letter of each word you say. Get your point across faster and clearer with this simple speech supplementation strategy.

* Alphabet board says the name of each letter. I especially like the smiley face laugh button & the question mark “huh?” button.
* Topics board can be fully customized
* White board to write or draw your message
* Individualize colors, layout, and access method

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The boards can all be e-mailed as a PDF for easy printing as a non-tech backup. Definitely worth having this low cost AAC option in my toolbox!

More info: http://tactustherapy.com/app/alphatopics-aac/

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Disclaimer: I received both of these apps via promo codes from the developer. No compensation was received to review them and my opinions are strictly my own.
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
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Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741
Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad
Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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{Four Faves} 4 apps from Virtual Speech Center: Apraxia RainbowBee, Articulation Games, Social Norms & Social Skills with Billy

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{New FREE Kids Guided Relaxation App} Wellbeyond Meditation for Kids

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{New Free Kids Guided Relaxation App} Very well done! Great hand painted illustrations, five short guided relaxations (sleep, focus, feelings, centering & kindness) with pleasant voiceovers & gentle music. No religious messages or undertones. Will definitely be recommending and using this new FREE app at OMazing Kids:

Wellbeyond Meditation for Kids by Wellbeyond Inc.
https://appsto.re/us/-65Iab.i

(universal iOS app that works on an iPad, iPhone or iTouch)

https://wellbeyond.com/kids

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Update 6/2/16:

Okay this new app from Wellbeyond is worth it’s weight in gold! I used it today with great success. I am a speech-language pathologist and kids yoga teacher who works with kids with severe disabilities. Many are nonverbal and have limited means of self regulating. One was so upset this morning that she was engaging in self injurious behaviors. I got her into a quiet room, laid her on a bean bag chair and turned on the “sleep” guided relaxation in this app. Within less than a minute she calmed down, quit banging her head and fell asleep. This app has earned a rare permanent spot in the valuable limited memory real estate on my therapy iPad. 🙂

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741
Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad
Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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{please ignore any ads that may appear below. This is a free blog and I don’t have any control over ads nor do I profit from them}