{App Reviews} 4 Apraxia apps from NACD

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{App Reviews} 4 Apraxia apps from NACD

Available at a discounted price of $16.99 for 4 apps (Speech Therapy for Apraxia – 4 Pack by Blue Whale Apps Inc, https://appsto.re/us/2m9Obb.i) or individually at $4.99 each.


Speech Therapy for Apraxia  by Blue Whale Apps Inc

https://appsto.re/us/FgMJE.i

http://www.nacd.org/products/speech-therapy-for-apraxia-app/
Developed by the National Association for Child Development team, including a certified speech-language pathologist, this app provides choices of different phonemes to target and moves through a progression of levels that challenge motor planning for speech. Working at the syllable level, it begins at the production of single syllables and progresses through increasingly difficult production sequences all the way to the production of sequences of random syllables.

Features

  • Choose from 8 different consonant groups (for a total of 19 consonant sounds) to target.
  • For each group, choose the level at which to practice.
  • Detailed instructions explain how to choose an appropriate consonant group and practice level.
  • Moves through a logical progression of 8 different levels for motor planning for speech.
  • Illustration and audio provided for each syllable.
  • Option to repeat levels, reset, or move to next level.
  • Can also be used for straight articulation drill for particular phonemes.

Speech Therapy for Apraxia – Words by Blue Whale Apps Inc

https://appsto.re/us/-219I.i

http://www.nacd.org/products/speech-therapy-for-apraxia-words-app/

Developed by the National Association for Child Development team, including a certified speech-language pathologist, this app practices articulation at the word level and is a follow-up to the syllable-based app, Speech Therapy for Apraxia. This app provides choices of different patterns of articulation within words and moves through a progression of levels that challenge motor planning for speech. It begins at the production of single words with easier patterns of articulation and progresses through increasingly more difficult production sequences all the way to the production of sequences of random words.

Features

  • Choose from 9 different word groups to target.
  • Words are categorized according to place of articulation of the phonemes and pattern of articulation within the word.
  • For each group, choose the level at which to practice.
  • Detailed instructions explain how to choose an appropriate word group and practice level.
  • Moves through a logical progression of 8 different levels for motor planning for speech.
  • Illustration and audio provided for each word.
  • Option to repeat levels, reset, or move to next level.
  • Can also be used for straight articulation drill for particular types of phonemes.

Speech Therapy for Apraxia – 2 Syllable Words by Blue Whale Apps Inc

https://appsto.re/us/x25VR.i

http://www.nacd.org/products/speech-therapy-for-apraxia-2-syllables-app/

Developed by the National Association for Child Development team, including a certified speech-language pathologist, this app practices articulation of 2-syllable words. Words are organized according to place of articulation of the first and second consonant sounds, and users move through a progression of levels that challenge motor planning for speech. As with the “Words” app, it begins with the production of single words with easier patterns of articulation and progresses through increasingly more difficult production sequences all the way to the production of sequences of random words.

Features

  • Choose from 9 different word groups to target.
  • Words are categorized according to place of articulation of the phonemes and pattern of articulation within the word.
  • For each group, choose the level at which to practice.
  • Detailed instructions explain how to choose an appropriate word group and practice level.
  • Moves through a logical progression of 8 different levels for motor planning for speech.
  • Illustration and audio provided for each word.
  • Option to repeat levels, reset, or move to next level.
  • Can also be used for straight articulation drill for particular types of phonemes.

Speech Therapy for Apraxia – ENDINGS by Blue Whale Apps Inc
https://appsto.re/us/1P0OS.i

http://www.nacd.org/products/speech-therapy-for-apraxia-ending-sounds/

Developed by the National Association for Child Development team, including a certified speech-language pathologist, the Endings app provides choices of different phoneme groups to target in vowel + consonant (VC) syllables. It is organized just like our original app, Speech Therapy for Apraxia, except now the target sounds are in the final position!

Features

  • Choose from 6 different consonant groups (for a total of 19 consonant sounds) to target.
  • For each group, choose the level at which to practice.
  • Detailed instructions explain how to choose an appropriate consonant group and practice level.
  • Moves through a logical progression of 8 different levels for motor planning for speech.
  • Illustration and audio provided for each syllable.
  • Option to repeat levels, reset, or move to next level.
  • Can also be used for straight articulation drill for particular phonemes.

My thoughts about the apps: I like how these apps target very specific skills in small steps in a progression towards improving speech intelligibility. By offering these as four separate apps the developer is providing the opportunity for parents and SLPs to purchase the ones that they need at that moment at an affordable price. But if you anticipate needing all four apps, I recommend getting them in the bundle to get a discount. At this point in time I have not received clarification regarding what the in-app purchase for data collection is supposed to provide so I don’t recommend getting that in any of the apps.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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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 27 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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