{App Review} Let’s Expand Vocabulary

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{App Review} Let’s Expand Vocabulary

Check out this fun new SLP-designed app! I always have patients who are working on categorization skills so it’s cool to have another tool to help work on that. The app has fun colorful graphics, an intuitive interface, includes 4 activities (Odd One Out, Matching Pairs, Label the Category & Add Another One), ability to select level of difficulty separately in each activity, two simple mini reinforcer games & the option to easily toggle off background music. Right now the voice & vocabulary are in Northern Ireland English but the developer is working on adding USA English soon.

The only wishes I have for a future app update are an option to adjust the frequency of the reinforcer mini games (currently only 5 work items are required to play the game. I’d like 10 added as an option. It would also be cool to be able to go directly to a game to be able to use it as a reinforcer in other activities), errorless learning strategies (for example, if the child gets an incorrect answer rather than giving the thumbs down and wrong answer sound effect it would be nice for the app to provide a subtle visual cue for the correct response and info about why that is the correct response. This would help “teach” the skills rather than just test them. The app gets challenging and there were a few items where even I was not sure why a particular answer was “correct”) and of course the USA English option. The current price seems slightly high since the app doesn’t have the option to set up individual users or have data collection (features most SLPs start to expect in apps priced at $5.99 or higher). Overall this is a nice app to add to your SLP toolbox 😊

Purchase on the App Store: Let’s Expand Vocabulary by Ruth Crampton, https://appsto.re/us/Pvlmgb.i, iPad only, $6.99 (current price in the USA App Store)

Website: http://www.expandingcommunication.org/tablet/index.html

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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 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.

Toontastic App News & Tips

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{Toontastic App News & Tips} There was lots of buzz in the app world today about the release of the new Toontastic 3D app (https://appsto.re/us/uIoqeb.i). Very exciting to see a new app but I immediately wondered if the beloved original Toontastic apps were still available. These are mainstays for language and storytelling on many speechie iPads.

I just checked the USA App Store and was sad to see that as of the time of this post both the original Toontastic and Toontastic Jr. Pirates apps had been removed as options for new downloads.

Fortunately both are still available out in the cloud at the time of this post if you had previously downloaded them.

  • If these are apps your students / patients are accustomed to using in speech therapy sessions, I would highly suggest immediately downloading both and then backing up that device by plugging it into a computer on iTunes.

My guess is that both of those older apps may eventually disappear all together. Which would be unfortunate since according to the App Store description it appears that the new Toontastic 3D app only works on newer devices running iOS 9.0 or higher.

Many schools and facilities like the one where I work are still using older iPads that the new app won’t work on. If this is the case for you, consider this your “heads up” to get the original apps while they are still in the cloud.

Okay…. So thoughts about the new app? I’ve explored it a bit today. Yes the 3D graphics are cool and the transitions between scenes are a bit smoother but there are far fewer choices for scene backgrounds & characters. My hope is they eventually add more but I’m definitely keeping the original versions of the Toontastic apps installed too so I don’t lose them.
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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 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.

2017 Kidmunicate’s 100 top blogs and websites for SLPs ~ OMazing Kids on the list again

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It is an honor and blessing to see OMazing Kids on the list again this year! That’s three years in a row. 2016 was quite a year on OMazing Kids. As we start 2017, OMazing Kids has had a total of 1,245,083 hits on the blog, 12,984 followers on Facebook, 1,684 followers on Twitter, 2,753 followers on Pinterest, 143 subscribers on YouTube and 443 followers on Instagram (just started exploring that social media platform in 2016.

I invite you to check out all the fabulous blogs and websites on the list. It’s a great way to find new SLP sites to follow: http://kidmunicate.com/100-top-blogs-and-websites-for-speech-and-language-pathology-for-2017

Their description of my blog this year made me laugh since I had no idea I wrote that many posts in 2016 and couldn’t do a headstand to save my soul…. lol! I actually avoid any inversions like that with patients due to the contraindications for kids with seizures and several other diagnoses.

Out of all my blog posts this year, here are the 8 posts that I spent countless hours writing with the intent of passing along knowledge and resources to other speechies as I am getting closer to retirement:

1) To help SLPs find iPad apps useful in our work, this mega post is sorted by goal area and only contains apps that I have personally used and are still currently available. I’m in the process of adding several more apps to the list. The post about this list has gone viral on my Facebook page:

 

I knew there was a big need for this list… but to see that over 75,000 folks have seen the post so far blows my mind. https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/12/31/the-ipad-the-slp-in-2017-app-list-for-slps-sorted-by-goal-area/

2) Because every child deserves a “voice” and I was seeing way too many posts from fellow SLPs who thought their only options were to try free or very cheap AAC apps with kids, I spent hours compiling get this post to help spread the word about how they can get FREE access to several robust AAC apps as well as info about potential funding sources: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/06/11/aac-tips-how-slps-can-get-free-access-to-aac-apps-aac-app-user-groups-funding-options-more/

3 & 4) Because every child deserves to be able to play games: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/07/26/adapted-games-for-inclusive-play-candy-land/ & https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/07/28/no-prep-slp-tips-candy-land/

5) To help enlighten folks to the amazing potential of the iPad as a tool in the SLP toolbox: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/06/09/the-ipad-the-slp-toolbox/

6) To share an example of how I teach these challenging concepts through a combination of visual supports & AAC: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/05/18/teaching-prepositions-spatial-concepts-free-printable-preposition-and-spatial-concept-activity-cards-for-the-fisher-price-laugh-learn-puppys-activity-home-and-gotalk-now-plus-aac-templ/

7) Because I’ve been doing this for 27 years and had no idea that there was research about a developmental sequence for acquisition of irregular past tense verbs. Totally changed how I teach them: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/05/11/free-printable-irregular-past-tense-cards-research-on-developmental-sequence/

8) Because I still enjoy combining kids yoga & great kids picture books to help kids with special needs to see they are wonderful just as they are: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/01/06/a-color-of-his-own-the-mixed-up-chameleon-lesson-plan-ideas-free-printables/
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I look forward to seeing what 2017 had in store!
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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 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.

{The iPad & the SLP in 2017} App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area

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{The iPad & the SLP in 2017} App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area

My iPads are by far the best tools in my SLP toolbox. Best purchases ever! But an iPad is only as good as the apps that you load on it. Think of the iPad as being the toolbox & the apps within it as tools (see this post with tips & general info: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/06/09/the-ipad-the-slp-toolbox/)

Not sure how to find high quality apps? I invite you to join me over on my OMazing Kids Facebook page and in my AppPeeps Facebook group where I post frequently about apps.

I post on my OMazing Kids page every day about good apps that are either free or a great deal that day. I’ve also done several in-depth app reviews on my blog: https://omazingkidsllc.com/category/app/. I only post about apps that I have actually downloaded and tried and only post about those that I see as being either helpful in therapy, classroom or to parents of kids with special needs. There are thousands of apps in the App Store so it can be difficult to find ones to best meet our needs as SLPs.

I am in several SLP Facebook groups and see numerous posts each week asking “What are the best apps?”. So I decided to spend some time compiling a list for this blog post. The list is not all inclusive and is subject to change as apps are updated, new ones are released & others unfortunately disappear (a sad but true reality in the world of apps).

A few general words about apps:

* When folks ask for app recommendations, I suggest apps based on what skills you are wanting to teach (no different than when someone asks for recommendations for more traditional therapy materials). What tool do you need for the job? Even within a particular category, I don’t just have one favorite app. I have several faves depending what the specific needs are. And I often combine apps with toys and other traditional therapy materials.

* I usually avoid apps that have ads and in-app purchases since they are distracting to patients. Be sure to know how to adjust the settings on your iPad to prevent kids from making purchases & how to use it in “airplane mode” to block most ads. I also avoid apps that involve subscriptions.

* Guided Access: If you will be using the iPad with kids, then Guided Access is your new BFE (Best. Feature. Ever!). It can be used to disable the home button and lock the child into an app. Especially critical if you will be using the iPad as an AAC device or using it in therapy with kids with poor impulse control. Here is the PDF guide that I share with families. It shows how to set it up step by step: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2015/12/30/how-to-use-guided-access-to-prevent-exiting-an-app-best-feature-ever/

* This list is based on apps available in the USA App Store at the time of this post. I may periodically add to this list as I get new apps but don’t have plans to constantly update it…. I’ve already spent countless hours compiling this original post.

* As I was creating the post I discovered several great apps are no longer available for purchase and others had even disappeared from the cloud (a good reminder to always check to see if an app is still available before uninstalling it from your iPad and to back up your iPad periodically by plugging it into your computer with iTunes…. I need to do this myself).

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App list for SLPs by goal area:

AAC:
* See this post for info about good AAC apps and tips on how SLPs can get free access to trial them with patients: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/06/11/aac-tips-how-slps-can-get-free-access-to-aac-apps-aac-app-user-groups-funding-options-more/
* Apps to target core vocabulary: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/10/01/appy-aac-awareness-month-favorite-apps-for-teaching-aac-core-vocabulary/
* Game Apps & AAC: why these need to be on separate devices: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/07/31/game-apps-aac-why-these-need-to-be-on-separate-devices/

Adapted Writing:
* Abilipad by Cheryl Bregman, https://appsto.re/us/OwS-z.i
* Clicker Sentences by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/PlWtI.i
* Clicker Connect by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/Zgh7U.i
* Clicker Books by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/TrdGM.i
* SnapType Pro by SnapType, https://appsto.re/us/Ujmadb.i
* SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/FW5Q2.i

Alphabet (I have numerous other “reading” apps… but basic alphabet apps are great for initial sounds & early vocabulary):
* Avokiddo ABC Ride by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/STqvX.i
* BubbleABC: English for toddlers and alphabet ABC for children of any age, pop bubbles with fancy letters and funny pictures! by Ilya Nikitin, https://appsto.re/us/ngYxY.i
* Dr. Seuss’s ABC – Read & Learn – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/pjFs8.i
* Elastic Alphabets® for kids : Educator recommended learning game for preschoolers by Pratik Machchar, https://appsto.re/us/6tqp6.i
* Endless Alphabet by Originator Inc., https://appsto.re/us/mf4qJ.i
* Interactive Alphabet ABC’s by Piikea St. LLC, https://appsto.re/us/CfU4w.i
* Letter Muncher by MerryFools, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/hkVND.i
* Little Critter ABCs by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/KHQ0Z.i
* Metamorphabet: Imaginative ABC’s by Vectorpark.com, https://appsto.re/us/jidjZ.i

* My ABC Train HD by LoeschWare, https://appsto.re/us/PCzlQ.i (so cool that it can be customized with your own pics, labels & voice recordings…. will be helpful when using it for articulation & specific high interest areas of my patients with Autism)
* Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen by Sesame Street, https://appsto.re/us/Dsl_9.i
* Starfall ABCs by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/V4lLx.i
* The Animal Alphabet Singers by Think Smart, https://appsto.re/us/biKCI.i

Articulation:
* Favorite general all purpose artic app: Articulation Station Pro by Little Bee Speech
https://appsto.re/us/hX0uD.i
* When I need to target words by phonological processes, manner of articulation, with a certain number of syllables, or sound loaded stories, need an in app camera for visual feedback, want motivating fun themes: Articulate it! Pro by Smarty Ears
https://appsto.re/us/mDRux.i
* When I need to target vowels or suprasegmentals: Speech That Works by Sunshine Cottage School For Deaf Children
https://appsto.re/us/Y6Fu3.i
* Targeting CV’s: Word FLiPS by Super Duper Publications
https://appsto.re/us/RepOR.i
* Targeting vowels, consonants in isolation, CV’s & VC’s in earlier developing sounds (great app for tough to motivate / engage kids!) SpeechStickers by Seriously Sticky LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9aM_z.i
* Targeting speech sound discrimination: Articulation with The Speech Wizard by The Speech Wizard, https://appsto.re/us/e3mC0.i , Learn to read with Hoppi the frog. Learning games for families and schools by Raddlist, https://appsto.re/us/rBJ95.i (bundle of 3 apps) & Kids Sound Lab Pro by Raddlist, https://appsto.re/us/AQKNO.i
* Initial introduction to placement for sounds & production in isolation: Speech & Language Warm-Ups by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/OV2Aab.i & Kids Sound Lab Pro by Raddlist, https://appsto.re/us/AQKNO.i
* Minimal contrasts: PhonoPix – Full by Expressive Solutions LLC
https://appsto.re/us/doX9y.i & Minimal Pairs Academy by Smarty Ears
https://appsto.re/us/oVi1C.i
* Apraxia: Apraxia Ville by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/dpbDK.i & Apraxia RainbowBee by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/gUJUQ.i
* Multisyllabic words: Multisyllabic by Abitalk Incorporated, https://appsto.re/us/dQQH5.i & Multi-Syllabic Word Party by HomeSpeechHome PLLC, https://appsto.re/us/5bTy9.i

* Lisp Therapy by Abitalk Incorporated, https://appsto.re/us/l5LI6.i
* When kids are hard to motivate I’ll entice them with game themed artic apps:
– Articulation Games by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/tBACH.i
– What’s the Pic Articulation by HomeSpeechHome PLLC, https://appsto.re/us/iZ3Aeb.i
* Great for older kids who don’t need pics: Speech FlipBook Standard – Articulation & Apraxia by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/fExVI.i
* All of the apps by Erik Raj are great for older kids who are working on those specific sounds. Especially for those who have been in therapy a long time and may be hard to motivate. He is super goofy & engaging. Here’s the link to one: Wacky Selfie Articulation for Speech Therapy by Erik X. Raj, https://appsto.re/us/tllNfb.i
* 15 apps to encourage vocalization: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/10/05/15-apps-to-encourage-vocalization/
(see more for “Vowels” below)

Autism (of course lots of other apps are helpful…. these are just some specifically designed for kids with this diagnosis):
* Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery Pro by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, https://appsto.re/us/3mtd1.i
* Skill Champ by Infiniteach Inc, https://appsto.re/us/StjS2.i
* TOBY Autism Therapy – On Screen & Real World Play Based Interactive Activites by Autism West, https://appsto.re/us/r4jVF.i

Basic Concepts:
* Ask Me Colors and Shapes Preschool and Kindergarten Core Skills Preparation by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/sKLgP.i
* Basic Concepts Skills Screener by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/I1h8N.i
* Caveman Time Machine – Basic Concepts by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/x8HPN.i
* Color Zoo – Learn colors with animals by INBAL Tal, https://appsto.re/us/t3jU8.i
* Grandma’s Garden by Fairlady Media, https://appsto.re/us/SOdxD.i (several apps in this series are great for teaching early concepts)
* Kids Card Matching Educational Shapes and Color Learning Game for Toddlers by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/JqXSQ.i
* Kids Learning – Photo Touch Concepts by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/Y3Joz.i
* Little Critter Colors by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/Kvfn2.i
* Music Color by SoundTouch, https://appsto.re/us/M6YNB.i
* Shape Gurus – teach shapes for my preschooler by Colto, https://appsto.re/us/atDH8.i
* Tiggly Safari: Preschool Shapes Learning Game by Tiggly, https://appsto.re/us/kE6TQ.i

Book apps with repeated predictable lines:
* Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/PON6y.i
* Go Away, Big Green Monster! for iPad by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/zCdbC.i
* Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/w-Ro3.i
* Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/lHEs8.i

* Over in the Jungle by Dawn Publications, https://appsto.re/us/BEQtK.i
* Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Dawn Publications, https://appsto.re/us/7IYtE.i

* The Swamp Where Gator Hides by Dawn Publications, https://appsto.re/us/QA9VZ.i

Book apps with specialized support for learning vocabulary, story sequencing, recall & retelling:
* Alfred and the Dragon with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/uq1X4.i
* Chicken Little with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/hxP0Q.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/rZdJ9.i)
* Goldilocks And The 3 Bears by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/8-_VM.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/xiGpgb.i)
* Harry And Lulu by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/etKvU.i
* Little Red Hen with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/udJh4.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/bBsrbb.i)
* Little Red Riding Hood with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/nyaa5.i
* Oscar Finds A Home by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/cElaO.i
* Oscar Goes to the Zoo with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/C8SbJ.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/DuPWab.i)
* The Lion and the Mouse with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/AjnE6.i

Calming / Self Regulation:
* 12 Calming Apps: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2015/12/28/12-calming-apps/
* 12 Calming Apps for Teens: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2015/12/29/12-calming-apps-for-teens/

Categories:
* Categories from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/LFXEH.i
* Categories Learning Center by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/iMJMD.i
* Category Carousel by Synapse Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/1aVZE.i
* Category Therapy – Speech Rehab for Categories by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/2cteI.i
* Categories With Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/mS_B4.i
* Factory of Categories by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/ujN50.i
* Kangaroo Island Photo Classifying by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/6ExuM.i
* Let’s Name Things Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/Y8LfB.i
* Name That Category Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/LxldB.i
* Odd One Out: categories and sorting by Therapy Box Limited, https://appsto.re/us/hrntC.i
* Sort By Nature – Sort logically related items by STEP BY STEP
https://appsto.re/us/R–Sdb.i ( all of their apps are worth getting while they are free)
* Sort This Out Pack by Therapy Box Limited, https://appsto.re/us/KKBEJ.i
* TinyHands Sorting 1 – Full Version by TINYHANDS APPS EDUCATIONAL LEARNING GAMES FOR BABIES TODDLERS AND KIDS CORP., https://appsto.re/us/1n1cR.i
* TinyHands Sorting 2 – Full Version by TINYHANDS APPS EDUCATIONAL LEARNING GAMES FOR BABIES TODDLERS AND KIDS CORP., https://appsto.re/us/FfnqS.i
* TinyHands Sorting 3 – Full Version by TINYHANDS APPS EDUCATIONAL LEARNING GAMES FOR BABIES TODDLERS AND KIDS CORP., https://appsto.re/us/fNrqS.i
* ToonWare Categories for Speech and Language Therapy by Cenker Ozkurt, https://appsto.re/us/UE2QN.i
* What Doesn’t Belong? Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/0qz4E.i

Cause & Effect (I also use several of these as adapted instruments):
* Autism Play by Joe Scrivens, https://appsto.re/us/5woQG.i
* Baby music toys : Guitar with songs for kids by Gismart, https://appsto.re/us/HBxK7.i
* Balloons for babies by Craig Janis, https://appsto.re/us/fZLP7.i
* BalloonMaker by TegTap, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9E-lv.i
* Draw with Stars ! Play with Musical, Animated and Glowing Shooting Stars ! by L’Escapadou, https://appsto.re/us/1eW5v.i
* Duckie Deck Baby Tunes by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/D7zYT.i
* Egg Head: Baby Touch and Hear by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/TFamK.i
* Finger Paint With Sounds by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/aIS9I.i
* fluidity HD by nebulus design, https://appsto.re/us/fUMZx.i
* Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/tyQ6r.i
* Penguin Drums by taisuke fujita, https://appsto.re/us/KD7dcb.i
* Little Piano Monster by poisson florent, https://appsto.re/us/0n4vM.i
* Mebop Maestro: Music, Bubbles & Shapes for your Baby or Toddler by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/O58J2.i
* Music Sparkles – Musical instruments Full Version by Kids Games Club by TabTale, https://appsto.re/us/L18BD.i
* My Little Piano! by Yamasoto, https://appsto.re/us/OW7yY.i
* Playmatic: Simple games for babies! by Craig Janis, https://appsto.re/us/2hwrA.i (bubbles, musical sparkles, hot air balloons)
* Pyrotexni Fireworks by Doko Software, https://appsto.re/us/iQKpt.i
* Sago Mini Music Box by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/sKWXR.i
* Sago Mini Sound Box by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/oghmM.i
* Touch Switch by Goatella, https://appsto.re/us/8Ib5B.i (like a Big Mack but plays a song from your iTunes library + colorful video visualization while the music plays)
* Wa Kingyo – Goldfish Pond by Masataka Hakozaki, https://appsto.re/us/D5qJt.i

Creativity (a few examples of open-ended creativity apps with lots of opportunities for language when an adult plays with the child using the app):
* Bubl Draw – Creative drawing with music for kids by BUBL GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/5xA3Q.i
* Clay Maker: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse by Disney, https://appsto.re/us/mFNkY.i
* Cute Food – Creative Fun with Fruits and Vegetables, Healthy and Funny Meals for Kids by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/j73QM.i
* Duckie Deck Bird Houses by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/KGcH3.i
* Duckie Deck Trash Toys by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/YEsKZ.i
* Imagination Box – creative fun with play dough colors, shapes, numbers and letters by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/BXaNP.i
* Labo Car Designer(3+) by Labo Lado Inc., https://appsto.re/us/hXHc1.i
* Labo Train – A creative draw & play road construction game for kids 3-7 by Labo Lado Inc., https://appsto.re/us/hH3F2.i
* Mulle Meck’s cars — a construction set for kids by Piu-Piu, https://appsto.re/us/Va2Idb.i
* Musical Paint by Building Blocks Media, https://appsto.re/us/l-xyM.i
* Nature Workshop – Creative Crafts for Kids by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/W3S07.i
* Qixel Kids : Pixel Art Painter by Frosby Designs Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/geATT.i
* Recycling Workshop – design and create toys from recycled materials – Premium by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/xvmE0.i
* ToyBrush 3D by Croco Studio, https://appsto.re/us/-XCA4.i

Describing:
* Adjectives by Teach Speech Apps – for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/QNS16.i
* Comparative Adjectives by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/TQcoE.i
* Compare and Contrast Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/zpxkE.i
* Describe It (SLP) by Synapse Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XMm1I.i
* Describe it to me by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/btDNN.i
* Talk About It: Objects Home HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/2xuIG.i
* TVOKids Looky Looky by TVO Apps https://appsto.re/us/LGgjJ.i
* What Does Miss Bee See? Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/0WJWE.i

Dice:
* Just Dice by Code Redman Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/jmqeC.i (I use this app to replace rolling real dice in any game…. best app ever! No more chasing dice that kids have rolled off the table or thrown across the room)

Early Literacy:
* Attainment’s ELSB – Early Literacy Skills Builder by Attainment Company, https://appsto.re/us/7-X5W.i
* Attainment’s Early Reading Skills Builder by Attainment Company, https://appsto.re/us/PPU25.i

* Duck Duck Moose Reading HD by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/pdFmI.i
* I Read – Animals (Reading Comprehension for Kids) by Nerea Sanchez Dominguez, https://appsto.re/us/_yCe4.i

* Intro To Reading by Oz Phonics by DSP Learning Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/KB4kH.i

* KidoPhonics US by Learning Grain Pte Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/2WCf9.i

* Learn to read with Hoppi the frog. Learning games for families and schools by Raddlist, https://appsto.re/us/rBJ95.i (bundle of 3 apps)
* Listen2Read by Ryan Heitner, https://appsto.re/us/107IN.i

* Montessori Early Reading – Phonics & Rhyme games by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/bKCK7.i
* Professor Pup´s Phoneme Farm by Matthew Talty, https://appsto.re/us/HfMSab.i

* Read4Kids – Kids learn to read in 20 easy lessons by Olivier Romanetti, https://appsto.re/us/FU6-8.i
* Reader Bee and the Story Tree by Learning Circle Kids LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XNp5Z.i
* Reader Bee’s First Story Maker by Learning Circle Kids LLC, https://appsto.re/us/ouxK2.i
* Reading Train Learn to Read Books, Songs & Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Lmzw5.i

* Rhyme to Read full – teach beginning reading with phonics and sight words and word families (English Version) by Rhyme to Read, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/in1CX.i

* Sight Words – An early reading & spelling adventure! by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/LrGH3.i
* Starfall Learn to Read by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/Tab5G.i

* Super Reader’s Little Monster Adventures – A Dolch Sight Words Based Story Book App That Will Help Your Child Get Hooked on Reading! by Jorge Sanchez, https://appsto.re/us/3wrG2.i

* The Joy of Reading by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/iPup0.i
* The Sounding Out Machine – Assistive Reading Device by FIZZBRAIN LLC, https://appsto.re/us/zDxx_.i
* Tools for Teaching Reading and Spelling: Reading Doctor Complete Phonics Bundle by Reading Doctor Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/9YVa-.i (bundle of 6 apps)
* Visual Reading by UberMagicTwo LTD, https://appsto.re/us/Ju6gN.i (symbol supported)
* Word Wizard – Kids learn to spell with talking alphabets, spelling tests & fun phonics games by L’Escapadou, https://appsto.re/us/mnxQA.i

Following Directions:
* Autism iHelp – Comprehension-SLP Edition by John Talavera, https://appsto.re/us/TI87T.i
* Billy’s Coin Visits the Zoo by Spinlight Studio, https://appsto.re/us/B6bc6.i
* Farm Academy by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/sef-H.i
* Following Directions from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/VtTdR.i
* Following Directions by Teach Speech Apps – single & multi step direction app for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/VchN9.i
* Food Frenzy: Following Directions by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/QczC5.i
* Fun Deck® Following Directions by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/9Zk6A.i
* Fun With Directions HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/FrSxC.i
* Funny Directions by Speecharoo Apps by Syndy Margot, https://appsto.re/us/IK3T3.i
* Hearbuilder Following Directions by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/jflcQ.i
* Jack and the Land of Colors by Unit11, https://appsto.re/us/ISLQD.i
* Key Word Kids by Language And Learning Steps Pty.Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/1e0zU.i
* Keyword Understanding by APTUS SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY LTD, https://appsto.re/us/VXHSW.i
* Mack the Dog Early Language Development 2 by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/Qaqm5.i
* More Fun With Directions HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/iS-kD.i
* Splingo’s Language Universe by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/c0urB.i
* TVOKids Cake Artist by TVO Apps, https://appsto.re/us/wFwcH.i
* uKloo by Smiley Guy Studios Inc., https://appsto.re/us/_yQeO.i

Game apps (short games that I use as reinforcers at the end of a session and to teach social skills during game play):
* Air Hockey by Acceleroto, https://appsto.re/us/LrAdr.i
* City Cars Adventures by BUBL by BUBL GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/WB575.i
* Duckie Deck Card Wars by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/rBeP2.i
* Fruit Ninja Free by Halfbrick Studios, https://appsto.re/us/msMey.i (I have several other apps similar to this one…. amazing how motivated my kids are to get to play a round of the at the end of a session. Also cool to see kids with ADHD gain some impulse control to avoid slicing the bombs to avoid ending the game)
* Fun on the Farm: 5 2-player board games for kids by Kindermatica Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/cRHtab.i
* Galaxy Bowling by Jason Allen, https://appsto.re/us/FwitA.i
* Happy Geese Full by Appically, https://appsto.re/us/UWE0T.i
* Hungry Hungry Hippos by Hasbro, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/BugeH.i
* Jigsaw Wonder Puppies Puzzles for Kids by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Xk695.i (love all the apps in their jigsaw series)
* LEGO® DC Super Heroes Mighty Micros by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/pLFYab.i
* Mole Hammers by Otto-Ville Ojala, https://appsto.re/us/5TKhO.i (another one that’s great for learning impulse control since you lose points if you whack a bunny)
* Pepi Garage by Pepi Play, https://appsto.re/us/a0Me9.i
* Pinch Peeps by Everplay, https://appsto.re/us/L8kOE.i
* Puzzlfy – Jigsaw Puzzles by Radius60 Studios
https://appsto.re/us/-UHF0.i, free app, make a puzzle out of any picture (a huge motivator for kids with high interest areas in specific characters or in doing puzzles)
* Sprinkle Junior by Mediocre AB, https://appsto.re/us/KB7sC.i
* Streetball Game by Rodrigo Schmitt de Andrade, https://appsto.re/us/Vv80bb.i
* TVOKids Frantic Find by TVO Apps, https://appsto.re/us/6VIP0.i
* We Discover Wildlife – family board games by Kindermatica Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/DeQb8.i (bundle of 2 apps)
* World Racers: Family Board Game by Tipitap Inc., https://appsto.re/us/KV4g4.i

Guess hidden picture based on asking questions:
* Bag Game by all4mychild, https://appsto.re/us/HiBYD.i
* Guess Who? – Premium by Clement Marty, https://appsto.re/us/bktNG.i
* Heads Up! Kids by Warner Bros., https://appsto.re/us/hjg63.i

Guess item based on inferencing:
* Knock Knock Guess Who is There by Irit Yablon, https://appsto.re/us/lQRNI.i
* Knock Knock with Bato by OTATAA, https://appsto.re/us/4MEC_.i
* What Can You See? Pro by ColorCards, https://appsto.re/us/J9Nr3.i
* Animal Game Show – Whose Toes are Those? – Matching Fun for Kids and Family – Ultimate Edition by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/TwEpE.i

Guess where item is hidden:
* Question Sleuth by Zorten Software, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/ZHQMH.i

Guess item being described:
* Guess What? from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XsoxI.i

High Contrast (good for kids with cortical visual impairments; most also work well as cause & effect apps)
* Baby View by Wayne Smith, https://appsto.re/us/sXN5A.i
* Big Bang Pictures by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/irX9I.i
* B&W High Contrast by Fisher-Price, https://appsto.re/us/aCmBI.i
* Bubl Tap by BUBL GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/daWaR.i
* Development with Contrast Colors for Baby by Fisher-Price, https://appsto.re/us/Suv5P.i
* First Focus: Ladybird Baby Touch by Penguin Books, https://appsto.re/us/Wf61W.i
* Hidden Grid by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/TWInD.i
* Infant Faces : High Contrast Visual Stimulation for Babies by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/QT3j0.i
* Infant Zoo: Visual Stimulation & Sounds for Babies by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/NaMuO.i
* KaleidoBalls by Croesus-Mode.com, https://appsto.re/us/UUx-w.i
* Sound Shake: The Soothing Musical Rattle for Babies And Toddlers (Full Version) by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/fnzw5.i
* Tap-n-See Now by Little Bear Sees, https://appsto.re/us/nF9rD.i

Idioms:

* English Idioms Trainer by Education Terra, https://appsto.re/us/7jP_9.i
* iDIOMS in Conversation (Lite) by Marshall Cavendish Education HK, https://appsto.re/us/ncFVN.i
* Super Duper Idioms Pro by Super Duper Publications
https://appsto.re/us/mi2lN.i

Inferences:
* How Do You Know? by Lynn Epstein, https://appsto.re/us/1X990.i
* How Would You Feel If … Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/jk0zB.i
* InferQuest Pro: Fun Adventures with Inferences and Reasoning Questions by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/65hDZ.i
* Understanding Inferences Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/k7GHA.i
* What Are They Asking? Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/JyAcE.i

Language:
* Advanced Naming Therapy – Aphasia & Cognition by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/Wrmtab.i
* Conversation Therapy – Questions for Expressive Language, Pragmatics, & Cognition by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/mI2-K.i
* Fun & Functional by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/rskUD.i
* Go-Togethers by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/FfRGE.i
* Language Adventures Pro by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/nCOCE.i
* Language Trainer by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/VOsUR.i
* Language Therapy – 4-in-1 Toolkit for Aphasia Speech Therapy by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/M5XtF.i (includes 4 apps, Tactus apps are fabulous. Although they were designed for adults, they are great to use with older kids & teens too.)
* Smashing Grammar by Fairlady Media, https://appsto.re/us/spo07.i

Life Skills:
* Attainment’s Community Success by Attainment Company, https://appsto.re/us/VmrrL.i
* Attainment’s Dollars & Cents by Attainment Company, https://appsto.re/us/0IrAH.i
* The Candy and the Coinbot by Applause Learning, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/VmCh_.i
* Coins In A Flash (US) by Clinton White, https://appsto.re/us/tNNgJ.i
* Coin Quiz by Clinton White, https://appsto.re/us/Xcs9I.i
* Counting Money and Coins – Games for Kids by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/jSXvbb.i
* Danger Rangers Fire Safety App: Videos, Games, Photos, Books & Interactive Play & Learn Activities for Kids featuring Sully & Kitty by Playrific, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/Ou22Q.i
* Digital Compass by Common Sense by Common Sense Media, https://appsto.re/us/X5yv6.i
* Digital Passport for Kids by Common Sense Media, https://appsto.re/us/jCvqN.i
* Do Your Part, Be Fire Smart by Positive Promotions, https://appsto.re/us/GQIKdb.i
* Envelope+ Kid by Robert E Carr Jr, https://appsto.re/us/P0GM4.i
* Flashcards – Professions by Klap Edutainment, https://appsto.re/us/BmdLU.i
* Goodyear Crossroad Safety – get safely through urban jungle and learn traffic rules by GetWorksMedia, https://appsto.re/us/Z5gg-.i
* Goodyear Kids Safety by GetWorksMedia, https://appsto.re/us/Y8O_1.i
* Help Mikey Out by Fredrick Armstrong, https://appsto.re/us/bSNl0.i
* iDo Chores – Daily activities and routine tasks for kids with special needs (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/kn5I3.i
* iDo Community – kids with special needs learn to act independently in the community by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/BE4I3.i
* iDo Food – Kids with special needs learn dining skills (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/pQ4I3.i
* iDo Getting Dressed – Learn the Routine of wearing clothes, for individuals with special needs. (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/UQpt7.i
* iDo Hygiene –Daily life skills activities, for individuals with special needs (full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/5Apt7.i

* KLANG: The Road Home by The Scottish Government, https://appsto.re/us/wTak5.i
* Little Shopping – Supermarket Fun! by TENKAI PL S C, https://appsto.re/us/bB7H9.i
* Little Zebra Shopper by Hans-Peter, https://appsto.re/us/4cVjJ.i (free printables: http://littlezebrashopper.com)
* Match and Learn The Professions by Petita Demas, https://appsto.re/us/aUy17.i
* Mind Your Own Budget by K20 Center – University of Oklahoma, https://appsto.re/us/k5vbR.i
* Money Mammals Needs vs Wants by John Lanza, https://appsto.re/us/Hags2.i
* Money Mammals Save for a Goal by John Lanza, https://appsto.re/us/KM6pdb.i
* Money Trainer for Kids and Adults with Autism by Excel Heritage Group, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/OQy8_.i
* Money Up! – Learn to use the Next Dollar Up method by pkclSoft, https://appsto.re/us/pjR_Q.i
* Operation Edith by Horizon Productions, https://appsto.re/us/5M1Ldb.i (fire safety)
* PiggyBot by Kasasa LTD., https://appsto.re/us/mXluY.i
* Pop-It-Up-Shop by Hans-Peter, https://appsto.re/us/yufx-.i
* Professions for toddlers by Creative Connections s.r.o., https://appsto.re/us/FZRv-.i
* PUZZINGO Professions Puzzles Game for Toddlers & Kids by 77Sparx Studio, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/szr-T.i
* RED CROSS – Accident prevention and first aid for children by DADA Company, https://appsto.re/us/7zsJ9.i
* SafetyClub by Chandana Pennamacha, https://appsto.re/us/FJLgdb.i

* Sign Bingo by Timothy McLenegan, https://appsto.re/us/6GmkN.i
* Sparky & The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms by NFPA, https://appsto.re/us/UGz0Z.i
* Sparky’s Birthday Surprise by NFPA, https://appsto.re/us/8rqcP.i (fire safety)
* Sparky’s Firehouse by NFPA, https://appsto.re/us/stw0eb.i
* Storest – Kids Love Playing Store… Paper store! by Pixle, https://appsto.re/us/9hZm3.i (free printables in the app)
* Swapsies Jobs by Spinlight Studio, https://appsto.re/us/ZEh1y.i
* Teaching Money by Aleesha Kondys, https://appsto.re/us/mqRlN.i

* Tic Toc Time: Break down the day to learn how to tell time by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/opgNM.i
* Toca Store by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/FDYyA.i
* Traffic Signs Info+ by Mary Stone, https://appsto.re/us/zHRB9.i
* Traffic Signs Test by Education Terra, https://appsto.re/us/HIbD0.i
* Want To Be by Ana Villegas Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/PETsQ.i
* What is my job for iPad by PAKA, https://appsto.re/us/RFKbz.i
* What’s Next? Getting a Job by Sacramento County Office of Education, https://appsto.re/us/NFfoab.i
* What’s Next? Success in School by Sacramento County Office of Education, https://appsto.re/us/dIaoab.i
* Words4U by Sacramento County Office of Education, https://appsto.re/us/4KdgI.i

Listening:
* Auditory Figure Ground AFG by Foundations Developmental House, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/pr9CD.i
* Auditory Memory Club by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/P1IF6.i
* Auditory Memory For Quick Stories by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/QSMN5.i
* Bud’s Rhyming Words – Kids learn word families, CVC, short & long vowel words by Nimble Minds LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9JnRZ.i
* Ear Pairs by Marc Sockel, https://appsto.re/us/MIKS1.i
* eduSounds by Joao Martiniano https://appsto.re/us/_YjNK.i
* Hearbuilder Auditory Memory by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/gp6lV.i
* iHear PECS: Animals by Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/gCSwW.i
* Lipa Pairs by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/bjpOT.i
* Listen & Learn by Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, https://appsto.re/us/PtNkbb.i
* Listen Up Bear by Dave Sindrey, https://appsto.re/us/6wDRM.i
* Listening for Absurdities Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/zMcgF.i
* Listening Power Preschool HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/w-A76.i
* Listening Power Grades K-3 HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/bOHH_.i
* Processing Pow Wow by Synapse Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/-lZ8X.i
* Sophie’s Discoveries HD by Surfing Dino Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/mEfXz.i
* Sound Memo improves visual-auditory perception of your kid, very good for children with autism by Likomp, https://appsto.re/us/cnuGT.i
* Whoosh On by Rune VENDLER, https://appsto.re/us/8WpUU.i (has household appliances that many kids with Autism have a high interest in)

Matching:
* Animals Babies and Homes – First Words Preschool and Kindergarten Educational Learning Matching Puzzle Adventure Game for Toddler Kids Explorers by Gil Weiss, https://appsto.re/us/3AUTI.i
* Baby First Words. Matching Educational Puzzle Games for Toddlers and Preschool Kids by Abby Monkey® Learning Clubhouse by 22learn, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/cfZO1.i (face up matching)
* Flip Flip with Bato by OTATAA, https://appsto.re/us/sTVC_.i
* High IQ Kids by Beyond123, https://appsto.re/us/EnGMM.i
* Memoria (Pairs Matching Game) – amazing matching flashcards game for children by PopAppFactory, https://appsto.re/us/ReGUz.i
* MyMemo – Customisable and educational matching game for kids by App Family AB, https://appsto.re/us/bG189.i
* TinyHands First Words 1 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/m7AFW.i (great for face-up matching & vocabulary)
* TinyHands First Words 2 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/7jno5.i
* TinyHands What’s my pair 1 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/9WLNX.i
* TinyHands What’s My Pair 2 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/xbMNX.i
* TinyHands What’s my pair 3 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/ug6L1.i

Mixed Goals – content to target a wide variety of goals:
* Word Vault Pro by HomeSpeechHome PLLC, https://appsto.re/us/8dqhO.i

Music:
* Caspar Babypants Music Time! by Catnap Apps LLC, https://appsto.re/us/DGLdN.i
* Jazzy Music Box by The Melody Book, https://appsto.re/us/2WCj3.i (bundle of 4 apps)
* Choose music:
– Niki Music by Alessandro La Rocca, https://appsto.re/us/e-VAJ.i
– Moon Tunes – Music Player For Kids by Wee Taps, https://appsto.re/us/I2Aw3.i
– CanTunes by University of Victoria, https://appsto.re/us/Pf67N.i
– EZ Tunes by Daniel Norman, https://appsto.re/us/8n47x.i
* Musical apps with repeated predictable lines:

– Counting Songs 1 by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/XGOe1.i (includes 10 songs, also switch capable)
– Itsy Bitsy Spider HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/fhWLw.i
– Kids Song Planet by francois walter, https://appsto.re/us/YiT8M.i
– Nursery Rhymes by Oops Yay by Oops Yay, https://appsto.re/us/pg2hab.i
– Nursery Rhymes – Zeze Zebra Volume 1 by Asa Movshovitz, https://appsto.re/us/vFJ68.i
– Nursery Rhymes Music Box For Kids – 3D Educational Learning Sing Along game for Toddlers by Gil Weiss, https://appsto.re/us/0BaT-.i
– Starring Me in Old MacDonald Had a Farm by OkiPlay Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Y3fLI.i
– Wheels on the Bus HD by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/kg7kw.i
* PitchFork by W Wickham, https://appsto.re/us/QKqW2.i (Slow down music, helpful for kids who have a difficult time repeating lyrics & those who become overstimulated by face paced music. The SlowTunes app is my favorite app for doing this but unfortunately it has disappeared from the App Store. I contacted the app developer who is a parent of a child with Apraxia. He indicated they hope to eventually update it and return it to the App Store (http://slowtunesapp.com). In the meantime, this app is a good alternative)
* Touch Switch by Goatella, https://appsto.re/us/8Ib5B.i (like a Big Mack but plays a song from your iTunes library + colorful video visualization while the music plays)

Opposites:
* Autism iHelp – Opposites SLP Edition by John Talavera, https://appsto.re/us/bDCG0.i
* Preschool Game – Little Matchups Opposites by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/CY3NA.i
* Preschool Game – Photo Touch Opposites by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/BHgrz.i
* The FOOT Book – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/XDNSx.i
* Word Pairs by Do2Learn, https://appsto.re/us/FBYkE.i
* ZOOLA Opposites by INBAL Tal, https://appsto.re/us/H8IxA.i

Pacing:
* Abacus in Augmented Reality by @Reks, https://appsto.re/us/RAIrG.i (using an abacus as a pacing tool: http://bit.ly/2huWFuz)
* Turtle Talk by APTUS SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY LTD
https://appsto.re/us/oHXiP.i

Play (a few examples of open-ended play apps with lots of opportunities for language when an adult plays with the child using the app):
* Bamba Ice-Cream – Kids run an Ice-Cream Shop and make their very own Candied Chocolate Waffle Sundae Cone by Mezmedia, https://appsto.re/us/gkz-F.i
* Bamba Pizza by Mezmedia, https://appsto.re/us/X9gIF.i
* Big City Vehicles – Cars and Trucks for Kids by The Melody Book, https://appsto.re/us/8DtE7.i
* BRIO World – Railway by Filimundus AB, https://appsto.re/us/v_ZC_.i
* Build and Play 3D – Planes, Trains, Robots and More by Croco Studio, https://appsto.re/us/MNzHG.i
* Build and Play 3D – Rockets, Helicopters, Submarines and More by Croco Studio
https://appsto.re/us/2iC_O.i
* Choo Choo Park by Phoebe Garayblas, https://appsto.re/us/V2G_9.i (the whole series is great. Color and then play)
* Cookie Doodle by Shoe the Goose, https://appsto.re/us/wxhzu.i (love several of their apps)
* Create a Car by ABCya.com, https://appsto.re/us/SZWix.i
* Dr. Panda Bus Driver by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/JhJlS.i
* Dr. Panda Daycare by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/fuJuI.i (I love most of their apps)
* Dr. Panda’s Swimming Pool by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/xKWM2.i
* Duckie Deck Family Photo by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/FDODU.i (I love most of their apps)
* Easy-Bake Treats! by Hasbro, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/shBLB.i
* Fuzzy House by Fuzzy House Aps, https://appsto.re/us/jPZBbb.i
* Frosby Learning Games 1 & 2 by Frosby Designs Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/vGqT2.i
* Frosby Picnic Camp by Frosby Designs Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/1H16O.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Circus by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/JNL3U.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Food by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/gZDvW.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Ice Cream by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/asJnX.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Train by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/OGZ1N.i
* LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/uztrD.i
* Little Builders – Trucks, Cranes & Digger for Kids by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/MqYk0.i
* Monster Truck Doodle by Shoe the Goose, https://appsto.re/us/lZrxV.i
* My Little Work – Garage by Filimundus AB, https://appsto.re/us/KMR7Q.i
* My PlayHome by PlayHome Software Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/5fdnA.i (the whole series of apps is great and if you have them all you can seamlessly explore a virtual town)
* My Town : Stores by My Town Games LTD, https://appsto.re/us/PQ8fab.i (several apps in this series)
* Pepi Bath by Pepi Play, https://appsto.re/us/8v5gE.i
* Sago Mini Friends – Preschool Playdate for Kids and Toddlers by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/61Qh0.i (I love all of their apps)
* Storest – Kids Love Playing Store… Paper store! by Pixle, https://appsto.re/us/9hZm3.i (free printables in the app)
* Toca Birthday Party by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/BXPaC.i
* Toca Hair Salon Me by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/T1dKR.i
* Toca Kitchen by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/bb6zC.i
* Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/rAPAE.i
* Toca Pet Doctor by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/HnSkW.i
* Toca Store by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/FDYyA.i
* Toca Tea Party by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/Kogsz.i
* Toca Train by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/JM5fF.i
* Toy Repair Workshop – fix broken doll, vehicle, robot, plush bear and more toys for kids by Sebastian Bachorzewski, https://appsto.re/us/XhRbQ.i

Plurals:
* Build Plurals by Jack Apps Education, https://appsto.re/us/RQAbfb.i
* Expedition with plurals by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/OIkJF.i
* Little Critter Numbers by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/99cr1.i
* Plurals Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/SXe_B.i
* Popup Pairs by Code Dads, https://appsto.re/us/8Jyn6.i

Problem Solving:

* Ask Ed by Insightful Systems Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Mx1kX.i

* Duh Color Stuff – A Book for Kids. Read, Play and Learn! by Guy Sharon, https://appsto.re/us/s1yS5.i
* If … Then … Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/3p9nB.i
* Solve It – Solve Your Problems by Small TALK Speech Therapy Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/hTlE1.i
* Thinkrolls by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/r-VQ2.i
* Thinkrolls 2 by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/OXuV5.i
* Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/ddu6eb.i (MUCH harder than the other two Think Rolls…. as in I haven’t been able to finish the “hard” level in this app yet)

Pronouns:
* Pronoun Fill-In Super Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/-HMzM.i
* Pronoun Heroes by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/mnSV3.i
* Pronouns by Teach Speech Apps – for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC
https://appsto.re/us/1XXJ5.i
* Pronouns With Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/NHMRN.i
* The Pronoun Party by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/Gzx07.i
* Using I and Me Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/h45yD.i
* We Learn: He She and They by Nick Pellecchia, https://appsto.re/us/Df4rY.i

Reading Comprehension:
* Billy Possum’s Interactive Comprehension by michelle somerton, https://appsto.re/us/Jnjm0.i (gorgeous app based on research)
* I Read – Animals (Reading Comprehension for Kids) by Nerea Sanchez Dominguez, https://appsto.re/us/_yCe4.i
* Inference Ace: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Struggling Readers: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/cYQn0.i
* Inference Clues: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Kids Who Need Help: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/_WCu0.i
* Main Idea – Sentences: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice Game for Kids – Common Core Aligned: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/1vXy1.i
* Main Idea – Short Texts: Reading Comprehension Skills Game for Kids: School Edition by Janine TooleM https://appsto.re/us/szWN2.i
* Reading Comprehension Skills – Grades 1st and 2nd With Testing Prep by Jerrold Story, https://appsto.re/us/NeOj6.i
* Reading Comprehension Prep by Peekaboo Studios LLC, https://appsto.re/us/FJ0gS.i
* Sports Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension by Peekaboo Studios LLC, https://appsto.re/us/4hp04.i

Sentences:
* Clicker Sentences by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/PlWtI.i
* Colourful Semantics by London SLTS Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/kZHWK.i
* First Phrases HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
https://appsto.re/us/cYWpC.i
* Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/QozJQ.i
* Picture the Sentence HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/jNTHC.i
* Picture This! Sentence Structure Development Bundle by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/fyZe-.i (bundle of 3 apps, reminds me of the visual structure provided in the Fokes Sentence Builder program)
* Rainbow Sentences by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/HnfFz.i
* Sentence Maker Free by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/yZv5E.i
* Sentence Match and Sentence Key by Computerade Products, https://appsto.re/us/JOBW2.i (bundle of 4 apps, symbol supported sentences)
* Sentence Ninja by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/CLX4O.i
* SpeakColorsHD by RWH Technology, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/BGO7C.i
* Symbols2Write by Widgit, https://appsto.re/us/9B3I3.i (unique symbol supported sentence creation bundle of 4 apps)

Sequencing:
* GoSequencing by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/T0KP7.i
* iSEQUENCES by Fundación Planeta Imaginario, https://appsto.re/us/rUNmE.i
* Sequence of Events – Sequencing Cards for Kids by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/Jaqucb.i
* Sequences for Kids by Club LIA, https://appsto.re/us/cy7NG.i
* Sequencing Bundle by ColorCards, https://appsto.re/us/Fwd14.i (bundle of 3 apps)
* Sequencing from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/vsdd2.i
* Sequencing Post Office by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/z_NI1.i
* Sequencing with Lenny by BuzZappo!, https://appsto.re/us/8O4q6.i
* Speech with Milo: Sequencing by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/xRmVz.i
* StepByStep Sequencing Pro Version by Soar Therapy, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/nhWZ5.i

Sign Language:
* ASL Kids – Sign Language by Bas van der Wilk, https://appsto.re/us/8XEx5.i
* Feed Maxi by Speak Eazy Apps, https://appsto.re/us/8vzhQ.i (also great for following instructions)

Social Skills:
* 10 Ways – a Social Skills Game by Everyday Speech, https://appsto.re/us/SZNIcb.i
* All About You All About Me Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/Q8yXA.i
* Autism Social Stories Bundle by I Get It, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/n5092.i (this developer has several social story apps)
* Between the Lines Level 1 Lite HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/rpyqI.i (two other apps in this series, also full versions available)
* Circles App – Social Skills & Relationships by James Stanfield Co., Inc., https://appsto.re/us/6LK58.i
* Comic & thought bubble apps are great for depicting thoughts & conversations:
– Balloon Stickies Plus by Masako Sakanashi, https://appsto.re/us/u1USP.i
– Comic Book Creation Pack by Juicy Bits, https://appsto.re/us/8RzV2.i (2 apps)
– ComicBook! by 3DTOPO Inc., https://appsto.re/us/7uP_z.i
– Comics Head – Create your own comic by NextWave Multimedia Inc, https://appsto.re/us/HhWQC.i
– Seedling Comic Studio by Seedling USA, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/6MyQ9.i
* Complete Speech and Language Bundle: Social Skills, Emotions, Language Development by Everyday Speech, https://appsto.re/us/hrKs3.i (bundle of 3 great apps)
* ConversationBuilder™ by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/MAdRy.i
* ConversationBuilderTeen by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Vc53G.i
* Discovering Emotions with Zeely – Educational Tool for Learning Emotions by Virtual EyeSee, https://appsto.re/us/cT74U.i
* Emotion Detective by InGenius Labs / Brooke Purslowe Psychology, https://appsto.re/us/cytlF.i
* iDo Hygiene –Daily life skills activities, for individuals with special needs (full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/5Apt7.i (this developer has several apps with video modeling of life skills)
* iModeling – Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorder by Autism SA, https://appsto.re/us/J5xrB.i
* iModeling Boundaries by Autism SA, https://appsto.re/us/kbdVD.i
* Kloog 2 Return to Zugopolis – Autism Social Skills by Shine Ireland, https://appsto.re/us/yYPpfb.i
* Language Lab: Spin & Speak – Social Skills by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/_WzrM.i
* Learning Emotions with the Rainbow Feelings Bear by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/S4zm5.i
* Little Star Trying New Foods Story by Little Star Early Learning Pty.Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/9KZQN.i (this developer has several social story apps)
* Practicing Pragmatics Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/jAYMA.i
* Problem Resolution by GroMobi, https://appsto.re/us/4nDf3.i
* Saying Goodbye by Special Learning, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/1dmZI.i
* Sharing with Duckie Deck by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/la7qI.i
* SocialCue by CodeJib, https://appsto.re/us/0g1P8.i
* Social Detective by Social Skill Builder, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/5udi6.i
* Social Norms by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/dv74Y.i
* Social Skill Builder: My School Day by Social Skill Builder, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/oHybI.i
* Social Skills for Autism by Shine Ireland, https://appsto.re/us/RJq55.i
* Social Skills With Billy by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/de3q9.i
* storysmart1: Trudy Goes to the Beach – Social Language Skills by Ruby Cube Inc., https://appsto.re/us/bvzcL.i (all 3 apps in this series are great)
* Teach2Talk’s Behaviors with Friends by Teach2Talk, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/vN842.i
* The Social Bunch: Perspectives by First Words, https://appsto.re/us/JL9H9.i
* Turn Taker – Social Story & Sharing Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/i44aQ.i
* Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/D8B6G.i (this developer has several social story apps)

Spatial Concepts / Prepositions:
* Fido & Pumpkin Position Words by Sakura Imaginings, https://appsto.re/us/M5U9fb.i
* L15 Penguin 1 by VINCI Education Corporation, https://appsto.re/us/xje_9.i
* My First Prepositions by Visual Edvantage, https://appsto.re/us/HvIIK.i
* Prep School by Filament Games, https://appsto.re/us/oeKyF.i
* Prepositions by Teach Speech Apps – for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/16Gd5.i
* Prepositions – Flashcards & Video Modeling by BumbleBee Kids
https://appsto.re/us/TDfO1.i
* Preposition Remix by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/1wJ9y.i
* PrepositionBuilder™ by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/iDdRy.i
* Speech with Milo: Prepositions by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/4dD3y.i
* Sue & Bob are learning together – Space by Krzysztof Kleminski, https://appsto.re/us/LVgbV.i
* The Bear Went Over the Mountain HD by LoeschWare, https://appsto.re/us/vUwEJ.i
* Where’s my Monster? by Martin Hughes, https://appsto.re/us/CJipX.i

Storytelling (many have stickers & in-app voice recording)
* Banana Vocabulary by Caleb Dale Rinard, https://appsto.re/us/sAoO8.i
* Book Creator for iPad by Red Jumper Limited, https://appsto.re/us/wDIxA.i
* Colorforms® by Colorforms Brand, https://appsto.re/us/i51R9.i
* Draw and Tell HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/xFEfE.i
* Farm Story Maker Activity Game for Kids and Toddlers Premium by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/gBAF8.i
* Hide & Seek! by Creativiti B.V., https://appsto.re/us/2qGpK.i
* Imagistory: Schools Edition – A Storytelling App by Imagistory Publishing Ltd.
https://appsto.re/us/r3Z_2.i
* Kid in Story Book Maker: Create and Share Personalized Photo Storybooks by Enuma, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/C9DBJ.i
* Make A Scene: Farmyard by Innivo Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/_8J4D.i
* My Story Book Creator School Edition by Bright Bot, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/W3RXA.i
* Our Story for iPad by The Open University, https://appsto.re/us/UTVOO.i
* Pictello – Talking visual story creator by AssistiveWare, https://appsto.re/us/ytTTx.i
* Princess Fairy Tale Maker – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/MtOBF.i
* Puppet Pals 2 by Polished Play, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/OrzhJ.i
* Shadow Puppet Edu by Seesaw Learning Inc., https://appsto.re/us/afy90.i
* Strip Designer by Vivid Apps, https://appsto.re/us/cXYWs.i
* Super Duper StoryMaker by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/qghVG.i
* Superhero Comic Book Maker HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/HHfNG.i
* TeleStory by Launchpad Toys, https://appsto.re/us/kf5J2.i
* Tell About This Free by RSA Group, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/N1GMU.i
* Toonia Storymaker – Make Picture Books, Comics & Cartoons by 3fs, https://appsto.re/us/TIkZI.i (character emotions are adjustable)
* Toontastic by Launchpad Toys, https://appsto.re/us/IeYhy.i
* Toontastic Jr. Pirates by Launchpad Toys, https://appsto.re/us/surKI.i
* You’re the Storyteller: The Surprise (Home Edition) HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/mQmBF.i

Switch-capable:

These are highly specialized apps that most SLPs may not need unless they are working with kids with severe and complex special needs. See this post: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.562317480485928.1073741841.174264525957894/902755529775453/?type=3&theater. Also see this great list on Jane Farrall’s website: http://www.janefarrall.com/switch-accessible-apps-for-ipadiphone-non-aac/.

Symbols (make materials with symbols):
* Custom Boards- Premium by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/1hHNB.i (has Smarty Symbols)
* iESLp by Irmgard Raubenheimer, https://appsto.re/us/NiPA2.i (has SymbolStix, unique in that you can also make interactive activities to use on your iPad)
* Tools2Talk+ Create your own communication aids and chat by Scopevic, https://appsto.re/us/tYUeab.i (has Boardmaker PCS symbols)

Targeted Touch:
* Bumper Cars by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/sgmqH.i
* Circular Bells by Andrea Franceschini, https://appsto.re/us/G6Lu_.i
* Free Sweeper for Babies by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/-FMvN.i
* Frog Races, for babies. by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/BVTL9.i
* Jungle animals for babies by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/HgCc5.i
* Roly Poly Toy, doll for babies. by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/lYwjbb.i
* Shhhh! by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/RSfJI.i
* Stop and Go! HD by Shortstack, https://appsto.re/us/4MC_B.i
* Touch the Ladybug, free and easy game for babies. by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/pP8IO.i

Verbs:
* ABC Actions by Peapod Labs LLC, https://appsto.re/us/btbPQ.i
* Action Words by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/2ctGE.i
* Actions In Video – Full by Geraldine Moran, https://appsto.re/us/nbDfX.i
* Actions With Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/LKbI5.i
* Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/QozJQ.i
* Irregular Verbs Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/Nd45B.i
* iPractice Verbs by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/sxLqv.i
* Key Verbs with Steffy & James by Language And Learning Steps Pty.Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/WqZH5.i
* Language Lab: ing Verbs + Prepositions by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/a8zfG.i
* Learn Actions with Us by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/lQxT7.i
* M27 Park by VINCI Education Corporation, https://appsto.re/us/ApBiab.i
* Noodle Words HD – Action Set 1 by NoodleWorks, https://appsto.re/us/HfIEC.i
* Pogg by Ricky Vuckovic, https://appsto.re/us/L4HUt.i (this quirky alien is highly motivating & hilarious…. a “must have” app for any SLP)
* Regular Past Tense Verbs Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/QqBmC.i
* Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp by Smithsonian Institution, https://appsto.re/us/OS6VQ.i
* Speech with Milo: Verbs by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/iSOky.i
* Symbol-Verbs by Widgit, https://appsto.re/us/fk1qW.i
* TenseBuilder by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/MafFz.i
* Verbs from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/jc0C3.i

Videos:
* GoNoodle Kids by GoNoodle, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/LJjO-.i
* Online Player Pro – Watch Video Comfortably by Evolution Games LLP, https://appsto.re/us/T4Lc7.i
* YouTube Kids by Google, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/U1q23.i
* How to download YouTube videos to your iPad to watch offline: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/11/06/how-to-watch-youtube-videos-offline-get-this-free-app-follow-the-steps-in-the-post/

Visual Timers (since Apple was crazy and removed the built in visual timer aspect of the clock app in iOS 10, you’ll want to get a visual timer app….. they are worth their weight in gold to help kids see how long they will be working or how long they get to do a preferred activity):
* Fun Time Timer by CodigoDelSur, https://appsto.re/us/gju4M.i
* O Timer by Lammert Westerhoff, https://appsto.re/us/hVXm-.i
* This for That: Visual Timer by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, https://appsto.re/us/O6r54.i
* Timer for Kids – visual countdown for preschool children! by Idea4e, https://appsto.re/us/2KCK1.i
* Timero: Elegant Timer by QZero Labs, https://appsto.re/us/GDkrV.i
* Visual Timer – Time Tracker PRO by Saliha Bhutta, https://appsto.re/us/7-i08.i

Visual supports & visual schedules:
* ASD Tools by Chestnut Apps, https://appsto.re/us/3TRDI.i
* Behavior World Reward Chart: Class & Chore Tracker by Helping Hand Systems, LLC
https://appsto.re/us/_zFR7.i
* Choiceworks by Bee Visual, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/u2V-C.i
* Choiceworks Calendar by Bee Visual, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XmOjV.i
* FTVS HD – First Then Visual Schedule HD by Good Karma Applications, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/szGmL.i
* PicStrip – Collage Maker, Picture & Photo Editor by Appyfurious, https://appsto.re/us/sEMR2.i
* Visual Schedule Planner by Good Karma Applications, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/kAciD.i

Vocabulary:
* 500+ Toddler Flashcards by SMART GECKO SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD, https://appsto.re/us/fJNV8.i
* Bud’s First English Words – Vocabulary Builder, Reading Game, Picture Dictionary & Learning activities for Preschool Toddlers by Nimble Minds LLC, https://appsto.re/us/5nLMY.i
* Clue Catcher All Grades Edition Context Clues by Golden Mean Advisory Resources LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Sjm1ab.i
* Core Curriculum PreK-K – Pro by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/FvRJH.i
* First Words International Home HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/GkmoG.i
* Flashcards – Body parts by Klap Edutainment, https://appsto.re/us/l2b9V.i
* Flashcards for Kids by Alan Quinn, https://appsto.re/us/ZkReS.i
* Flashcards for Kids PRO – Learn My First Words with Child Development Flash Cards by VLADIMIR KRUCHININ, https://appsto.re/us/GQw8-.i
* Kids Flashcards Maker by INKids Education LLC, https://appsto.re/us/X6Y98.i
* Kids’ Match by Circular3D, https://appsto.re/us/LlkGU.i
* Laureate First Words by Laureate Learning Systems, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/pFE_O.i
* Learn To Talk First Words – Preschool, Kindergarten Flashcards by Thunderloop, https://appsto.re/us/k_gQD.i
* Learn To Talk More Words – Preschool,Kindergarten Flashcards by Thunderloop, https://appsto.re/us/wlTRD.i
* My First 1,000 Words – Flashcards and Games by Alligator Apps by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/–NZA.i
* My first english words with Little Brown Bear for kids 2 to 5 by Bayard Presse SA, https://appsto.re/us/xda4E.i
* See.Touch.Learn Pro by Brain Parade, https://appsto.re/us/vw_4B.i
* Sound Touch by SoundTouch, https://appsto.re/us/O_3Vu.i (this developer has several apps in this series)
* Talking Picture Board by Scott Yang, https://appsto.re/us/Rew-A.i
* The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends – First Words by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/ohmw1.i
* TinyHands First Words 1 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/m7AFW.i
* TinyHands First Words 2 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/7jno5.i
* Toddler Tap! by James Miller, https://appsto.re/us/7jTII.i
* Toddler Sound 123 – Flashcards for baby to touch and play by GiggleUp Kids Apps And Educational Games Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/G7whO.i
* Touch, Look, Listen ~ My First Words by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/jI0NR.i
* Video Touch – Wildlife by SoundTouch, https://appsto.re/us/bH0DG.i (this developer has several apps in this series)
* What Do I Wear? ~ Touch, Look, Listen by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/am81Y.i
* Word Blocks – Vocabulary Builder by abovehorizon.com, https://appsto.re/us/84-Kcb.i
* WordToob: Language Learning with Video Modeling by John Halloran, https://appsto.re/us/lTZ1M.i
* Zoo Animals ~ Touch, Look, Listen by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/tA66U.i

Vowels:
* Bud’s Rhyming Words – Kids learn word families, CVC, short & long vowel words by Nimble Minds LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9JnRZ.i
* i Can Spell with Phonics by Michael Harvey, https://appsto.re/us/bt148.i
* Partners in Rhyme by PRESCHOOL UNIVERSITY, https://appsto.re/us/zhR_Q.i
* Rhyming Bus: sounds for spelling + reading by Therapy Box Limited, https://appsto.re/us/P7ft9.i
* Sight Word Flip It by Readingresource.net, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/7olqO.i
* Speech That Works by Sunshine Cottage School For Deaf Children, https://appsto.re/us/Y6Fu3.i
* SpeechStickers by Seriously Sticky LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9aM_z.i
* Tiggly Story Maker: Make Words and Capture Your Stories About Them by Tiggly, https://appsto.re/us/03AX5.i
* Vowel Viz Pro by SmartPalate International, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/YYtZX.i

Wh-Questions:
* Autism iHelp – WH? SLP Edition by John Talavera, https://appsto.re/us/ehGWP.i
* Comprehension Builder Bundle for Speech Therapy and Special Needs Education by Abitalk Incorporated, https://appsto.re/us/OjE_5.i (bundle of 2 apps)
* My Day With WH Words – A Social Story and Beginning Speech Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/Yl3hD.i
* Peek-a-Zoo HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/cS0NC.i
* Questions2Learn by Speech Pups LLC, https://appsto.re/us/PTsbG.i
* QuestionIt ED by Language Learning Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/aMc5_.i (teaches different types of Wh-questions, symbol supported, especially great for students with Autism)
* Question Therapy 2-in-1: Asking & Answering for Yes/No & Wh Questions by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/o52CP.i
* WhQuestions by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/e69Yu.i
* WH Question Cards – Pro: Who, What, When, Where, Why by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/JcHEG.i
* WH Questions: Answering & Asking: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/LpE5-.i
* Wh Questions by Teach Speech Apps – who, what, when, where and why app for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/KSd-6.i

Yes/No:
* Hungry Dino by STANISLAV PAVLOV, https://appsto.re/us/mwpDV.i
* What Did Snakey Eat? by National Wildlife Federation, https://appsto.re/us/mxFZC.i
* Yes / No Barn: Answering Yes No Questions by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/o6Lc4.i
* Yes/No Questions from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/YXstX.i
* Yes Or No? Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/z2bkC.i

Zip Files:
* Teachers Pay Teachers Tip} How to access .zip files on your iPad: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/12/03/teachers-pay-teachers-tip-how-to-access-zip-files-on-your-ipad/

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Have a favorite app for use in speech-language therapy that’s not on the list? If it’s still available for purchase in the USA App Store and doesn’t contain ads or involve a subscription, feel free to send me the link in a message on my OMazing Kids page (it’s by far the most reliable way to reach me…. the e-mail address I use on my blog and other social media is swamped with spam mail).

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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
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids:
http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga
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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 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.

{How to Get FREE Access to Full PDFs of Research Articles}

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{How to Get FREE Access to Full PDFs of Research Articles}

I was excited to see AAC research mentioned on The Informed SLP: http://www.theinformedslp.com/2016_8_ped/-aac-support-training-for-parents-peers-school-staff

These types of posts typically just lead you to a summary of the research but not the full article. I used to spend tons of time e-mailing friends who work at a university to see if they could get me a copy an article I wanted. Occasionally this worked but often it didn’t and I was often left feeling frustrated. {what good is research if it doesn’t get into the hands of those of us out in the “trenches”?}

I personally can’t afford to subscribe to a ton of different journals but want to stay up to date on best practices. I also don’t work at a university and don’t have time to go to one to get access.

This all changed when one of my virtual AAC peeps let me in on a secret. Did you know there are websites you can use to get FREE access?!

So now I use those websites to get the research articles I am wanting to read.

Here are my go-to websites: http://sci-hub.cc, http://sci-hub.io, http://sci-hub.bz. If one on the list isn’t working, go on to the next one: http://learn-one-thing-a-day.blogspot.com/2012/11/where-to-get-research-papers-for-free.html

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Originally posted this summer on my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.433610663356611.117461.174264525957894/1234246273293042/?type=3&theater

 

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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
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkids
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 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.

{App Review} Fido & Pumpkin Position Words

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{App Review} Fido & Pumpkin Position Words

I am LOVING this new app to teach 14 position words and spatial concepts! It has lovely handcrafted illustrations, high quality kids voiceovers, an intuitive interface, an option to toggle off background music and the app actually teaches the concepts rather than just “testing” them. If the child misses an item, there is no aversive feedback. Instead the app shows the child what their answer would look like and provides another opportunity to answer. It is a bargain for $1.99! Their website indicates that this the first of 4 apps they are developing. I can’t to see what other gems they have planned 😃

App Store: https://appsto.re/us/M5U9fb.i, iOS Universal, $1.99

About the app: Fido, the dog and Pumpkin, the cat teach young children the meaning of position words. Colorful, handcrafted, animated illustrations are used to demonstrate the words: in, in front, next to, behind, outside, beside, under, on, up, down, around, over, on top and between. This program identifies the words children are unsure of by allowing them to choose the answer to a question or the missing part of a sentence. If an incorrect choice is made an animation demonstrates the difference between their choice and the correct answer. For those who are not yet confident in reading, all answer options are fully audible.

Features include:

  • an eye button to start and repeat animations
  • an ear button to listen to text on the page
  • paw prints that direct the children to the next item or to try again if they missed an item
  • a home button to return to the menu screen
  • a play all button that leads to a celebration screen
  • reward animations for correct answers.

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Android versions are also available but are priced slightly more. See links on their website: http://fidoandpumpkin.com/index.php/store/

Be sure to check out the free resources on their website & “like” their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fidoandpumpkin.

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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
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids:
http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkids
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 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.

{Review} Smarty Symbols Image Club

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{Review} Smarty Symbols Image Club

I have several patients who use the Speak For Yourself AAC app. That app uses Smarty Symbols. So I was especially thrilled to have the opportunity to try out the online Smarty Symbols Image Club (https://smartysymbols.com).

I already had the Custom Boards – Premium app (https://appsto.re/us/1hHNB.i) with access to over 10,000 symbols.

I was excited to see the Smarty Symbol Image Club has over 19,000 symbols. They even add hundreds of new images to their portal on a monthly basis. Many of these images are created in response to the requests by subscribers. If you search for a word and you don’t find it, they will create it for you!

I was able to quickly create a CV web mat to use in conjunction with the fabulous free speech sound cue cards from Speechy Musings also featuring Smarty Symbols (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Speech-Sound-Cue-Cards-Freebie-2196455). The website was easy to use. I can’t wait to make more materials featuring Smarty Symbols!

Here are some of the key features in the Smarty Symbol Image Club:

  • Access over 19,000 symbols
  • Ability to request a specific symbol be created
  • New symbols added monthly
  • Symbols representing a variety of genders, ages & ethnicities
  • All symbols are offered in full color or gray scale
  • You can download images in two formats: .png (transparent background – great for layering) or .jpg (white background). You can easily insert them onto your materials.
  • Images are organized into over 140 educationally relevant categories
  • You can search images by speech sound & position in a word making it very easy for SLPs to create materials to target particular articulation goals.
  • Activity Library where users can share activities they have created with other subscribers.
  • Printing Center with 40 templates. You can also create your own custom grids with 1-8 columns and 1-8 rows, specify the border color and adjust the border thickness. This portion of the website can only be accessed via a computer (not iPad-compatible).
  • Several video tutorials to help you get up to speed quickly on using the website: https://smartysymbols.com/videos/
  • Subscribers Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/447191572097599
  • Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smartysymbols/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Pricing Options: https://smartysymbols.com/our-plans-pricing/. For personal use, they currently offer rates of $45 per year or $9 per month. They also offer group licenses at a discounted rate to school districts and educational agencies (contact them for that pricing).

If you have an online store such as a store on websites like Teachers Pay Teachers, you will want a commercial license which gives you the rights to post your creations for sale while your subscription is active. The commercial license gives users the same access as a personal license. The key difference is that you will be sharing whatever you created with others online or by selling the material to others. They currently offer commercial rates of $200 per year or $29.99 per month.

If you are needing an option that is totally iPad compatible and templates for common AAC mid-tech devices, then their Custom Boards app will be a better fit for your needs (http://smartyearsapps.com/service/custom-boards/)

On the other hand, if you would rather create items on the computer, have access to more symbols (including .png format that can be layered and used in other projects) and those representing a wider variety of ages and ethnic backgrounds, have access to the activity library where other subscribers have shared materials and don’t anticipate needing AAC templates, then the online subscription to the Smarty Symbols Image Club would be a great option.

Or get the best of both worlds by getting both the app & the online subscription. Both the app and the online subscription offer the option to search for images by speech sound & position in a word making it very easy for SLPs to create materials to target particular articulation goals. Both also offer the option to search for symbols in the “Speak For Yourself (SFY) Core”.

The cool thing is all of these options are significantly more affordable than a Boardmaker CD or a subscription to Boardmaker Online.

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I was blessed to win a copy of a Boardmaker CD many years ago and it’s definitely gotten LOTS of use. You’ve also seen me post about the Tools 2 Talk app with PCS symbols, the iESLp app with SymbolStix, the GoTalk Now Plus app with PCS and SymbolStix, the Custom Boards app with Smarty Symbols and now the Smarty Symbols Image Club. Each of these tools is unique and I pick the one best suited to the need in that moment.

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In the era of working with patients using AAC devices with varying symbol sets I’m glad to have a way to make materials and visual supports with the symbols that each patient is accustomed to. If I’m making visual supports or therapy materials that will be used across lots of different patients, then I often pick symbols from a variety of symbol sets going with whatever best depicts the concept.

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Disclaimer: I received a free subscription to this website to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are 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
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
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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 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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