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{App Review + Giveaway} LetterSchool app (full version, worth $4.99)

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{App Review & Giveaway} I have 1 iOS promo code to giveaway for the full version of the LetterSchool – learn to write letters and numbers app by Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V., https://appsto.re/us/oBn9z.i, $4.99, iOS Universal

The full version of this app had been on my wish list for quite awhile so I was thrilled to finally have the opportunity to try it out. A couple of you had recommended that it be added to my blog post about apps for SLPs. I love the large size of the letters, the voiceovers for the letter name and sound, sound word association, the progression in tracing the letters, cool animations, options for setting up three users, choices of upper and lowercase & choices of three common fonts. This app would be fun to work on early literacy skills. It could also be used in articulation therapy as a fun way to introduce a sound.

My only suggestions for improvements in a future app update are to have the words associated with each letter be a single sound rather than a blend. Also the lowercase letter g is currently associated with “giraffe”… would be better as a /g/ sound (ex: game, go, goat) and the lowercase w is currently associated with “whale”…. would be better associated with a true /w/ sound (ex: water, win).

I tested the app on an iPad Air running iOS 10.1.1 and did not have any problems with glitches or crashing but I saw a few reviews on the App Store mentioning crashes. Although the last update is shown as October 2014 there is a comment in the app description from September 2016 indicating the bug causing the crashes had been fixed.

They also have a free lite version of the app: LetterSchool Free – Learn to Write the ABC Alphabet, Letters & Numbers by Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V.
https://appsto.re/us/CkiRC.i (but be aware that it has an IAP. If you like the app it would be better and cheaper to purchase the full version rather than upgrading via the IAP in the lite app).

Enter on the OMazing Kids Facebook page by 1-2-3:
1) “liking” the original post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page:


2) “commenting” on that Facebook post about how you would use this app.
3) sending a private message to the OMazing Kids Facebook page mentioning “LetterSchool”

Entry Deadline: Today, Saturday, 1/21/17 at 7:00pm CST. Depending on the number of entries received, it may take a day or so to verify them and to announce the winner/distribute the code to the winner.

#AppGiveaway

Tips:

* First tap this picture to go to the post directly on OMazing Kids and then like/comment there. I often share posts in groups to spread the word about giveaways but comments posted in a group or likes on those posts do not show up on the original pic and do not count for the giveaway.

* Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga
* Note: If you encounter any difficulty in sending a private FB message, please try another means of getting on Facebook (FB app, getting on FB via Safari on an iPad or getting on Facebook via a computer.)

App Trailer Video:

More info about the app: http://www.letterschool.com.
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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.

{Get It All iESLp App Giveaway} A total of $150 of iOS app promo codes

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{Get It All iESLp App Giveaway} I have $150 worth of iOS promo codes to give away for the iESLp app! Five winners will each get a code for the app & a code for the in-app purchase for the entire package of extra clip art (iPad only, worth a total of $30 per winner).

iESLp by Irmgard Raubenheimer, $19.99, iPad only, iOS 8.3 or later, https://appsto.re/us/NiPA2.i. The $9.99 in-app purchase is for an additional clip art bundle. (prices are in the USA App Store and will vary in other areas based on the exchange rate)

Enter by 1-2-3:
1) “liking” this post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page:


2) “commenting” on that post with an idea for an interactive activity you would make with this app.
3) sending a private Facebook message to the OMazing Kids page mentioning “iESLp App Giveaway”

Entry Deadline: Friday, 12/9/16 at 5:00pm CST. Depending on the number of entries received, it may take a day or so to verify them and to announce the winner/distribute the codes to the winners.

Tips:

  • First tap this picture to go to the post directly on OMazing Kids and then like/comment there. I often share posts in groups to spread the word about giveaways but comments posted in a group or likes on those posts do not show up on the original pic and do not count for the giveaway.
  • Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga
  • Note: If you encounter any difficulty in sending a private FB message, please try another means of getting on Facebook (FB app, getting on FB via Safari on an iPad or getting on Facebook via a computer.)

Looking for inspiration for activities you can make with this amazing app? Check out their Facebook page, Pinterest boards, Instagram, Twitter, website or even search “iESLp” on Google. Prepare to be amazed.

https://www.facebook.com/ieslpapp


http://instagram.com/ieslp
https://twitter.com/ieslp
https://ieslp.wordpress.com

Here are examples of two interactive activities that I made:


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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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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 & Giveaway} What’s the Pic Articulation by HomeSpeechHome

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{App Review & Giveaway} What’s the Pic Articulation by HomeSpeechHome (https://appsto.re/us/iZ3Aeb.i, iOS Universal, $4.99). See details below for how to enter to win a code for this SLP-designed app. I have 1 iOS app code to giveaway.

A picture is displayed with a varied number of times the player must say it. Each time the word is said, a star lights up. Once all the stars are lit, a sticker is removed from the hidden picture with a fun sound effect, and players try to guess what it is before it is completely uncovered! Hidden pictures are covered with colorful stickers (8 different types each with their own fun, reinforcing sound effect as they are removed). Spelling hints are available when a player is having trouble guessing the hidden picture. Three different animated reward screens are earned upon guessing or uncovering the hidden picture.

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Get a great overview of the app in this video:

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Here’s what I love about this unique new app:

* how well it responds to voice output.
* the therapist is responsible for scoring the accuracy of each production.
* includes every phoneme, blends and vocalic r in every position of words. It’s great that each blend and type of vocalic r is listed separately. {Tip: Unless you have plenty of unused space on your iPad, I would suggest just downloading the sounds as you need them. The app developer indicated that it would take up to 1 GB of space to have everything downloaded at the same time.}
* real photos for the target word & the hidden picture.
* can set up multiple users and customized with a name and picture or emoji avatar. Can use individually or in a group. The app automatically advances turns among the players. The app remembers the sound a player worked on in the last session.
* data is collected on each player and can be e-mailed.
* guessing the hidden picture before it is uncovered is a fun way to also address inferencing and part-to-whole goals.
* everything is included. No in-app purchases or ads.

Wishes for a future app update: 

The app is GREAT as it is and a bargain for the price but I have given the following suggestions to the app developer that would make it even better if they plan to update it in the future:

* After downloading a sound, it would be nice to be able to further customize the list for a particular child. For example, for some patients I might want to exclude multisyllabic words or words with a much harder phoneme. Or I might want to only include challenging words for kids further along in the therapy process.

* It would also be nice to know how many words are included when you select a sound, have a countdown and to be able to set how many repetitions you want for each word (with the option to have it randomized like it currently appears to be)

* It would be nice to be able to import a pic from the camera roll in addition to the options of selecting an avatar and taking a pic. I have several patients who have a favorite character that they would be highly motivated to use as an avatar. I ended up displaying a picture on another iPad and taking a picture of it within this app.

* It would be great to have the option of customizing the hidden picture. It would be highly motivating for a child to uncover a pic of their favorite character, toy, etc.

* It would be nice to have the app rotate when you flip the iPad. Due to the configuration in my treatment room I’m almost always seated to the right of the patient. I always use my iPad in landscape orientation with the home button on the right. I do that so I am both in charge of the home button & since most SLP scoring is on that side. The app is currently upside down when my iPad is my favorite position.

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Website: http://www.home-speech-home.com/whats-the-pic-articulation-app.html
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HomeSpeechHome
Twitter: http://twitter.com/HomeSpeechHome
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/HomeSpeechHome/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HomeSpeechHome/

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Want a chance to win this cool new app?

Enter by 1-2-3:
1) “liking” the pinned post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.1039368119447526.1073741892.174264525957894/1229860667064936/?type=3&theater)
2) “commenting” on the pinned post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page about why you would like to win this app. Please indicate if you are a SLP.
3) sending a private Facebook message to the OMazing Kids page mentioning “What’s the Pic Articulation” AND mentioning any bonus entries completed (details below).

All 3 of those steps are required to enter. Bonus entry options with 1 point given for each of the following:

* liking the OMazing Kids FB page (new & existing likes all count).
* sharing the Facebook post.
* joining the AppPeeps Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/).

Entry Deadline: Tomorrow, 9/11/16 at 6:00pm CST. Depending on the number of entries received, it may take a day or so to verify them and to announce the winner/distribute the code to that person.

Tips:

* First tap this picture to go to the post directly on OMazing Kids and then like/comment there. I often share posts in groups to spread the word about giveaways but comments posted in a group or likes on those posts do not show up on the original pic and do not count for the giveaway.

* Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/174264525957894. *Note: If you encounter any difficulty in sending a private FB message, please try another means of getting on Facebook (FB app, getting on FB via Safari on an iPad or getting on Facebook via a computer.)

#SLP #SLPeeps #giveaway

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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: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
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 over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

{App Review + Giveaway} Fuzzy House iPad app

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{App Review + Giveaway} Join the Fuzzies Chip the beaver, Hopsy the rabbit, Siena the alpaca, and Wooly the lamb in their Fuzzy House. This gorgeous new app has six interactive areas to explore (entryway, living room, kitchen, upstairs hallway, bedroom, and bathroom). Each area has interactive objects and other hidden features. Love using open exploration apps like this in OMazing Kids speech therapy! So many great opportunities for vocabulary, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, spatial concepts, storytelling, sequencing, turn taking and more. My favorite room in this app is the living room where the animals can dance to music, play an instrument, jump on the couch, build a fire in the fireplace and more.

I have 3 iOS codes to giveaway for the iPad version of this amazing new app. See details below for how to enter to win a code.

App video trailer:

Full version: Fuzzy House by Fuzzy House Aps
https://appsto.re/us/jPZBbb.i, $2.99, iPad only

Free lite version: Fuzzy House Lite by Fuzzy House Aps
https://appsto.re/us/Y0dFbb.i, iPad only

They also offer an Android version on the Google Play store. See their website for details: http://www.fuzzyhouse.com/play/

OMgoodness! I wish I knew how to knit. Check out the patterns to knit your own characters from the app: http://www.fuzzyhouse.com/knit/. Also check out all the cute items to make for the Fuzzies: http://www.fuzzyhouse.com/create/

Please check out and “like” their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fuzzyhouse

Want a chance to win this fun app? Head over and follow the entry instructions on this post the OMazing Kids Facebook page:

Entry Deadline: Tomorrow, 8/21/16 at 6:00pm CST. Depending on the number of entries received, it may take a day or so to verify them and to announce the winners/distribute the codes to the winners.
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789
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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 over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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