Between The Lines – App Review

Nov 18

Between The Lines – App Review

Developer: Hamaguchi Apps Price:            $15.99     CC whose blog is entitled “If Only I had Super Powers” http://ifonlyihadsuperpowers.blogspot.com/ recently wrote a post on trying to teach social-pragmatic skills to children. I totally concur with her. “Social –Pragmatic skills are HARD to teach” and yet more and more children are...

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When is a lisp no longer cute?

Nov 11

When is a lisp no longer cute?

A lisp is a relatively common speech disorder in which a person has trouble pronouncing the sounds of the letters “s” and “z.” The toddler that says “pleathe” is really cute, but how do you decide when the lisp is no longer cute?   And why on earth does the word “lisp” contain an /s/? 😛   There are a number of factors to...

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Auditory Workout – App Review

Nov 04

Auditory Workout – App Review

Developer:  Virtual Speech Center Price:             $19.99         Processing of Auditory information is a difficulty that affects so many aspects of language development and the ability to address this difficulty in an authentic learning environment is an ongoing challenge for therapists working with these children. All too often,...

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Syntax City – App Review

Nov 03

Syntax City – App Review

Developer:         Smarty Ears Apps Price:                    $39.99       Syntax City targets a variety of grammatical elements in fun and engaging ways. It is suitable for children who have some knowledge of reading but with guidance and mediation it could possibly be used with a 5 year old child. The theme sets the tone...

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App Review: Tense Builder

Oct 19

App Review: Tense Builder

  Developer: Mobile Education Store Price: $14.99   Aside from acting out verbs with children, I haven’t found another activity that provides a real understanding of verb tenses (and there is a limit to the number of verbs that you can act out) over and over again. Tense Builder is designed to help students learn how to identify and use correct tense...

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