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Features of apps for Language Intervention

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Dear Therapists I need your assistance. I am conducting a study that examines the features of apps that SLPs feel are important when using apps for language intervention with children. The limited research on the use of apps in clinical practice means that currently there is no framework to consider when evaluating apps. Consequently, there is a pressing need for research that looks at how SLPs can incorporate apps into therapy that resonate with the principles of best practice. Research that examines the factors that are used in the...

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I Have Moved

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I Have Moved

  Please subscribe on my NEW domain www.talkingtalk.co.za     Share...

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Why you should buy an ipad for your child

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Why you should buy an ipad for your child

Find this post on my new Domain www.talkingtalk.co.za   Please subscribe on my new site   🙂 Nikki Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInMoreGoogle

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I Have Moved

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I Have Moved

I HAVE MOVED 🙂   Please subscribe on my NEW domain www.talkingtalk.co.za     I have some great articles lined up for this year and  I am looking forward to your suggestions too!     Nikki It seems as if there are some “teething” problems on the new site and you are not able to subscribe yet. Hopefully this will be rectified soon! Share...

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Why TV is good for your child

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Why TV is good for your child

School holidays are looming and with it the dilemma on how to entertain your child. Thoughts of children slouching around in front of the TV all day whilst parents are still at work dredges up mixed feelings of relief and trepidation:   At least they’ll be entertained and kept out of mischief but we know that too much TV cannot be a good thing. The first 2 years of life are considered a critical time for brain development. TV and other electronic media can get in the way of exploring, playing, and interacting with parents and...

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Between The Lines – App Review

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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 experiencing difficulty learning and generalizing these skills. Between the Lines by Hamaguchi Apps is designed for primary(elementary)  school students through young adults,...

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When is a lisp no longer cute?

Posted by on 8:36 pm in Info for Parents, Speech, Tips for teachers | 0 comments

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 consider: Type of lisp Interdental/frontal lisp: The tongue protrudes out through the teeth and the /s/ and /z/ sounds will then sound more like a “th” sound Dentalized...

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Auditory Workout – App Review

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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, the child performs well within the therapy context, but is unable to transfer these skills to the classroom setting. Auditory Workout is an App that addresses this...

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Syntax City – App Review

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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 for children visiting a variety of places within the city. Each location within the city targets a different set of goals. The following locations and skills  are...

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App Review: Tense Builder

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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 forms (present, past, and future) using an interactive movie format. This allows the child to see the verbs in action providing an authentic learning experience.   Features...

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