Sunny Articulation & Phonology Test

My under-18 caseload has been significantly limited the past few months, so I haven’t been reviewing many children’s apps. However, I did use this app to assess several kids, and I wanted to share my thoughts!

App: Sunny Articulation & Phonology Test

What It Is: An app for assessing articulation and phonological abilities by Smarty Ears.

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Research Tuesday: “The Effect of Twitter on College Student Engagement and Grades”

If you haven’t heard, Rachel Wynn over at Talks Just Fine has started a SLP Blogger challenge of sorts! Every second Tuesday, a group of bloggers will share and critique a piece of research. The thought is that we all could stand to read more research and be exposed to research that others find. If you’re an SLP Blogger, head over to Rachel’s blog and email her about participating! The more the merrier. :D

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AAC Evaluation Genie

SLPeeps, I have been a terrible SLPBlogger the past few months, and I apologize. Graduate school is finally over (!), and end-of-degree busyness is no longer a priority! I’m on vacation this week, so I’m all yours. ;) And what better time to start back up than Better Hearing and Speech Month?! So, what new apps have I been using the past month or two? Well, working with adults since January, I of course have been using my Tactus Therapy apps like crazy (read my thoughts on this one and this one). In addition, however, I have started using a new AAC evaluation app. I bought it a little while back but only recently have had a frequent use for it. Without further ado…

App: AAC Evaluation Genie

What It Is: An informal diagnostic tool for determining the AAC-related skills of an individual by Hump Software.

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Guest Post: Fluently

Note From Speechie Apps: When I was asked to review the Fluently app by Balbus Speech, I knew my minimal experience with fluency could never do it justice. Thankfully, I also knew Evan Sherman would be perfect for the job, and I was beyond thrilled when he agreed to do it! Before you check out the review, head over to his website I Stutter, So What? and follow him on Twitter to show him some love. If you have any interest in fluency whatsoever, he will be a great resource for you! Without further ado, here are his thoughts on Fluently! Continue reading

Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden

I’ve been neglecting you Android users lately, so I wanted to share a little love and tell you about a relatively new app that works on both Android and Apple operating systems! It’s also one of the few kids’ apps available on Google Play to measure up to what is available on iOS, in my oh-so-humble opinion. :)

App: Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden (Android) (Apple) (Amazon)

What It Is: An app for growing fruits and veggies in an interactive garden by TribePlay.

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WhQuestions

Several weeks ago, there was a discussion within the SLPs Talk Apps group about various wh questions apps and the similarities/differences in what they had to offer. With that discussion in mind, I want to share my thoughts on this Smarty Ears app so that you can make up your mind about which app would best meet your needs! Look back at my review of the Super Duper wh questions app if you want to compare. I have also outlined some similarities/differences at the end of this post and included some thoughts on which app might be best for different users.

App: WhQuestions

What It Is: An app for addressing answering wh questions by Smarty Ears (developer) and Barbara Fernandes (author).

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