Appy New Year from Speechie Apps: My Top 10 Apps of 2014

10537900_10101501552134624_704772621593102184_oAppy almost new year from Speechie Apps! We’re getting ready to kick off 2015, but it would be a shame to ignore all the great apps we SLPs used in 2014. To celebrate, YappGuru.com is hosting an “Expert Linky Party” (click to see details) with a great group of app review bloggers from around the world. We’re all sharing our top 10 apps we’ve used and recommended in 2014. This is a brief compilation of the ones I personally have been using and showing the most at work and in presentations over the past year, in no particular order…

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Soundable

To preface this review, I have to say I am just a little biased. I mean, a FREE scrabble-ish game created jointly by one of my favorite app developers and one of my favorite therapy material resources, and specifically for nerdy speech sound geeks like myself? You have to give me a little leeway here – I get a little giddy about how fun this is. But I’ll try to be as objective as possible in this review, even though I know you’ll like it.

App: Soundable – Spell Words with Sounds

What It Is: A Scrabble/crossword-like app, but instead of building words with letters, you build them with phonemes/sounds (IPA or phonics). By both Tactus Therapy Solutions and LessonPix.

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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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Farmyard!

I found this app when I worked with a little boy whose life revolved around the three T’s: tractors, trucks, and trains. Here are some ways I have used it and my thoughts on its quality and usefulness.

What It Is: A farm scene with interactive animals, equipment, and people by Ubstar.

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