Today, I bring you one from my friend Erik X. Raj. I had the pleasure of meeting Erik at ASHA last month! He recently released a new app called Listen Close Articulation!
Click on the sound you would like to target. Then choose which position you want to target.
Once you choose that, you will be given a list of words. You can either hit "Play the Game Now" or "Try New Words." The first will take you to the next screen. The second will pull up a new set of four words for you.
When you choose to play the game, you get this screen.
How to Play:
Erik will count down from 3. Then the student will listen closely and watch which kid says the word. Say the blonde kid in the photo says, "Male." The student will then say the target word and press which kid they remember saying the word. If the student selects correctly, the app will move on to a harder sequence of two words. The sequence increases in length each time the student gets it right! Who can remember the longest sequence???
You can watch the demo video here.
The app also keeps score in the little orange bubble up to the right. It records the high score for each game too!
If a student gets the sequence wrong, the game ends and the final score is shown.
Two other features I love about this app are the pages all about Erik and about the app.
What I love:
-I've never seen anything like it before!!
-It is SO fun for the students!
-It targets articulation, but can also target memory, social skills, attention, sentence formulation, etc!
-The words are common words that the students will likely encounter in their daily lives.
-It's simple and straightforward. Your students will pick it up right away!
-It gets away from the traditional drill therapy.
-It can be used for carryover skills as well!
What do you think? Want it for your speech room? You can find this app on iTunes!
Erik has very generously donated THREE codes to help celebrate! Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win! GOOD LUCK!
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Note: A code for the app was provided for my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are mine.