Monday, December 9, 2013

Listen Close Articulation {app review + giveaway}

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I enjoyed a snow day, some time with friends, and some ugly Christmas sweaters!  By the way, I hope you're having fun with all of these giveaways!

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Note: A code for the app was provided for my review.  No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are mine. 
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  1. I would LOVE to win this app! I don't have any from Erik and this looks great! Thanks for the giveaway Carissa and congrats on one year!

  2. This app is SO COOL! Erik always astounds me with his creative ideas, and I'm thankful he shares it all with us! I hope I win!

  3. I would use this app to work on articulation with the students on my caseload. It would be a great way to end the session and work on some carryover in a less structured manner.

  4. We are getting iPads next year in my kindergarten room and I would love this app. There are so many little articulation difficulties with the little Learners and I'd love to use this app to help solve them! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  5. Would use this to add variety to my artic therapy with students!

  6. I would use this for artic carryover, especially with my middle schoolers! What a fun app! We would love to win for our speech room!

  7. I would love to have it! I have a lot of students working on articulation as well as social skills and listening.

  8. I would love to use this app. It would be great to work on auditory memory too!

  9. Eric's stuff is so fun, I love his blog posts and materials on TpT. I also have students with goals in multiple areas, so this product would be good for targeting multiple things in one activity.

  10. I think this app would be a great addition - especially to those older elementary kids that LOVE technology!

  11. I would use this as a motivating activity for my articulation students


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