Kids love technology, so why not use this to encourage speech and articulation practice! These 5 apps will make practicing speech sounds fun and allow parents to keep track of their child’s progress! Many Speech-Language Pathologists use these apps in therapy as well!
1. Articulation Station
This app allows you to choose what sounds your child will work on and what part of the words the sounds will be in (initial, medial, or final). This app allows your child to work on sounds in words, phrases, sentences, and in stories. Practice includes flashcards and a matching game. Progress can also be recorded and saved. This app can be used with all ages.
2. Articulate It
This app includes over 1,000 images to help practice articulation sounds. Children can use 3 levels of practice with words, phrases, and sentence through flashcards and matching games. You can also change the number of syllables in words and add in your own words and pictures! The app also includes 200 homework sheets for more speech practice!
3. Speech Tutor
This app provides videos and visuals to show how sounds are made in the mouth. The app also provides users with tips on how to properly produce the sounds that you select to learn. I would recommend this app for all ages.
4. Articulation Scenes
This app brings articulation practice to life in the theater. Each sound has 3 scenes that can be practiced in. Each sound has 4 activities that can be completed. The activities are: Find the Hidden Items, Tap and Say It, The Movie Theater, and the Production Room. This app makes articulation practice more interactive and fun for kids of all ages!
5. Minimal Pairs Academy
This app uses minimal pairs to increase articulation accuracy. The app and games can be used by 1 to 4 players at a time. The app is based off of processes that a child may do. If you have questions about which process to work with, please ask your child’s speech language pathologist! The app includes auditory bombardment (listening activities), auditory discrimination (finding differences between sounds and words), production (producing the sounds), and phrase completion (using the sounds in words in a phrase). Progress can be monitored within the app and users can view graphs to see the progress being made.