Thursday, November 14, 2013

Featured Free and Discounted Apps November 14th: ASHA Convention Sale! Save $139!!

ASHAToday marks the first day of the American Speech-Language Hearing Convention in Chicago, Illinois. I am attending, along with approximately 11,999 others, to network and learn. And a LOT of apps are on sale in honor of the convention! Ron found all of the Hamaguchi Apps on sale in one post, Cynthia found a slew by Smarty Ears to share, and with just a little searching I found this AMAZING list of sales!

Not every speech-language pathologist gets to go to ASHA, but everyone can take part in these sales! Plus, they're open to everyone, including teachers and parents! Get some amazing therapy apps for a great price! But hurry, the sales won't last!



** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free/discounted. The prices of apps in our Featured Free and Discounted posts are verified to be correct at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise.
Please note: Some of these apps may have in-app purchases, but they can easily be disabled in the settings of your device. There also may be ads and social network links in some of these apps.**

TestArticulation Test Center (iPad ONLY)
Articulation Test Center is the articulation and phonology test you’ve been waiting for! 

Created by certified Speech-Language Pathologists, Articulation Test Center has all the elements needed for testing English speaking children and adults of all ages.

Articulation Test Center has two basic tests, the “Quick Test” and the “Full Test.” The Quick Test is for quickly screening student’s articulation skills based on age while the Full Test is a customizable test for assessing articulation and phonology proficiency.

Brand new app! Currently $39.99 through 11/19, regular price $49.99
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BillyBilly Goats Gruff Listening Adventure (iPad ONLY)
This version of Three Billy Goat’s Gruff, tells a classic tale in a brand new and exciting way. Complete with a professionally narrated video and 5 interactive activities, this book is sure to enthrall your kids while they learn crucial listening skills for school. The best part of this app is that these skills are integrated into the story, giving context and meaning to the activities and a well rounded learning experience. We know your child will enjoy listening and learning this way. You'll know you are exposing the child to a nourishing "auditory diet". Our purpose for all of the books and apps in the series is to build listening and strength language.

Reduced from $4.99 to $3.99  
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RidingLittle Red Riding Hood’s Listening Adventure (iPad ONLY)
This version of Little Red Riding Hood, tells a classic tale in a brand new and exciting way. Complete with a professionally narrated video and 5 interactive activities, this book is sure to enthrall your kids while they learn crucial listening skills for school.
Every child loves to listen to stories. Folk tales and fairy tales have the extra bonus of a moral or "life lesson" woven into the story. Listening to a story increases a child's auditory abilities and sparks their imagination. In this app, your child gets the opportunity to participate in activities which enhance a variety of listening skills.

Reduced from $4.99 to $3.99
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CategoryCategory Carousel (iPhone/iPad)
Whether you are a speech language pathologist or a parent you will find the Category Carousel app a fun way to increase and enhance a child's vocabulary. The ability to categorize and subcategorize words and concepts is a skill necessary to build, store, and retrieve words leading to better comprehension and expressive language skills.

Choose a category (or multiple categories) and let children touch the pictures, hear the word, and then sort them by dragging them into various categories. Once pictures have been dragged into a category users can touch the category and watch it split into sub-categories, encouraging the child to think about words in multiple ways. Audio reinforcement and correction are included in this fun and educational app.

Reduced from $9.99 to $4.99
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OnestepOne Step Two Step (iPad ONLY)
One Step Two Step is an app to help children follow step directions in a fun and interactive way. The creator is a speech-language pathologist that constantly hears from parents and therapists about the difficulty children have following directions. The ability to follow directions depends upon the child’s auditory sequential memory ability, which is the ability to hold information in memory in the order it was given. 

Children can follow directions by listening to directions and then coloring and dragging shapes onto pictures. With 25 different scenes and almost 500 different directions, your child will surely improve as they have a blast making the pictures within come to life! There is also a simple "game" inside to help generalize following and giving directions.

Reduced from $19.99 to $9.99
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Autism languageAutism Language Learning (iPhone/iPad)
It's a Top Pick app! Read the review.
•Developed by a speech-language pathologist
•Uses functional, real-life VIDEO, not still pictures
•Appropriate for children with receptive and expressive language impairments: autism, developmental language delays, Down’s Syndrome, and more…
•Improves functional language use
•Targets 60 actions with 91 novel video clips & 160 total clips start to finish 
•Teaches expressive language concepts of verb + ing, singular pronouns + is + ing, plural prounouns + are + ing

Reduced from $26.99 to $19.99    
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Lite Version    
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YesnoAutism Language Learning Series II (iPhone/iPad)
*A speech therapy app developed by a speech-language pathologist
*Appropriate for children with receptive & expressive language impairments, including autism, Down's Syndrome, developmental delays, and more...
*Uses still pictures and live VIDEO to help children learn how to comprehend and answer yes/no questions 
*13 pictures and 43 video clips arranged in 3 modules: Concrete Objects, Actions, and Common Facts

Reduced from $15.99 to $10.99
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Lite Version
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StoryTell Me a Story (SLP) (iPad ONLY)
Designed by prominent speech-language pathologists, Tell Me A Story is designed to encourage story retell by making it an absolute blast.

Children can watch 4 classic tales and then retell these stories by making their own movies! They can change backgrounds, add and move characters around the screen, record audio as they go along, and store/re-watch their creations at any time.

Stories included within are Little Red Riding Hood, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Hen, and If Dogs Could Talk, The ‘Tails’ They’d Tell.

Reduced from $4.99 to $2.99
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TrainTalking Train (iPhone/iPad)
The Talking Train has been designed to provide support for simple story telling, social stories, sequencing, and question asking. It's many uses include: helping kids keep their stories short and exciting, making sure they incorporate relevant details in their stories, sequencing steps to a task, and re-telling activities. It's great for use by parents, educators, therapists, and children.

Reduced from $3.99 to $.99
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TimerFun Timer (iPhone/iPad)
The Fun Timer has been designed specifically for kids who have little sense of time or weak time management skills. Place an image or word at the center of the timer reflecting the reward or fun to be experienced after their chore or task. When they get off task or start goofing around, just start the timer and the kids will see concretely that their fun time will disappear if they don't get back to business. The adult controls all the features to be able to use the timer at each child's developmental and cognitive levels. It's a FUN way to teach kids not to waste time!

Reduced from $2.99 to $.99
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SocialSocial Adventures (iPhone/iPad)
The Social Adventures App provides clinicians, teachers and parents with a treasure trove of activity descriptions for teaching social skills and friendship. Children ages 3-13 with social needs such as those associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, NLD, Sensory Processing Disorders and social anxiety will gain confidence and success in navigating the rough waters of relationships.

Designed as a self-contained resource for running social cognition groups, each activity within the Social Adventures App can be used to augment other approaches. Developed and used over the course of 15 years by a team of SLP’s, OT’s and MSW’s, the Social Adventures App combines the discrete teaching of Social Catch Phrases with fundamental social skills using an engaging multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory approach to mastery.

Reduced from $19.99 to $9.99
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Bag Game (iPhone/iPad)
Do you find yourself looking for an app that is more fun to play with others than alone? Then this is the app for you. A spin-off of 20 questions with more than 100 adorable graphics, this app provides many levels of difficulty so people of all ages can play against each other. Use the "Bag Game" during long car rides, waiting at a restaurant or doctor's office, or any other time you are looking for a fun way to keep kids engaged with one another. 
-Turn-taking
-Impulse control because the “hider” can’t give away the answer while others are trying to guess
-Theory of Mind skills because one needs to think about what others might be familiar with to keep it fair
-Attending to other’s questions and guesses when played in a group


Reduced from $1.99 to $.99
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IntenseInTense Pro - Verb Practise for Kids (iPad ONLY)
Designed in collaboration with speech language and education professionals, InTense combines a verb tense language tool with a carnival themed video game set in the past, present and future. InTense motivates kids to master language skills, while providing parents the customization tools needed to help target the needs of an individual child.
- Unlimited unique student accounts!
- Multiplayer mode for up to 5 children playing together!
- Automatic progress tracking and customizable visualization!
- A fully featured, exciting video game rewards progress in verb tense activities!

Reduced from $49.99 to $19.99        Lite Version (FREE)
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Home version
Reduced from $14.99 to $9.99          Lite Version (FREE)             
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TooniaToonWare Categories for Speech and Language Therapy (iPhone/iPad)
ToonWare Categories for Speech and Language Therapy app is designed and developed by a certified Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist to assist children ages 3 to 7 years increase their communication skills. It helps children in the six areas crucial to literacy development – categorization of everyday objects/animals, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and expression. The Categories app has three levels, making it challenging and fun at the same time. Throughout the three different levels the child has to be able to understand the relationship between the pictures shown and find the category to which they belong. 

Reduced from $4.99 to $2.99
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 Artic Academy (iPad ONLY)
Do articulation therapy in a brand new way! Work your way through a hierarchy of 5 different activities starting with a listening activity to fine tune those ears! Then progress through 2 word level activities, a sentence level activity, and finally practice at the paragraph level. Read more about the activities below.
Artic Academy allows for seeing multiple clients at once, viewing placement diagrams on the fly, recording and playing back audio, and last but not least a robust scoring section that shows scoring for all levels and positions for correct, incorrect, and approximate.

Reduced from $19.99 to $9.99
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Question TherAppy (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480Two amazing new apps in one! Question TherAppy 2-in-1 combines Answering TherAppy & Asking TherAppy in a complete therapy program that saves you money!
Question TherAppy will amaze you with how much language it elicits as users repeat, guess answers, try each option & gain confidence in conversation! Try these evidence-based apps for yourself with the free Lite version, then give your clients or family members the full tools they need to succeed!

This app is eligible for the Volume Purchase Program. NO in-app purchases, NO personal data collection, NO ads for outside products & links can be deactivated.

Reduced from $34.99 now $29.99
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Syntax Workout (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480 (2)Syntax Workout app was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for preschool and elementary school-age children who struggle with English grammar. 

Syntax Workout app is another addition to the series of “Workouts” (Auditory Workout and Sentence Workout) developed by Virtual Speech Center. Children will have fun practicing numerous syntax activities thanks to the built-in reward system and game. Children are welcomed by a bowling coach, who encourages them to work hard. Children earn a bowling ball for each correct response, and when they accumulate enough balls, they are rewarded with a game. 

Reduced from $16.99 now $12.99
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Reading Aphasia (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480 (1)The Reading Aphasia app was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for adults and children who struggle with reading comprehension. 

Over 2,000 stimuli, organized according to 12 semantic categories, will help individuals practice their reading comprehension skills at the word, phrase, and sentence levels in the following activities:

-Word level: Picture-word matching; Word-picture matching; Word-word matching
-Phrase level: Picture-phrase matching; Phrase-picture matching; Phrase-phrase matching
-Sentence level: Picture-sentence matching

Reduced from $9.99 now $4.99
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Describe with Art (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480 (3)The Describe with Art app was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for preschool and elementary school-age children who struggle with verbally describing or following directions containing descriptive vocabulary. 

The purpose of the Describe with Art app is to teach children how to describe things surrounding them and help them follow directions with descriptors in a fun and motivating way. Children are welcomed by the painter, who encourages them to work hard. Children earn a paint palette for each correct response, and when they accumulate enough points, they can paint their own picture.

Reduced from $9.99 now $4.99
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Phonological Processes (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480 (4)The Phonological Processes app was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for children ages 4 and up who exhibit phonological disorders or delays. This research-based app implements a linguistic approach for treatment of phonological disorders by engaging users in minimal pair contrast therapy. 

Children will have fun drilling with flashcards while playing a colorful animated board game full of surprises. In addition, children can record their productions and compare them with the targeted productions pre-recorded in this app. 

Reduced from $16.99 now $14.99
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Auditory Processing Studio (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480 (5)Auditory Processing Studio employs a bottom-top approach. To complement this app, speech pathologists may consider Auditory Workout, another app developed by Virtual Speech Center, which targets the top-down approach to auditory processing disorder. (The Auditory Workout app was cited in the book by Dr. D. Geffner and Dr. D. Ross-Swain, “Auditor Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management and Treatment”.)
Auditory Processing Studio is an engaging and colorful app that includes over 2,400 audio exercises. It can be easily modified for adults by turning off the child-oriented reward system. Children are welcomed by a boy named Andrew, who encourages them to work hard. Children earn an instrument for each correct response, and when they accumulate enough instruments, they are rewarded with their own music studio. While in the studio, they can play their instruments. 

Reduced from $29.99 now $24.99
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VERBS News (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480 (6)Verbs News is a fun and creative language-therapy app for the iPad created by a certified speech and language pathologist for students to learn and practice verbs in four different tenses (simple present, present continuous, simple past, and simple future). It has a total of over 190 regular and irregular verbs represented in beautiful real-life pictures. 

Children are welcomed by a boy named Andrew, who is a newsroom anchor. Andrew has his own channel, “Intro to Tenses,” in which children can watch four different animated movies that visually explain four different English tenses. After they watch "Intro to Tenses", they may begin to practice the verbs. For each correct response, the children are awarded with an anchor microphone. At the end of the session, children can take the role of an anchor, record their own news, and watch it in the newsroom. (The video recordings are not saved in this app to comply with HIPPA.*)

Reduced from $9.99 now $6.99
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Expedition with Plurals (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480 (7)Expedition with Plurals was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for PK–3 students to practice regular (e.g., cat/cats) and irregular plurals (foot/feet) in multiple contexts, targeting both receptive and expressive language skills and accompanied by recorded audio instructions. This fun and colorful app includes both an audio recording feature that allows students to hear their productions and a fun memory game that can be customized. 

Reduced from $5.99 now $2.99
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Magical Concepts 
Screen480x480 (8)Children learn concepts by listening to adults, reading, and following commands. 

There are five major types of concepts. These are spatial (location), temporal (time), quantity (number), quality (description), and social-emotional (feelings).

Magical Concepts is an app for the iPhone and iPad. It was created by a certified speech-language pathologist who wanted to make "drilling" with flashcards fun and motivating. This engaging, colorful app includes over 2000 photos accompanied by audio instructions. Children are welcomed by Mago the Magician, who encourages them to work hard. Children earn stars for each correct response, and when they accumulate enough stars, they are rewarded with a magic show.

Reduced from $9.99 now $6.99
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Articulation Games (iPad ONLY)
Screen480x480 (9)Articulation Games is a comprehensive, flexible, and fun speech-therapy, iPad app that was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for children to practice the pronunciation of over forty English phonemes, organized according to placement of articulation. It includes thousands of real-life flashcards, accompanied by professional audio recordings and capability of audio recording.

Articulation Games takes drilling with flashcards to the next level by incorporating gaming components and a reward system. Children will have fun practicing phonemes by playing four different and flexible games.

Reduced from $34.99 now $29.99
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IMG_0901Heather H. currently owns twelve of these apps. The number will increase soon!

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