If you would like to download Speech Sounds for Kids (iPad only), please show your support for Smart Apps for Special Needs by using the handy links provided:
Lite - US Version, Free Lite - Australian Version, Free
Full US Version, $12.99 Full Australian Version, $12.99
No ads or in-app purchases. External links to email and a YouTube video by the developer.
Each Sound Buddy has four sound activities and five word activities. Learning of each sound is facilitated in five multi-sensory ways. The lips icon allows you to view (and hear) a child saying the sound. The hand icon demonstrates a video of a hand cue to accompany each sound. A Sound Story can be found under the book icon which explains how the sound is produced through a fun animated tale. Listen to the sound with the ear icon and practice the sound with the microphone. The word activities teach listening/auditory discrimination skills with coloring and matching games. Students can also practice copying the sound with a model or saying it on their own. Correct and incorrect responses can be charted in the copying and saying sections. All productions can be recorded and saved.
"Who Said That Sound/Word" targets auditory discrimination. Children listen to a sound or word and must then identify the corresponding Sound Buddy. The sound or word can be presented by touching the ear icon each time or you can choose for a new sound/word to be delivered in two, three, or five second intervals. Discrimination skills are crucial for my speech students, and this is an easy way to practice with exactly the sounds they are working on. This section is scored automatically and results can be found on the My Statistics page.
"Copy the Sound/Word" and "Say the Sound/Word" activities round out the games. Again, all responses in these sections can be recorded and marked as correct or incorrect. You can even record two different responses and have the student compare which one sounded better. This is such a valuable feature for speech therapy sessions. A pen icon is available for a teacher or therapist to make a note after scoring a sound or word. All data is stored on the My Statistics page for each student.
Speech Sounds for Kids is a fabulous speech therapy app that goes a step beyond to include phonemic awareness skills that provide a foundation for learning speech and literacy skills. Enter the rafflecopter below or take advantage of the discounted price.
Giveaway will end on April 10th at 6 pm EST. Winners will be announced on Facebook and contacted by email. Please check your email that is related to your Rafflecopter entry.
Winners have been chosen. Giveaway is closed.
Winners of the 3 Australian Versions are - Aunty Dale, Joanne Boyd, Jodie Booth
Winners of the 3 US Versions are - Kelly Vitug, Helen Wagner, Anh Dang
Codes will be sent through email later this evening. Thank you for entering. Check out our many other giveaways going on.