Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Huge Summer App Sale from Virtual Speech Center: $35 in savings

As much as I hate to admit it, back to school time is just around the corner for most schools in the US. Luckily, Virtual Speech Center, Inc. is offering discounts on 13 of their great apps. Having some fresh new therapy apps will make gearing up for a new school year a little more exciting. There are $35 in available savings and the discounts are good through July 31. Don't miss out on this limited time sale!


If you would like to download one or more of these apps, please show your support for Smart Apps for Special Needs by using the links provided.

Articulation Games  from $34.99 to $29.99

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: 
1. Flashcards 
2. Memory game 
3. Sweet Spinner: Children will spin the colorful spinner to get a flashcard or a surprise animated candy that actually pours down from the spinner tube. 
4. Artic Wheel: Children will spin the wheel to get a flashcard or a reward (an animated pet). 
5. Articulation Games allows children to practice different phonemes in all positions of words, and at all levels of difficulty (word, short phrase, and sentence level) in ALL of the games. 



Comprehension Aphasia from $19.99 to $17.99

The Comprehension Aphasia app was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for adults and children, and it focuses on auditory comprehension of increasingly longer and complex yes-no- questions and directions with the ability to turn on background noise. 

The Comprehension Aphasia app can be used by individuals who exhibit: 
-Aphasia, secondary to brain injury such as stroke 
-Cognitive deficits such as decreased attention 
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) 
-Receptive language disorders and Autism 



Auditory Memory Ride from $19.99 to $17.99  (Read Wendy's 4 star review here.)

The Auditory Memory Ride app is a comprehensive and fun app for students aged six to 13 with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) or other related disorders (e.g., receptive language disorder or autism). 

The Auditory Memory Ride app includes over 1000 stimuli with pre-recorded audio and the ability to introduce background noise. 

The app includes both recognition and recall tasks with the ability to delay the presentation of the stimuli. There are four modes of delay, including No delay, 5-second delay, 10-second delay, and 15-second delay.



Syntax Workout from $16.99 to $14.99

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. 



Verbal Reasoning from $12.99 to $9.99

Verbal Reasoning is an iPad app created by a certified speech and language pathologist for adults and children ages 12 and up. Verbal Reasoning targets reasoning and critical thinking skills, challenging users with over 1000 stimuli. This colorful and engaging app allows speech and language pathologists and educators to set a reward system when working with children to make therapy more fun and motivating. 

The children are rewarded with puzzle pieces, and when they accumulate enough pieces they can do various puzzles. This feature can be turned off when working with adults. 




Fun with R from $14.99 to $9.99

The Fun with R app offers an intensive program for children to practice articulation of the most difficult to produce sound-R. The R stimuli in this app are organized in a way that allows speech and language pathologists to choose either traditional or phonetically consistent approach to R remediation. 






Multiple Meanings Library from $12.99 to $9.99

The Multiple Meanings Library was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for students ages 5–15 who struggle with oral and written comprehension of words with multiple meanings. 

The Multiple Meanings Library can be used for students with: 
- Receptive/expressive language disorders 
- Word-finding problems 
- Learning disorders 
- Autism 
- Specific language 
-learning disorders, etc.





Wh-Questions Island from $9.99 to $7.99 (Read the SAFK review here.)

Description Wh-Questions Island was developed by a certified speech and language pathologist for children to practice auditory comprehension and verbal expression by answering wh-questions. Children will have fun playing the colorful animated board game and earning rewards while practicing wh-questions with real -life photos. Wh-Questions Island includes two activity types: flashcard and the board game Wh-Questions Island includes both receptive and expressive language tasks. 




Verbs News from $9.99 to $7.99

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.*) 



Describe With Art from $9.99 to $7.99


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. 

 Describing is a common objective in academics. Young children are asked to describe objects or experiences in preschool, and older children might be asked to describe procedures, characters, a story, etc. In addition to verbally describing, children consistently follow directions containing multiple descriptors at school, e.g., “Circle the big red circle in the left corner.” 

Children with language disorders or delays may have difficulty formulating correct descriptions to give correct pictures of what the children are trying to describe and may have difficulty following longer directions at school. Children who exhibit language disorders often name the object they are asked to describe but struggle to elaborate and to organize their thought process. 




Reading Aphasia from $9.99 to $7.99

Description 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; Sentence-sentence matching; Sentence completion


Prepositions Journey from $9.99 to $7.99

The Prepositions Journey app was developed by a certified speech and language pathologist to aid practice with early/common prepositions. Children will have fun practicing prepositions with three animals who appear in three different colorful, animated scenes: camping, island, and city. The 

Prepositions Journey app includes: 
•Receptive tasks: Children identify animals in different locations on the scene, for example, “Show me the bunny in the basket.” 
•Expressive tasks: Children verbally respond to “where” questions, for example, “Where is the bunny?” 



Expedition with Plurals from $5.99 to $3.99

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. 

Expedition with Plurals can be used for students with conditions including: 
- Receptive/expressive language disorders 
- Learning disorders 
- Autism 
- Specific language learning disorders 


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