Speech Apps

Here is list of speech apps both free and paid that we are continually updating:

Word Flips – $29.99 on iTunes

Word FLiPS App is a must for children with limited speech, unintelligible speech, and/or childhood apraxia of speech! Teach functional vocabulary words, such as greetings and requests (for example, “hi,” “go,” and “bye”) while practicing up to three repetitions of sound sequences.

Features:
• Choose words according to articulatory placement: Bilabial, Alveolar, Velar, and Palatal.
• Choose words according to syllable structure: CV, CVC, CVCV, or custom.
• Choose all words (including nonsense words) or only the suggested “real” words.
• Includes audio of all syllables.
• “Free Play” mode allows you to flip through the cards or randomly generate syllable combinations.
• Record a student’s productions and replay audio clips.

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There’s An APP For That: Assistive Technology (AT) & Learning Disabled Children

What are the signs of intellectual disability in children?

Signs may appear during infancy, or they may not be noticeable until a child reaches school age. It often depends on the severity of the disability. Some of the most common signs of intellectual disability are:

Rolling over, sitting up, crawling, or walking late
Talking late or having trouble with talking
Slow to master things like potty training, dressing, and feeding himself or herself
Difficulty remembering things
Inability to connect actions with consequences
Behavior problems such as explosive tantrums
Difficulty with problem-solving or logical thinking

Students with learning disabilities struggle with schoolwork in many ways. Some with reading, others with math, memory, organization or writing. Assistive technology (AT) can enable them to be more independent learners.

Source: BestEducationDegrees.com

New Book Addressing Issues with ADHD – “Attention Difference Disorder”

A new has just been launched entitled “Attention Difference Disorder: How to Turn Your ADHD Child or Teen’s Differences Into Strengths in 7 Simple Steps”  by Kenny Handelman. M.D.

 

 Book Description:  

Book Description:

Parents of kids and teens with ADD or ADHD often struggle with the myths and stigma surrounding their child’s condition. This can often lead to parental guilt and shame. In Attention Difference Disorder, Dr. Handelman combines his clinical and scientific background with a positive, strength based approach to bring you 7 simple steps to succeed with ADD.

Dr. Handelman shares that there is not always a deficit in attention with ADD, rather there are differences. As he writes: ” One of the themes of this book is to take your child’s deficits and turn them into differences, and then turn those differences into strengths.”
In this concise, easy to read and thorough book, you’ll begin to see ADD in a completely different light. The science is combined with a practical and easy to implement approach, where the 7 steps help parents navigate the different treatments needed to help their children succeed. The 7 steps include strategies for home, school, medications as well as one of the most thorough reviews of the science behind the Alternative Treatments for ADD yet published.

Attention Difference Disorder helps parents to understand their “Parent’s ADD Journey”, and address whether ADD can be a gift and provides a 6 step plan to help you to unwrap the gifts in ADD.

This book helps parents to address ADD/ADHD in 7 simple steps. It’s easy to read, and synthesizes scientific and clinical research in a way which is accessible to parents of kids and teens. It dispels ADHD myths which make parents feel shame and guilt. It brings a strength based approach to a condition which has been generally been treated negatively.

The 7 simple steps to succeeding with ADHD include:

  1. Education about the condition
  2. Ensuring a proper diagnosis
  3. Parenting Strategies
  4. Educational Strategies
  5. Medication Treatments
  6. Alternative Treatments and
  7. Treatment Integration

Available at Amazon.com for purchase at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1600378889/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=adhdtelesemin-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=1600378889&adid=009QK6YB7FATQ9S7XJN3