Having an iPad in your arsenal of speech therapy materials is truly an asset. Back in 2011 I bought an iPad for speech therapy, but it quickly got old and slow. So at the end of 2017 I bought an iPad mini. I share how I found it online and how I paid under $200 for it and it is essentially brand-new. I seriously LOVE my iPad. I use it in teletherapy and also when I do independent bilingual speech therapy evaluations. u
Why Use an iPad for Speech Therapy?
An iPad can be a useful tool for SLPs, as it can help facilitate communication and language comprehension. iPads come with a variety of features and applications specifically designed to improve speech therapy. These include built-in speech recognition software, assistive communication tools such as VoiceOver, text-to-speech capabilities, and customizable settings to accommodate individuals with special needs. In addition to the technology that an iPad provides, the visual and interactive components can help make speech therapy more effective and engaging.
The Power of iPad Apps for Speech Therapy
There are a variety of iPad apps available to assist with speech therapy sessions. These apps can help individuals practice their speaking and listening skills, develop better pronunciation, improve fluency, and even engage in therapeutic activities customized to their individual needs. Some apps provide tools such as flash cards and word banks, while others offer interactive games and activities. With these apps, individuals can track their progress and access educational materials to further their understanding of language and communication.
iPad Speech Therapy Apps
SLPs can engage their clients in interactive activities and games that focus on communication skills. Additionally, many apps provide real-time feedback to help identify areas in need of improvement. Popular apps include Speech Therapy HD, Articulation Station Pro, and Speech Tutor. With these apps, speech therapists can create personalized learning experiences for their clients to help them reach their goals.
For example, “Speak for Yourself” helps users with autism or other speech challenges to communicate in everyday situations. “TalkingPage” provides fun and interactive educational activities to help develop phonemic awareness, grammar and vocabulary skills. Additionally, “ArtikPix” includes educational activities that focus on learning and recognizing sound-letter associations. With the wide range of apps available, speech therapy sessions can be tailored to individual needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes.