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Apps for Speech Therapy

Language building is essential during the early years of a child’s life, as this is when most of the pathways for developing speech, language and cognitive skills are formed

Target specific areas of a child’s development with the support of our apps, helping them to reach their communication and speech goals. 

You are able to adapt and develop the content you create in the apps as a child’s vocabulary increases, their sound production improves and they are ready to advance to a new set of challenges.

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Designed to support a range of communication needs, our apps help to develop:

  • Articulation of words
  • Expressive language
  • Receptive language
  • Language acquisition 
  • Social skills integration
  • Sight word vocabulary
  • Speaking with clarity
  • Understanding of verbal instruction

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Special Words and Special Words Pro

  • Produce visual aids to use during sessions by creating your own word lists to target specific areas of language development
  • Have children record the audio in the word lists, and re-record over time to hear their progress
  • Tailor content to individual needs, for example, add pictures of their family, objects they own, places they know…
  • Access speech and listening abilities with the Sound to Picture and Sound to Word activities (which were designed by speech therapists)
  • Access understanding of verbal prompts through the card matching activities
  • With Special Words Pro, print your resources to transition from technology to paper-based activities

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Special Spelling

  • The choice of phonetic sounds or letter names supports the teaching of language skills
  • Create word lists to target specific areas of language development for use during therapy sessions
  • Share word lists with families to continue learning at home
  • Encourage letter recognition and sound production 
  • Practice letter sounds and patterns

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Special Stories

  • Transition from single words to short phrases, and to full sentences of increasing complexity
  • Share therapy work with families to continue learning at home
  • Develop social skills and the ability to follow instructions
  • Have children to read the stories allowed and record the audio to develop articulation and hearing skills 
  • Recording them speaking can also create a history of their speech over time

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Special Sentences

  • Share therapy work with families to continue learning at home
  • Develop listening skills by turning off image and text hints
  • Have children record the audio for the sentences to develop their articulation 
  • Access a range of language skills by creating your own topics and sentences  

Download our apps

All our apps are available for you to purchase from the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

Download on Apple App Store     Download on Google Play     Download on Amazon Appstore