In case you aren't aware, I love using apps in therapy. The iPad has not only provided me with LOTS of new therapy activities, but it has virtually done away with me having to lug a therapy bag filled with tons of materials all over the campus. There is at least one good app out there for every goal my students are working on. And even when we aren't using specific apps to target goals, iPad games for reinforcers have proven to motivate even the unmotivatable!
Many of you have been asking about my favorite apps to use in therapy. As I was thinking about my top favorites, I realized it would be easier to just highlight my favorite app company. By far my favorite app company is Smarty Ears. Not only do they have great, affordable apps, but their team of employees and customer service is unmatched in my opinion! I have reviewed several of their apps in the past, and you can click on the links below to read my former reviews. As with all of my reviews, a copy of the app was given to me by Smarty Ears, but no other compensation was provided. The opinions expressed here about the Smarty Ears company and their apps are mine alone.
Describe It To Me App Review
Custom Boards App Review
Phono Learning Center App Review
Basic Concepts Skills Screener App Review
I'm so excited to have a few codes to offer to you guys today:
The first giveaway code I have is for Phone Learning Center. You can read my review of this app by clicking on the link above. Phono Learning Center is available for $19.99 in the iTunes store. You can see it by clicking HERE.
The second giveaway code is for Expressive: The Expressive App is a great app for entry to mid-level students requiring the use of pictures to communicate. It includes over 10,000 Smarty Symbol images to help students communicate their wants and needs through the use of pictures. It is easy to use, wonderfully organized, and is easily customizable as well. I love using this app to introduce AAC devices to students! The Expressive App is available in iTunes for $25.99. You can view it by clicking HERE.
And the third giveaway code is for Sunny Articulation & Phonology Test: The Sunny Articulation & Phonology Test allows you to either give a full assessment or a quick screening to individual students. The phonetic transcriptions of each word are already written on each page and the examiner simply touches each phoneme that is pronounced incorrectly. The individual student's name and age is entered prior to the start of the assessment, and a standard score is calculated at the end of the test. The examiner is able to score the student's overall intelligibility percentage and make notes after each word. I absolutely love the ability to quickly screen students and obtain a score on the iPad, without having to carry a test, protocol, pen, and paper around the school! The Sunny Articulation & Phonology Test is available for $49.99 in the iTunes store. You can find it HERE.
You can enter to win a copy of each of these apps below:
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Thanks so much to Smarty Ears for making the giveaways possible! Make sure you go to the Smarty Ears Facebook Page and show them some love! You can see these and other amazing Smarty Ears apps by clicking HERE.