What’s the Pic Articulation is a brand new app from Luke of HomeSpeechHome, PLLC that I know you will want to use in your therapy.
I don’t often write reviews of apps, but this is one I felt you needed to hear about it.
From the perspective of the SLP here is what I love about this app:
1- It is easy to set up your players and their targets. Just click on your choices.
2- It is sound activated. When the child names the picture/says the word it will activate a star. The random number of stars shown is the number of times the child is required to say the word.
3- There are buttons for the SLP or instructor/parent to judge the accuracy of the sound produced as correct or incorrect and time for the correction if needed.
4- You can have up to 6 students playing the game together.
5- Great selection of stimulus targets for all the early and later developing sounds (including J and ZH), blends, and even each individual vowel controlled R!
6- Randomized delivery of the stimulus words from the sound chosen.
7- Ability to turn off the sound activation. Sound activation is a double edged sword.
8- Progress report. You can select to have a written report of the child’s responses for the day and there is a place to write a note about the progress. Then you can even email it to yourself or a parent if you have permission to send data that way.
9- Price point is fantastic! I can not believe you can get all this for less than $5!
The pros for this app far outweigh the cons, but there were a couple of things that I wasn’t particularly happy about:
1- The sound activation is just that…it activated at any sound. But my biggest annoyance is that when my student said a 2 syllable word slowly it would credit him with 2 stars for the one word. Of course, that is easily eliminated by simply turning off the sound activation.
2- Personally I would like the word written below the stimulus picture and have it bolder, but that is a personal preference.
So, as you can see, this product has some really great features and I can see this being an app you would use often when working with your artic students or as a progress monitoring tool.
Here is a demo of the app for your convenience.
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