Looking for a way to address vocabulary and language concepts like synonyms and antonyms in a deceptively educational way? Wish that an app would keep data for you, have a fun back-story, but still be Common Core-aligned? Look no further.
World's Worst Pet — Vocabulary does all of the above. The best part? It's FREE!
Most people know that speech-language pathologists help work on speech sound production and stuttering. But the field is so much more diverse than that, and speech sounds and stuttering make up only about 25 percent of my caseload. You've seen my Top Cheap Apps for Speech Therapy, and Jenni’s list for Social Skills covers another area. To get every SLP (and parent!) back to school in style, here is my list of Top Apps (all FREE) for Language Therapy. Most of these apps weren't designed to use in therapy at all, but with a little creativity, they can be used to target a variety of language therapy goals. With no money invested, they're definitely worth a try!
Bottom Line: A great option for video modeling to help children with a language impairment or delay. It’s pricey, and the user interface takes a little time to learn, but the content is fantastic and a great addition to the therapy toolbox. Free lite versions available for both modules. **ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME: Series I for just $19.99 and Series II for $10.99**
Wow! Amazing! Perfect! These exclamations have all come out of my mouth as I tried this brand-new app for reading instruction and early learning (target age is 3-6 years old). It is one of the smartest apps I've seen for this age group, and it is climbing the charts--it's currently the #6 FREE app in Education (it does have in-app purchases, but provides a ton of content for free.)
I don't simply highly recommend this app--I INSIST that if you ever even breathe near a child from 3-6 (or who will someday be 3-6), you download this now. This means parents, teachers, therapists--it's really that great. The free content is so worth it, and for those kids who take to the program, the in-app purchases for multi-packs are currently on sale!
Bottom Line: This e-book (viewed through the iBooks app) includes stunning photographs and a wealth of information about the Grand Canyon, told through the voice of a dog, a California condor, and a squirrel. Text heavy, so read along with younger kids. Worth the money just for the spectacular photos!