SpeakColors Review by iAutism

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iAutism is a great web site for learning about apps and technology for individuals with autism and other special needs. We would like to thank iAutism for their excellent review of both the English and Spanish versions of SpeakColors. Click here to read the review in Spanish.

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SpeakColors Español Review and Giveaway by Special Apps, Special Kids

Special Apps, Special Kids has a great review of SpeakColors Español:

“…my favorite feature is how you can add your own content easily using the provided templates.”

Click here to read the full review and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a free copy of the app!

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2013 App Sale

All RWH Technology speech and language apps will be on sale for Black Friday through Cyber Monday (November 29 – December 2).


*** Update December 2, 2013 ***
Sale extended 1 more day! Sale ends 9 pm PST, December 3.

Apps on sale November 29 – December 2, 2013

SpeakColors Español Pro

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Increase vocabulary skills, phrase length, receptive and expressive language, fluency skills, and more! Great for bilingual children.
Available on the App Store
$6.99 $3.99
Try SpeakColors Español Lite for Free!

 

SpeakColorsHD

SpeakColorsHD Available on the App Store
English version of SpeakColors.
Available on the App Store
$3.99 $1.99
Try SpeakColors for Free!

 

Speech Cards Professional

Speech Cards Professional - Available on the App Store
Versatile flashcards app for improving speech and language Skills.
Available on the App Store
$9.99 $6.99
Try Speech Cards Lite for Free!

 

We wish our US customers a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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SpeakColorsHD Update for iOS 7

SpeakColorsHD - I like the orange ball

The latest update for SpeakColorsHD includes a number of changes, including iOS 7 compatibility and new sentence types for the color “orange”. SpeakColorsHD version 3.2.1 is currently waiting for review by Apple. Please continue reading to learn more about the upcoming changes.

*** Update 11/25/2013 ***
SpeakColorsHD version 3.2.1 is now available for download on the App Store.

1. iOS 7 compatible.

iOS 7 is the latest version of the iPad operating system. iOS 7 features a new, minimalist, flat design. SpeakColorsHD now uses the design style of iOS 7.

2. Three new sentence types.

We have received many requests for more sentence types that use the color “orange”. Two out of the three new sentence types can be used with the color “orange”.
  I like the __ __
  I want an __ __
  I want a __ __

3. Removed male default voice. Default voice is now female.

Many of our users were not satisfied with the male default voice, so we made the decision to remove it.

4. Take photos with built-in device camera.

You now have more customization options. Now you can take photos and import them from within the app.

5. Spanish Localization of text for buttons, pop-up windows, various screens.

SpeakColors Español and SpeakColorsHD share the same core code. A nice side effect of this code sharing is that SpeakColorsHD gets Spanish Localization. The text on various buttons, pop-up windows, and various screens (such as Help), will show in Spanish if your iPad’s Language setting is on “Español”. Spanish language speakers could use SpeakColorsHD to learn English as a second language.

SpeakColorsHD - Spanish and English Home Screens

6. Preview in the “Add New Sentence” screen.

A preview of the sentence is displayed at the top of the “Add New Sentence” screen. This feature was developed for SpeakColors Español and it may also be useful for our SpeakColorsHD users. The preview provides a reminder for which sentence type/template and color you are working with. When you type text for a new noun or select a noun from the list, the preview automatically updates.

SpeakColorsHD - Add New Sentence

7. Cancel button in the “Edit Noun Text” screen.

For our user’s convenience, we have added a Cancel button to the screen for editing the text of a noun.

Summary

This update for SpeakColorsHD brings some exciting changes:

  • iOS 7 compatible.
  • 3 new sentence types.
  • Removed male default voice. Default voice is now female.
  • Take photos with built-in device camera.
  • Spanish Localization of text for buttons, pop-up windows, various screens.
  • Preview in the “Add New Sentence” screen.
  • Cancel button in the “Edit Noun Text” screen.

SpeakColorsHD version 3.2.1 should be available for download by the end of November.

Thank you for reading. Please contact us if you have any questions. Reviews on the App Store are greatly appreciated.

*** Update 11/25/2013 ***
SpeakColorsHD version 3.2.1 is now available for download on the App Store.

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ASHA 2013 App Sale

This year’s ASHA Convention is November 14-16 in Chicago. This annual events brings together over 12,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and other professionals. It provides a great opportunity to hear the latest in research, gain new skills and network with others in your field. We really wish we could be there this year. Although we are not attending, we are having an App Sale in honor of the event. All our speech and language apps are on sale for the duration of the convention.

Speech Cards Professional

Speech Cards Professional - Available on the App Store
Versatile flashcards app for improving speech and language Skills.
Available on the App Store
$9.99 $6.99
Try Speech Cards Lite for Free!

 

SpeakColorsHD

SpeakColorsHD Available on the App Store
Increase vocabulary skills, phrase length, receptive and expressive language, and more!
Available on the App Store
$3.99 $1.99
Try SpeakColors for Free!

 

SpeakColors Español Pro

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Spanish version of SpeakColorsHD. Great for bilingual children.
Available on the App Store
$6.99 $3.99
Try SpeakColors Español Lite for Free!

 

We wish the attendees, presenters, vendors and organizers an excellent convention! Hope to see you next year in Orlando!

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SpeakColors Español Lite

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SpeakColors Español Lite is now available for the iPad on the App Store! In this free download, you will get a sample of the content in the full, PRO version.

Educational Value

SpeakColors is designed for speech therapists or parents working with toddlers with speech and language delays, autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disorders.

This app does much more than just teach colors. Use SpeakColors to improve the following:
– Receptive and expressive vocabulary skills
– Phrase length
– Spoken sentences
– Speech/Articulation skills
– Initiation and choice making skills for colors and objects
– Fluency skills

Try Before You Buy

This Lite version enables you to test drive the app before making a purchasing decision. Included in SpeakColors Español Lite:

– 7 common colors
– 28 colorful photographs of objects
– 2 Types of sentences
– 56 Sentences
– Spanish Voice Recordings
– Spanish Text
– Microphone for your child to record their own voice for practicing the names of colors, food, animals, toys and common objects.

An upgrade to the features of the full, Pro version is available on a separate, parent-oriented screen.

Availability

We want our apps to be available to as many people as possible. An iPad with iOS 5.1 or later is required. In other words, the app is supported on the 1st Generation iPad and above. SpeakColors Español Lite is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. The regular price for the Pro upgrade is $6.99 USD. As part of our ASHA 2013 Promotion, the upgrade to the Pro version is only $3.99 USD (November 14 – 16, 2013).

Summary

SpeakColors has tremendous educational value. Now you can try the Spanish version for free. For more information, please visit our SpeakColors page.

Thank you for reading! We would love to hear your feedback. Please leave a review on the App Store or send us an email.

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Speech Cards is now iOS 7 Compatible

An update to Speech Cards is now available! This important update makes Speech Cards compatible with iOS 7. It also includes two features suggested by our users to help improve the user experience.

1. iOS 7 Compatible

iOS 7 is the latest version of the iPhone/iPad operating system. iOS 7 features a new, minimalist, flat design. Speech Cards now uses the design style of iOS 7.

Speech Cards - iOS 7

2. Green stop button during audio playback

Speech Cards features the ability to record and playback your voice. While recording, a red button appears for stopping the recording. However, during audio playback, the stop button is also red. This may cause confusion as to whether you are recording or playing the audio.

One of our users suggested a green stop button for audio playback. Speech Cards now has a green stop button during audio playback. Now you know if you are in record-mode or play-mode by the color of the stop button.

Stop Record Button
Stop Record Button

Stop Playback Button
Stop Playback Button

3. Small “x” to erase the contents of a card’s text field

Speech Cards is designed to be easy to customize so you can create your own cards to suit the needs of your students. We have added a small “x” to erase the contents of a card’s text field. This speeds up the process of adding new cards. Thank you Special Apps, Special Kids for suggesting this feature.

Erase all text

Summary

Speech Cards Lite 1.2 and Speech Cards Professional 1.2 are available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on the App Store. This update includes the following:

  • iOS 7 compatible.
  • Green stop button during audio playback.
  • Small “x” to erase the contents of a card’s text field (in Customization).

Thank you very much to our users for suggesting new features. We greatly appreciate it! Do you have a suggestion for our apps? If so, please contact us.

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How to enable the microphone on iOS 7

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iOS 7 has new Privacy Settings, including restrictions on the microphone. When you use the microphone in an app for the first time, the app will ask you for permission to access the microphone. For example you may get a prompt such as:

“SpeakColors Español Pro” Would Like to Access the Microphone.

You are given two choices:
1. Don’t Allow
2. OK

If you selected Don’t Allow, the microphone won’t work and you will need to change the settings.

Please follow these steps to enable the microphone:
1. Press Settings
2. Press Privacy
3. Press Microphone
4. Enable microphone access for for the app:
Microphone Privacy Setting

This issue affects all iPad and iPhone apps that use a microphone, including our apps, SpeakColors and Speech Cards. If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you.

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