We are very excited to introduce SpeakColors Español for the iPad! This new app is the Spanish version of our popular speech therapy app, SpeakColorsHD.
SpeakColors Español will be released world-wide on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Continue reading to learn more about SpeakColors Español.
*** Update 09/12/2013 ***
SpeakColors Español is now available on the App Store.
SpeakColors Español is more than a colors app and teaches valuable speech and language skills. SpeakColors Español can be used to improve the following:
- Receptive and expressive vocabulary skills
- Phrase length
- Spoken sentences
- Speech/Articulation skills
- Fluency skills
- Initiation and choice making skills for colors and objects
SpeakColors Español includes a huge amount of content. There are a total of 1175 sentences included in the app. There are 19 sentence types (including masculine and feminine forms) to provide new challenges as your child progresses.
Clean, Minimalist Design
The first thing you will notice when starting a session in SpeakColors Español, is the clean, minimalist design. During a speech therapy session, the focus should be on the learning. The clean design of the app helps minimize distractions.
The app is easy to use and child-friendly. Pick a color from the top of the screen. Pick a sentence type from the menu in the upper-left of the screen. Press on the text, color or object in the middle of the screen to hear a voice recording. Use the microphone to practice speaking and then playback to get immediate feedback. Swipe left or swipe right (or use arrow buttons) to change objects.
Voice quality is very important in an app such as this. The sounds and words need to be properly modeled for the child to imitate. We are very happy to have Ana Paula G. Mumy, a trilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, provide her voice for the app. She has worked with children and adults in a variety of settings, specializing in articulation strategies, language and literacy, and bilingual issues. She has developed many therapy tools for both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking children of all ages. We think she has done an outstanding job on SpeakColors Español. Be sure to check out her web site at http://www.thespeechstop.com for resources for SLPs, educators and parents.
SpeakColors Español uses high quality photos of real food, animals, toys and common objects. 200 photos are included in the app. You can import photos from your Photo Library or use the built in camera to take photos.
Each child has different goals. The customization options in SpeakColors Español helps you tailor the app to the needs of your child. Add new nouns, import photos and use the microphone to record your own voice. Customization can be a fun, educational activity to do with your child.
SpeakColors Español will be available for the iPad on Thursday, September 12, 2013 for $6.99 USD.
Here are five great reasons to love SpeakColors Español:
- Huge Educational Value
- Professional Spanish Voice
- Clean, minimalist, child-friendly design
- Photos of real animals, food, and toys
- Customizable to suit the goals of your child
This is a great app for bilingualism. We think Spanish-English speaking SLPs, teachers, parents and children will greatly benefit from SpeakColors Español. At the bottom of this post are some screenshots. For more information, please visit our SpeakColors web page or contact us.
Thank you for reading! If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please contact us; we would love to hear from you.
SpeakColors Español Screenshots (click to view larger image)