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Speech Cards 1.3.0 – New Options for Group Sessions

Speech Cards is great for group speech therapy sessions. Speech Cards supports groups of all sizes and keeps scores for each student. Changing from one student to another is quick and easy. On the iPad version, only two taps are required to change students. However, sometimes you forget to change students and accidentally score the wrong student. We have two exciting new features in Speech Cards version 1.3.0 to help you in your group sessions:

  1. Option to automatically advance to the next student in the list. When swiping or changing to a new card, the app will select the next student. This option is disabled by default.
  2. Option to announce the name of the next student. This option serves as an auditory cue for when it is another student’s turn. To hear the name of the student, you will need to use the microphone on the screen for editing the name of the student. This option is enabled by default.

Both of these new options are accesible from the Options screen.

How to access the Options screen on the iPad version

Speech Cards - iPad - Options

How to access the Options screen on the iPhone/iPod Touch version

Speech Cards - iPhone - Options 1

Speech  Cards - iPhone - Options 2

Options Screen

Speech Cards - Student Options

How to record the name of a student

Use the microphone and play button on the screen for editing the student.
Voice recording of student name

Summary of What’s New in Version 1.3.0

  • Option to automatically advance to the next student.
  • Record the name of the student.
  • Option to announce the next student.
  • Fixed issue with voice recording on iPad with AirPlay Mirroring.
  • Removed “(null)” from the PDF of a Detailed Session Report with no notes.
  • Fixed import issue.

Availability

Speech Cards version 1.3.0 is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on the App Store:

Conclusion

We think the new options will greatly improve the flow of your group sessions and reduce scoring mistakes. The new options for group sessions were designed with this rule in mind: a new card equals somebody else’s turn. Not everyone uses the same rules. The options can be disabled if they do not suit your needs. Thank you Special Apps, Special Kids for suggesting the option to automatically advance to the next student! We appreciate suggestions from our users. We would love to hear your feedback on this update, particularly on how you use Speech Cards with groups. Reviews on the App Store are greatly appreciated. Please leave a comment or contact us if you have any questions.

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SpeakColors Español Reviewed by Chiquitos bilingües y especiales

Check out the review of SpeakColors Español on Chiquitos bilingües y especiales! Thank you very much Karen for your excellent review and suggestions!

Addressing the suggestions:
“The ability to save a student’s recordings” and “A way to score the students productions either within the app or inputted by therapist”
– Saving a student’s recordings and keeping score are both at the top of the list of new features to add.

“A visual “reward” for student such as collecting a sticker after so many productions”
– We like the idea of having a reward and will consider it for future updates

Click here to read the full review.

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SpeakColors Español is now iOS 7 Compatible

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An update to SpeakColors Español is now available! Changes include:

Spanish Version of Speech Therapy App Now Available for the iPad

SpeakColors Español - Available on the App Store
I’m very happy to announce that we just released the Spanish version of our SpeakColors app for the iPad! Use SpeakColors Español to help children increase vocabulary, phrase length, receptive and expressive language, and fluency skills. It is also great for bilingual children.

There are a few people I would like to thank that helped make this app possible. First, I would like to thank my wife, Tiffany, for the idea of SpeakColors and for all her love and support. A big thank you to Ana Paula G. Mumy, for providing her voice for the app and translating English to Spanish. I would also like to thank my friend Alvil Tayco for his ideas and advice on social media marketing.

SpeakColors Español is available on the App Store. We would love to hear your feedback. Please leave a review on the App Store or send us an email.


Robert Harrison
Owner/Software Developer
RWH Technology

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SpeakColors Español

SpeakColors Español

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.

Educational Value

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.

Professional Voice

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.

Real Photos

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.

Customizable

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.

Summary

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:

  1. Huge Educational Value
  2. Professional Spanish Voice
  3. Clean, minimalist, child-friendly design
  4. Photos of real animals, food, and toys
  5. 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)

 
    avión amarillo     Choose Template    
 
    Como una fresa roja     Customize    
 

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Appy Back2School

Back To School

RWH Technology is proud to be a sponsor of Appy Back2School, hosted by the Appy Mall. The Appy Mall is a great resource for discovering educational apps for kids.

For Appy Back2School, SpeakColorsHD is on sale for $1.99 USD (regular price $3.99 USD). SpeakColorsHD is an iPad app designed to help young children improve their receptive and expressive vocabulary skills, increase phrase length, improve articulation skills, and more. We have been working on a Spanish version and next month we will release SpeakColors Español. Click here to learn more.

Speech Cards Pro is on sale for $6.99 USD (regular price $9.99 USD). Speech Cards is a customizable flashcards app for creating your own vocabulary, articulation, and other types of cards. It features data tracking for keeping scores of your students. It also has the ability to export/import cards, so you can share with your friends and colleagues. Speech Cards is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Click here to learn more.

Our Back2School sale prices are effective August 23 – 25, 2013.

There are many good deals to be found in the Appy Back2School Store, so check it out. Also, keep an eye out for a SpeakColorsHD giveaway on the Appy Mall Facebook page.

SpeakColorsHD - Available on the App Store
$3.99 $1.99
Speech Cards Pro - Available on the App Store
$9.99 $6.99

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Speech Cards Review by SpeechBlogUK

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Check out SpeechBlogUK for a review of Speech Cards Pro.

Helen (SpeechBlogUK) writes:
“It is a beautifully easy app to use to create pretty much any set of flashcards you might want.”

Click here to read the full review.

Thank you Helen for the review!

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Speech Cards 1.1.2 Now Available

Speech Cards version 1.1.2 is now available for download! This version includes new features to help school-based Speech-Language Pathologists. Read all about the new features by following this link:
http://rwhtechnology.com/blog/speech-cards-for-school-based-slps

Speech Cards is compatible with the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch and requires iOS 5.1 or above. Download Speech Cards Professional and Speech Cards Lite on the Apple App Store. App Store Reviews greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Speech Cards for School-Based SLPs

School may be out for the summer, but we have been working on some exciting new features to help school-based Speech-Language Pathologists. A survey by ASHA found that the median caseload of a school-based SLP (in the USA) was 47 students. Without adequate support, managing such a large number of students in an app can be difficult. Speech Cards is a very versatile iOS app as it can be customized to suit the goals of a wide range of students. We are very excited to share with you, the new features of Speech Cards version 1.1.2, designed to help school-based SLPs.

Unlimited Students

Speech Cards now supports an unlimited number of students. This will enable you to keep the scores and recordings for all your students in the app, without having to delete. Store reports for your all your past, current and future students.

Search

Save time looking for students with the new Search feature. Simply tap in the search box and start typing the name of a student. Results appear instantly. Tap on a search result to select the student. Less waiting and start sessions sooner with Search.

Speech Cards - Search

Organized Student List

Find the student you are looking for with the help of the organized Student List. The names of students are organized into alphabetical sections. Last Names are displayed in bold font to help you visually process the list.

Use the new alphabetical index to quickly navigate from one section to another. For example, if you are currently looking at the students in section “A”, tap on the “Y” index to quickly jump down to section “Y”.

Speech Cards - Student List

Group Sessions

Speech Cards has had support for group sessions since the first version. We’ve made group sessions better by removing the limits on how many students can be added to a group session. Speech Cards now supports any size of group you may have.

Speech Cards - Group Session

Pricing and Availability

Speech Cards 1.1.2 will be available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, exclusively through the Apple App Store. The planned release date for version 1.1.2 is the week of July 1, 2013. The price for the Professional version is $9.99 USD (or equivalent in other currencies). We are proud to be participating in the Apple Volume Purchase Program, which enables educational institutions to purchase our apps at a discount. We also offer a Lite version, so you may try Speech Cards for free.

*** Update 07/01/2013 ***
Speech Cards 1.1.2 is now available for download. Click the links below to visit the Apple App Store:
Speech Cards Professional
Speech Cards Lite

Summary

For version 1.1.2, we focused on the details of the Student Lists. Here are four more great reasons to love Speech Cards:

  1. Support for Unlimited Number of Students
  2. Save time with Student Search
  3. Organized Student Lists with Bold Last Names, Alphabetical Sections and Alphabetical Section Index
  4. Support for any size of Group

We think school-based SLPs will greatly benefit from these new features. For more information, please visit our Speech Cards 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. Have a great summer everyone! We hope to see you at the ASHA Schools Convention in Long Beach, California, July 12-14.

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SpeakColorsHD Review by SpeechBlogUK

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Check out SpeechBlogUK for a review of SpeakColorsHD.

Elizabeth (SpeechBlogUK) writes:
“This app is designed for increasing vocabulary skills, phrase length and receptive and expressive language. I have found it useful for all these things and more! It is a very versatile app and is very easy to customise and use.”

Click here to read the full review and learn some practical uses for SpeakColorsHD in speech therapy.

Thank you Elizabeth for the review!

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