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Better Hearing And Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. This annual event raises public awareness about speech, language and hearing disorders and promotes treatment that can improve the quality of life for those affected. Our apps are co-designed by a Speech-Language Pathologist and we are working with a second Speech-Language Pathologist to develop an app in Spanish. We keep those with special needs in mind when designing our apps.

Since May 1, Speech Cards Professional has been on sale. We are extending the sale until May 12, 2013.

Earlier this week, Speech Cards Professional was featured on Smart Apps 4 Kids as part of a list of discounted/free apps for Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Also, please check out our recently updated SpeakColorsHD.

For more information on Better Hearing and Speech Month, please visit the ASHA web site.

Thank you.


Better Hearing and Speech Month
Image Credit: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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SpeakColorsHD 2.1.0

SpeakColorsHD

Today, we are happy to announce that an update to SpeakColorsHD is now available for download! Use this iPad app to help toddlers increase their vocabulary skills, phrase length, and receptive and expressive language. This version 2.1.0 update includes a few changes.

First, we added one additional sentence template (This is a __ __). The additional sentence template brings the total number of sentences in the app to 1298!

Second, the customization features have been improved. You can now crop imported images.

Third, the stability of the app has been improved by using Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), which is a memory management feature of iOS.

SpeakColorsHD 2.1.0 is available for the iPad on the App Store

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Speech Cards 1.1.1

Speech Cards - Bing Image Search

Speech Cards version 1.1.1 is now available! The highlight of this update is Bing Image Search. Now you can search for images from within the app and import them, making it even easier to create any vocabulary or articulation card you can imagine!

Learn more about all the improvements in version 1.1.1 in our previous blog post here.

Speech Cards is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on the App Store.

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Speech Cards Tutorial – Part 1

This is a tutorial for the Speech Cards app. Speech Cards is an easy to use, customizable and versatile app for improving speech and language skills. Speech Cards is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on the App Store. In this tutorial you will learn about the basic functionality of the app. This tutorial uses the iPad version of the app in the examples. A future tutorial will show how to customize.



Speech Cards - Home

Speech Cards Professional includes 4 decks of cards. On the Home Screen, press on a deck to select it. Multiple decks can be selected. Swipe left or right to navigate to additional decks if they have been added.

StudentsScores for up to 30 students can be tracked. Students can be added and selected on the Students Screen. Press the blue Students button at the bottom of the Home Screen to show the Students Screen.

StartWhen you have selected your students and decks of cards, press on the green Start button to begin the session.



Speech Cards

Each card shows text and a picture. Press on the text or picture to play a voice recording. In the example above, the voice recording will say “dog”.

Practice speakingAt the bottom of the screen is a microphone to record your student practicing their speech.

Listen to Practice RecordingsTo the right of the microphone is a button for playing back the student’s practice recording. Please note that the play button is hidden until a recording is made with the microphone.

Navigate to other photos by swiping left or right on the screen or by pressing the left or right arrow buttons.



Speech Cards - Multiple Students Per Session

Student SelectorSpeech Cards Professional supports multiple students per session. Click on the person button in the upper right to quickly change students.

Keep score for each student. Full, zero and partial marks can be given.

Full Score Zero Score Partial Score

Practice speakingStudent practice recordings are automatically saved to the report for the session.



Speech Cards - Session Summary

At the end of the session, a Session Summary is displayed showing the students and their scores.



Speech Cards - Detailed Reports

View Detailed Session Reports for each student. Add notes and listen to practice recordings. Reports can be e-mailed as a PDF. Access this screen by pressing the Reports button on the Home screen.


Thank you for reading. Please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for some additional information. Contact Us if you have any questions.

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SpeakColorsHD Tutorial – Part 1

This is a tutorial for the SpeakColorsHD app. SpeakColorsHD uses colors and photos of objects to help children improve their speech and language skills. SpeakColorsHD is available for the iPad in the App Store. In this tutorial you will learn about the basic functionality of the app. A future tutorial will show how to customize.



SpeakColorsHD

Press on the large colored square or photo to hear a voice recording of the color or object. For example, when the large yellow square is pressed a voice recording will say “yellow”. When the photo of the flower is pressed, a voice recording will say “flower”.

Practice speaking At the bottom of the screen is a microphone to record your student practicing their speech.

Listen to Practice RecordingsTo the right of the microphone is a button for playing back the student’s practice recording. Please note that the play button is hidden until a recording is made with the microphone.

Navigate to other photos by swiping left or right on the screen or by pressing the left or right arrow buttons.



SpeakColorsHD

SpeakColorsHD includes 9 sentence types to choose from. Press on the white button in the upper-left to reveal the choices. Press on a choice to select it.



SpeakColorsHD

7 Colors are included. Press the colored-squares along the top of the screen to work on sentences with that color.


Thank you for reading. Please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for some additional information. Contact Us if you have any questions.

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Practice First Words and Farm Vocabulary

Farm Deck for Speech Cards

Practice First Words and Farm Vocabulary/Animal Sounds with two FREE decks for Speech Cards.

Each deck contains 10 cards with text, colorful pictures and voice recordings. The First Words deck contains cards such as “apple”, “banana”, “cat”, and “juice”. The Farm deck contains cards such as “cow”, “horse”, and “tractor”.

The First Words and Farm decks for Speech Cards can be downloaded from the Downloads page.

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Speech Cards Version 1.1.0 Released

We are happy to announce that Speech Cards version 1.1.0 has been released. With this update, Speech Cards is now available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch! Speech Cards helps children with special needs, such as autism, improve their vocabulary, articulation and other communication skills. The app can be tailored to the needs of individual students with customizable text, pictures and audio. Click here to learn more.

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Speech Cards Update 1.0.3

Speech Cards version 1.0.3 is now available for download on the App Store. This update is for both the Professional and Lite versions of Speech Cards. The update includes the following:

  • Crop photos.
  • Take photos using the built-in camera.
  • Increased maximum number of decks from 24 to 32 (in Professional version and Lite version with Professional Upgrade).
  • Increased maximum number of students from 12 to 30 (in Professional version and Lite version with Professional Upgrade).
  • Students are listed in alphabetical order in the Reports screen.
  • Improved app stability while in the Reports screen.

Today is Cyber Monday and Speech Cards Professional is on sale for only $1.99 USD.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-cards-professional/id560581911?mt=8

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Speech Cards Lite Released

Speech Cards Lite is now available for download for the iPad! Use this app to teach speech & language skills such as vocabulary, articulation, categories, sight words and more.

Speech Cards Lite

Speech Cards Lite Features:

  • 1 Deck Included (Animals)
  • 10 Cards Included
  • Create 1 additional deck.
  • Create up to 10 cards in each deck
  • Customizable Text, Photos and Audio
  • Email Cards as PDF
  • Share custom cards with other users of Speech Cards
  • Screen Lock
  • Microphone for student to Record and Listen to their own voice

Speech Cards Lite is a FREE download on the App Store. An in-app-purchase is available to upgrade to the features of the Professional version.

Click here to download Speech Cards Lite.

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Speech Cards Lite Release Date

The Lite version of our speech therapy app, Speech Cards, has been approved by Apple! Speech Cards Lite will be available for download on Thursday, November 8, 2012, for FREE. An in-app-purchase will be available to upgrade to the features of Speech Cards Professional.

Speech Cards Lite comes with 1 deck (Animals) and 10 cards. It has the ability to create 1 additional deck, and can save scores for 1 student.

Click here to learn more about Speech Cards.

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