Help children who have unintelligible speech or multiple sound errors eliminate their error patterns. This app develops two major skill areas: auditory discrimination and speech sound production. Vibrant illustrations, audio examples, student scoring and data management, and record/playback features make this an indispensable teaching tool.
The app targets six common sound error patterns (i.e., phonological processes) with 240 vocabulary words familiar to preschoolers:
•Cluster reduction (e.g., cloud, loud)
•Final consonant deletion (e.g., couch/cow)
•Fronting (e.g., kite/tight)
•Gliding (e.g., ring/wing)
•Initial consonant deletion (e.g., chin/in)
The pictures are presented individually and in pairs. The picture-pairs (also called minimal pairs) feature words that differ by one sound, letting the child contrast the error sound with the correct target sound.
In the auditory bombardment/discrimination activities, minimal pairs are presented with an audio recording of the target word. The child touches the picture that matches the word he heard as he learns to discriminate correct/incorrect sound patterns.
In the word production activities, the child can record his production of the target word and compare it to an audio recording of the same word. A tap on the target word shows its minimal pair and a pinch out on the illustration reveals the target word and its minimal pair partner (e.g., robe/row, cube/tube) side by side. Pinch the pair to collapse into a single picture. The child’s response accuracy is scored by the therapist (correct, approximate, or incorrect) and displayed on the screen.
Use the app for:
•phonological process (sound error) training
•minimal pairs tasks
•auditory discrimination activities
•auditory bombardment activities
•sound awareness and sound production training
Extra app features let you:
•save previous session’s data for hundreds of students
•replay audio narration and recordings
•randomize picture presentation
•navigate easily with back and forth arrows