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Apraximations

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iPad
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The name Apraximations is a combination of the name – Apraxia of Speech, and the word “approximation” – meaning a “word approximation” – or simplified version of a specific word (i.e. “ba” for the word “ball”). Therefore, this app is meant to offer a systematic progression of speech targets (from word approximations to true words and sentences) for children suffering with any kind of speech impairment, but especially those who have Apraxia of Speech.

The Apraximations app consists of 2 main sections. The mouth cue section, and the picture cue section. Both sections of the app consist of a drill portion, a matching game, and a free build portion.

The Mouth Cue Drills section of the app uses real life mouth pictures as visual cues for each phoneme. Each mouth cue picture card provides you with:

a real life picture of a mouth producing the sound
phonetic transcription of the sound
an example word that uses the sound
an icon along with a matching symbol to show the sound’s voicing characteristics
an icon along with a matching symbol to show the sound’s manner characteristics
an icon to show the sound’s placement characteristics
the audio of the sound being produced
In the Mouth Cues Drills portion you can target the following sounds: uh, aw, ahh, ee, oo, ouh, eh, ih, m, n, ng, h, f, v, s, z, sh, zh, th, TH, l, r, ch, j, p, b, t, d, k, g.

In the Mouth Cues Matching portion of the app you are able to practice the production of sounds while playing a game.

In the Mouth Cues Free Build portion of the app you are able to create any sound, syllable, or word (up to 6 characters long) to practice. The possibilities are endless in this portion of the app. You can put together the mouth cues to build any target for any client.

The Picture Cue portion of the app offers the same choices as the Mouth Cue portion of the app, only it uses picture cues instead of mouth cues. Each Picture Cue card provides you with:

a picture of the target word
the spelling of the target word
phonetic transcription of the target word
a mouth cue picture for each sound used to produce the target word
the symbols that show each sound’s voicing, manner, and placement characteristics
the audio of the word being produced

In the Picture Cues Drill portion you can target the following sounds: uh, aw, ahh, ee, oo, ouh, eh, ih, m, n, ng, h, f, v, s, z, sh, zh, th, TH, l, r, ch, j, p, b, t, d, k, g.

In the Picture Cues Matching portion of the app you are able to practice the production of words while playing a game.

In the Picture Cues Free Build portion of the app you are able to create any word, phrase, or sentence (up to 6 characters long) to practice. The possibilities are endless in this portion of the app. You can put together the picture cues to build any target for any client.