Silly Sentence Articulation for Speech Therapy

“Silly Sentence Articulation for Speech Therapy” is developed by Erik X. Raj. It is normally $4.99 and is on sale for $2.99 for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad and requires iOS 8.0 or later.

Created by Erik X. Raj, M.S., CCC-SLP, Silly Sentence Articulation is an interactive app for your iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod touch that features a collection of over 500 silly sentence questions (also known as absurdities) designed for speech-language pathologists to use with individuals who exhibit difficulty producing the following speech sounds: S, Z, R, L, S/R/L Blends, SH, CH, and TH.

Features:

-Tons of content: with just a tap of a finger, children and clinicians can discover over 500 sound specific silly sentences and questions that are perfect for the speech therapy setting.

-Hear the sentence: each silly sentence has an exciting narrative audio component to it.

-Hear an answer: each silly sentence has an example audio response that children get a kick out of.

-Child-friendly interface: simple and intuitive, a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Information:

With over 2 hours worth of fun and exciting audio questions and answers, Silly Sentence Articulation will trigger a tremendous amount of fantastic conversation in your speech therapy room. It is intended to aid in the remediation of articulation impairments, as well as auditory and language difficulties because clients often need practice in more than one area of communication.

Introducing children to these silly sentences serves two purposes – both necessary in effective problem solving and decision-making. First, it helps them become more aware of the need to logically analyze information and apply common sense reasoning to communication. Second, it helps them to begin to recognize absurdity as being a key component of humor, which assists in building emotional balance and intellectual growth.

The silly sentence format within this application is a departure from traditional articulation drill work and is effective for students ages 6 and up. Because of this unique format, clients enjoy saying the silly sentences to their friends and classmates outside of the speech therapy room, further practicing their communication skills and thereby facilitating the sometimes difficult stage of carrying over newly-acquired skills. By reviewing the silly sentences with the client, paraprofessionals in the classroom and/or parents at home can reinforce the client’s skills while sharing a fun activity. Practicing communication skills in environments outside the speech therapy setting increases opportunities for generalization of communication skills.

I invite you to use the content within this application to spice up your speech therapy sessions. The silly sentences are intended to initiate exciting and lively conversations. Every silly sentence has the potential for leading almost anywhere. Even a silly sentence that appears simple can trigger a unique thought process and complex response.

Regardless of when, where or how these silly sentences are used within the speech therapy session, one thing is certain, children (as well as clinicians) will have a blast talking about them . . . and in the process they will continue to practice the correct pronunciation of their sounds at the spontaneous conversation level. Let your imagination run wild and have fun with this therapy material!

iPhone/iPod Link: Silly Sentence Articulation for Speech Therapy – Erik X. Raj

iPad Link: Silly Sentence Articulation for Speech Therapy – Erik X. Raj

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

The Ensign

“The Ensign” is developed by Amirali Rajan. It is normally $0.99 and it is free for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 7.0 or later.

Have to survive. The war’s not over.

The Ensign is a prequel to the critically acclaimed experience: A Dark Room.

This game is extremely difficult. Brutally difficult. Throw your device across the room difficult. You have been warned, human. Death awaits.

Critical Acclaim:

“The Ensign is a fantastically weird and wonderful RPG that has plenty going for it, but only if you have the time and patience to peel away the multiple layers. 4.5 out of 5 stars” – 148Apps

“The Ensign will create dedicated players as you’ll overcome the frustration with confidence, which in turn will lead to longer gameplay sessions. The Ensign is truly a game of its own, carrying much of the same qualities of A Dark Room which allowed this simple text-based game to be enjoyable. 8.5 out of 10 stars” – Game Mob

“Like A Dark Room, The Ensign is difficult to talk about without spoiling the sense of discovery as you unlock its secrets, but what I can do is tell you that the longer you play it, and the farther you get, the more impressive the world building becomes. It takes what seems like a fairly straight-forward objective (find this thing, try not to die) and then slowly unfolds its narrative and choices around you in surprising ways. 5 out of 5 stars” – JayIsGames

“It is full of revelations about the player character and the world it inhabits and, as such, becomes impossible to discuss at length without trading in awe-sapping spoilers.” – Pocket Tactics

“The Ensign is also a game of discovery—this is clearest when exploring the ASCII-based map steadily, a step at a time, praying for an abandoned house to relieve your struggle. The difference between it and A Dark Room is that it’s marked by two of the core tenets of games like Dark Souls: solitude and desperation.” – Kill Screen

iPhone/iPod Link: The Ensign – Amirali Rajan

iPad Link: The Ensign – Amirali Rajan

Source: App Shopper

Palette of Patterns Importer

“Palette of Patterns Importer” is developed by Lyashenko Pavel. It is normally $1.99 and is free for a limited time. It is compatible with the 64-bit Mac and requires OS X 10.10 or later.

This tool allows you to create a palette of patterns that you can use in some external editor. Just drag a folder with patterns images to application window, edit the palette if necessary, and save it in the Color Panel.

◦ Creates a palette of patterns
◦ Preview mode
◦ Editing palette
◦ Save in the Color Panel

Mac Link: Palette of Patterns Importer – Lyashenko Pavel

Source: App Shopper

Star Wars Scene Maker

“Star Wars Scene Maker” is developed by Disney. It is free to download and does contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and requires iOS 7.0 or later.

Star Wars Day SALE – Up to 50% off – Limited Time Only

**Star Wars Scene Maker was selected for the App Store Best of 2014 and for the “Best Creative Fun Award” at the 2014 Tillywig Toy & Media Awards: “an extravaganza of fun”**

DESCRIPTION
Charge into battle with Master Yoda and the Wookiees at your side in the one of the most legendary conflicts of the Clone Wars with the all-new Battle of Kashyyyk Pack!

• Includes the Kashyyyk Tree Top Command Center Environment
• All-new characters: Yoda, Chewbacca, Commander Gree, and Kashyyyk Clone Trooper!
• 3 additional music tracks!

MAKE STAR WARS YOUR OWN
Create your own Star Wars scenes! First, choose your setting, then add your favorite characters and weapons! You control all the action, add the dialogue, and choose the music! When you’re ready, record and share your Star Wars masterpiece with friends!

FEATURES:

• Now includes six (6) Star Wars Worlds to choose from: Death Star Attack, Endor, Cloud City Duel, Theed Generator Duel, Geonosis Asteroid Battle, and the Battle of Kashyyyk!
• Create your own Star Wars scenes and bring them to life with imaginative interactivity and open-ended play!
• Start exploring the possibilities right away with one free scene pack!
• Select from 3D models of all of your favorite Star Wars characters, weapons, and ships.
• Use dialogue straight from the Star Wars films, or put words into any character’s mouth by recording your voice and applying a Darth Vader, Rebel Pilot, or Stormtrooper filter!
• Use up to three cameras to track the action and record your scene from multiple angles!
• Choose a musical score from the Star Wars films, write your own iconic Star Wars “Title Crawl” and end credits, and share your finished scene with friends!

If you’re experiencing difficulties with audio, please check the audio settings within your device and if your device is muted. Don’t hesitate to contact customer care at 877-662-3769 or memberservices@disneydigitalbooks.com

Before you download this experience, please consider that this app contains in-app purchases that cost real money, as well as advertising for the The Walt Disney Family of Companies.

iPhone/iPod Link: Star Wars Scene Maker – Disney

iPad Link: Star Wars Scene Maker – Disney

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Summer Break

Hello, readers,

I am now on my last big break from school before graduating. Yay! I’ll complete this Summer semester and graduate as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). I cannot wait to be done with school so I can have a life again. You have no life in nursing school.

So, I am going to try to do some blogging during this break since I have two weeks off and now have the time to do so.

Brittany Ammons