Articulation Games by Virtual Speech Center is an iPad only app designed to make articulation practice more fun. Virtual Speech Center Inc. was founded in 2011 in Burbank California and offers speech therapy apps for schools, private practices, independent speech pathologists and parents. They offer a wide range of mobile applications for speech therapy developed for such platforms as iPad and iPhone. They currently have 15 apps available. Some are free for speech pathologists. Articulation Games allows the user to add students, choose between 4 activities (flashcards, memory game, artic wheel and sweet spinner), 46 phoneme choices (including, blends and vocalic r sounds) for each student. In each activity the user can choose between students, and then choose between the students selected sounds. Being able to choose student for each turn allows students to play games like memory by the classroom rules not the apps, so if students get another turn when they get a match they can in this game as well. In each turn the user also chooses position of word (initial, medial, final) and level (word, phrase, sentence). There is also an option to allow the student to record and playback their responses. The number of choices can make the memory game a bit confusing because each sound has its own board so the student could have matches on one sound and a full board on another sound. Older students love this option and race to see who can clear their boards first! This would be too confusing for younger students. The session report for all students can be emailed or the user can go to reports for single student reports and view by date or goal. The date option provides info on Name, date and time activity began (new for each activity in same day but does not list the activity), level, position sounds, percentages and number right out of total trials.
Each time a new activity is chosen a new date time option is recorded so the data could be listed over many activities for one date. The goal option allows for only sound by sound goals, so data collection takes a while this way. Overall this is a great app that really interests the students and keeps them engaged. The app has options for game variety, sounds, position of sounds and level of complexity. Data collection is good but takes time to collect from the app and require multiple reports.
Articulation Gamesby Virtual Speech Center Inc.
Category: Education, Medical
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878
Size: 336.6 MB
Screenshots for iPad(Click to enlarge)
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