‘R’. The phoneme that can strike fear into any SLP! Virtual Speech Center has developed a new app to help you target this tricky sound. With a fun arcade theme and a variety of games, your students will have a blast working on their sounds.
You can adjust the settings to display text, auditory reinforcement for correct/incorrect responses, and to add to a custom word bank.
Just add the students name and select which game to play: Flashcards, Memory, or Bingo. A great feature is that as you play students can record their productions for self-analysis.
After you choose your game select the /r/ phonemes you want to target. I loved how the app has specific /r/-blends to target instead of general /r/-blend category.
Once your done simply tap Finish and you can review the progress from your session. You can also review data by phoneme targeted or date.
What I Liked
This app had choices for different games which is great to keep my students from getting bored. I love the ability to record students and play it back for them. Having them work on identifying good productions from poor ones is always difficult and this will definitly help. I was so happy to see that there were /r/-blends sorted out to choose from instead of an /r/-blend category.
To add this app to your speech room you can visit iTunes. If you want to check out more great apps by Virtual Speech Center be sure to visit their site.