Back at ASHA I met a lot of awesome people, including Erik Raj. This hard working and super creative SLP has a new app availabe to help you target artic!
Listen Close is a fun and different articulation app that gets your kiddos working their sounds and memories at the same time! All you need to do to start is pick sound.
After you have chosen your sound you can choose position and type ( if applicable ).
Once you have made your selections you will see, and hear, your list of words with the choice to Play Game Now or Try New Words. Clicking new words will, you guessed it, give you a different list of words.
Once you have chosen a list you will see this screen with some happy kids ready to start. After a countdown from 3, your first kiddo with say one of the words from the list. Your student’s job is to repeat the word, using their good speech sounds of course, and tap the kiddo who spoke. If the student taps the correct kiddo, another sequence using the words you selected will start. The more correct responses the harder the sequences become. They start with just one word and get more challenging with each correct answer. Who can remember to most ?!
If a student taps the wrong sequence they will be directed back to this screen. It gives a score and a choice to either try the same list again or get a new list of words.
If you click the ‘ i ‘ on the home screen you will get some information about the app. If you click the smiley face you will get to learn about the man behind the app. It turns out Erik Raj and share a love of ice cream 🙂 I thought this was a great addition that would be a fun away to get some spontaneous speech and conversation from your students.
This app is fun and engaging. It can be used for articulation but also to target auditory memory. I am a huge fan of any app that does double duty!
Now, not only is Erik Raj crazy creative, he is crazy generous! He is giving a lucky winner a copy of Listen Close, plus his 3 other amazing apps, plus a $10 iTunes gift card! Well, I couldn’t let him have all the fun so I am including my iPod Auditory Memory, License Plate Listening Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension Screenings! A winner will be chosen on Saturday. Good Luck 🙂