Technology. It is all around us from when we wake up until we go to sleep. So, it is only natural that technology is something that our students gravitate towards. I am linking up with Speech Room News to share my favorite speech room technology with you. Be sure to click the link below to check out what other SLPs are using. Here are some of my favorite technology tools to use in speech therapy.
1. The iPad
Shocking, I know. But it’s true. Since it’s invention the iPad has opened many doors for speech therapy from articulation to aphasia. There are hundreds of apps available to use for specific targets in therapy as well as those oh, so important reinforcement games. Word of advice, get a good iPad case. I would always be so nervous when the kids had the iPad until I got a good case. I use an M-Edge now and my session are a lot less stressful, for me anyway 🙂
2. The SmartBoard
Some of you may have access to a SmartBoard and if you do you are a lucky SLP! The SmartBoard adds some extra fun and movement to my sessions. I like to use it with HearBuilder Following Directions software and games on Quia. My students like to manipulate the objects with their hands rather than a mouse on the computer.
3. The Recorder
I have an app on my iPhone called Recorder Pro. I use it mainly with my students for articulation. Yes, many apps have a record feature but I prefer this app to record and email files. I will send a student’s awesome productions to their parents after a good day so everyone can tell them how great they sounded.