While the debate about the quality and pros and cons of E-books remains a lively discussion among educators, no one can deny they can be quite a motivating medium. In speech therapy, motivation is an important factor in the success of a lesson. Thankfully, for even the most reluctant or struggling readers, the engaging and interactive iDevice platform can be the push they need to practice site words, spelling, reading comprehension and fluency. Here are 5 great iPad apps for kids that educators, speech therapists and parents should know about:
As your child grows, he will likely learn to speak in complete sentences, control the tone of his voice, and articulate words clearly. If you suspect your child is struggling with proper articulation or he has a speech delay or disorder, bring him to a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for an evaluation. A speech therapist can help your child with an array of communication issues, including articulation. You can also use speech therapy activities at home to encourage his progress, including using apps that were designed specifically to teach articulation.
There are apps for everything from finding the nearest public restroom to keeping track of your workout routine. Lady Gaga even has her own app. A lot of these downloads are glorified time-wasters, but there are a few diamonds in the rough. If your child seems inattentive during his usual speech therapy routine, try introducing him to a speech therapy app.