Day 2

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Snow day in Athens!

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It is now the third snow day of the week, and I can’t stand the lazy anymore, so no better time to look up info on my 20% project. With a little help from Pinterest, I found an awesome blog that laid out some really cool apps that can be used anywhere on an ipad or iphone. While some of the apps mentioned are a little more for professional use, there are a few that I think parents could use with their kids with the recommendation of an SLP and advice on the areas that the child need improvement. Here is the blog:

http://majorspeechminorgirl.blogspot.com/2013/02/thank-goodness-for-pocket-slp.html?m=1 .

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So on this list, my favorite app for my purposes is the Magic Voice app. This app seems child friendly, and like one that wouldn’t be grueling to work on at home. I think my main goal is to find something that a child will actually enjoy doing so that they’re practicing without getting burned out. This app is free, but I think to unlock features you do have to pay a bit more (2.99?), but if it’s effective it could be worth it in the long run.

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I also liked “The R App” just because so many kids have a difficult time producing this sound during their younger years. This app seems helpful for parents because they can discover tips on how to help their child produce the sound correctly. My only issue with this one is that it’s less of a game and more of a therapy session, which is good, but I want something the kids will enjoy. I guess I’m coming up with more parameters for what I’m looking for. This app is around 5 dollars, but it’s more of a therapy tool and seems a bit more fancy.

I really like the idea of using apps, but I want to know if there’s something that kids without access to an ipad/ iphone can use. In an ideal world, kids who need to use this technology could check it out from a school/ public library and be able to utilize it as needed, but I know that public schools have other monetary priorities. I think my new task will be coming up with a more accessible solution for these kids, but the apps are a start.

Have a Happy, snow filled Valentines day!

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