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iPhone and iTouch for Speech Therapy

  1. 1. Barbara Fernandes; M.S CCC-SLP (AKA: Geek Slp)<br />e-mail: geekslp@yahoo.com<br /> Blog: http://geekslp.blogspot.com<br />Using your iPhone or iPod Touch for Speech Therapy<br />Articulation Apps<br />
  2. 2. iPhone? iTouch? What is it?<br />Multi-touch screen technology;<br />1st generation of iPhones were released by Apple in 2007;<br />50 million users <br />A mobile computer that makes phone calls. <br />Generations…<br />iTouch?<br />
  3. 3. Application software ( AKA Apps)<br />“ designed to help the user to perform singular or multiple related specific tasks” Wikipedia, 2010<br />There are apps for everything! Trust me.<br />The App Store –<br />Over 185,000+ apps (As of March 2010)<br />Application ratings<br />“I Am Rich”<br />The costs<br />
  4. 4. Are you ready to let go of your flashcards?<br />Daddy with Flashcards “ Watch it on youtube.com”<br />Remember those day of tallying… counting… dividing? <br />The future of articulation drills<br />1st- Count total number of productions<br />2nd- count number of accurate productions<br />3- divide number X 100= %of accuracy.<br />
  5. 5. The future of Articulation Therapy <br />AKA MAP<br />Released in January 2010 on the app store<br />Compatible with iPhone & iPod Touch<br />Helps to determine Present Levels of Performance (PLOPs)<br />Use it for therapy or during evaluation<br />Available in English & Spanish<br />Mobile Articulation Probes by Smarty Ears<br />
  6. 6. Ability to enter your caseload on the MAP<br />You are able to enter as many students as possible<br />Click on “Add new user” to enter a new student.<br />Type your Student’s name<br />
  7. 7. Ability to enter your caseload on the MAP<br />Just select a student from you previously entered list<br />
  8. 8. How to start a new session<br />This is just way too simple!<br />MAP English offers two options:<br /><ul><li>Manner of Articulation
  9. 9. All phonemes</li></ul>MAP Spanish offers three options:<br /><ul><li>Manner of Articulation
  10. 10. All phonemes
  11. 11. Phonological Processes</li></ul>New update coming soon for MAP English will offer “Phonological Processes” All updates are free of charge.<br />
  12. 12. All manner of articulation in the language<br />Simply select <br />Which manner of articulation you want to work on.<br />
  13. 13. By Phoneme<br />All phonemes in the English language. <br />Select one or more phonemes at a time.<br />
  14. 14. Position in the word<br />Map allows you to chose which position of the word to work on: choose one or more.<br />
  15. 15. The fun begins<br />Top quality images!<br />MAP English now with over 900 picture stimuli! <br />Frequency of images per phonemes varies from 40 to 60 images.<br />
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  17. 17. How to track % of accuracy<br />If the production was accurate click on the “check mark” and the app will give you automatically the next target<br />If student missed production click on “x” <br />Once you are done with the session – click on “DONE” to see your scores. <br />
  18. 18. The beauty of technology<br />Date of session<br />History<br />- Notice that this student has practiced a few times. He had two sessions on the11th and one on the 17th.<br />
  19. 19. The beauty of technology<br />Number of accurate words.<br />Number of words missed.<br />% of accuracy!!!!<br />
  20. 20. There is still more data…<br />MAP saves information on which words specifically were missed in each session. <br />So, let’s say you want to analyze whether or not the phonemic environment in which the phoneme is presented makes an impact. Just click on the session and check out the words within it.<br />
  21. 21. MAP is available at the touch of a button:<br />HOW TO GET IT<br />- Search for it on the app store with the Key word : “ Smarty Ears” ( the makers)<br /><ul><li>You can also search it on you iTunes store from you computer.</li></ul>THE PRICE<br /><ul><li>You spend $14.99 on a deck of cards for one phoneme, right?
  22. 22. How about spending only $29.99 for all phonemes in the English language ( over 900 “flash cards”)?</li></ul>THE MAKERS :Smarty Ears, LLC http://www.smarty-ears.com<br />Click here to download it.<br />
  23. 23. For more information contact me!<br />Barbara Fernandes; Trilingual M.S; CCC-SLP<br />e-mail : geekslp@yahoo.com<br />Blog: http://geekslp.blogspot.com<br />Twitter: @geekslp<br />Check my blog for more Geek SLP news!<br />