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Speech Pathology Apps

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful for learning to Speak or for children participating in casual or structured Speech therapy.It's challenging to learn to speak properly. I went to speech therapy lessons for years to say my SSS sounds more clearly. It helped, but was always challenging practicing with a room full of people. Now, thanks to iPad, children can learn and practice their speech in the comfort of their own environment. Utilising some (or all) of the features from these Apps can make a difference to your child's speaking ability but remember they'll need your encouragement and support to do this effectively. Really! Saying several thousand ssssssss sounds on my own at school during one hour of speech-pathology was not as productive as it could have been had I been encouraged and supported out of speech-therapy time.

Each of these iPad Apps are high quality and are Apps we recommend. Our most recent additions are listed first.

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Speech Pathology Apps we recommend:

While this list is not comprehensive (as in it doesn't include all the Speech Apps available on the Apps Store) we've selected the Apps that are most suitable to learning to speak as well as those which encourage a positive learning experience. Of course, not all apps will be suitable for every child, so please evaluate the App and read our review to see if you feel it is suitable.  We are in dialogue with speech pathologists and App Developers at the moment and will continue to update this list as we receive suggestions from professionals and evaluate other Apps recommended by developers. All of these Apps are top of their class, and are well worth considering.  We only review the best Apps, and we've got a list here for you:


Age Group:
6-12
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Picture ABC

Excellent spelling and recognition app in 4 languages for reading aged children and upwards.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • 9 different categories with 16 words to spell in each.
  • 3 levels of difficulty plus many setting change possibilities to match the skill level of your child.
  • Colourful pictures to enhance and ground learning.
  • Ability to make your own categories for personal spelling including friends and family member names etc.
  • Easy to use app when your child learns to spell common words in a fully interactive, colourful and engaging way.

Wonderfully creative way to learn to spell in a motivational environment that can be personalised to your young child learning to read. Learn to read using common words in English, Spanish, French and German.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Picture ABC

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Picture ABC - Daniel Groeber


Age Group:
3-9
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

First Sight Words Professional - Teach Preschool Kids Dolch Reading Vocabulary

Learn upper and lower case letters, phonics, and words by sight in this excellent educational app for learning to read and spell.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • 6 levels of sight words from 1-10 letters, fully manageable.
  • Learn Upper and Lower case letters and over 300 common English words.
  • Pictures and sounds with each word.
  • Phonetic sounds with each letter or letter names.
  • Customisable within settings to set the level to match your child's ability.

Over 300 words to spell from 1 - 10 letters long for toddlers, young children and special needs learning.



Age Group:
6-Adult
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Mad Libs

Excellent and hilariously funny word game. Laugh while learning about verbs, nouns, adjectives and creating silly stories!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Fun and educational at the same time creating an optimal learning environment.
  • Great party game or family activity.
  • Learn about adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs and how to use them.
  • Team up with another person to play this inventive and well known word game.
  • Create a story without knowing the subject with amazing results!

Create your own stories without knowing the subject with this fabulously funny word game for children, adults and special needs.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Mad Libs

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Mad Libs - Penguin Group USA


Age Group:
3-12
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

School Writing – Learn to write and more

Totally comprehensive App for learning how to write letters, numbers and shapes suitable for pre-school children upwards.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • A full course taking your child through pre-school shape formations to writing sentences.
  • Learn how to write numbers, shapes, upper and lower case letters and words with maths puzzles and other activities too!
  • Individual account setup with progress recorded for easy tracking.
  • Set accuracy difficulty level to easy, medium and hard.
  • Show guidelines to aid learning and fully customise font choice, type of tracing guide, encouragements plus more.

This is a very effective, well designed, fully comprehensive writing course, plus more, for children of all ages and adults too!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
School Writing – Learn to write and more



Eggy Alphabet - Blake eLearning Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Eggy Alphabet

Excellent fully comprehensive alphabet learning app for young children and toddlers.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Learn Upper and Lower case letter formations in a number of different ways.
  • Learn your alphabet while having lots of fun and using repetition.
  • Learn how words are formed using first and last letters.
  • Wide range of goals to achieve which motivate and challenge your child.
  • Progress is recorded by individual child as each child has their own account.

Learn your letters in a fun way using repetition, motivation, games and rewards for toddlers and young children learning their alphabet.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Eggy Alphabet

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Eggy Alphabet - Blake eLearning


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

I See Ewe - A Preschooler Word Game

Find the animal, colour, shape or object from the selection or play the Matching Game...perfect for toddlers, young children and special needs teaching.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • 3 levels of difficulty keeps your child engaged as they learn.
  • Check learning feature helps you to keep track.
  • A wonderful way to use 'flash card' learning techniques for iPad.
  • Interactive learning with motivational praise when your child chooses correctly.
  • Basic objects, shapes, colours and animals are featured.

This is a perfect App to play alone, together with an adult or with a older sibling. This 2 fold App is simply perfect to help your young child to identify and then select a range of common everyday things.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
I See Ewe - A Preschooler Word Game

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: I See Ewe - A Preschooler Word Game - Claireware Software


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

I Hear Ewe - Animal Sounds for Toddlers

A perfect App for toddlers learning to identify animals, vehicles and their accompanying sounds.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Learn to identify 24 animals and their sounds.
  • Easily choose the animal most interesting for them.
  • Learn to identify 12 common vehicles and their sounds.
  • Auditory-visual learning.
  • No defined goal, your child gets it 'right' every time!

Young people, even infants, can start learning with this engaging auditory-visual, easy to use, iPad App. Select the animal or vehicle from the choice of cards on the screen. Touch it to and hear its unique sound. The sound of the animal or vehicle lasts for a few seconds, long enough to really listen' before it stops.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
I Hear Ewe - Animal Sounds for Toddlers

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: I Hear Ewe - Animal Sounds for Toddlers - Claireware Software


Age Group:
3-9
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Kids Crosswords

Kids Crosswords is another great literacy education App for children by Learning Touch.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Learn to spell in a fun and engaging way.
  • Children from age 3 can enjoy this App.
  • Introduces children to the game of crosswords.
  • Multiple levels allows you to set it to your child's skill level.
  • Praise and motivation for puzzle completion helps self confidence.

Ten levels of game play introduces children to the game of crosswords in an educational and stimulating way. Another great educational app by Learning Touch.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Kids Crosswords

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Kids Crosswords - Learning Touch


Age Group:
3-9
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Rocket Speller PLUS - Little Big Thinkers

Excellent game with 5 skill levels for learning to read, spell and recognise letters all while having fun building an launching your custom designed rocket!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Learn to spell in stages.
  • Letter recognition both UPPER and Lower case.
  • Have fun building rockets while expanding your vocabulary.
  • Bright, colourful and engaging App helping your child to have fun while they learn!
  • 5 levels of learning to accommodate toddlers through to reading aged children.

An all round excellent educational spelling, letter and word game that's lots of fun! Build your own rocket by cleverly spelling words with Zip the cute alien and then blast him off to space in your personally created rocket!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Rocket Speller PLUS - Little Big Thinkers

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Rocket Speller PLUS - Little Big Thinkers


Age Group:
3-12
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Animalia for iPad

This well known and much loved book is sensational, making great use of iPad Technology!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Challenging puzzles that allow hints too for younger children.
  • Focus and visual examination skills are enhanced.
  • Determination to find the missing thing you are searching for 'no matter what', even when you are convinced it's not there!
  • Expanded vocabulary with the focus on alliteration.
  • Word game, book, find it puzzles, art gallery..all in one fabulous App!

First Class 'spot it' puzzle game and brilliant book with awe inspiring illustrations and delightful linguistic examples. Excellent for any child interested in finding things, learning to read, enjoying beautiful imagery or a challenge!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Animalia for iPad

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Animalia for iPad - AppBooks


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Interactive Alphabet ABCs

A colourful interactive simplistic alphabet App for toddlers featuring Upper Case, Lower Case, Phonics, Music and Sound for optimal learning.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Simple to use, toddlers can master it easily.
  • Upper and Lower case letter recognition.
  • Phonetical pronunciation of each letter.
  • Animated graphics making full use of iPad's touch-screen technology.
  • Colourful, vibrant and engaging...it' sure to delight!

This cute App is both fun and educational, it fully engages your toddler. Your child chooses the letter they want from the alphabet displayed and it appears with a corresponding picture.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Interactive Alphabet ABCs

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Interactive Alphabet ABCs


Age Group:
3-9
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

First Words Deluxe

Excellent first reading App covering letters, words and phonics for toddlers & young children

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Learn to read with letters and phonics
  • Wide range of over 150 words from various subjects to assist with vocabulary building
  • Learn to read using auditory and visual cues to enhancing your child's educational experience
  • recognise letters both in upper and lower case as well as the proper use of capitalisation
  • Bright and colourful illustrations stimulate your child's imagination

Excellent first reading App covering letters, words and phonics for toddlers & young children. Great app for learning to read and recognise letters & word construction. With 5 different categories of words available in the Deluxe version (Animals, At Home, Colours, Shapes & Vehicles) there is plenty of learning material to keep your child engaged.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
First Words Deluxe

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: First Words Deluxe - Learning Touch


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Super Why

Fun interactive App with 4 cool characters to help learn the alphabet in enjoyable and engaging ways

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Reward based game for motivational learning.
  • 4 different characters gives your child a good range of choice for learning
  • Sticker book adds artistic development into this educational App
  • Interactive learning introducing your child to multiple choice
  • A fun way to learn your alphabet, letter recognition, letter writing, word rhyming, sentence structure plus more!

Fun interactive App with 4 cool characters to help learn the alphabet in enjoyable and engaging ways for your toddler or young child. This reward-based Alphabet Learning App uses 4 main characters to engage your child: Super Why, Princess Pesto, Wonder Red and Alpha Pig.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Super Why

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: SUPER WHY! for iPad - PBS KIDS


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Speech with Milo: Sequencing

Developed by a speech pathologist, this App helps your child to understand the SEQUENCE of everyday events.

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Story telling opportunity as your child goes through the sequence of events
  • Grammar and spelling enhancement as your older child can read the accompanying words and phrases
  • Understanding the concept that things in life happen in a particular order or sequence of events
  • Watching the story come to life keeps your child engaged
  • A wide selection of 35 different events which can be turned off and on in the settings menu provides good scope for toddler and young child learning

Milo, the cute mouse, is ready to compete a task. Three different pictures appear, showing certain aspects of the task at hand. Children choose which 'event' comes first, second and third to complete the task successfully. When the sequence is correct your child is rewarded by an animation of Milo and his friend doing the sequence of events in order.

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Speech with Milo: Sequencing

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Speech with Milo: Sequencing - Doonan Speech Therapy


Age Group:
0-5
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

Zoo Train

Educational Puzzle Games for kids...

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • Clear and concise providing a chance for the child to explore without an adult intervening
  • Puzzles which enhance cognitive development
  • Colourful imagery which is positive and bright!
  • ABC's which help learn the names of animals and how to spell them
  • Musical Scale and 5 different songs helps your child to imbibe the basic musical alphabet

Zoo Train - Engaging, fun, educational! This is a great value game for toddlers and young children. There are 5 different activities for the little ones to enjoy, all with wonderfully bright, colourful and visually appealing graphics and they are easy to use without much adult intervention. The variety of activities provide a good range of educational benefits all in the one app! Whether your child is the mood for musical notes, puzzles or ABC's it's all in Zoo Train!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
Zoo Train

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: Zoo Train - Busy Bee Studios


Age Group:
3-9
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Our iPad Family Rating:
10 out of 10

FirstWords: Animals

This is a fun way to learn both letters for younger children, and words for older ones!

Educational benefits of this iPad App:

  • One of our FAVOURITE Apps for learning to recognise letters, perfect addition to homeschool
  • Quality graphics make LOOKING at this App a pleasant experience.
  • Tile manipulation enhances fine motor skills for the very young
  • Builds young ones vocabulary with visual representations of the word
  • Phonics: Word-Sound recognition makes this App GREAT value - Fun AND Educational

This is a fun way to learn both letters for younger children, and words, phonics and spelling for older children. Place all the letters in the right order and get rewarded by the verbal repetition of each letter and a confirmation of which animal it is. Tastefully done with quality graphics, controls and sounds, this children's literacy education App is an essential learning tool installed on each of our children's iPads at homeschool!

Read the FULL iPad App Review of:
FirstWords: Animals

Find out about this iPad App on the iTunes Store: First Words Animals - Learning Touch

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