What better time to review the Phonological Processes app than during Phonological Processes Week?! Over the last few days I have shown you some printable materials you can use to help your kiddos who have phonological disorders. Well, "there's an app for that" too! The Phonological Processes app was created by Virtual Speech Center for students ages 4 and up who exhibit phonological disorders and/or delays. This is a research based app that uses minimal pairs.
To get started, first enter your student(s) names into the app. Then you are able to select prompts individually for each student playing. This app addresses the following phonological processes:
Cluster Reduction (L, R, S, mixed)
Final Consonant Deletion
Gliding (L, R, mixed)
Stopping (Fricatives, Affricates, Mixed)
You also have the option of how the prompts are presented:
Auditory Bombardment with Minimal Pairs
Auditory Discrimination with Minimal Pairs
Minimal Pair Production
Single Word Production
Once you have the settings complete, you have two playing options:
Flashcards or Game Board
If you choose flashcards, the students are presented with prompts like the ones below.
In this picture, the student is prompted to say the two words: swing and wing. Each flashcard also allows the student to record their responses (I always love this option in an app!)
If you choose the Game Board option, you get to have some fun in the jungle!! My students are always asking if we are playing the jungle game each time I pull out my iPad! The Game board option presents the flashcards to the students as well but also lets them move around the board activating jungle animals and sounds! This game is easily completed in one therapy session (maybe even twice!)
PS- this app is great for data collection and sharing information with parents and teachers!
You can purchase this app in the iTunes store for $16.99 or try to win a copy below!