Wednesday, May 8, 2013

In My APPinion: Phonological Processes by VSC, Inc.

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:
Affrication
Deaffrication
Cluster Reduction (L, R, S, mixed)
Final Consonant Deletion
Fronting
Gliding (L, R, mixed)
Prevocalic Voicing
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!





21 comments:

  1. Cluster reduction and fronting seem to be the ones I target the most.

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  2. Fronting, final consonant deletion, and cluster reduction :)

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  3. I mostly work on gliding and cluster reduction.

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  4. Fronting and final consonant deletion.

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  5. Love any app that has data collection and quick sharing!

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  6. Fronting and final consonant deletion.

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  7. Consonant cluster reduction and stopping. Valerie

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  8. I would absolutely love to use this app as I have several who front and more who we've been fighting cluster reduction with!

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  9. Consonant cluster reduction, fronting and final consonant deletion :)

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  10. In England phonological processing means things like rhyme, syllables, sound segmenting and blending etc and phonological processes means cluster reduction, fronting, backing etc - funny how it varies from country to country! I work mainly on stopping and fronting plus phonological processing!

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  11. Fronting and Cluster Reduction are the ones I tackle the most.

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  12. Velar fronting and cluster reduction

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  13. Fronting and final consonant deletion

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  14. I work on final consonant deletion, cluster reduction and stopping most often.

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  15. Final Consonant Deletion and fronting this year.

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  16. Cluster reduction and final consonant deletion. I've had three students struggling with these this year (and I'm at a middle school!)

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  17. Fronting and final consonant deletion.

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  18. I work on fronting, gliding and FCD, but I've also had a number of cluster reductions too!

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  19. Fronting, final consonant deletion and cluster reduction.

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  20. Fronting! Those /k/s and /g/s are always a constant in my room! FCD is also one that I work on frequently!

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