APPy Saturday! I hope you all are off to a very relaxing holiday weekend. Those of you that have followed my blog know that I am in the profession of speech language pathology because of Apraxia. A close family friend was diagnosed with Child Apraxia of Speech (CAS) when he was very young. Going to see his therapy sessions changed my career path from a classroom teacher to an SLP.
When Brian Stokes contacted me about his app, SlowTunes, I was very excited. What makes this app so special is that Brian created it for his music loving daughter who was diagnosed with CAS. She had a hard time singing along with her favorite songs so he created this app for her. SlowTunes allows the song to be slowed down to a rate you choose without distorting the music or singer's voice.
When you open the app, you are prompted to add songs to your playlist. When the music is playing, you have 3 speed options: Normal, Slower, Slowest. The settings option allows you to choose how slow you want the music to be.
I tried this app out using my absolute favorite song, Hey (I Love You!) by Michael Franti. I was amazed how well this app works. You can definitely hear a difference in the song when changing settings but the music sounds exactly the same.
I took a video demo of the app in use on my iPhone. I hope this helps give you a better idea how the app works!
This is such a great app! I will be sharing this app with PreK teachers and parents of children that love to sing but maybe need a little extra help to keep up with their favorite song.
In addition to using this with children that have CAS, I think children with fluency disorders would also greatly benefit from this app. When I was reading up on the app in the iTunes store, I saw that someone wrote a customer review stating how she used the app to help her learn Chinese. What a great idea!
Brian was so kind and offered a free copy of the app to one of my readers! For a chance to win, enter below!