Social Detective App Review


Social Detective Intermediate was developed SLPs Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke. It is a follow up to Social Detective Beginner, an app I have not reviewed. The purpose of Social Detective Intermediate is to help students decode the thoughts and emotions of others and then predict what people may say or do in specific [...]

New Articulation App Review


I hope you are all doing well. It has been a long time since I have reviewed apps. To make up for my absence, I will be reviewing one app today and posting another next week. :) I'll start with an articulation app called Boo Articulation Helper. Boo Articulation Helper was developed by Thomas Ljungblad, [...]

Do Autistic Children Benefit from Tech Tools?


Hello again! It has been a very long time. I drifted away from the blog when I became busy with other projects. One project I completed was a course that is now available through Northern Speech Services (NSS). The course is Stopping the Stuttering Trajectory in the Preschool Years. It is a solid beginner-intermediate course for SLPs [...]

Information on Home Use of Speech Therapy Tools


In December, 2014, I was contacted by a company called Software Advice bringing my attention to an article by one of their writers, Gaby Loria, entitled, "Patient Home Usage of Speech Therapy Software IndustryView l 2014." I thought I would share some of the online survey's results with you. The Key Findings: Three-quarters (74%) of [...]

Videos and Signing Are Included in This Vocabulary App


Vocabulary Builder 2 by BumbleBee Kids: This vocabulary app offers 23 words appropriate for the developmental ages 12 months to 3 years. The product description states that the app is appropriate for late talkers, children with autism or PDD and children with speech delays. I question its value with the last group, but more about [...]

Stuttering During the Preschool Years Helping families understand this condition early on.


Advance for Speech and Hearing featured my article Stuttering During the Preschool Years Helping families understand this condition early on in their July 21, 2014 issue. I have pasted it below. Click here for the full article. The formative preschool years, when a child's speech and language skills progress by leaps and bounds, is also [...]