I often have parents asking for apps for the iPad that would be beneficial for their child to use at home to assist in improving language skills. Here are a few applications and a brief description of each that are great for targeting language skills:
- Speech With Milo Interactive Storybook
This app is good for pre-school children in which they can listen to the story, interact with the pages, and record themselves retelling the events on the page.
- Rainbow Sentences
This is a great app for forming grammatically correct sentences and expanding utterances.
- Cookie Doodle
This application is great for following the directions of the recipe, sequence the steps, decorating, and describing a cookie. There are many things you can do with this app to elicit language.
- Let’s name things: Fun Deck
This app is designed for children and targets naming skills. It contains 52 flashcards with visiuals, a built-in audio, and the ability to track data.
- Toca Kitchen Monsters
The series “Toca Boca” apps are great for pretend play. On the Toca Kitchen Monsters app, children get to feed a monster. The children can interact with the monster by selecting different types of food. This is great for pretend play and building vocabulary.
An additional website for applications for a variety of speech/language deficits: