Patti’s Best iPad Apps

Author: Patti McAleer Hamaguchi, M.A., CCC-SLP

Twitter: Hamaguchi Apps @ HamaguchiApps

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About the Author: Patti McAleer Hamaguchi is a speech-language pathologist, founder and director of Hamaguchi & Associates, Inc. and is the author of several books and articles on language development, and auditory processing.   Find them at these sites:

Find Patti’s apps, created for speech, language and auditory development at iTunes

Speech-Language Pathologist Patti Hamaguchi, M.A., CCC-SLP  shows apps made by her company, Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development. An author with over 30 years of experience in the field, she grew interested in making apps when she found that children were excited and inspired to use the iPad in speech therapy.HSA’s can help pay for educational technology Get medical insurance quotes on affordable plans that help pay for speech therapy.

One app, Fun with Directions, allows the child to touch and drag items according to the direction given. It practices listening and memory skills and includes animation and colorful graphics. First Phrases uses pictures and animation to show the child how to put words together to form simple three-word phrases, such as “drop-the-dishes” and even allows recording and playback. Their latest app, First Words International allows the child to learn 50 basic objects in seven languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Hindi and Russian.  Learn techniques for raising a bilingual child

As well as when to refer a bilingual child to a speech therapist

This app includes many different representations of each word to help with generalization that is often challenging for children on the autism spectrum. It also features a progress/data tracker and ability to record! These apps are a great way to practice speech and language skills, not only in therapy but at home and with any child who is learning language! Check out Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development in the iTunes store!

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