Speciality

  • Speech-Language Therapy (SLP, STL, SLP-A, CFY, Student)

Categories

  • AAC/Modalities
  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Dysphagia
  • Language
  • Professional Tools
  • Social Aspects
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Carissa Speelman, M.A. CCC-SLP is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who works in an outpatient clinic setting. She is the founder and author of Home Sweet Speech Room, a speech-language therapy blog that features app, game, and book reviews, therapy ideas and materials, and information for fellow speech-language pathologists.

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Carissa Speelman

  • StepByStep Sequencing Steps And Assessment For Adults and Kids With Special Needs Free Version by SOAR Therapy

    This app is designed to be used with both adults and kids. There are sequence sets for each one. The sequences provided are daily routines or activit...

  • Phonological Awareness Lab

    I like the variety of ways that it targets phonological awareness. It includes practice with sounds, syllables, words, and sentences. The app makes a...

  • Verb Quest

    My students love this app. It is easy to use and is engaging. The app has 20 levels of play and moves through the various verb tenses. It allows fo...

  • This app can be used for articulation, language, phonology, and social skills. I use it mostly for articulation word lists. This version allows the ...

  • Junganew: A Herd of Sounds “S”

    This app was created by a speech-language pathologist for speech-language pathologists! This is a different style app than I have ever really seen be...

  • R intensive Pro

    This app is great for my students who are working on /r/. There are three different activities to choose from, and they target all of the different /...

  • Lingraphica TalkPath Listening

    This is a good app for adults working on listening skills. I like that the app announces the action at the same time you or the client presses that b...

  • Lingraphica TalkPath Therapy

    Bottom Line: This is a great app for adults. It allows for different areas of practice, different levels of practice, and great data keeping all in o...

  • Articulation Carnival Pro

    I really enjoyed using this app with my students. They had so much fun doing some drill and then playing. Everyone loves a carnival, and this defini...

  • Articulation Test Center

    I love that it's a one-stop shop: it has both a full test and a screener. It's portable, has a built-in report feature, has comprehensive data trackin...

  • Insight Notes – notetaking for health professionals

    I think this would be a great app for in the nursing homes. Nursing homes tend to have their own software system, as do most places SLPs work. Howeve...

  • Minimal Pairs Academy

    I love that multiple students can use this at once. It allows for easier planning for group sessions and a chance to work on turn-taking skills. I lo...

  • iPractice Verbs

    Overall, I really like this app. It truly is intuitive, as they have advertised. This app is perfect for some of my students who are working on verb...

  • Preposition Remix

    Overall, I really like this app for targeting prepositions. My younger students think it is a very fun way to practice and achieve their goals. It w...

  • iName it

    Overall, this is a great app that can be used with almost any caseload. Both adults and children with language or word finding goals will benefit fro...

  • Language Trainer

    It's for both adults and children, it is simple and easy to use, it could be used for assessment or intervention, there is a record button so that my ...

  • Custom Boards- Premium

    -It's evidence-based and so versatile. It can benefit kids with AAC, language, and social communication goals, among others. You can email and print ...

  • Listen Close Articulation

    I've never seen anything like it before; It is SO fun for the students! It targets articulation, but can also target memory, social skills, attention,...

  • Language Empires

    This is a great app that targets so many areas of language. I would recommend this app to any SLP to have in their "bag of tricks" or "toolbox." It'...

  • Open-Ended Articulation

    This app is very easy to use and kids will love it! Erik is very entertaining in his examples, and it is bright color-wise but not overwhelming. It is...

  • Sunny Articulation Phonology Test Kit

    This is a great evaluation and assessment app that can give you more information than some standardized tests will give you. It is not a replacement ...

  • Med SLP

    It is a new idea that I haven't seen before as an app, and it is a practical option for those who have to track hours. You have the option to add your...

  • Phono Learning Center

    It is research-based (based on the cycles approach by Hodson, 2010). It was developed and designed by a speech-language pathologist. It has a multi-pl...

  • Expressive

    This is honestly one of the easiest AAC apps to use and played around with. It is so intuitive. The way it is organized just makes sense to me. It's ...

  • Storybook Maker

    It can target a lot of different goals. You can use these activities as carryover. You can print these books to send home with the students. Students ...

  • I Dare You Articulation

    This app is an innovative way to address your students' articulation goals without them noticing how much they're actually practicing their sounds! A...

  • Multiple Choice Articulation

    his app allows the students to practice their sounds in spontaneous speech and at the sentence level. It will likely spark some fun and interesting c...

  • Word FLiPS

    This app is great for kids with apraxia. It is modeled after the Word FLIPS book product. You can track data for each student. You can create CV, C...

  • Speech with Milo Articulation Board Game PRO

    My students love this app. They love the game board aspect of it, and I like that they have fun while practicing their speech sounds! This app provi...

  • Word Search Articulation for Speech Therapy

    My students love this app, especially the word search aspect. This app provides a lot of opportunities for practice for my students. It is an app the...

  • Social Quest

    I really like how this app provides everyday situations that the students may encounter and helps them work through it. They have situations for home...

  • Language Adventures Pro

    My students love the game board aspect of this app. I like that it is multi-player and that I can customize it to each of their individual IEP goals....

  • Fun & Functional

    I like this app for my students who are working on functions and descriptions of objects. I like that it takes data and that students can see how clo...

  • Articulation Station Pro

    This is one of my go-to articulation apps. It allows students to have a lot of practice with their target sounds. It's easy to use, and it can be gr...

  • Toca Kitchen Monsters

    This is one of my go-to articulation apps. It allows students to have a lot of practice with their target sounds. It's easy to use, and it can be gr...

  • Toca Train

    Another fun app that my students love. My preschoolers especially love the train. It's great for language, following directions, cause and effect, an...

  • Fun With Directions Lite

    This is a simple app for following directions. It's easy to use and my students seem to enjoy it! There is also a component where they student has ...

  • Choiceworks

    This is my go-to app to create a picture or visual schedule for a student I am working with. This is an app that can be used at home, at school/ clin...

  • Articulation Scenes

    This has been a fun and engaging way to work on articulation skills in our speech room. Students seem to enjoy the movie theme of the app. There are...

  • Dropbox

    I just love Dropbox, and I am thankful they have an app now. This is one of my go-to storage methods, especially if I know I will need to document on...

  • Heads Up!

    We use this app all of the time, both at home and at school Students love this game, and I love that it is allows students time to work on their desc...

  • Basic Concepts Skills Screener

    This is a great app for assessing and progress monitoring basic concept skills for our preschool friends. It's easy to use. I love that the app crea...

  • Speech Trainer 3D

    This app has been a great way to show my students the parts of their mouth, what each of the articulators are doing, and how they can make each sound ...

  • Charades Articulation

    This has been a fun app to use in our speech room. It helps the students practice their articulation while acting it out and having fun. It is a gre...

  • Peekaboo Barn

    I absolutely love this app. It is extremely easy to use and it is one that my clients ask for again and again. It is engaging and you can target so ...

  • Finger Paint With Sounds

    This is a cute and fun app for my toddler/ preschool friends. It is extremely easy to use--just select music/sound effects/ no sound and have the kids...

  • Let’s be Social: Social Skills Development

    This app was developed by SLPs. There are 25 different lessons, and you can create your own lessons. The lessons cover a good variety of topics and h...

  • Secret Mission Articulation for Speech Therapy

    This is another fun app from Erik X. Raj. My students have so much fun with these apps. They enjoy listening to the clues given and trying to guess ...

  • Tap Roulette – Make Decisions with Friends!

    This is a great app that we use a lot in my speech room. It's an easy way to determine who goes first, who gets a point, or whose turn it is next. I...

  • Articulation Games

    I love that all the phonemes are included in this app. I also appreciate that real pictures are used. Data is easy to collect in this app. There ar...

  • Normal Swallow

    This app was extremely helpful to me while studying for the MBSimp certification. It helped me review what a normal swallow looks like so that I coul...

  • Dysphagia

    This app was extremely helpful to me while studying for the MBSimp certification. It walked me through the various impairments and what it each type ...

  • JoyCE – Continuing Education Tracker for CME, CEU, CLE, CPE, and PD

    This is a simple app that logs all of your CEUs. You can input all the information such as where the course was held, the presenter, the date, the ti...

  • Speech Therapy for Apraxia – NACD Home Speech Therapist

    This is an app I use a lot with my young students with apraxia and with my adult clients who have apraxia. It is a great way to start with one syllab...

  • Word Retrieval

    My students who struggle with word retrieval love this app. They love the Jeopardy-style to the game. It's a fun way to target the following skills:...

  • Toca Tea Party

    My students love all of the Toca Boca apps. They love being able to set up the tea party and choose the various different items to have it just the w...

  • Toca Hair Salon

    My students love all of the Toca Boca apps. They enjoy being able to pick the character they want and design his/her hair exactly the way they want i...

  • SoundingBoard

    This is a great app for students to use to make choices about therapy. I use it with my non-verbal or those who are extremely unintelligible. It's ...

  • Bitsboard PRO – The Best Educational Learning Games and Flash Cards in 1 App

    This has been a go-to app of mine for working with preschoolers and students with autism. It is essentially flashcards and a bunch of different activ...

  • Go-Togethers

    This is a great app for my students who are working on functions, describing, categories, and attributes. It is easy to use. The graphics make it eas...

  • Common Core Early Language Screener

    With the push for IEP goals to be aligned with Common Core, I appreciate this app because it allows me to match my language goals with the CCSS. It i...

  • Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment

    This is a great tool to have for screening, especially if you have a bilingual population. Since it is an app, it makes it super portable (instead of...

  • SLP Goal Bank

    This app is a great starting point for writing goals. I have used it many times when I don't know how to phrase something quite right or need ideas o...

  • Silly Sentence Articulation for Speech Therapy

    I love all of Erik X. Raj's apps, and this one is no exception. It is a fun way to get students engaged in their therapy sessions. I have the student...

  • Find My iPhone

    This app has saved me so many times! There have been so many times that I couldn't find my phone or my iPad and used this to help me find it. It's ea...

  • DynaVox Compass

    I first became familiar with Compass on DynaVox's devices. I was extremely happy when they turned it into an iPad app for SLPs to use. It's a great ...

  • #1 Chronological Age Calculator – Free

    This app is super easy to use and extremely helpful when you are calculating the chronological age of a child. Just input their birthday and the test...

  • I first became familiar with GoTalk Now with the actual devices. I was excited to see an app option as well. There are options for direct scanning a...

  • ABA Flash Cards & Games – Emotions

    I have used this app with both children and adults. For both, I use it to help them read facial expressions and identify how someone is feeling. I h...

  • Google Docs

    Google Docs have many uses in our world today, especially in the therapy setting. We used it in graduate school to share information back and forth. ...

  • Therapy Report Center

    I love the concept of this app. The ability to enter all of my students into this app and then have their information/profile available in any other ...

  • Make Dice

    This is a great app for use in therapy. I will write articulation words on the dice, conversation starters, vocabulary, multiple meaning words, synon...

  • Super Duper StoryMaker FREE

    This is a fun app that my students really enjoy. My students love writing stories, and this app allows them to do just that. I use it with my studen...

  • TxTools

    This app helps therapists take data during their sessions. There are tools for tallying, timing, percentage correct, age finder, and IEP scheduling. ...

  • LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise

    My students absolutely love this app. It's not a speech/language app specifically, but it is a great one for a reinforcer. I have them say their wor...

  • Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine

    My students have fun with this app. We use it around Halloween time as a reinforcer mainly. We also use it to create a pumpkin and then describe it,...

  • Speech FlipBook – Articulation & Apraxia

    This is a great app for articulation and apraxia. You choose your specific targets for your session. Hit "start" and it will show you three sections...

  • Common Core Standards

    This is a great reference tool for any school-based SLP. I use it to see which standards match the goals I am working on. My principal likes to see ...

  • Bag Game

    My students have so much fun with this app. If they are fans of the game 20 Questions, then they will love this. Pick the item to be placed in the b...

  • Speech Journal

    This app has many uses for SLPs. You can use it for visual schedules, story telling, retelling, taking data, sequencing, and more. The list just goe...

  • Toca Doctor

    This is another cute app by Toca Boca! Although they are not designed specifically for speech therapy, we use them all the time. My students love be...

  • Paint Ponies

    This is a fun app that I use for reinforcement. My students, particularly the girls, love anything American Girl dolls, so they love this. Draw a li...

  • Toca Tailor Fairy Tales

    We use Toca Boca apps all of the time in my room for reinforcement. Students just love to play them. My students love to pick a character and create...

  • Bugs and Buttons

    This is a cute and fun app that my younger students enjoy. I have them practice counting, identifying their uppercase and lowercase letters, solving ...

  • Toca Tailor

    This is another great Toca Boca app! This one is a fun way to target describing and attributes. I also use it for prepositions and vocabulary (body ...

  • Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden

    Cute and fun app. My students love the Dr. Panda series of apps. I love to use this for sequencing and describing. It can also be used as a simple ...

  • ABC Alphabet by Little Sorter

    This is an app for our preschool and kindergarten friends who are working on letter identification. I also use it to address phonemic awareness by ha...

  • Bitsboard – Education, Games, and Flashcards for Learning Reading, Spelling, and more

    This has been a go-to app of mine for working with preschoolers and students with autism. It is essentially flashcards and a bunch of different activi...

  • Flow Free

    This is a simple and fun app that I use for cognition and reinforcement. I like to use it for attention to task and problem solving. My students wil...

  • Speech Cards Lite

    This is the free version of the app. It comes pre-loaded with one deck (animals) with 10 cards. One feature I love is that it allows you to record y...

  • Color SlapPs

    This is a simple app I use to help with identifying colors with my preschool and low kindergarten friends. There are three different levels of play, ...

  • Speech Cards Professional

    This is such a great app. It comes pre-loaded with some decks and you can create a lot of your own as well. You can use this app for vocabulary, con...

  • Cookie Doodle

    My students truly love this app. They love anything to do with baking or eating, so this is right up their alley. We use it for following directions...

  • Cake Doodle

    My students love food and baking, so this is a fun app for them. They enjoy being able to design cakes! I target following directions and sequencing...

  • ArtikPix Levels

    This is the free version of the app, so it comes pre-loaded with one deck (th). You can adjust the grammatical level, syllable length, and matching l...

  • SLP Words HD Light

    This is the free version of an app, so it only allows you to have 5 records. It comes pre-loaded with 3 word/pair button screens. You can edit those...

  • Pic Collage – Photo editor and collage maker with effects

    While I use this app mostly for personal use instead of in therapy, I do use it for creating collages for my students. My students enjoy taking pictur...

  • Glow Coloring

    My students love coloring and love the iPad, and this app combines those two things. They love being able to make things "glow." I use it as a reinfo...

  • Autism Tracker Lite: Track, analyze and share ASD daily

    This is the free version of the full app and it allows you to try out every aspect. You are limited to 12 entries per item. Use the calendar to trac...

  • Easybee Age Calculator

    This is an easy to use app for any speech-language pathologist or other therapist to use. Simply add the patient or student's birthdate and test date...

  • SPEAKall! Premium Plus

    Bottom line, this is a great AAC app. It's user friendly and easy to customize for the individual using it. It's backed by research out of Purdue Un...

  • I Can Have Conversations With You!™

    This app has a lot of different scenarios. These scenarios are relevant to my students' everyday lives, which makes this app very practical for them....

  • Yes / No Barn: Answering Yes No Questions

    Overall, I really like this app. It's a great way to target yes/no questions. It is very intuitive. The report section is very detailed, and the re...

  • Articulation Vacation

    Overall, my students really enjoy this app. The vacation theme and games are fun and motivating for them. I really appreciate the multi-player option...

  • Google Docs

    Overall, my students really enjoy this app. The vacation theme and games are fun and motivating for them. I really appreciate the multi-player option...

  • Google Docs

    Overall, my students really enjoy this app. The vacation theme and games are fun and motivating for them. I really appreciate the multi-player option...

  • What’s the Pic Articulation

    Overall, What\'s the Pic? Artic is a fun, engaging app to help children practice their target sounds. It utilizes voice recognition software to track...

  • Splingo’s Language Universe

    Overall, Splingo\'s Language Universe is a fun app created by a speech-language pathologist for targeting following directions, vocabulary, prepositio...

  • Pronouns With Splingo

    Overall, Pronouns with Splingo is a good app to get started with targeting pronouns as well as working on following simple directions. My clients enj...