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

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  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Cognition
  • General Skills
  • Language
  • Professional Tools
  • Social Aspects
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I am an ASHA certified, Speech-Language Pathologist, currently an assistant professor in communication disorders at Minot State University, and formerly a school-based SLP working with 3-21 year olds. I am an avid app user, app author, app consultant, blogger, and single parent (not necessarily in that order). I present on using IOS apps in speech-language therapy at various state and national conferences...and am passionate about creating and using 21st century technology to aid my clients (and myself)! I am active member (and co-founder) of the #SLPeeps group on twitter. I blog about various SLP related items: app reviews, research literature,

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Mary
Huston
Mary Huston

  • Soundable – Spell Words with Sounds

    This is a fun app for practicing IPA and phonological awareness. As an SLP or CD student it's great practice. I think it could also be used by some sc...

  • Articulate it! Pro

    I LOVE this app. There are 4 different ways to choose targets - phonemes, processes, manner, and syllables. Each target contains words, phrases, and s...

  • Sunny Articulation Phonology Test Kit

    This is my "go-to" app for all things /R/. With R intensive, I am able to select which type of R I want to work on (e.g., "or" "air" prevocalic, etc.)...

  • Language Therapy

    This is a great tool for working on the language skills for older students and adults. This is a four-in-one app, and targets Comprehension, Naming, R...

  • Speech FlipBook Standard – Articulation & Apraxia

    This is a great tool for working on the language skills for older students and adults. This is a four-in-one app, and targets Comprehension, Naming, R...

  • TenseBuilder

    Somewhat customizable, multiple levels, and choice of verb tense (future, present, past). Great for using to determine if student understands tense us...

  • Dysphagia2Go

    To help a medical based SLP to do bedside screenings for dysphagia. Specifically, this allows the SLP complete a thorough bedside exam including: pati...

  • Multiple Choice Articulation

    I love using this app in groups. The students all love it. In addition to the obvious benefit of using sentences that are loaded with articulation, it...

  • Speech Tutor

    I love to use this app to show placement for phonemes. I find it particularly useful to show students where the back of the tongue should be as well a...

  • Speech Trainer 3D

    This app is great for showing clients where correct placement of articulators should be and gives step-by-step directions. It also includes an animati...

  • Apraxia Ville

    This app is fabulous for working with children with CAS, severe phonological delays, or stuttering. Three activities with increasing complexity insur...

  • Language Empires

    This app is one of my go-to-apps for my older students. It helps them learn the skills for inferencing, and predicting. It also allows them to increas...

  • Speech with Milo: Prepositions

    This is a fairly simple app with an engaging mouse as the character. It moves at a fairly slow pace which makes it great for preschool learning. There...

  • Speech with Milo: Sequencing

    Directions are included. Some customization with choices of sounds, hints, and word list. The app essentially has a series of pictures of daily activ...

  • Speech with Milo: Verbs

    There are both therapist and parent instructions available in the app. A list of actions allows the adult to select the verbs to target. Settings allo...

  • Understanding Inferences Fun Deck

    The newest version 3.0 does not operate on IOS 5. There is some customization available in the "game options" area. The app does keep individual users...

  • ConversationBuilderTeen

    The app allows some customization and includes parental controls to eliminate potentially difficult conversations (sex, drugs, bullying). The user sel...

  • ConversationBuilderDeluxe

    The app allows the individual to choose the topic of conversation. The app allows the individual to choose whether the initiator of the conversation i...

  • Syntax City

    This app allows for multiple users all working on different targets which makes it great for group work. Several of the target areas have levels to in...

  • Reading Rehabilitation Toolkit

    This app is available in English and Portuguese, compiles data, and is specifically designed to assist in post-stroke reading rehab. However, it is st...

  • Custom Boards- Premium

    This app is perfect for creating worksheets, games, visual schedules, etc. at a moment's notice. It incorporates all of the Smarty Symbols for easy sy...

  • Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment

    Fabulous assessment tool. I love that it's standardized for both English and Spanish. Awesome graphs to show intelligibility, errors, etc. Allows for ...

  • Sentence Ninja

    Sentence Ninja is a great app for sentence structure and grammar. It's highly customizable and able to be tailored for the individual student. However...

  • Articulation Scenes

    Fun movie themed articulation app. The user can choose the phonemes, position in the words, and even read short stories if they want. It includes both...

  • Preposition Remix

    I use this to teach prepositions. I like that it is very specific and the child gets credit only when he or she actually touches the specific item. Th...

  • WhQuestions

    I really like how comprehensive this app is. The app allows for either receptive or expressive skills and all 6 WH questions. In the reception portion...

  • Language Adventures Pro

    This is great for elementary students to work on difficult language concepts. It's a fun "game" but it incorporates so many opportunities for learning...

  • Describe it to me

    I love this app for working on attributes. It ties in nicely with my Expanding Expressions Toolkit that I use also. It is a game-show format, so it's ...

  • Fun & Functional

    This is a fun app for working on functions. I love the data collection element and being able to see progress so easily. The kids love talking about w...

  • Profile of Phonological Awareness (Pro-Pa)

    This app is fantastic for assessing the phonological awareness of younger students. It allows for areas to be skipped if they are too difficult. The a...

  • Reading Comprehension Camp

    This app is great in that I can choose the reading level of the story and choose the type of questions I want in the quiz at the end. The hints are he...

  • iPractice Verbs

    This is my go-to app for verb practice. There are two activities "flashcards" and "Find it." In flashcards, each verb includes present tense, present...

  • Social Quest

    I really like how this app allows for the all the different activities in real life. I can choose between working on things at school, home, or in the...

  • Articulation Station Pro

    I use this app mainly for preschoolers as the older kids seem to think it's "babyish". I love that each phoneme has it's own set of flashcards . The c...

  • Rainbow Sentences

    Rainbow sentences is a great beginning app for creating grammatically correct sentences. It's engaging and easily customized for individual students. ...

  • Syllables Splash

    The graphics on this app are fabulous. They are engaging and the kids enjoy them a lot. I like the customization and being able to choose the number o...

  • Evernote

    I love Evernote for taking notes during RTI and IEP meetings. It helps keep me organized and I can refer back to things easily. I use it with my older...

  • ArtikPix – Full

    Nice articulation app for elementary aged students. I love that I can use the built-in decks or create my own decks. It has an audio recording for sel...

  • Adjective Remix

    Nice articulation app for elementary aged students. I love that I can use the built-in decks or create my own decks. It has an audio recording for sel...

  • Cake Doodle

    Initially I started to use this as merely a way for my daughter to have fun. But, I quickly realized how awesome it is for clinic too. It's great for ...

  • Cookie Doodle

    I love this app for sequencing and following directions. It's engaging for the kids and it keeps their attention nicely. The recipes are real recipes ...

  • Bag Game

    This is a deceptively simple game. All you need to do is pick an item out of many option, it'll go into a paper "bag" and let the questions begin. The...

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

    WIth Bitsboard you can create just about any type of stimuli needed for language or articulation therapy. It's great for working with vocabulary. With...

  • Caseload Tracker

    Useful app for keeping track of due process information: when IEPs are due, when Evals are due, etc. Popup reminders alert me when things are coming u...

  • Common Core Early Language Screener

    This is a great screener to help determine kindergarten readiness skills and 1st grade readiness skills. While it doesn't specifically address articul...

  • Toontastic Jr. Pirates Puppet Theater

    I recommend watching the video to know how to set it up. It's not hard, but it's not intuitive either. It's a good way to keep paperless data. The app...

  • Find My iPhone

    I strongly recommend that this app be placed on every iPhone or iPad and activated. Once it's activated, I suggest moving it to an out of the way fold...

  • Go-Togethers

    This is a great little app for working on which items go together. It helps develop language skills and while it's primarily for younger students (or ...

  • Enchanted Dictionary 7-12th Grade

    I really wanted to love this app...unfortunately, it fell short of my expectations. I like the concept, and the mixed up definitions definitely make y...

  • Is that Silly?

    This is a fun little app that I use with my preschoolers and kindergarten kids mainly. It encourages language in many different ways. The premise of t...

  • ArtikPix Levels Plus

    I was pleasantly surprised with the depth of this app. The full version has all the word decks, and the ability to customize your own. Selection of ta...

  • Common Core Standards

    I use this app to help guide my decisions on which common core state standards my goals will meet (note: not what CCSS I will choose to work on, but w...

  • EasyConcepts

    This app is great for working on size concepts and first/then concepts. I use it with many of my preschool students who struggle. The pictures are eng...

  • Dysphagia

    I love using this app to review different swallow patterns. I wish I'd had it during my dysphagia classes! I have used it to show people different swa...

  • Vowel Viz Pro

    I like to use Vowel Viz to help students learn to articulate the vowel before the /r/ in their words. It helps them be able to visualize the importanc...

  • Verb Quest

    This app is fun and helpful. I love the multiple levels and data keeping. It starts off with easy things - verb/noun matching in present tense and bui...

  • Using I and Me Fun Deck

    I use this app exactly the way I'd use the flashcards. They are very similar. The difference is that I can use these while the kids are playing a diff...

  • This app is wonderful for slowing down any music that is in your iTunes library (or an MP3) and not distorting it. I use it with younger kids who need...

  • Understanding Inferences Fun Deck

    This app is wonderful for slowing down any music that is in your iTunes library (or an MP3) and not distorting it. I use it with younger kids who need...

  • Toca Tea Party

    Like most Toca Boca apps, Toca Tea Party was not designed to be anything other than a game. However, with very little difficulty it can be adapted to ...

  • Toca Tailor

    Toca Tailor is a fun app that works great for working on adjectives and describing items while working on following directions and general language sk...

  • I like Story Pals for checking the reading and auditory comprehension of my students. I love that the stories are all recorded to allow the student to...

  • TapToTalk™

    This is a nice app for some to use - particularly those starting out with SGDs. I love that I can add my own pictures and recordings. I also like that...

  • Expressive

    Great starter AAC app. It has a lot of options and allows the user to create their own folders and pictures. I like that it can be tailored to fit the...

  • Dropbox

    I use dropbox for document storage on my PC. I love that it is webbased so I can access the documents anywhere. It is secure (although not HIPPA compl...

  • Silly Sentence Articulation for Speech Therapy

    This is a fun way for kids to practice their articulation. I also use it for kids to work on language - and why things are silly. The sentences are su...

  • Minimal Pairs Academy

    This is a good app for helping students with sound-system disorders. I particularly like that it has auditory bombardment, auditory discrimination, an...

  • Tap Roulette – Make Decisions with Friends!

    I LOVE this little problem solver! I use this whenever doing group therapy and having to decide the dreaded question of Who Goes First! The kids p...

  • Therapy Report Center

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app. I can input all my students into this one app and then export them with the touch of a finger to ANY SMARTY EARS app I happ...

  • R intensive Pro

    I love to use this app for working on all things R related. It is my go-to app when I'm working on /r/ in all it's variations. With the breakdown in t...

  • Yes / No Barn: Answering Yes No Questions

    Fun little app designed to help children learn to answer yes/no questions. In addition, it's great to use for helping create good sentence structure, ...

  • 3D Brain

    I use 3D brain when I'm talking to parents or classes regarding brain development. It is a wonderful tool that allows an individual to highlight a par...

  • This app has has undergone a recent transformation and is nearly a brand new app. It now includes social skills (including conversation starts, emoti...

  • Disfluency Index Counter

    This app is made to count disfluent syllables. Simply tap the blue F for smooth syllables or the green D for disfluent. If you select the "advanced co...

  • Frog Game – SCHOOL

    This is a fun app for developing phonological awareness. Matching letters to letter sounds, etc. Nicely animated. The targets follow a logical process...

  • Toca Hair Salon 2

    although not an speech-therapy app directly, this is one of the more motivating apps I have found. Kids love to play around with it, and it's great fo...

  • Splingo’s Language Universe

    I'll be honest and say I wasn't a fan of Splingo when I first downloaded it a few years ago. Since then, they have made great strides and have much im...

  • ClickySticky Doodle

    I'll be honest and say I wasn't a fan of Splingo when I first downloaded it a few years ago. Since then, they have made great strides and have much im...

  • Click Me Stick Me HD

    I'll be honest and say I wasn't a fan of Splingo when I first downloaded it a few years ago. Since then, they have made great strides and have much im...

  • Compare and Contrast Fun Deck

    I'll be honest and say I wasn't a fan of Splingo when I first downloaded it a few years ago. Since then, they have made great strides and have much im...

  • Smarty Spell

    This app is a great app for general education, special education, and spelling teachers. It can be appdatpted to work on phonological awareness and vo...

  • Good app for working on beginning and higher order preposition use. It goes from simple on, off, behind to more complex prepositions appropriate for m...

  • Language Therapy – 4-in-1 Toolkit for Aphasia Speech Therapy

    This is a great tool for working on the language skills for older students and adults. This is a four-in-one app, and targets Comprehension, Naming, R...