Speech & Language Apps

Free Apps

 

Language

 

Vocabulary – nouns, verbs

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Vocabulary builder 1-3

Innovative Net Learning Limited

Pre-school

Learn new words by dragging the correct word to the corresponding pictures – tap the word to hear it spoken.

Pictures by category

1 – body parts

2- family, common verbs (action words) and shapes

3 – nouns – in the supermarket, in the garden and animals

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iLearn with Boing: Ocean Adventures

Tribal Nova

Pre-school to Year 1

Language development game. Targets vocabulary (nouns, verbs, prepositions), listening comprehension and sentence formation.

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See. Touch. Learn

Brain Parade

Preschool +

Flashcards to develop vocabulary.

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ABA Flash Cards - Actions

Kindergarten.com

Pre-school

Verbs flashcards

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Action words

Innovative Mobile Apps

Preschool +

Picture cards to teach verbs – for example finding “who is swimming” from a choice of 4 pictures

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Things that go together

Grasshopper Apps

Preschool +

Problem solving and language development

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Grammar

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Using ‘I’ and ‘me’

Super Duper Publications

4 +

Colourful pictures and sentences with ‘I’ or ‘me’ missing for the child to complete

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Story Telling

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Sparkle fish

Whosagoodboy Parners

School age

Develop vocabulary and story telling skills by adding your own words in to the story then hear the story played back to you

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Toontastic

Launchpad Toys

School age

Develop story telling skills by encouraging your child to make their own cartoon then re-tell the story to you

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Memory

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Memory king

Innovative Mobile Apps

Preschool +

Pairs type memory game – single or multi-player.

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Special Educational Needs

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TapToTalk

Assistyx LLC

Special Educational Needs

Basic Alternative Augmentative Communication App – the child can tap the picture to communicate if they are unable to produce the word verbally or sign – for example to request a drink. Can be customised.

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Touch and Learn – Emotions

Innovative Mobile Apps

Preschool +

Photo cards to support teaching emotions

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iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids

Staytooned

Preschool

Cartoon pictures for learning emotions

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Speech Sounds

 

Sound Awareness

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Hooked on Phonics App

Hooked on Phonics

Preschool +

To develop rhyme skills

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Rhyming words

Grasshopper Apps

Preschool +

Rhyming picture cards

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Phonics Awareness

Bugbrained LLC

Reception +

Phonological awareness – blending sounds to make words

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Phonics Heros HD

Get Reading Right

Preschool +

To develop phonological awareness skills

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Working on Specific Sounds

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Phonics Studio

Grasshopper Apps

Flashcards listed by sound in beginning (initial), middle (medial) and end (final) of the word

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Articulation Station – ‘p’ sound programme

Little Speech Bee

The ‘p’ sound programme is free but additional ones are charged.

Flashcards to practise the sound at beginning, middle and end of the word. Also using a ‘p’ word in sentences and in stories as the child progresses.

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Apps Under £5

 

Language

 

Understanding Language

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One Step Two Step

Synapse Apps, LLC

Preschool +

To help children develop their understanding of language using games to practise following instructions

£2.99 itunes link

Splingo

Talking Wizard

Develop understanding of language by following the games instructions – targets nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives

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Vocabulary - nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions

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Speech with Milo – Vocabulary development – Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Prepositions (separate apps)

Doonan Speech Therapy

Preschool

To build vocabulary and help children to develop longer sentences.

 

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Category Carousel

Synapse Apps, LLC

Preschool +

To increase a child’s vocabulary and understanding of categories which can help with word finding difficulties

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Grammar

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Regular Past Tense Verbs – Fun Deck

Super Duper Publications

School age

Select the right word to complete the sentence.

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Sentence Development

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First phrases Lite

Hamaguchi Apps

Toddler – Pre-school

Teaching the child to form two and three word sentences

 

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Language Lab : ing Verbs + Prepositions

Doonan Speech Therapy

Pre-school

To teach grammatical forms – adding +ing in simple phrases

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Sentence Maker

Grasshopper Apps

Pre-school to Year 1

Learn to make sentences – beginning at two word combinations up to five word sentences.

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Story Telling and predicting "what next"

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Speech with Milo - Sequencing

Doonan Speech Therapy

Preschool

Sequencing targets early story telling skills and develops understanding and use of time concepts (first, next and last)

£1.99

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Let’s Predict – Fun Deck

Super Duper Publications

School age

Particularly appropriate for children who struggle to predict outcomes using reasoning skills (“what will happen next?” questions)

£1.99

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What’s being said? – Fun Deck

Super Duper Publications

School age

Targets skills of predicting and understanding social situations including helping children to think about how others would feel in a given situation.

£1.99

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Describing skills and higher level language

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The bag game

All4mychild

Age 4 and over

To develop description skills – especially if the child tends to assume the listener knows things they don’t

Additional beneficial for turn taking skills, attention and listening to another person’s description on their turn.

£1.49

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Describe it

Synapse Apps, LLC

Age 4 and over

Develops a child’s ability to describe – improving vocabulary and supporting word finding difficulties 

£4.99

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What doesn’t belong? – Fun Deck

Super Duper Publications

Age 4 and over

Develops children’s skills in identifying categories and reasoning skills

£1.99

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Listening for Absurdities – Fun Deck

Super Duper Publications

Age 4 and over

Develops children’s understanding skills in order to identify what’s wrong with the picture

£1.99

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Concepts

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Opposite Day

Synapse Apps, LLC

Preschool +

Develops children’s vocabulary and understanding of opposite concepts

£2.99

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Speech Sounds

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Beginning Sounds Interactive Game

Lakeshore Learning Materials

Lakeshore Learning Materials

69p

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Pocket Pairs

Synapse Apps, LLC

Age 4 and over

Contrasts two words to help the child understand the word they are saying is wrong and how to correct it – for example pig vs. big. Allows the child to record themselves saying the word so they can hear themselves as other hear them.

£4.99

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Pocket Artic

Synapse Apps, LLC

Age 4 and over

Practise targeted sounds in all word positions

£2.99

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