Apraxia - Words

The NACD Home Speech Therapist app for iPad, Kindle, Nook and Google Play is a convenient and effective tool for:
  • children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech/dyspraxia
  • adults with apraxia
  • use by anyone working with individuals with apraxia, either therapists or parents
  • can also be used for traditional articulation practice

Developed by the National Association for Child Development team, including a certified speech-language pathologist, this app practices articulation at the word level and is a logical follow-up to the original syllable-based app, Speech Therapy for Apraxia.

This second version of the app provides choices of different patterns of articulation within words and moves through a progression of levels that challenge motor planning for speech. It begins at the production of single words with easier patterns of articulation and progresses through increasingly more difficult production sequences all the way to the production of sequences of random words.

App Features For Speech Therapy for Apraxia - Words

Features For Speech Therapy for Apraxia Words

  • Choose from 9 different word groups to target.
  • Words are categorized according to place of articulation of the phonemes and pattern of articulation within the word.
  • For each group, choose the level at which to practice.
  • Detailed instructions explain how to choose an appropriate word group and practice level.
  • Moves through a logical progression of 8 different levels for motor planning for speech.
  • Illustration and audio provided for each word.
  • Option to repeat levels, reset, or move to next level.
  • Can also be used for straight articulation drill for particular types of phonemes.
  • Choose from 9 different word groups to target.
  • Words are categorized according to place of articulation of the phonemes and pattern of articulation within the word.
  • For each group, choose the level at which to practice.
  • Detailed instructions explain how to choose an appropriate word group and practice level.

Recent App Store Reviews

“We have numerous apps for apraxia. This is my favorite one at this stage of apraxia. It is the first one to
really make my child understand the difference in the beginning of sounds."
“This app was a lifesaver when I needed to work with a typical preschool student who needed assistance using
initial sounds. This is a must for any SLP who is working with individuals who have several sound errors."
“We have numerous apps for apraxia. This is my favorite one at this stage of apraxia. It is the first one to really make my child understand the difference in the beginning of sounds."
“This app was a lifesaver when I needed to work with a typical preschool student who needed assistance using initial sounds. This is a must for any SLP who is working with individuals who have several sound errors."

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