Home-Speech-Home.com has released another app for speech therapy. This app is titled Multi-Syllabic Word Party. The goal of this app is to improve a client’s production of multi-syllabic words through interactive activities. As you will see in the screenshots throughout this post, the app is filled with bright colors and vivid photographs. Make sure that when you finish reading the app review that you enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
When you open the app you are given the option of four different interactive activities. You can choose between Tap Tap, Outline, Remember, and Say & Slice. I will breakdown each section and provide screenshots for each section so you can get a better idea of all the activities within the app.
At the beginning of each activity the user is provided with instructions and the choice of the syllable level (2, 3, 4, or 5). Only one syllable level can be selected. After you select the syllable level “GO” lights up so you can begin the activity.
A picture is displayed with the word underneath. The word is color coded by syllable parts and dots are below the word for each syllable. The user taps the dot to hear the syllable. Depending on the client’s level you can either have them tap the dot first so they have a model or say the syllable and then tap the dot to compare productions. After all of the dots for that word are tapped then the whole word is produced. There are arrows on each side of the picture to proceed to the next picture.
Instructions are provided at the beginning screen. The syllable level can also be selected (2, 3, 4, or 5).
Once the user selects “GO” three pictures appear with the main image missing. The three missing images are towards the bottom of the page. Once the user drags the correct image to the picture a new box opens.
The user is prompted to “Tap & Say the Syllables”. After the user taps and says all of the syllables the whole word is spoken and it returns to the previous page. Arrows are provided on each side of the page to advance to another slide.
This activity is a memory type game. The amount of cards can be changed and a new game can be started from within the activity. 2, 3, 4, or 5 syllables can be selected for this activity. After the user presses “GO”, all of the pictures are shown in their position on the screen. Once a match is made a new box opens.
The user is prompted to “Tap & Say The Syllables”. After the user taps and says the dots and says all of the syllables the whole word is spoken and it returns to the previous page.
Say & Slice
This activity requires the user to slice the syllable as they produce each part. the instructions appear on the opening screen along with the syllable level selection. Once the user enters the activity a word appears with each section of the word color coded by syllable. The user produces each part of the syllable as they “slice” the syllable with their finger like in Fruit Ninja.
Once all of the syllables have been “sliced” the user places all of them back while saying them again one at a time. As each syllable is placed back into the word the syllable is said by the app. Once all of the syllables are placed back in the word the whole word is repeated.
What I like about this app:
- This app has lots of fun activities for users to practice segmenting and saying syllables.
- I like the use of the dots to practice saying the syllables as you tap the dot.
- My students enjoyed the Say & Slice activity. They enjoyed slicing the syllable like in Fruit Ninja.
- The colors and display of the app is very appealing.
What I would like to see improved:
- There is not a settings screen on the app. I would like the option to turn off the voice when the dots are tapped. It was difficult for my student to say the syllable while tapping the dots in rapid order to increase typical production. The voice plays after each dot is tapped and it made it hard to stay focused on the syllable she was producing.
- The words are in alphabetical order. I would like to have the option to mix up the order of the words in each section without having to advance through them to find the next letter.
- It would be nice to have the option to track the user’s productions during the activities within the app.
I would like to thank Luke from Home Speech Home for providing me with this app to review. I hope this review assisted in your decision to purchase this app. I would recommend this app to other SLPs that have clients working on producing multi-syllabic words. This app is suitable for client’s of any age. The current price of the app is $3.99 on iTunes. I feel the price is fair for the variety of activities provided within the app. Click this link to purchase this app in iTunes.
Disclaimer: A copy of this app was provided to me for my review. No other compensation was provided and the opinions are mine.
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