Apps For Speech Sound Difficulties

'Practice only makes for improvement.' - Les Brown

How can I find the right app for speech sound difficulties?

Finding the right apps for speech sound difficulties can be very confusing, as there are so many apps to choose from and so many new ones being developed! To help you on your way, here are a selection of apps chosen by The Talking House. Please remember that other apps are available and this is just a sample from us from the iTunes App Store:

Articulation Station

Targets: Practicing and monitoring speech sounds
Price: Individual sounds can be purchased starting from £1.99, ‘p’ is given for free
Good for: Children who have speech sound difficulties and need to practice these sounds in a fun and engaging way.

Articulation Station is an app designed for practicing speech sounds. It takes the child through a series of pictures for each speech sound and allows them to record themselves saying the word. This is great for monitoring your child’s progress with speech production. It also allows you to give the child a tick or a cross as to whether they managed the sound correctly. This information is stored so that you can see which words your child struggles with in particular.

Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games

Targets: Speech sound practice
Price: £2.99
Good for: Children who are practicing speech sounds in isolation

This app is full of games to encourage children to repeat single sounds to improve accuracy and muscle memory. The child must say the sound multiple times in order, for example, to get the boat across the river. What’s nice is that children seem to forget that they are practicing as they get so caught up in the game!

Sound Seeker

Targets: Speech sounds practice (only initial sounds)
Price: £1.49
Good For: Children who are just learning to identify sounds.

This app involves listening to 4 sounds and identifying which picture begins with which sound. It is great for children who are just beginning to learn their sounds and for children who have difficulty with auditory discrimination. You can even choose to target specific sounds, which is fab.

Phonics Studio

Target: Speech sound practice
Price: All sounds are free
Good For: Children who have speech sound difficulties

This app provides a number of flashcards for each speech sound and allows the user to be able to record and listen back to their own voice to check they are saying the word correctly.

Speech Stickers

Target: Speech Sounds in Isolation and Consonant Vowel sequences
Price: £10.99
Good For: Children who have speech sound difficulties

This app provides a really fun and motivational way to practice different speech sounds and allows the child once they have practiced the sound correctly 5 times to select a fun animation as a reward.

NACD Apraxia

Targets: Articulation of Consonant Vowel Phonemes
Price: £3.99
Good For: Children with Apraxia or Articulation Difficulties

NACD Apraxia Endings

Targets: Articulation of Final Consonant sounds using Vowel Consonant constructions
Price: £3.99
Good For: Children with Apraxia or Articulation Difficulties

NACD Apraxia Words

Targets: Articulation of Consonant Vowel Consonant Words
Price: £3.99
Good For: Children with Apraxia or Articulation Difficulties

NACD Apraxia 2 Syllables

Targets: Ariculation of two Syllable words
Price: £3.99
Good For: Children with Apraxia or Articulation Difficulties

This group of apps are great for practicing articulation skills and speech sound skills. You can move through the apps as your child’s speech progresses.