This app has so many customization features and SO many uses....hang on tight!
The above picture is the home screen. Feature # 1 that I love is that this app is very similar to flip books I made in university clinic for my articulation students. You can do almost everything you could with those inside this app-and a little more. The colored tabs help you chose/eliminate sounds you want included in your flipbook. This feature is great for groups! I specifically love using it with my group of 1st graders who are at syllable level with different sounds...but more on that later. The "flip by" sliding bar lets you flip by alphabet letters, or IPA transcriptions.
This is the inside of the flip book. Each sound is recorded and is played when touched. The text below says the entire word when touched. If you would like the word hidden, touch the book icon near the word and the text will disappear. (This can be permanently shut off in Settings.) The red button on the bottom left is a recording feature, which I have come to love in apps, especially when it comes to artic. When the word has been produced, swipe up or down in any of the positions (Initial, medial, or final) to go to the next sound. If tiny fingers sneak in and flip before it's time, simply swipe down to return to where you were.
Blank pages can be added in any position, which is great for my syllable level students I mentioned earlier. Here is what their screen looks like:
I never move the initial /r/ selection, but let them flip through the vowels as we go. Say goodbye to syllable webs!
Sold yet? Let's recap:
-Uses: Articulation at all levels, emerging readers, appraxia (hello vowel-only books!), phonological awareness (blending and segmentation),dyarthria, literacy.
-highly able to be customized
-PDF and Youtube walk-throughs available from the homescreen under the "i" icon that are extremely helpful
-Simple and effective enough for parents to download and practice on at home
-Affordable for families and therapists
Some features I'd like to see added:
-Increase the ease of use, or add on-screen prompts to walk through set-up. I had to spend a good amount of time with the videos to get the full gist of the app. Once I did, however, I was off and running!
-Individual student feature-the ability to not only keep data, but create and save books under profiles for easy "pick up where we left off"
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