Word Vault is an app released July 2013 by Home Speech Home. In a nutshell, the app is full of articulation and language word lists. This allows the SLP to easily use the app for group therapy, one-one therapy or when traveling. Take two minutes and watch the video to hear the app details. When I first looked over the app I wasn’t sure if I would use it that often because it was more of an app for SLPs, rather than for direct student use. Let me tell you. I was wrong on that one! After the first day I used it, it’s been a steady “go-to”. I’ve especially used it for when an activity isn’t going well, we finish early, or if I didn’t have time to plan. I’ve just been able to pull out language lists to adapt my lesson plans in seconds. This week, my mind went blank and I couldn’t recall any other multiple meaning words. I just grabbed the Word Vault app and was back in business! Here is a peek at our last few weeks. I tried to grab a few pictures. Switching between sound lists! A few more details: The app includes Articulation: 87 articulation word lists organized by sound, syllable, and position (initial, medial, final, blend). Provides an easy way to email word lists as homework to a parent or caregiver. Phonological Processes: 425 “Minimal Pairs” lists are organized by sound substitution, which makes discrimination, auditory bombardment, and the phonological treatment approach easier. “Multisyllabic Words” provides common, functional words up to 5 syllables to practice advanced articulation. Apraxia: “Vowels” and “Nonsense Syllables” help you treat Apraxia at the lowest level and create syllables without missing any vowels. “Multisyllabic Words” can be used to help clients improve the planning, sequencing, and coordination of muscle movements for speech. Fluency & Voice: All lists can be used to practice reduced rate, easy onset, pausing and phrasing, and other speech and voice techniques. Language: 80 lists of words in the following areas: Categories, Basic Concepts, WH Questions, Following Directions, Short Stories, Longer Narratives, Phonological Awareness: The “Minimal Pairs” lists provide words to teach rhyming and manipulation of phonemes (addition, deletion, segmentation, and substitution). Social: 26 Lists included. “Conversation Starters” can be used to practice pragmatic skills and narrative skills with a partner or a group, or be used to build rapport and prompt spontaneous speech during an evaluation. That all boils down to over 30,000 stimulus items. The app is easy to navigate. The buttons are intuitive so you can quickly search for what you’re looking for. The left side bar adjusts how you view the words on the page. The right side bar controls the type of words by place and syllable. Use the bottom bar to add other word lists or to navigate back to home. Check out this link to learn more details about the Word Vault App. It’s listed in iTunes for $9.99. Pros: We buy iPads for two reasons. To engage students or to consolidate therapy materials for easy mobility. Word Vault helps SLPs consolidate dozens of decks of cards and therapy manuals into one easy to use app. I love that I can have multiple pages/stimulus lists open to make group therapy a snap. Last week, I couldn’t get my printer to work in the clinic but I easily emailed the homework to the parent. I also see huge benefits for SLPs quickly gathering baseline data quarterly or during evaluations. Cons: The app has lists, so my students didn’t use it directly. I’d love to see pictures in future updates so that students can independently say words, rather than imitate me. In the vocalic /r/ section of the app, the words are not separated by initial, medial, final position. So much of my caseload is /r/ so I’d love to see this section beefed up. I’d also love the ability to add my own lists to the app, creating customized lists for students or skills not included. The developers provided me with a copy of this app for review. No other compensation was provided. They are also providing FIVE codes for giveaway! Enter using rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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This sounds like a helpful app. Thanks for reviewing it! Kristine
I think it looks great!
Sonia H. says
Sounds helpful to SLPs! I hope I win!
I think it looks interesting. I’d love to be able to try it out with my kids.
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I like the looks of the lists for phonological processes and for conversation starters! Would be great to have these ready to go, no prep!
Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love your blog.
I think I would love this app since I travel between schools.
Word Vault sounds like a very useful app! I would love to ditch all those card decks!
Jennifer Maxfield says
Looks fantastic! I have the 40,000 words book that I go to at times but would love To have this on the iPad.
This would be great for my 5 minute artic kids!
Sherry Miller says
Looks like a great app, thanks for the review!
This would be great to use with kids that are at the reading level. It would also be great for my kids who are sick of the articulation cards.
This app looks amazing! So useful!
This would be great for someone traveling between buildings!
I think this app would make therapy prep quick and easy!
Sharon Schackmann says
I travel between buildings and often lug many materials around each day. This would work WONDERS for making travel easier!
Jordan Bubis says
Looks great! I would love to have it to use with my friends! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway opportunity! 🙂
Crouton Queen says
So nice to have a quick spot to go to with so many articulation targets!
I could really use this app for my many articulation students. You can never have too many articulation resources and having this available as something so portable is a definite plus!
Adventures in Marriage says
Looks like a great resource.
Amy Carlton says
I like it as I travel between two schools. It would’ve come I extremely handy today when I realized I left my book at the other school!
still here and never going back says
I hope that I can try it!
This looks awesome!
Old School Speech says
Looks like an app that could be extremely useful in therapy!
Enid Feinberg says
looks like it does it all!
Wow! This app looks amazing!
Jill Harriman says
This app looks amazing. I use my other artic apps just as a stimulus list at times, but this would be great!
Terri Porter says
Looks much handier than the old word list book I purchased way back when in grad school! It’s falling apart!
vicki b says
Looks really versatile! Would be great for those moments when one more word “just won’t come”.
Shelley Walton says
Looks like an answer to prayer! 🙂 Really though, it looks very versatile and user-friendly. 2 of my favorite things.
This looks like such a great and useful app–seems worth the money, but I can get carried away with buying apps and items on TpT, so need to prioritize and choose carefully. This would probably make the buy it anyway list.
Iliana Rosa says
I think Word Vault is great!
For an SLP who travels between schools this looks great! NO more having to schlep multiple sets of cards around on the train.
Word vault is great and it can be used for many different activities.
Lisa McGinnis says
I have been looking at Word vault and was not sure whether to get it or not. Thanks for the review. It looks great.
Word Vault looks amazing! I would love to have it, as I travel to 2 different schools and hate carrying so many books with me. Plus, I can never come up with words off the top of my head when I need them. 🙂
Look at all the words!!! How amazing!!
Looks like a great app!
great for traveling to high schools!
It looks fantastic! I think it would be VERY useful!
Looks great! I would love to have some extra lists at my fingertips.
it would be very useful
I would LOVE this app. The amount of material in it is simply amazing!
This looks great. I am always looking for more words.
T. Sullivan Scott says
I reviewed their list when they sent out an email a few weeks ago and downloaded the bell curve model they sent me today. I love their site and all the info they have on it! I think the word list app is a must have for school based SLPs!
Looks like a good resource for therapy!~
This looks perfect for me…traveling from building to building, to building, to building!!!
looks great! would love to try it!
This looks awesome! I hate dragging a ton of materials from place to place!
I love that it can be used with so many disorders. Excellent!
this looks like a great tool! would love to have some word lists all in one location and not taking up so much space!
Kristen Draper says
This looks like a wonderful tool! Great giveaway!!
Ellen Whittington says
Looks like a great resource. I previously pinned some of HomeSweetHomes’s lists to use in therapy and think how handy it would be to have them all at my fingertips on my iPad.
This looks like an awesome app!!
I’m excited for a chance to win this valuable app! Thanks for the offer.
Awesome! Would love to use it with my middle schoolers!
I could really use this with my kiddos!
This would be great for my 5 minute artic kids when I don’t want to carry a bunch of stuff around in the hallways!
Looks like a great alternative to all my workbooks!
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