While most people in the word are doing the countdown to Christmas, you’ll find everyone in a school building doing the countdown to WINTER BREAK. Can I get an Amen? Just a few more days! To ease you into the break, I thought I’d post a fun app review and a giveaway. Listen Close Articulation is the newest app produced by Erik X. Raj. Erik sent me a copy of this app for review. The opinions are just mine!
Listen Close is an app targeting articulation of the S, Z, R, L, S/R/L blends, SH, CH, and TH sounds. Were you a child of the 80’s? Did you have a child of the 80’s? You’ll probably think this app reminds you of the old Simon electronic game!
The app is basically an articulation version of the old Simon Says Lights memory games!
Pick a sound position or pick mixed!
Your student is shown a set of words that will be targeted during the game.
Four faces will show up on the screen. Each of the four faces will say one of the artic words. The student will imitate the iPad by pressing corresponding face. The first set only includes 1 word. If they do it correctly the next sequence increases in difficulty (2 words) and so on.
Pros: The premise of this app is fantastic. The students are getting hit with SO much auditory bombardment. They get to practice a set of words for many trials in a game format that is original and engaging. This app is a great one to recommend to parents for homework! Cons: When the student imitates the sequence, they are forced to go slowly. That was really hard for some of my language impaired students who have decreased memory skills. They got pretty frustrated. I would love it if the buttons could be pressed in succession a bit quicker! I’d also really like to see a simple data collection feature added to the app.
Listen Close Articulation is listed in the iTunes store for $4.99. Erik wants to give one lucky reader a free copy of his app PLUS a $10 iTunes giftcard. Enter in the rafflecopter widget below to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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I would love this app because I work with students in grades 4 to 8 who would find this app very engaging while working on articulation goals.
This looks like an amazing game that students (especially upper elementary and middle school) would love. It focuses on artic, but is also a bit competitive.
I need this to use with my large caseload of articulation students.
This app offers fun practice and it would work well for students across the many grade levels I work with. Especially good for those sometimes hard to engage, middle school kiddos.
Susan Meek says
Looks great for my older kids who I can never find fun things for!
This app looks great!
I have tons of articulation only kids this year that this would be great for!
I need this because it looks like an amazing way to combine a reinforcing activity with lots of targets and auditory bombardment all in one!
Shannon Giles says
My older students would love this!
This looks so much fun! I love apps like this.
Sonia H. says
Who doesn’t need more fun tricks for Artic therapy!!
I certainly have articulation students who could benefit from this app, and they would enjoy another way of working on their sounds. It also sounds good for those students with slower processing or auditory memory issues, and it would be good to use it with them as well, so multi-use is always good. It might even be good with some fluency kids, too, would have to get to know it and see.
Jen K says
It would be a wonderful app to use with my artic students and targets auditory memory as well!
Jennifer Bell says
I need something new to share with my students…they have grown tired of memory, go fish, fast drill, etc.
Would love to use this with my D/HH students for artic and aud memory!
I am always looking for more ways to engage students in articulation and memory!
My students would love this app!
Andrea Lincoln says
I would love an articulation app that requires more than just repeating words…. it would be fun to try this game with them.
lindsay miller says
Would love to add this app to add variety to artic therapy!
Speechercize and Gluten Free says
I have a large number of students with articulation goals in k-12 so finding materials is difficult. My students love other Eric Raj apps and adding this one to my iPad would be a great addition.
I need this for my middle school students! They need some new challenging tasks to help pump up those carryover skills!
I would love to try out this app!