Boo Articulation Helper Lite - Train Speech Sounds
By Bildligt talat AB
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
FREE TRY-BEFORE-YOU-BUY VERSION -- NO ADS, NO IN-APP-PURCHASES
-- This is Boo! --
Boo helps children practice speech sounds that they need to improve. He is designed to entice spontaneous repetition of individual speech sounds and simple syllables. At the same time, he enforces helpful phonological awareness, by showing what actions happen in the mouth during articulation.
When the child simultaneously uses multiple senses (vision and hearing) to imitate and repeat it becomes easier to overcome obstacles and improve its articulation skills.
-- Said about Boo: --
"They were extremely pleased with Boo and the boy is perceived by the parents as more intelligible than before. His training motivation as also improved."
- David, Speech-Language Therapist
"It works really great! We are so pleasantly surprised by how encouraged the kids get to try the different sounds as soon as they see Boo."
- Elin, Speech-Language Therapist
-- Who is Boo for? --
The app is aimed at children aged 3 to approximately 6 years
• with verbal dyspraxia or
• with phonological impairment or
• currently learning English or
• whose caregivers thinks they need to practice one or more speech sounds, or joining sounds into simple syllables. Boo may then be a stepping stone to a better pronunciation!
-- Try Before You Buy --
This is a free tryout version with speech sounds P B EE AH and limited functionality. However, it should be enough to evaluate how the child interacts with Boo. For example, if the child spontaneously imitates Boo (try the repetition setting!) it may be worthwhile to purchase the paid version.
The paid version contains consonants P B T D K G S Z SH CH F V M N L W as well as monophthong vowels EE AH OO AW ER and full functionality and tips from the SLT.
Boo Articulation Helper is tested by eight children in their homes, aged 3-6 years, seeing a SLT on a regular basis. The try-outs have shown an improvement of training motivation and spontaneous repetition of speech sounds in a way that proved more difficult with other training material and methods (undocumented).
The app is developed to be used on an iPad as it is easier to handle with little children's fingers - although it also is compatible with smaller screens.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
Fixed crashes on older devices with less RAM
Minor adjustments in instructions
Misc bug fixes
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 18, 2017
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 9.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bildligt talat AB
- © 2017 Bildligt talat AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.