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Pocket Pairs

By Synapse Apps, LLC

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This application from Pocket SLP is a state of the art Minimal Pairs application designed to target the twelve most common phonological processes. Some have described it as “a therapist’s dream come true!”

“Pocket SLP – Minimal Pairs” offers two different activities to help improve phonological processes. A “Receptive Mode” which requires students to identify which of the words in the pair contains their target sound(s) and an “Expressive Mode” where they are cued to say both words. Data tracking buttons are provided for therapists, parents, and teachers to enter whether the response was correct, incorrect, or approximate.

Highly detailed diagrams provide side-by-side images that highlight correct/incorrect tongue positioning.

Finally, and most spectacular for therapists-Pocket SLP has taken data collection and sharing to a whole new level, by offering three highly specific report formats that are sure to impress:

Spreadsheet – complete with names, dates, processes, percentages, and raw scores.

Report Card – A table with accuracy percentages and the exact word pairs that were scored as “correct, incorrect, or approximate”. This “Report Card” also has the long-awaited and most useful option to include “homework text” which describes specifically what and how to practice at home! Comment boxes for parents and therapists are provided too! That’s right, Pocket SLP – Minimal Pairs creates individualized, readymade homework that can be printed (requires OS 4.0+) or emailed at the touch of a button!

Line Graph – A color coded graph visually demonstrates the percentages of any/all processes over the last five sessions.

Unbelievably cost effective! At half the price of traditional card decks, Pocket SLP – Minimal Pairs saves school districts, therapists, and parents a significant amount of money, while saving valuable time. Demonstrating Response To Intervention and present levels of performance has never been easier!

Additional features:

Almost 800 flashcards
“Multiple Client” option for group sessions
Application remembers the students‘ specific processes. Just select the student(s) and begin!
Memory of success responses with the option to front load the deck for building success and confidence per session.
Audible pronunciation of each each flashcard.
Response sound options for on, off, or silly.
Recording for students’ spoken responses that are stored within the application for tracking and replay at any time.
Print directly from the application (requires OS 4.0+) or email data with the touch of a button.
Processes within the application:
Cluster Reduction – All
Cluster Reduction – L
Cluster Reduction – R
Cluster Reduction – S
Deaffrication – All
Deaffrication – CH
Deaffrication – J
Deletion of Final Consonants – All
Deletion of Final Consonants – Ch/
Deletion of Final Consonants – F/V
Deletion of Final Consonants – K/G
Deletion of Final Consonants - M
Deletion of Final Consonants – NG
Deletion of Final Consonants – P/B
Deletion of Final Consonants – S/Z
Deletion of Final Consonants – T/D
Final Devoicing
Fronting Palatal – All
Fronting Palatal – CH/J
Fronting Palatal – SH
Fronting Velars
Gliding – All
Gliding – L
Gliding – R
Initial Consonant Deletion
Prevocalic Voicing
Stopping of Fricatives – All
Stopping of Fricatives – CH/J
Stopping of Fricatives – F/V
Stopping of Fricatives – S/Z
Stopping of Fricatives – SH
Stopping of Fricatives – TH
Stridency Deletion

What's New in Version 1.3

Replaced most written words with images & fancy new look.


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Customer Reviews

Pocket Pairs... Needs some work.

I needed an easy way to carry phonological process stimulus pics with me to Tx sessions and Pocket Pairs certainly does that very well. I would have given this app five stars but for one issue. The app's design clearly guides users to "Today's Reports", "Reports", "New Session", "Add Name", and "Information". Those resident on the app's first screen. How and where to choose your target process(s) was far less clear. Tap the the light grey small print (seriously...?) notice under your patient's/client's/student's name. Hopefully you won't have to waste the time that I did figuring that out. A "phonological process" app should have a clear and unambiguous way to select target process(s).


This app has pictures that randomly show up blank. It show 2 blanks white squares for the minimal pairs, with sound only . It really interrupts the therapy session. Just sent my 2nd email as I got no response from the first one I sent last week.

Doesn't work right anymore

With new update every other set of cards shows up blank. Annoying.

Pocket Pairs
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $19.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 80.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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