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Speech Therapy for Apraxia-Words is a convenient, effective tool for:
• children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech/dyspraxia
• adults with apraxia
• use by anyone working with individuals with apraxia, either therapists or parents
• can also be used for traditional articulation practice

Developed by the National Association for Child Development team, including a certified speech-language pathologist, this app practices articulation at the word level and is a logical follow-up to the original syllable-based app, Speech Therapy for Apraxia. This newer version provides choices of different patterns of articulation within words and moves through a progression of levels that challenge motor planning for speech. It begins at the production of single words with easier patterns of articulation and progresses through increasingly more difficult production sequences all the way to the production of sequences of random words.

::: Features ::::

• Choose from 9 different word groups to target.
• Words are categorized according to place of articulation of the phonemes and pattern of articulation within the word.
• For each group, choose the level at which to practice.
• Detailed instructions explain how to choose an appropriate word group and practice level.
• Moves through a logical progression of 8 different levels for motor planning for speech.
• Illustration and audio provided for each word.
• Option to repeat levels, reset, or move to next level.
• Can also be used for straight articulation drill for particular types of phonemes.

:: What People Are Saying ::

"My youngest has speech apraxia. He struggles daily to be understood. We use many therapies but this app is one of my favorites. Honestly I feel this app has been instrumental in the progress he's made."

"As an SLP I find this app useful for many of the children I see, who struggle with producing speech sound."

What's New

Version 1.7.2

- iOS 11 compatible
- The issue of images not showing up is addresses.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Probe list


What a great way to create a probe list!

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Was bummed to find out the sound doesn't play on my iPad Air 2 running iOS 11

Wonderful app for adult stroke survivor


My husband suffered a massive stroke 2 years ago & has had to learn how to talk again. He started using the NACD Apraxia app during speech therapy. The therapist suggested we download it to practice at home. When I did a search on the App Store I saw the NACD Apraxia Words app. My husband had been asking for words to go with the syllables during therapy so this app was perfect. We downloaded the words app & started using it at home without telling the therapist. One day during therapy we showed them what we had been doing & they were pleasantly surprised! We will be downloading the 2 syllable app soon. Maybe someday there will be an app for phrases &/or sentences. Thank you very much for this app!!


Blue Whale Apps, Inc.
72.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Progress Tracking $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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