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Speech Blubs: Language Therapy

Speaking Exercises For Kids!

Price: Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free

Teacher Overview

Speech Blubs is a Speech Therapy application that uses voice controlled and video technology to develop speech articulation for young children with or without speech difficulties. The app has thousands of activites that aid over practice of speech sounds in a fun and engaging way. 

Teacher Review

From the moment I first had a play with Speech Blubs, I knew it would be a very useful app to use in our classrooms. Working in a school for Autism, many of our children have complex communication needs with the majority being non/minimally verbal. Speech Blubs has been a huge hit with children, teachers and Speech therapists alike with it being the go to app in supporting our young people with their language development.  

The initial set-up is very straightforward and you can begin using the app in no time. I absolutely loved the self-assessment report you complete at the beginning, an excellent feature that I believe is absent in apps of a similar nature. Having showed some of the reports to our Speech Therapy team, all agreed that the reports were a good reflection of each child and would be beneficial to educational staff in addressing the difficulties our children have in expressive and receptive language skills. The self-assessment tool is very easy to complete asking a series of questions about developmental milestones. The app collates the information you have provided and generates a PDF report identifying difficulties and offering guidance so you can support your child. 

I was instantly struck by how fun and interactive Speech Blubs is. Having used many speech articulation apps, this app is really engaging and fun in comparison. There are 16 areas to choose from on the home screen; Early Sounds, Outdoor Wonders, Guess the Sound, Guess the Word, Numbers and Me, We are Family, Sing Along, Get into Shapes, Living Colours, Animal Kingdom, Ride Your Wheels, When I Grow up, This is My Body, Yummy Time, First Words and Mouth Gym. Imitation lies at the heart of each area giving children plenty of opportunity to copy the articulations made by the engaging young actors. Children can also watch themselves articulate alongside the model which is a fantastic feature especially for children on the autism spectrum. Once a child has practiced the articulated sound they receive a sticker which really keeps the child engaged. There is also a fun facts section in some of the areas which our children loved and a snapchat styled photo area which can be shared with others, this alone has made it hugely popular with our children. The Mouth gym area is one of my favourites, different oral exercises are modelled with a rationale as to what the aims of each are. This feature is really beneficial for teaching assistants with little experience in supporting children with expressive language difficulties. 

Speech Blubs can used alone whilst working 1-1 with a child but we have also connected the tablet to the class whiteboard for bigger class activities as the app fits nicely with phases 1/2 & 3 from  the 'Letters & Sounds' program. The children we have used Speech Blubs with have thoroughly enjoyed using the app and we have noticed an increase in language articulation, we can’t ask for more than that. Speech Blubs intuitiveness, excellent video modelling, fun photo filters, reward system and developmental coverage make it arguably the best speech articulation app on the market. That being said, I believe that the pricing structure could be more reasonable, however this does not detract from a wonderful app and I am sure further additions to the application itself will make Speech Blubs great value for money. It is clear that the developers have based the app on evidence based research and come from a Speech Therapy background. For  British schools, the American video modelling definitely does not detract from the experience like in many articulation and phonic based applications and I believe Speech Blubs is a must have application for all schools supporting children with language difficulties.  Well done Speech Blubs team.   

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Developer Description

**FEATURED IN** Thrive Magazine, Autism Parenting, Brisbane Kids, Speech Chick Therapy, Beautiful Speech Life, The Speech Teacher. Awarded the Social Impact award & supported by the Facebook Start Programme.

Speech Blubs is a voice-controlled speech therapy app designed to help your child learn new sounds and words, and practice speaking in a stimulating, educational environment. Our 1500+ activities have been used over 1,000,000 times to trigger sound and word production in toddlers, late talkers (speech delay), children with Apraxia of Speech, Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder.

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WHY LEARN WITH SPEECH BLUBS?
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- Uses scientifically proven video modeling for effective speech development
- Over 1000+ exercises, activities, funny hats, videos, mini games, and more!
- Brand new, exciting content released every week!
- 14 fun sections – Early Sounds, When I Grow Up, Get into Shapes, First Words, Living Colors, Yummy Time, This Is My Body, Mouth Gym, Animal Kingdom, Ride Your Wheels, Sing Along, Guess the Word, Guess the Sound, and NUMB3R5
- Voice-activated functionality provides a fun, interactive learning experience
- Experience special effects like funny hats and masks in real time using facial detection
- Collect stickers and fill your sticker book as your child progresses
- Use candy to unlock funny & educational content designed to trigger conversation
- Try Speech Blubs activities for FREE!

SCIENTIFICALLY-PROVEN LEARNING TECHNIQUES
Speech Blubs uses video modelling to create an immersive learning environment, allowing children to observe their peers on video as they learn. When children watch their peers in real time, their MIRROR NEURONS fire up. This is scientifically proven to be highly effective in speech development, as confirmed by the University of California, Los Angeles study published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

NEW CONTENT RELEASED REGULARLY!
We provide you with a nearly endless supply of content for your children to enjoy, including over 1500 activities, exercises, funny hats and masks, effects, videos, mini games and more! We’re always working hard to add exciting new content each and every week!

SUBSCRIPTION, PRICING, & TERMS
Speech Blubs experience starts with a 7-day free trial. You get a free personalized report with tips & tricks, plus unlimited access to all the activities, to test out our app. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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