Apps for Speech and Language Pathologists


When we were on vacation last week I did a search on my iPad and found a great app not only for speech and language pathologists….but also good for families with little ones….we played it together and had many laughs.   Not only is it fun for both the adults and children….it is great for expressive language, receptive language, understanding object function, understanding object category, describing object categories, defining words,  and providing attributes related to objects.  I love this app as a speech and language pathologist…and love it as a mom because it is a great family game.

What prompted me to do the search……specifically looking for an app like this…..was our trip to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving…..we played Catch Phrase…the entire family…including the children….how much fun we had and lots and lots of laughs.  So when I was searching on the app store over vacation….I was hoping that there was an app similar to the game Catch Phrase…and yes there is…..Guess Phrase. 




 The description below was copied directly from the iTunes store….for an accurate description of the game….have fun!  We loved it!

Catch Phrase for your iPhone or iPad
Based on the well-loved classic “Catch Phrase,” up to four teams can compete to see who is the last to get tongue tied.

* The ONLY Phrase Guessing Game Which Allows You To Bounce Phrases Between Multiple Devices! *

Guess Phrase is a word guessing game for iPhone and iPad that you can play with all of your friends.

A member of each team takes it in turn to describe a word to their other team members. But there are rules! They have to do it without:
•using words that rhyme with the phrase
•using any part of the phrase
•telling them the first letters

Guess Phrase comes with two different game modes. In Classic mode two to four teams compete against one another in a series of rounds. In Free mode there are no teams, or rounds, just keep going and see how many phrases you can guess. There are 14,000 words in eight different categories including animals, entertainment, history and vocabulary. You can even have your own music playing in the background.

Guess Phrase was designed specifically for the iPhone 4 high-resolution display, but can play on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone 3G or 3GS. Apple loves it so much that it selected Guess Phrase as one of its “new and noteworthy” word games.

Your guests can join in the Home Party fun by downloading the Guess Phrase Free Version which allowing them to join the home party for free!



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About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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