Posted in English as an Additional Language (EAL), ICT, iPad, Literacy and English

iOS App Profile: Speech Tutor

SLP TutorThis app shows you, via an animated cross-section of the mouth and throat, how each phoneme is produced.

It is no substitute for speech and language therapy, of course, but it can be useful for children who are having difficulty distinguishing certain sounds, e.g. ‘p’, and ‘b’ or ‘th’ and ‘f’.

I have used it successfully in the past with EAL learners, for example.

It looks a bit scary to me, but I haven’t yet found a child or young person that thinks so – here it is in action:

Unfortunately, this one isn’t free, but at £6.99 it could be well worth getting one copy for your school or establishment.

As always, your thoughts and/or comments are appreciated!

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Acting ASL Service Leader within City of Edinburgh Council.

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