It is incredible how far technology use in Speech-Language Pathology has come in such a short few years. I remember getting so excited for CD versions of games and materials. Then came the iPad and SLP apps and therapy was changed again. I have always done my best to keep up on the technology end of therapy. (What would you expect from someone who became an SLP after seeing AAC in use?) As this blog grew, my opportunities to review apps for you grew. My friends at YappGuru saw a need in the therapy market… a site to bring all of these reviews into one spot!
I became an Expert App Reviewer at YappGuru almost a year ago and have loved watching more Experts join us! So what is YappGuru and why should you care? Well, YappGuru is a site that compiles expert reviews from trusted expert SLPs working with various populations across the world! These reviews give you a detailed look at the app and if it is worth your hard-earned money. Plus, you can vote up your personal favorites and in doing so, voice your opinion through the ranking system!
The site is also great for discovering apps that would be a good addition to your tablet! You can find apps by using a Keyword Search or by browsing categories that make sense to therapists (unlike the general “Special Ed” list provided by iTunes). You can explore articulation apps, general reinforcers, and even OT apps for co-treatment! It’s limitless and awesome!
Here are the current YappGuru experts… I’m sure that you’ll recognize a few of your favorites in the group of trust-worthy reviewers!
So head over to YappGuru and register for free for the site so that you can vote up your favorite apps and take advantage of the ever-growing library of expert reviews!
So this month, YappGuru is challenging us to add new reviews during a March Madness competition. Competition is my middle name so I’m totally in! Check out my progress and reviews by clicking the basketball!
Are there any apps that you’re curious about and would like a review for? Comment below!