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Boost Communication Skills with These 9 Apps

Support students with speech difficulties in becoming better communicators.

Kira DeVaul | December 2, 2014

Verbal and written communication skills can be a real challenge for students with speech and language difficulties. Fortunately, many digital tools can support students in becoming more successful communicators. Using these apps and websites, students of all abilities can practice translating what’s in their mind into written or spoken words.

This week, we’re highlighting nine apps that offer targeted practice, exercises, games, and other engaging activities. If you’re looking for a great text-to-speech tool, check out ClaroSpeak or SpeakIt -- useful for English learners, students with dyslexia, or kids who could improve their writing clarity by hearing their own words read back to them. To up the engagement, Speech Journal and SceneSpeak allow kids to express ideas and feelings through audio, video, and visuals. Both fun and functional, these apps teach skills to help kids become more effective communicators.

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What assistive tech do you use? Let us know in the comments below!

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