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Top Assistive Technology for Speech Difficulties

These picks help students with speech difficulties communicate. Many leverage the mobility and visual, touch-based interfaces of phones and tablets, and use sound and text-to-speech to give kids a voice. There are also picks that help students express themselves creatively and build storytelling and narrative skills in concert with speaking skills.

Speech Journal Publisher: Mobile Education Store LLC
Audio wed to images for multiple learning/teaching goals
Grades Pre-K-3
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms iPad
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Scene Speak Publisher: Good Karma Applications, Inc
Social stories and visual displays connect words and concepts for kids
Grades Pre-K-5
Type App
Price $9.99
Platforms iPad
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Articulation Station Publisher: Little Bee Speech
Pricey but definitely worth it for kids struggling with pronunciation
Grades K-2
Type App
Price Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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QuestionIt Publisher: Language Learning Apps LLC
Wh- questions taught in concrete ways for kids with language delays
Grades K-7
Type App
Price Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad
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Proloquo2Go Publisher: AssistiveWare
Brilliant tool helps kids with speech difficulties communicate
Grades K-12
Type App
Price $249.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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TapToTalk Publisher: Assistyx LLC
Unique way for kids with limited verbal skills to express themselves
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
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Pictello Publisher: AssistiveWare
Fabulous tool can help kids create social stories
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price $18.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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ClaroSpeak US Publisher: Claro Software Limited
Give kids a voice with supportive, quality text-to-speech tool
Grades 2-12
Type App
Price $5.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Speak it! Text to Speech Publisher: Future Apps Inc.
Communicate out loud with easy, accurate text-to-speech tool
Grades 2-12
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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