The single articulation app I use most in therapy (maybe second to Artic Station) is Articulation Island. This reason being that my kids beg to play this one. I use it with my 5 minute artic groups and have to limit their iPad use to once a week. 🙂 They know that Thursdays are game day and I let them play Articulation Island.
It’s super cute! Check it out!
The graphics on this app remind me of old school Super Mario World…like from the original nintendo game system that I played when I was 5! 🙂 But somehow that makes this app a little more endearing. lol.
You can choose to work on any sound in any position. There’s also an option to work at the phrase level or with seasonal vocabulary.
There are 15 levels on each island, and each island has a fun theme. From this screen, you can choose the level to play or choose the crow course to play (top right corner above).
The levels are set up like an actual game that you play with obstacles and creatures that can kill you. This is why my kids LOVE it! There are little speech crates scattered throughout the level. When you hit them a target word comes up (see below).
You can take data in each level by clicking the check or x on the right. The rest of the boxes go gray until you click one. If you die or finish a level, you enter the practice room.
In the practice you room, you hit 10 boxes and say 10 target words without any obstacles or creatures in your way.
The crow course it set up a little differently. You fly by tapping anywhere on the screen and try to avoid the obstacles. You’ll pass lots of target words that I have my kids say as they do it.
The further you get in the game the more little coins you can get to buy umbrellas from the “umbrella shop.”
There is also an options button on the sound select screen that let you change things in the level to suite you or your student’s needs even further.
Grab this app on iTunes HERE for only $3.99!
Things I love about this app:
- It’s set up like a video game, making it super motivating for the kids!
- It’s straightforward and easy to figure out.
- There are different playing options with the levels and the crow course.
- It gets more and more difficult so the kids stay engaged!
- A GREAT option for at home practice!
- The price is super doable for most SLPs and parents.
Things that might make it better:
- Sometimes it takes a while between productions because the crates are scattered out.
- The old school graphics may be an issue for some (although I think it’s cute).
What do you think?? Cute, right?