SpeakinMotion is an app for the iPad and iPhone that uses video modeling to teach speech production and oral motor movements.
5 Things we love about SpeakinMotion
- Easy to use
- Simple vocabulary made up of real words
- Video that focus on the speaker's mouth
- Mirror image allows your learner to watch themselves make the word
- A series of apps that can grow to increase complexity
The Autism 1- Core is the app that I use the most. It features simple words in early developing syllable structures (mama, boo-boo) and the app has both English and Spanish versions.
When you first open the app you have a menu of choices:
Full Length Video
Separated Play Lists
Separated Playlists is the feature I use the most, it allows you to watch the video for each stimulus word individually then waits for you to activate the video for the next word. This allows you to control the pace of the activity and repeat stimulus words if necessary (for some kiddos I like to play the video before each production, and I typically shoot for 3 productions per word).
Once you watch the video, you can press a small button shaped like a mirror. This mirror will activate the camera function on your iPhone or iPad to allow the learner to see themselves as they say the word- pretty cool huh!