This section of the website contains exercises that we think are useful to SLPs doing therapy by teleconference. Use the menus to select the phonemes or words that you want to focus on. The exercises start in an 800x600 window so you can see the client’s mouth movements while you click on the exercises. The exercises will fill the screen on iPads but you need to move the screen up a bit at first.
The interactive exercises are grouped by category to make it easier to find the exercises. The exercises are not limited to the category that they are listed in. For example, the Articulation exercises are great for fund of knowledge, reading, and language development even though their primary focus is on articulation.
How to Play—Speech
Pick one or more phonemes or categories from the menu. The Play button takes you to a screen with a picture that is the source of the main idea, word, phrase, sentence, etc. for the exercise. To move to the next picture, type N or n. P or p takes you back one picture. Click on the letters below the picture to hear the main idea, word, phrase, sentence, etc. You can also type the number of the sound to play it. e.g 1 = Word, 2 = Phrase, etc. Have the client repeat the stimulus to practice their good speech.
You can hide and show the text by pressing H or h to hide and S or s to show.
Some meeting programs allow drawing tools. If the Keystrokes are not working (i.e. N, P) then change from the drawing tool to the Pointer tool and click on the picture. This will enable keystrokes.
The Play MatchUps Word button lets you play MatchUps with the word or main idea as the sound when you turn over a card. The Play MatchUps—More button lets you play with the sound for Artic and Phonology exercises. The other exercises may use Parentese or Question. Consult the help document for details. You need to pick at least eight words to play. If you don’t pick enough a popup will let you know.
How to Play—Reading
The reading exercises contain a paragraph or image that the client should study. Then answer questions relating to the ideas in the paragraph or image.
We also have some downloadable reproducibles that contain the content of many of our apps, CDS, and exercises. They also include scoring sheets that will be useful if you have purchased some of our titles. We’ve also included homework and colorful reproducibles that will be useful to all SLPs and parents. They can be found on our Extras page.
Problems with Audio
Modern browsers prevent auto-playing videos and sounds to improve your browsing experience. Unfortunately, when you are using our exercises you probably want the sounds to play when you begin. You can modify the browser behaviour in their settings panel.
In Chrome, you need to go to the top of the page and allow sound, otherwise it won’t play sounds.
On Safari, the sound will play when you click next or the listen icon, but not when you first start the game. You need to go to Settings->Websites and change to Allow.
Hint: Moving the menu screen out of the way.
There are three buttons on the top of the Safari window. You can disappear the phoneme/word selection window by clicking on the middle button. It goes to the bottom of your sidebar. You can get it back by clicking on it. This works for all windows—not just Safari.