Want to learn how you can use a free app and target a variety of speech and language goals? Keep reading to learn more about the Draw and Tell app!
I am always on the hunt to find new fun free apps and find ways to use them in speech to target a variety of goals. Why? Students are motivated by technology and it helps make planning easier. If I can use one tool or one activity to target a variety of goals, I can use it with mixed groups or with several groups throughout the day! We are busy and can always benefit from ways of saving ourselves time. And if it keeps our students motivated to learn…it is a win win! So…how can we use this app in speech?! No, it isn’t an app created for speech therapy but it can totally be adapted and used in so many fun ways!
Using The App For Story Retell and Summarizing
This app allows students to draw freely. They can select their background, pick their drawing utensil and colors, use stencils and stickers, and it even allows students to record their voices. They can record themselves saying the summary, giving the characters a voice, or even giving their peers clues to guess what they drew! Can you guess the storybook I am describing below!?
Using the App for Articulation, Vocabulary, and Following Directions
Students can draw their articulation sounds, follow the directions you give to draw, and describe their drawings as well. There is also capabilities within this app to color a coloring page already provided. This is perfect for those that don’t want to draw. You can also select a picture that contains their sounds. Can you describe the objects using prepositions? What categories are represented in the drawings?
Students can draw and select stickers that contain their target sound! Such a fun way to practice! Can print or email to a parent for home practice too!
Using the App for Personal Narratives and Sentence Structure
I love that this app has backgrounds that look like paper. Students can “write” using whatever writing tool they want. They can formulate complete sentences using strategies taught. They can write sentences telling about their weekend or past events. They can illustrate it as well and have fun!
There are so many possibilities with this app and the best part…it is free!! This app is available on an iPad or iPhone. CLICK HERE to learn more about it and to download it so you can start using it in your therapy room! Want to learn about more fun, free apps that you can use in your speech room? CLICK HERE to learn all about them!