Do you want more apps for working on articulation? Check out this review for What’s the Pic? Artic!
I am excited to share this amazing new app with you from Home Speech Home! If you are not already familiar with their website and other apps, don’t walk but RUN now and check them out. They have amazing resources for busy SLPs like you and me!
I was so excited when they contacted me to try out their newest app What’s the Pic? Artic! Who doesn’t love to use their iPad whenever possible?! And I don’t know about you but I am always looking for new ways to work on articulation since I am always bored quickly! Remember, all thoughts and opinions are all mine! Ok…let’s learn about this app!
So when you open up the app, you can click the “settings” button if you wanted to adjust any settings.
You can also access all of your score reports from the home page as well.
Ready to begin? Click the “play” button! Then, you will get to select or input your players (choose up to 6! yes! perfect for groups!).
Just hit the “plus” button to add players! You can add names and even add pictures if you would like (real photo or avatar! This is great if you have more than one student with the same name). Since I love emojis so much, I used the avatars!
Just tap on the students’ avatars/names to select them for the activity. Then, hit “done.”
Then, you can choose sound and place for each student. You can easily scroll to find the sound and then select the place (initial, medial, final). I just love that you can make this activity individualized. Then, hit “play” to start!
Students will take turns saying what is in the picture with their target sound. They will be prompted to say it various amounts of times. The app is connected to a microphone so the app recognizes when an attempt is made. A star lights up to indicate an attempt. You or the student can determine if the production was correct or incorrect and mark off “x” or the check. Once all of the productions are made and the x/correct markings are selected, then it automatically switches to the next student and their target.
While this activity is going on, a large image is slowly being revealed. Students can decide if they want to take a guess at the hidden picture or wait until more of it is showing.
If incorrect, they are told so and are prompted to try again later.
Once they can guess, and type it in correctly, they are reinforced!
After, you can chose to play again or click “done.” If you click “done,” you are brought back to the main page. You can click the clipboard to view reports.
If you want to add a “note” just click the plus sign and you can type one in.
Then, to review the note written, just hit the paper looking icon. I love that you can email the reports, perfect for emailing parents or just to yourself to save for later! I love when apps collect data over time so you can progress monitor and make future lesson plans based on it.
Want to learn more about this app? Check out their video that is on their website and YouTube below!
What do I love about this app?
- Ability to use in groups.
- Can individualize based on the different needs of a group.
- Data and progress monitoring.
- Ability to elicit a TON of productions!!!!!!
- Motivating and fun. The activity of trying to guess the hidden picture keeps students of ALL ages motivated! You can work on language skills too at the same time (woohoo mixed groups). Students can work on part/whole, describing, categorization, answering WH questions, predicting, and so much more!!
- Although students work independently to work on their individual sounds you can still encourage group work by having them work together to guess the hidden picture, they can rate each others’ productions, and more!
- I have never seen an activity like this that uses the microphone to pick up when students are making a production! **Note, the app does not detect if the production was correct or incorrect, just that a sound was made. The app works best in a quiet environment.