Many children learn language through melody. Melodic Based Communication Therapy is an evidence-based intervention meant to make use of musical strengths that may be present in children with autism and other developmental delays. MBCT – First Phrases includes 19 animations and 19 melodies depicting functional/social first words and phrases. While developed for children with autism, the app may be used to teach nonverbal and minimally verbal toddlers functional/social words and phrases. Please note this app is designed for children with less than 25 words.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Welcome to Melodic Based Communication Therapy - First Phrases.
We're constantly working to make Melodic Based Communication Therapy - First Phrases better for you.

In this release, we've included a number of general improvements, feature updates and bugs fixes.

New Feature are:
- iPad Compatibility Enhanced
- iOS 11 compatibility

Bugs Fixed:
- Minor bugs fixed.

Please continue to send us feedback, we're listening!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Angiedfhj ,

So worth it!!

I work as a speech-language pathologist assistant and my non verbal kiddos who are just learning to speak love this app!!! The animations are so cute and get their attention! They immediately turn their head and look at the video! The phrases are helpful and sang very well! One of my clients just started saying "Done" and "bye bye" regularly after a couple weeks. Singing the phrases makes it fun! Get this app :)

Developer Response ,

We are so excited that your clients are beginning to speak and love our app! We have seen the same outcome ourselves with our own clients! We are a clinician owned company and take your comments and suggestions seriously. Thank you for your review!

Let Down Your Hair ,

So creative!

What an interesting idea! Great app! It's easy to use. The drawings are beautiful. I work with a few kids who have limited language. Can't wait to try this out. I know they already enjoy using the iPad and love looking at videos. This is so practical for them!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! We are a clinician owned company and know from experience how important an "easy to use" app is. We take your suggestions and comments seriously. Keep us updated!

LPS* ,

Very useful app

This app is very useful, and works well with my child. It is easy to use. In my opinion this is a small price to pay for a lifetime of better language and communication skills for my kid.

Developer Response ,

We are happy that this app was useful to you and your child! We are a clinician-owned company and we know the importance of affordable easy-to-use apps from personal experience. We love when parents are involved in speech therapy. We've found children make much more progress with parent involvement! Kudos to you!


Givona Sandiford
9.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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