The SmallTalk Phonemes app provides a series of speech-exercise videos, each illustrating the tongue and lip movements necessary to produce each of the phonemes in the English language.
These articulation videos allow people with apraxia, aphasia, and/or dysarthria resulting from stroke or head injury to easily practice the English phonemes as often as they like. Because each exercise comes as an individual video, you can focus on just the phonemes you want to practice and repeat them as many times as you like.
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SmallTalk Aphasia: Words and phrases to use in everyday situations, such as shopping, a doctor’s appointment, phone conversations, or emergencies.
SmallTalk Dysphagia: Phrases to communicate your swallowing needs.
SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises: Exercises to strengthen the oral musculature.
SmallTalk Conversational Phrases: Words and phrases commonly used in conversations.
SmallTalk Daily Activities: Words and phrases related to Activities of Daily Living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and leisure.
SmallTalk Intensive Care: Words and phrases patients can communicate to medical providers in the ICU.
SmallTalk Pain Scale: Pain descriptions and images from the Wong-Baker Faces Pain Scale.
SmallTalk Phonemes: Speech-exercises videos for all English phonemes.
SmallTalk Consonant Blends: Speech-exercise videos for consonant blends, such as “bl” and “str.”
SmallTalk Common Phrases: Speech-exercise videos for common phrases, such as greetings, conversational phrases, and aphasia-oriented phrases.
SmallTalk Days, Months, Dates: Speech-exercise videos for the days of the week, months of the year, and ordinal numbers 1st through 31st.
SmallTalk Letters, Numbers, Colors: Speech-exercise videos for the alphabet, numbers 1–20, and primary colors.
“I have recently had the opportunity to use SmallTalk apps, from Lingraphica, with my students on the spectrum (with and without apraxia). I was amazed at how ideal these apps are for students with autism. They are the perfect visual tool. Students with autism will imitate behaviors from a video more easily that from face to face instruction. Video modeling also gives the students the freedom to watch over and over again until the skill is mastered leading to the acquisition of complex verbal skills. I would recommend the SmallTalk apps to anyone working with students on the spectrum.” –Lois Jean Brady, Speech-Language Pathologist (US)
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Since Apple has updated the os, the app is super glitchy. Please make them compatible
Does not open
This looks like a great app...if only it worked! It will not open past the opening screen--20 minutes later and still just stuck like that, nothing to tap. I have deleted and re-installed 3 times. Hasn't been updated in 5 months so I am not feeling very confident.
Not a fan...
Good thing I only spent .99 cents. You would think for a Phoneme App they would atleast have the phoneme symbols. Instead they only use alphabet letters to make up the phonetic symbol and some don't even make sense. If your not interested in the fricatives or affricates you could buy this but I wouldn't recommend it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.