Turtle Talk is a professional speech therapy app designed for children who have unclear articulation due to a fast rate of speech. It is also suitable in the treatment of stuttering and cluttering.
HOW IS TURTLE TALK DIFFERENT TO A PAPER-BASED PACING BOARD FOR SPEECH?
Pacing boards are often used in speech therapy to help children to slow their rate of speech. The child taps on a circle or turtle and says one word or syllable per tap. However, when using a paper-based pacing board, many children will often begin to tap on each circle or turtle too quickly and then their speech gets faster too.
Unlike traditional pacing boards, Turtle Talk offers fun visual cues to help children to slow their rate of speech correctly and improve their articulation and speech intelligibility.
HOW DOES TURTLE TALK WORK?
The child chooses a conversation topic and answers conversation questions using the Turtle Talk pacing board. They have to press and hold down on a turtle and say one syllable or word per turtle.
When the turtle has completely filled with colour and increased in size, they can then move on to the next turtle in the pacing board and say the next syllable or word.
If they move on before the turtle has filled with colour and increased in size, "Too Quick" flashes on the screen.
The speed at which the turtles fill with colour and get bigger can be adjusted in Settings using the slider bar. Children with a faster speaking rate and less intelligible speech benefit from having each turtle in the pacing board filling with colour more slowly.
The conversation questions are optional. Turtle Talk can also be used as a pacing board without conversation questions or as a speech therapy tool when practising saying longer, multisyllabic words and breaking them up into syllables.
WHO IS TURTLE TALK FOR?
- Speech language pathologists / speech and language therapists
- Children with unclear articulation due to a fast speaking rate
- Children who need support to say longer, multisyllabic words clearly
- Children who have a stutter
- Children who clutter their speech
TURTLE TALK SPEECH PACING TIPS
Try to be a good model for the child by using the Turtle Talk pacing board when you speak. This will show the child what to do and it will also encourage them to speak more slowly. Try to keep conversations natural by making comments and keeping the conversation going rather than quickly skipping ahead to the next conversation question.
- A bright, colourful, and engaging turtle pacing board
- An animated sea background
- Six categories of conversation questions for lots of speech pacing practice
- The option to have conversation questions spoken aloud, text only or both
- Optional audio feedback to indicate when a turtle has fully filled with colour in addition to the visual cue
- iOS voices (an enhanced voice if one has been downloaded on your device)
- Adjustable settings: voice speed and speed at which each turtle fills with colour
All Aptus Speech Therapy apps participate in the 50% off Volume Purchase Program, so Turtle Talk can be bought in bulk at a discounted price. If you would like to learn more about our other speech therapy apps for children, please visit our website: www.aptus-slt.com
Minor bug fixes and improvements
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My students were dissapointed none of the turtles kept a big size. They did not find it rewarding. I wish app store offered a refund for this app.
Developer Response ,
Hi Tessiepogo, thank you for your review. Turtle Talk is a pacing board app for speech. When a turtle fully fills with colour and gets bigger, it is a cue for the child to move on to the next turtle and say the next word. If we kept the turtle big, the app would lose the visual cueing. I'm sorry your students didn't find it motivating. Many students do find it much more motivating than a static pacing board. If you have any suggestions for the app, please do let us know by emailing us email@example.com. It would be possible to request a refund from Apple. Best Wishes
Not enough variation
I with this had more features with strategies.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review. Turtle Talk is designed to help children slow their rate of speech. If you have any suggestions or any features you would love to have in the app, please let us know. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org . We will be updating Turtle Talk soon with some exciting new features.
- Aptus Speech and Language Therapy Limited
- 239.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Aptus Speech & Language Therapy
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.