Sunday, September 04, 2016

Speech Apps for Kids to Work on Comprehension, WH Questions, Inferences, & More!

One of the biggest issues with kids who have hyperlexia is their difficulties with WH questions and comprehension. They struggle to make inferences and answer WH questions, so it's no surprise that they have comprehension issues.

This list of speech apps for kids with autism or hyperlexia targets those skills. Namely, comprehension, WH questions, making inferences, following directions, and receptive language. These apps make a great supplement to traditionally speech therapy and will help build oral and reading comprehension skills.

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Speech Apps for Kids with Autism & Hyperlexia

Comprehension builder app

1. Comprehension Builder

This app is easily one of my favorites when it comes to working on comprehension and WH questions. J especially loves the option to record himself reading the sentence and then listening to it. Bundle up and save on these two Comprehension Builder apps! There's a video of the free version of this app in action at the bottom of this post.

Comprehension builder 2 app

2. Comprehension Builder 2 

This app is just like the one above. It seems to use more complicated sentences than Comprehension Builder. Again, recording oneself is the best part and you can try it out free first! Bundle up and save on these two Comprehension Builder apps!

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3. Reading Comprehension apps from Abitalk

I really like a lot of the apps from Abitalk (they also make the Comprehension Builder apps!) and these reading comprehension ones are no exception. There are lots of different ones available at different levels and for different topics. Here are a few to try:

I Read - basic primer app

4. I Read - Basic Primer 

We really like this app for working on comprehension! It has five levels to work on, starting with individual sentences and progressing towards longer stories, and features bright, colorful illustrations. You could also get the I Read Bundle and save!

I Read - animals app

5. I Read - Animals 

If you have animal lovers, then this comprehension app is perfect for them! Just like the app above, it uses different levels to progress from sentences to longer stories. You could also get the I Read Bundle and save!

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6. Reading Comprehension apps from Interactive Learning Success, LLC

There are tons of reading comprehension apps available from Interactive Learning Success, LLC! They are leveled by grade, but they also have some animal themed ones. You can try most of these apps out for free too, which is nice. Here are a few to try:

Autism iHelp - comprehension app

7. Autism iHelp - Comprehension 

A clean and simple app (perfect for those who get overwhelmed with visual info!) for working on comprehension and following directions.

Reading comprehension camp app

8. Reading Comprehension Camp 

This app features 50 short stories to help kids improve their comprehension skills. It will definitely grow with your kids too since the stories are designed for kids from grade two to grade seven.

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9. Autism & PDD Stories & Language Activities Social Skills

We love these apps! Not only do they go over different social scenarios, but they focus on building comprehension skills. There are various apps available such as:

Following directions app

10. Following Directions from I Can Do Apps, LLC 

Featuring five ways to play, kids will practice simple directions and multi-step directions with this simple and bright app.

Hearbuilder auditory memory app

11. Hearbuilder Auditory Memory

Kids get to complete missions in this app by listening to verbal instructions and then acting accordingly. J really enjoys the numbers mission in this app!

Hearbuilder following directions app

12. Hearbuilder Following Directions 

There are so many ways to practice following directions in this app! There are five games, but each game allows for three levels. It focuses on basic directions, sequential directions, conditional directions, and more!

Auditory memory for quick stories app

13. Auditory Memory for Quick Stories 

This app features 30 stories and checks for comprehension following the stories. Although we haven't personally tried this app yet, I do love the Super Duper Publications apps!

WH question cards from Super Duper Publications app

14. WH Question Cards from Super Duper Publications 

We love this app for working on WH questions! It features fun illustrations and offers four different activities for practicing WH questions.

Autim iHelp - WH Questions app

15. Autism iHelp - WH Questions

Clean and simple app (like all the Autism iHelp apps) for working on simple WH questions.

WhQuestions from Smarty Ears app

16. WhQuestions from Smarty Ears 

A great app for targeting WH questions (just like the name suggests) and uses cute illustrations.

Describe it to me app

17. Describe it to Me from Smarty Ears 

This app is awesome for working on expressive speech, WH questions, and more! Such a great app!

Understanding Inferences Fun Deck app

18. Understanding Inferences Fun Deck 

This flashcards style app features bright and colorful illustrations, like all Super Duper Publications apps do, and helps kids practice making inferences.

Inference Clues: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Kids app

19. Inference Clues: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Kids 

This app is text heavy, but has some good content for practicing making inferences. I would say that this app is geared towards older children.

Inference Ace: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Struggling Readers app

20. Inference Ace: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Struggling Readers 

Similar to Inference Clues, this app is text heavy and geared more towards older children.

Main Idea - Sentences: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice Game for Kids app

21. Main Idea - Sentences: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice Game for Kids 

This app focuses on comprehension of individual sentences.


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