Introducing a Revolutionary Plush Learning Tool

 

Toys that can connect with apps through smart phones, tablets, laptops or any Bluetooth-enabled device.

Educate, Communicate & Connect With Technology

Bluebee Pals are a Bluetooth-enabled interactive and lovable plush companion that sings, reads and answer phone calls. Their innovative lip synchronization technology allows Bluebee’s “mouth” to move while you’re reading storybooks, engaging in learning apps, singing songs & much more! Their award-winning Bluebee Pals will enhance your child’s learning journey in a variety of ways. They can stream any song, story app (in any language), educational software and activities, to capture and retain your child’s attention all while promoting fun interaction. Bluebee Pals wide range of app compatibility introduce an exciting communication device that fosters educational opportunities for all mainstream and special needs children.

Hudson The Puppy

Parker The Monkey

Lily The Lamb

Sammy The Bear

Riley The Zebra

 

Apps Recommended With Bluebee Pals – CURATED BY PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS


Apps that are great for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.

 


COUGH DROP

CoughDrop is an open, flexible communication app for people with complex communication needs. AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) apps have been around for over a decade, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to user interaction, flexibility and openness. CoughDrop is an effort to create an AAC app that can grow and expand with the user, make it easier to provide meaningful supports, and provide useful insights, all in a clean, cross-platform package. CoughDrop is built to run on all major devices, including desktop computers and laptops, iPads and iPhones, and Android tablets and phones


LAMP

LAMP Words for Life is designed to meet the communication needs of children with autism. It combines the power of PRC’s Unity® language system and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™), a proven-therapeutic approach that uses consistent motor plans for accessing vocabulary.

The app is appropriate for beginning communicators who are just learning that they can affect those around them to skilled communicators with advanced language skills. It features structured language and includes three vocabulary files and features within the app to support language development from the current skill level throughout their life.


Clicker Communicator App

Clicker Communicator is the definitive AAC app that gives a voice to children and young people with speech and language challenges. This is the latest addition to Crick Software’s Clicker family, developed over 20 years and used worldwide.

 



Gabby Tabs
Gabby Tabs is kid friendly augmentative communication app developed by parents of a non-verbal child with autism. Gabby Tabs helps and encourages children to communicate at home, in school, and on the go.

 


GoTalk NOW
Turn your iPad into a GoTalk!  Attainment has been making augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools for 20 years! Our experience is front and center in GoTalk NOW — a flexible, yet powerful app for people who have difficulty speaking.

GoTalk NOW is a full-featured, customizable AAC app for the iPad, ideal for both the beginner and experienced communicator, that turns your iPad into a dynamic GoTalk in seconds with an easy-to-use, touch-based editor.


Speak for Yourself

Speak for Yourself is an application designed by two speech language pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an evidence-based foundation. This application is consistent with motor learning principles, uses a word-based vocabulary of the most frequently used words in communication, and contains features important in developing automaticity and language. Individuals learn to use their communication device with the same principles they use to play an instrument or type on a keyboard. Speak for Yourself has the capability to begin with one word, but contains almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols® and allows the user the potential to access almost 14,000 words, with no more than two touches to say a word. Complex page navigation and scanning are eliminated to allow fast, consistent access to language! Powered by CereProc’s speech system to give our voices character, emotion, and personality. Regardless of their current language level, this application can meet people where they are and provide language for a lifetime, because it’s a basic human right to Speak for Yourself.


Proloquo2Go
Symbol-supported communication app to promote language development and grow communication skills, from beginning to advanced communicators.Proloquo2Go is the only AAC app that combines unique features, such as research-based vocabulary levels, (activity) templates to support motor-planning and ExpressivePower™ to express yourself. And all that with minimal customization effort!


TouchChat
TouchChat is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person’s ability to use natural speech.



The Intelligent Solution for Children with Autism, Apraxia, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, MS and Developmentally Delayed Speech. 
aacorn is a revolutionary new augmentative assisted communications solution (AAC) with a very child friendly design and a revolutionary new system of presenting words ‘as they are needed’ via a dynamically changing ‘word tree’ with branching pathways. This not only makes words easier to find, it encourages children of all ages and abilities to expand their vocabulary, and enables them to speak both simple and complex sentences with relative ease. Parents, health and educational professionals should be very excited by the arrival of aacorn as the world’s first ‘intelligent’ AAC solution that will help to unlock a child’s real potential to communicate.


Avaz

Avaz is a full-featured, therapist-endorsed AAC app with an additional training layer to equip parents & caregivers with the strategies involved in therapy. Avaz is also a great learning and speech therapy tool for children with Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Aspergers and other non-verbal conditions. Avaz offers so much in one app, yet is intuitive and easy-to-use.

Avaz has set vocabulary with pictures (Symbolstix) and voice recordings (Ivona) to help your child create messages through touch. You can also customize the vocabulary for the child, by taking pictures and recording voices through Avaz.


OneVoice
 turns the iPad or iPhone into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Building on the simplicity of iOS devices, OneVoice is easy to understand, and designed for usability above everything else. 

Though OneVoice comes with a pre-populated vocabulary (focused on children) the real value is that you can easily add your own phrases and photos to create a custom experience. Hundreds of words and phrases with corresponding pictures are displayed in various categories. Children can construct a sentence from words and with the tap of the button their phrases are spoken aloud! Words are even highlighted as they are spoken.


PandaPal

PandaPal – Autism Communication System is a easy to use Communication System, designed by Kim Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist. This communication system allows verbally-impaired individuals to communicate and improves speech and language skills. Panda Pal uses real photos and an adorable gender-neutral.

 


TalkTablet US

TalkTabletUS, with 6 US English ACAPELA voices (including children’s voices) & 1 Latin American Spanish voice, is a fully-featured AAC speech solution for people who are unable to communicate clearly as a result of Autism, Aphasia, Down Syndrome, Stroke, Laryngectomy or other condition that adversely affects a persons ability to speak.

 

 

Bluebee pals® enables fine motor skills through occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy Apps whereby Bluebee Pal can act as a treatment intervention tool and provide positive reinforcement.

 
Writing Wizard: Therapeutic Functional Skills : Fine Motor skills, Video Modeling, Developmental Skills. Writing Wizard is designed to help every child learn how to trace letters, numbers and words through a fun system carefully designed to maintain motivation. Show and enforce how to trace letters correctly. Fun tracing using 50+ animated stickers, sound effects and interactive games that animate letters at the end of tracing. Uppercase & lowercase letters, numbers and words. Ability to create your own word lists (and record audio for each word)

 


My Play Home:
 Therapeutic Functional Skills: Life Skills, Social Skills, Imaginative play,  Emotional and Cognitive Skills. My PlayHome is a digital doll house for the iGeneration. Imagine a doll house where your child can use everything, even the closets, TV and shower. Where you can fry an egg and feed the family pizza. Where you can pour drinks, blow bubbles and turn out the lights

 

 


iSEQUENCES Therapeutic Functional Skills:
 Life Skills, Social Skills, Imaginative play, Emotional and Cognitive Skills.   An educational app for children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome that enables them to practice 100 different sequences about everyday situations, such as: Autonomous habits like brushing their teeth, washing their hands, getting dressed or going to bed.  Fun activities like going to the beach, to the movies or do sports . Every day situations like falling down, taking the bus, going the doctor, buying bread or getting wet in the rain. Emotions like happiness, sadness, surprise or fear

 


Telling Time:
 Therapeutic Functional Skills: Cognitive Skills, Social Skills. 2012 Parents’ Choice Silver Award winner – Parents’ Choice Foundation . Discover an easy and fun way to learn analog/digital clocks. Learn to tell the time in different languages! Multiple languages all recorded by native speakers (English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Swedish, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Korean, Chinese and Italian).

 


Train Conductor:
 Therapeutic Functional Skills : Focus and Attention Span, Eye -Hand Coordination Skills. Directly control trains with your finger. Send them to their destinations by creating track connections with a quick swipe. Tap a train to stop it, tap again to get it moving. Avoid disastrous collisions, and manage the peak hour of commuter trains.

 

 


Farm Academy:
  Therapeutic Functional Skills: Social Skills, Developmental Skills. Farm Academy is a fun and colorful iPad and iPhone app that was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for younger children (18 months–3 years or up). It targets both receptive and expressive language skills and is based on language development research.

 

 


Dexteria:
 Therapeutic Functional Skills:  Fine Motor skills, Video Modeling, Developmental Skills. Dexteria is a set of therapeutic hand exercises that improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. The exercises take advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.

 

 


Things That Go together:
 Therapeutic Functional Skills: Life Skills, Social Skills, Emotional and Cognitive Skills. Problem solving and language development are two hugely important skills in the development of any child. The goal of this application is to give parents and teachers a new interactive tool that helps children further develop these critically important skills in a fun and engaging new way.

Alien Buddies Matching, Visual Motor Integration, Life Skills, Matching

 


Puzzingo Puzzles:
 Therapeutic Functional Skills : Figure-Ground Discrimination, Social Skills, Like Skills. Kids love Puzzingo! Its puzzles are full of interactivity, animations, and sounds for many repeat plays. In addition, there is a daily preview of new puzzles that your child can look forward to everyday. Besides being entertained, your kid will build vocabulary, memory, and cognitive skills while playing. This tactile game also appeals to young kids and children with special needs. It helps kids develop spatial recognition, matching, tactile, and fine-motor skills. As for you parents, this game is designed to be playable by you and your child together, so you can participate and bond with your child


Letter School:
 Therapeutic Functional Skills : Fine Motor skills, Video Modeling, Developmental Skills. An Award winning app recommended by parents and teachers. Play to learn how to write all letters of the alphabet: abc – xyz and the numbers 1-10 with LetterSchool. Kids practice essential skills as they play four exciting games per letter or number.

 

 

 

Speech therapy apps are great tools for slp’s

 

Tobii Dynavox introduces Snap Scene™, an instant, photo-based communication and language-learning app for children. Research shows that children with communication difficulties, as young as 6 months, can receive significant benefit from in-the-moment communication, allowing immediate participation in interactions. It is also clear that at-risk children who do not receive intervention early enough are more likely to struggle with communication in the future. Snap Scene is designed for children at the beginning stages of learning who do not speak or who are at risk of developing communication difficulties. Children at risk for communication challenges can easily fall behind but Snap Scene can help make the difference between language learning success and lifelong language difficulties.


Talking Mats
 is an innovative, award-winning communication tool that supports adults and children with communication difficulties to express their views. It helps them understand and consider a range of topics and say what they feel in a visual way that can be easily recorded. 
Based on extensive research and designed by Speech and Language Therapists, Talking Mats uses unique, specially designed symbols that are attractive to all ages and abilities.

 


Pictello
 is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices. Stories can be shared using iTunes File Sharing or via WiFi with other Pictello users through a free account on the Pictello Sharing Server. Stories can be shared with non-Pictello users as PDF files through email or iTunes File Sharing.
Pictello is developed for all ages and skill levels, so it is easy to use and requires no reading skills to locate and read stories. Pictello offers an easy visual story creation wizard so everyone can use pictures and sound to share important moments in their lives. An advanced editor gives full control of the editing capabilities.


Created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Articulation Station is a full featured articulation application to help children as well as adults learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearly. Beautiful high quality images represent target words to be practiced in fun-filled activities with the assistance of a Speech-Language Pathologist, teacher or parent. 

Articulation Station is the only articulation application offering practice at the WORD, PHRASE, SENTENCE and STORY levels all in one app! These activities are so fun your kids will love practicing their sounds and forget they are actually “working” on their articulation.

 


Proloquo2Go
Symbol-supported communication app to promote language development and grow communication skills, from beginning to advanced communicators.Proloquo2Go is the only AAC app that combines unique features, such as research-based vocabulary levels, (activity) templates to support motor-planning and ExpressivePower™ to express yourself. And all that with minimal customization effort!

 


Voice Dream Reader

Having reached top 10 in Education in 86 countries, Voice Dream Reader is the world’s most accessible reading tool. With advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable screen layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both.

 


Lisp Therapy
 by Abitalk Incorporated is an unprecedented new app for an issue that can be difficult to treat, frontal and lateral lisp. This app offers many ways to help children who have a lisp, including exercises for jaw placement, lateral tongue strength, lip rounding and more, with narrated explanations and helpful video demonstrations.

 

 

Little Bee Speech Apps is a small app development company made of parents who have a passion for technology and helping kids. With children of their own, they recognize the importance of teaching and working patiently with their little ones to help them achieve their potential. Technology can be an amazing tool in this process and they take great care and pride in the apps that they create. In November of 2011  first app, Articulation Station was available on the App Store and a few months later Articulation Station Pro was introduced. These parents since released several additional apps including a Spanish version of Articulation Station called Articulation Station Español, and Articulation Test Center which is the award-winning articulation and phonology test.


Avaz App
  is a full-featured, therapist-endorsed AAC app with an additional training layer to equip parents & caregivers with the strategies involved in therapy. Avaz is also a great learning and speech therapy tool for children with Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Aspergers and other non-verbal conditions. Avaz offers so much in one app, yet is intuitive and easy-to-use.Avaz has set vocabulary with pictures (Symbolstix) and voice recordings (Ivona) to help your child create messages through touch. You can also customize the vocabulary for the child, by taking pictures and recording voices through Avaz.

 


Smarty Ears 
Apps was founded in December of 2009 by Barbara Fernandes, a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Smarty Ears was the first company to create apps geared towards speech therapy for mobile devices. Smarty Ears’ first application, called Mobile Articulation Probes (name changed to Smarty Speech in 2011) was released in January of 2010 and it has helped many speech therapists to make sessions more dynamic and engaging.Three years later, Smarty Ears has created over 50 applications for children and adults with speech and language delays and disorders such as stuttering, articulation delays, autism, down syndrome, and language disorders. Their goal is to provide the best tools that engage every child to learn, develop appropriate communication skills and become better communicators.


Tactus Therapy Apps
 apps are effective speech therapy tools for adults recovering from acquired communication disorders such as aphasia. They’re also effective tools for kids struggling to overcome language delays and articulation problems. Many school-based speech-language pathologist uses Tactus Therapy apps to help kids in kindergarten and first and second grade. To find additional information on which Tactus Therapy apps are best suited for school-aged children, visit this dedicated section of their website.

 


Speech Cards Lite
Improve speech & language skills with Speech Cards, a flashcards app for people of all ages.

 

 


Speech2Go
Speech2Go is a delightful, intuitive, and engaging app for articulation therapy, with a novel tracking system for you and your kids! Whether you are a parent, caregiver, teacher or speech language pathologist, we think you’ll love it.

 

 


Yes/No from I Can Do Apps
Yes/No from I Can Do Apps is an educational tool designed in collaboration with a Speech Language Pathologist that allows non-verbal individuals to communicate yes and no. This clean and simple design allows users to indicate yes/no responses with a tap of the screen and hear their responses

 


Hamaguchi
Patti Hamaguchi is speech-language pathologist that designs and create the apps for Hamaguchi Apps, along with a talented team of animators, programmers, voice talent, and illustrators. They use cutting-edge technology to motivate and inspire children to develop their communication skills by playing games thatfocus on speech, language and auditory development.

 


Smart Apps for Special Needs
Smart Apps for Special Needs is the sister site of smartappsforkids.com, the most popular kids’ app site on the web. The site received more than one million pageviews during Autism Awareness Month in April 2013 and that proved to us the need for more app coverage for special needs families and educators.

Plus there’s Educational Apps, Math Apps, Reading Apps, Music Apps, Game Apps! 

Click here for more information.

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