Apps for Kids with Apraxia

Many families ask about tablet applications – “apps” – specifically for childhood apraxia of speech. Please know that apps should be used with therapist and parent supervision to support the child’s speech practice or to assist them in their communication attempts. Some apps are for speech practice while others are for providing an augmentative/alternative communication tool.

Why are so many families pursuing tablets and apps for their children with apraxia? For a number of reasons – that many children are quite fascinated and engaged by the interactive nature of apps, and because they provide other ways to communicate what children who struggle to speak want to say and what they know. Apps can help extend speech, language, and educational practice and/or can be used for motivation and reinforcement for practice.

Apraxia Kids partnered with Penn State Health to share and distribute the “Speech and Language Apps Guide” published by the Department of Behavior and Developmental Pediatrics at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Apraxia Kids does not endorse any specific apps nor is this list all-inclusive. The directory is meant only to be a guide and a resource to families and speech professionals

Due to the ever-changing nature of technology, new apps are always becoming available, updates to existing apps are always being made, and some apps are even removed on occasion. Please note that the following document may contain apps which are no longer available, or incorrect prices due to updated pricing, and does not contain every available app appropriate for speech/communication.

Many families ask about tablet applications – “apps” – specifically for childhood apraxia of speech. Please know that apps should be used with therapist and parent supervision to support the child’s speech practice or to assist them in their communication attempts. Some apps are for speech practice while others are for providing an augmentative/alternative communication tool.

Why are so many families pursuing tablets and apps for their children with apraxia? For a number of reasons – that many children are quite fascinated and engaged by the interactive nature of apps, and because they provide other ways to communicate what children who struggle to speak want to say and what they know. Apps can help extend speech, language, and educational practice and/or can be used for motivation and reinforcement for practice.

Apraxia Kids partnered with Penn State Health to share and distribute the “Speech and Language Apps Guide” published by the Department of Behavior and Developmental Pediatrics at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Apraxia Kids does not endorse any specific apps nor is this list all-inclusive. The directory is meant only to be a guide and a resource to families and speech professionals

Due to the ever-changing nature of technology, new apps are always becoming available, updates to existing apps are always being made, and some apps are even removed on occasion. Please note that the following document may contain apps which are no longer available, or incorrect prices due to updated pricing, and does not contain every available app appropriate for speech/communication.



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