Speech Tablets for Apraxia

Each year, Apraxia Kids awards speech tablets to children and families in need throughout the USA and Canada. Children with apraxia can use these speech tablets for speech practice and/or as a speech-generating device. Since its inception, the Speech Tablets for Apraxia program has awarded nearly 700 tablets to children with apraxia of speech.

In a research report regarding our Speech Tablets for Apraxia Program (formerly known as iPads for Apraxia), parents and therapists reported positive perceptions of and experiences with the iPad technology at home and during speech therapy. Children reportedly experienced excitement, motivation, immediacy, reduced frustration, and the ability to practice speech outside of therapy.

In a world of increased technology, we identified an opportunity to connect children in need with functional speech tools to help them reach their highest communication potential. Parents and speech therapists can enhance speech practice at home and across environments when using a speech tablet. Additionally, children who are still struggling to be understood can utilize iPads as an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tool.

Due to the ever changing nature of technology, new apps are always available. Apraxia Kids has 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/resource.

Click Here to view the Speech and Language Apps guide

Speech Tablets for Apraxia

In this program, qualified children with a diagnosis of apraxia of speech are provided with speech tablets and protective cases in order to use as a communication tool, to assist with speech practice, and/or for educational support.

This program offers iPads with a protective case to children in need across the United States and Canada.  Eligible children must be between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 years of age, have an evaluation showing a diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech, and the child’s family must be able to show a financial need.  Please click the link below to see the applications which has additional information and requirements.

Applications for the Speech Tablets for Apraxia Program will open in early October.  More information will be posted here soon.

Individuals are able to email speechtablets@apraxia-kids.org for questions. No other email addresses will respond to questions.

COMMUNITY TESTIMONIALS

When a child receives a speech tablet, a world of communication opportunities are unlocked. Read some stories from previous recipients of speech tablets!

Helpful Tips & Advice

Increase your understanding of how a speech tablet can be used to aid in therapy and communication with some resources from our Article Library!

Our Speech Tablets for Apraxia program puts tools for improved communication directly into the hands of children with apraxia of speech. Donate today to provide the gift of speech to more children in need.

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