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.

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 assist with speech practice; use as a communication tool and educational support.

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 augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as a communication tool.

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.

Apraxia Kids is offering the opportunity for you to apply for a no-cost speech tablet.  In order to do that, you will need to fill out a Speech Tablet application for either a USA or a Canadian resident.  The Deadline for the application will be Friday, December 13, 2019 with awardee announcements made by January 31, 2020.  Details on what is required to complete the application process will be outlined on the application.  Because it takes a while to pull together all you will need to apply, we recommend starting the application process as close to the application availability date as possible.  Please note that we are only able to award a certain number of speech tablets, so not all applications are selected for awarding.

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

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

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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.