Phono Learning Center is an engaging and motivating app for all ages of students and it was developed to target phonological disorders in children using the Hodson’s Cycles Approach, PLC. The games within the app only require a simple touch and drag. This allows my younger students to achieve productive imitation and stay focused on task without other complicated operating tasks. In addition, the older students enjoy the motivating factor of task completion, which the games provides!
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Author: Mary Huston, MS, CCC-SLP
Phone Learning Center was designed to assist in sound production therapy for students who are highly unintelligible. What is really cool is that careful consideration was given to the development of this app. In fact, a hierarchy of primary and secondary targets developed by Barbara W. Hodson (2010) was utilized to determine which patterns and phonemes would be targeted. Areas covered include: syllables, initial consonants, final consonants, clusters, anterior contrasts, liquids, and more!
Overall what we like about Phono Learning Center:
*multi-user play with data collection
*four interactive and motivating games with play options
*the auditory bombardment feature
*the homework pages
*the ability to import users from the free Therapy Report Center app from Smarty Ears
*ability to individualize targets (primary, secondary and/or advanced)
*settings button allows further customization for the student
*the use of the cycle approach and the ability to turn it off if you would like to use more than one target
*individualized goals and report cards for each student
*the ability to rate the students performance and store results
easy to use and quick to set up
*students enjoy being able to select their own picture
*students enjoy the reward of watching something grow or a task to be completed
*good support from Smary Ears for technical issues
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Shanda and Manda, SLP’s
Twin Sisters Speech & Language Therapy