San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2014
One year ago, Language Learning Apps, LLC introduced SoundSwaps, the second app developed by this small San Diego-based development company owned by Susan Berkowitz—a speech-language pathologist for more than 35 years. SoundSwaps was created to help students with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, and others with language-based reading disabilities and auditory conceptualization difficulties.
The goal of SoundSwaps is to assist students in improving decoding and encoding skills. Students practice seeing and hearing words and learning where and how sounds are deleted, added, or moved to make a new word. Some students have difficulty with awareness of individual sounds in words, of whether two sounds or sound sequences are the same or different, and with discriminating speech sounds in sequences. They may delete or add sounds and syllables in words.
SoundSwaps has 4 different activities—targeting first word families, then initial and final sound, then vowels. The fourth activity changes sounds and words randomly
SoundSwaps uses errorless learning to reduce the impact of an error history on student learning. There is no visual distraction in the app, only the words and their sounds. Letters spin and dance across the screen when a sequence of words is completed.
Language Learning Apps, LLC’s other app, Question It, has been available for the past few years, and is aimed at a different group of students with language disorders: students with autism spectrum disorder. The app teaches students how to answer Wh-questions in a unique format. Both apps were developed with the assistance of programers at Ditty Labs, also based in San Diego.
Language Learning Apps, LLC was founded in 2011 by Susan Berkowitz, a speech-language pathologist for more than 35 years. Susan has worked with students with significant language learning disabilities—many of whom are nonverbal and non-readers—in public and non-public schools, and in her private practice, and has presented workshops and seminars around the country. Her apps are designed from intervention activities she used successfully for many years with many students. Language Learning Apps, LLC’s mission is to provide quality apps that aid students in developing effective language skills. See them at http://languagelearningapps.com.
Language Learning Apps, LLC can be reached at languagelearningapps(at)gmail(dot)com or at 619 980 0347.