Real Vocabulary App Addresses the Demands of the Common Core Standards for Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Burbank, CA, February 10, 2014 – Virtual Speech Center Inc., a leading provider of mobile applications for speech therapy, announced today the release of Real Vocabulary, an iPad application for children to practice curriculum-based vocabulary, available for download from Apple’s iTunes app store.

The Real Vocabulary app was authored by Jennifer Rogers, a school-based speech and language pathologist, who took advantage of the app publishing program launched by Virtual Speech Center in 2013. Jennifer believes that vocabulary is one of the greatest obstacles to achievement, and thus became interested in developing an app that could work to build overall vocabulary skills in many areas.

The Real Vocabulary app includes over one thousand curriculum-based vocabulary items in the areas of: antonyms, synonyms, multiple meanings, word definitions, and idioms. The students can practice the vocabulary in both receptive and expressive tasks. In the receptive tasks, a definition or word stimulus is displayed and the student selects one of four words that match the stimulus. In the expressive tasks, students state their responses verbally.

Built around the theme of a retro restaurant, the Real Vocabulary app motivates students to practice the vocabulary use through the reward system built into this app. Students accumulate starts for each correct response and when they accumulate enough starts, they can play one of the three available games: Wobbly Waiter, Sling Challenge, and Catch the Dish.

“The Real Vocabulary app is not designed to take the place of speech therapy, but to be used as a tool for a Speech-Language Pathologist to design interventions that both engage and challenge students while addressing the demands of the Common Core Standards for vocabulary acquisition and use,” said Jennifer Rogers, M.A. CCC-SLP (the author of The Real Vocabulary app).

To install the Real Vocabulary application, please visit the Apple app store page below.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-vocabulary/id815808661?ls=1&mt=8

To install the Real Vocabulary PRO application, please visit the Apple app store page below.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-vocabulary-pro/id825880776?ls=1&mt=8

To learn more about this application, please visit www.virtualspeechcenter.com

Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP

Beata Klarowska is an American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech and language pathologist, licensed by the state of California.Beata cofounded Virtual Speech Center Inc. in 2011 and, to date, has developed more than 30 apps for speech, language, and cognition.

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