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.
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.
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.
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.
To install the Real Vocabulary PRO application, please visit the Apple app store page below.
To learn more about this
application, please visit www.virtualspeechcenter.com.