One of my favorite games to play in speech therapy with my older articulation kiddos is hangman. Now, I don’t know the origins of that game (a man hanging?! weird!), but I can tell you that despite its creepiness (again, a man hanging?!), it’s still is a great activity that consistently increases my students’ vocabulary, spelling, word recognition, and overall understanding of their target sound(s).
But don’t you wish there was a non-creepy version of hangman?
I know I sure did. So I looked high and low, but I wasn’t able to find one that fit my needs as a speech-language pathologist. So then it hit me, why don’t I just make one myself? Necessity is the mother of invention, right?
A new app is born and it rocks!
Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to present to you my latest app called Secret Mission Articulation. This unique (and non-creepy) hangman-ish game is very cool and my students love it to bits. It challenges players to guess a hidden word by choosing from different letters on an alphabet board. The app features a comprehensive collection of over 600 sound-specific articulation words designed for SLPs to use with individuals who exhibit difficulty producing the following speech sounds: S, Z, R, L, S/R/L Blends, SH, CH, and TH. In addition, it contains over 100 hilarious secret missions for players to pretend to partake in secret missions?! Yup! Secret missions, indeed!
The evil robot must be stopped!
Secret Mission Articulation is set up in a way that turns each player into a secret government agent who is courageously trying to foil the sinister plans of an evil robot. This super villain will stop at nothing to wreak havoc. Thankfully, each player in your speech therapy room possesses the power to stop the evil robot by successfully guessing his secret password (which would be your student’s articulation word, NICE!). Once the password is uncovered and entered into the system, the evil robot instantly shuts down. Therefore, he is unable to complete the naughty plans that he was preparing for. Hooray!
So, are you ready to save the world from the evil robot?
The planet is counting on you! I invite you to use Secret Mission Articulation to spice up your speech therapy sessions. Click HERE to download it from the Apple App Store. Enjoy (and please let me know what you think)!