Check out my post on my list of top speech/language apps for my personal everyday favorites.
I’ve spent a bit of time perusing current blogs out there related to iPad apps and speech therapy. I came across a very informative blog called Communication Therapy. It is definitely worth checking out as it talks about the use of iPads in therapy and also has an great link to a spreadsheet that has a very thorough list of recommended apps in all areas including the area of speech/language. The spreadsheet also has a very comprehensive list of good websites and resources. Really helpful!
Also check out the SLP app list on Speech Techies blog. This link allows users to add SLP related apps and websites to a growing list of favorite apps.
From my searching, there seems to be quite a bit more information about using iPad apps as speech output devices and not as much on apps used for school-aged kids with language delays and higher functioning autism. In fact there are surprisingly few apps specific to the language and social communication needs of school-aged children. I am most interested in these areas as these are the students I work with primarily. From my experience, the most beneficial apps for school-aged children offer a more holistic approach to practicing targeted language and social communication objectives. This is why I love Toontastic so much. I can target objectives and even repetitively practice targeted skills in a more realistic, applicable and of course more motivating setting.
Here’s a list of some places to start looking for good Speech/Language apps: