notice: verbally – Best and most cost effective (FREE) Word power app for iPad « Technology in (Spl) Educati Verbally is by far the best AAC app that I have seen except it doesn’t have any support for icons. This leaves lots of younger kids out but this is one of the best and low cost solutions for kids who are older and can read text and people who lost speech due to other reasons such as storke or accide

Featured Educational Consultant – Barth Educational Consultants

Barth Educational Consultants

I retired from Tustin Unified School District, where I was a resource specialist, in 2009. I moved back to Fresno, California, where I live with my daughter and grandson, whose daily antics and developing language skills provide constant delight.

I created Barth Educational Consultants so I could continue using my expertise to teach children, teens, and adults, in particular those with dyslexia and autism/Asperger’s.


  • Tutoring for dyslexia and dysgraphia using multisensory strategies and techniques
  • Tutoring in reading, spelling, writing, English language development, and elementary math
  • Reviewing educational apps and guiding parents and teachers in the selection of appropriate apps
  • Providing curriculum support for home-schooling parents
  • Consulting with charter schools and clinics

I provide in-person tutoring in Fresno, and occasional in-person consultation within California.  In addition, I’m available via email, phone, and video calls using ooVoo & Skype.  Eventually, I would like to add virtual tutoring to my services.

I hold California Credentials in Life Standard Elementary and Restricted Deaf/Hard of Hearing as well as CLAD, Resource Specialist, and Level 1 Handwriting Without Tears Specialist certificates.


Phone: 949-294-3424


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Middle School App Discussion – Join in

Here is an interesting observation after giving away so many promocodes.
1. The obvious – highest priced apps will have most requests
2. Little kids apps have the next best.
3. There are some awesome middle school reading/math programs. I didn’t see much reaction. Is it just because most of the intervention is for little kids?

Any thoughts?

August 16 at 10:48pm · Like ·

  • Ujal Shrestha and 3 others like this.
    • Shawna Gray Most of the funding is for younger kids. 😦 Sadly, as the kids progress from division to division, funding is lowered every step of the way. There is rarely $$$ for good quality acc devices. Early intervention is crucial, but so is lifelong follow through.

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Reading Pal by Funflip Studios (price drop from $0.99 to FREE) – A nice app to test the skills already acquired thru other apps.

Reading Pal

Reading Pal

Reading Pal by Funflip Studios

Quick Review: Nice app to download while it is FREE. It doesn’t have much graphics. This will allow you to test your kids skills when once they learn the phonics, spelling, sightwords etc..


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Beauty Princess HD: Dress up and Make up game for kids – An app for pretend Play

Beauty Princess HD: Dress up and Make up game for kids

Beauty Princess HD: Dress up and Make up game for kids

Beauty Princess HD: Dress up and Make up game for kids by Libii

Quick Review: Design your own princess character with this dress-up game! It is sure to be a game your kids will love. You get to choose her hair, eyes, skin, dress, tiara, handbag and more. Your princess will stay in different place that you can take a picture for her. Abundant animation effect and numerous dynamic ornament will make your princess more beautiful and vivid.

IEP Goals Covered:  Pretend Play

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PLAY-DOH Play-Dates – Very good for following directions

PLAY-DOH Play-Dates – This app is excellent for following directions. Basically it gives step-by-step directions to make some of the objects using Play-doh.  They had this on their website for a while and they packaged it in to an app.  We used to print them and use it. So, having it on iPhone/iPad makes it easier and saves some paper.

IEP Goal: Following directions, Fine Motor, Motor Planning

Don’t have an iPhone/iPad, no worries they are all there on this website.

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Toca Hair Salon – A Social Skills app to use before going to Salon

Toca Hair Salon:  This is app comes from the makers of  Toca Doctor & Paint my wings.  This allows kids to do a virtual hair cut on the characters they have.  They some of the typical instruments a hair salon will have.  When you pick scissors and trimmer and move your hand across it will cut/trim or any other action that the item you pick.   Good for teaching pretend play. Also good for social stories. The instrument sounds are realistic so if you have a kid who doesn’t go to the hair salon this will be good to do at home before going there. It is better than the videos as you will be doing the actions.

IEP Goals/Skill Covered: Life Skills, Fine Motor, Pretend Play

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FREE/Discounted apps from Momswithapps – App Friday, August 19th

Link to FREE/Discounted Page:

Link to ‘Apps by Goal/Skill’ Page :

Momswithapps –  App Friday, August 19th?

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