May 6, 2014 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Free and discounted speech therapy apps, giveaways and app reviews will be highlighted in May for the third annual "Let's Talk: Speech and Communication," at The iMums, a children's educational technology review site. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and The iMums, founded by four tech-savvy moms from four corners of the globe, also will feature speech therapy news and resources.
"This year's Better Hearing and Speech Month theme is 'Communication Disorders are Treatable,' and we want to put the spotlight on apps that can be used by both speech language pathologists and by parents at home," said iMum Mary Mahon of California. "This is a cause championed each year by the site because three of the four iMums, and many of its guest reviewers, have children in speech therapy."
Mahon's own three children have benefited from speech therapy, including a daughter, 7, who has childhood apraxia of speech, a severe speech problem where the tongue and mouth have trouble forming words. The iMums will join in marking May 14 as the second annual Apraxia Awareness Day.
"When my daughter was 4, she needed to practice her speech therapy every day at home, but she really resisted. Then we discovered iPad apps that got her interested in doing her therapy and willing to do her daily practice," Mahon said. "That's how I began researching and reviewing apps."
A list of speech therapy apps on sale and giveaways will be updated daily on The iMums site. The iMums Facebook page also will be kept current with reviews, giveaways and price drops. Participating developers include: Hamaguchi Apps, Little Bee Speech, Pocket SLP, Erik Raj, Tactus Therapy Solutions, Virtual Speech Center, Grace App, Balbus Speech, Speak in Motion, Multimedia Speech Pathology, IAC Professionals, Motion Portrait, Abitalk, Avokiddo, Talktime Pediatric Speech Academy, Reading Doctor and more.
The iMums, four moms from around the globe, met online while searching for and reviewing apps for their own children. In 2011, they formed a children's tech review site to help parents and educators find the best educational apps. The iMums are founder Amanda Powell of Australia, Alison Hirst of the U.S., Grace Shirley Chong of Singapore and Mahon, a United Kingdom native now living in the U.S. Collectively, the group has 12 children ages 0 to 18. The iMums also review technology products and have just published their annual Mother's Day Gift Guide "10 Great Gift Ideas for Mother's Day."
The iMums are four mothers from different parts of the world dedicated to informing parents about the best digital stories, educational apps, fun games and technology products available for their family. With twelve children between them ranging in age from 0 to 18, all of which use varying types of technology devices, and over 30,000 apps collectively, The iMums feel they are more than qualified for their job. Copyright (C) 2014 The iMums. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.