Smile Train speech app

SMILE TRAIN, a nonprofit organization and charity providing corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates, developed a free cleft palate speech app in Filipino. The interactive app uses stories, games, and songs for them to improve their speech. The app lowers the burden on families with limited means to travel for therapy. Fun encourages children to practice more often to yield better speech outcomes. The app contains videos teaching the correct placement, manner and voicing of the target sounds. A video about common speech errors is also included to help parents, caregiver and patients be familiarized with the sounds. By this, they will be able to discriminate the correct from the incorrect productions. The app provides opportunities to practice the high pressure sounds in isolation, syllable, word and sentences level. It also has stories to practice the use of sound in connected speech practice. Visit smiletrainspeechapp.com.