LocuTour products are designed by Speech-Language Pathologists who have many years of experience working with children and adults with language, speech, and attention issues. Our software uses colorful pictures to grab your client’s attention but the most important part of the software is the built-in voice recorder. Clients can hear their own voice, compare it to our production, hear the difference, and make corrections. After the SLP explains how to make the correct sounds, they quickly become adept at changing their own speech.
Our speech titles are divided into two cagegories: the Articulation series and the Phonology series.
Articulation IV: R, S, L, Th is the newest title in our Articulation series. Practice four of the most common articulation targets in the Initial, Medial, and Final positions and in Consonant Clusters. Sort the words by target sound and position and by curriculum area. Groups include: Computer-related words, Measurement words, and School-related words.
Artic Games and More is an extremely flexible program that allows you to tailor each session for the needs of your client. Start by choosing a focus: Articulation, Phonology, Content, or It’s a... The focus area determines word choice and how the words are presented. This program is flexible enough for you to use with each of your speech clients.
Phonology Combo contains Phonology I and Phonology II. They are based on Hodson and Paden’s phonological approach to remediating unintelligible speech. The goal is to elicit a large number of productions and provide interesting auditory bombardment sessions. Target patterns are: final consonants; initial consonants; initial S clusters; initial L and R clusters; and two and three syllable words. Phonology I has three “work” exercises and three “application” exercises. Phonology II has six exercises that are more game-like than work. Both CDs use the same word lists. Because they are aimed at young children they use simple colorful drawings as stimuli.
Literacy is a complete literacy program that takes the student from basic sound/symbol correlation through multisyllable spelling. Phonemic Awareness is our most important program. It has seven exercises that provide the basics of phoneme recognition and production, sound to symbol correlation, sound segmentation, blending, and syllable segmentation. Students who master this CD have a strong foundation for reading mastery.
In Appearances can be Deceiving students practice “seeing” words. The screen has target words and foils that are visually similar. Scan the words and click on the target words.
Our language titles cover a wide range of language issues. Look! Listen! and Learn Language! and Train Time focus on language issues faces by children with language delay, PDD, Autism, and Asperger Syndrome. They are also fun for all children learning language.
Attention and Memory
The attention programs are based on the literature of brain plasticity. They have progressive levels of difficulty that the client works through. The objective is to master the task (86% correct rate) then improve speed of processing. Most of the exercises focus on one or two aspects of attention at a time: Immediate; Focused or Selective; Sustained or Vigilance; Divided; Alternating; and Spatial.
The Spanish Language Combo
lets monolingual Speech-Language Pathologists provide phonological treatment for their bilingual clients. Spanish Phonology: Intervention is a practical resource for the Speech-Language Pathologist working with bilingual or monolingual Spanish speaking children with phonological delay. Palabras Básicas has the basic words learned in early language development. Many photos have a white background to make it easy for children to distinguish figure/ground. Es Todo allows clients with word finding deficits to practice word finding skills using real photographs of food, household objects, animals and other objects that we see everyday.
Worksheets, Wordlists, and More
The manuals and wordlists for all of our software and apps are available as PDFs. We also have downloadable checklists and worksheets to assist with your sessions. We’ve collected them all in the Extras tab.