Around 2008 I made one of the best purchases of my clinical career thus far. It was a software program called SCIP (Sound Contrasts in Phonology). Today, I can’t think of one app for the iPad that is anything like SCIP. It was created by A. Lynn Williams of Eastern Tennessee State University (go Buccaneers!) and was designed to help the SLP take advantage of newer methods of phonological therapy, including multiple oppositions, maximal oppositions, and treatment of the empty set. The program has over 2,000 real world pictures and around 6,000 nonsense words/pictures. This pretty much guarantees that you’ll find plenty of exemplars to use with your students. Word sets with pictures can be used online or printed for offline practice. Yes, it keeps data for correct and incorrect responses in user files.
Now for the downsides: 1. To the best of my knowledge, it hasn’t been updated since it was created. You’ll need a disc to run the program every time you open it. 2. As a result of #1, it won’t run on anything later than Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above. You can run it on Windows (I’m using Windows 7 without problems) but I’m not positive it would work on the most up to date Windows software. 3. From my online search, it seem you can only purchase it through a company called Silvereye Learning Resources which is based in Australia. It costs $389.95 dollars (Australian).
Can you imagine this thing on an iPad…with the ability to record responses…and cloud data storage?