In this blog, we will review two different speech application for children.
Which application is better for your little Hero?
There are variety of speech applications for non-verbal children, late talkers, children with speech difficulties. What are the points you need to take into account while choosing them to use? Which one fulfil your needs?
What are Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP and Speech Blubs?
Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP is a voice-controlled and video modeling-based language and speech therapy app. Individuals with speech delays, stuttering, apraxia, non-verbal autism, articulation problems, aphasia, and late talkers can easily use the app for their language and speech development. Created under the guidance of parents, speech-language pathologists. Assistive games in Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP aim to improve fundamental speech and communication skills such as how to pronounce the words, utterance the correct sound of vowels and consonants and so on while delivering the speech triggering inputs in an entertaining and curricular way.
Speech Blubs is a speech therapy app which created to assist children with special needs or Autism, Down syndrome, Apraxia of Speech, Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD. A child can practice new sounds and stimulate speaking.
Similarities and Differences of the Applications
Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP and Speech Blubs are the most widely used speech applications and their similarities and differences will be examined in several categories. Let’s start!
Demographics and Technology
Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP and Speech Blubs targets children over 4 years and older with special needs. At the same time, teachers and therapists can use these applications because of the educational feature of apps. Especially about 40% of children with autism do not speak and these applications aimed to improve their speaking and communication skills. Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP has 8 educational game categories only in English and Speech Blubs has 25 different educational game categories with 2 language options, English and Spanish. Speech Blubs can reach more people with the 2 language options and in terms of accessibility language options are beneficial. Both apps are available for iOS and Android devices when you download the apps, Speech Blubs takes up 140.9 Mb and Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP takes up only 68,1 Mb. Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP takes up less space and uses cutting edge technology. Hence, these advantageous features provide ease of use, children can play games for a long time without distractions and slowdowns.
Before using these two applications, some screening questions are asked, and the aim of these questions is gathering specific information about your children’s different developmental areas such as communication, hearing, social and emotional areas. In this way, Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP can create a special path for each child and aims to accelerate child development. Also, Speech Blubs creates a suitable path for your children by following a similar way. Creating a unique path is easy in Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP because of they already an experienced team about special education. Otsimo has another application which is Otsimo | Special Education ABA, with these two applications it specialized in the field of educating children with special needs and Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP takes a more comprehensive and curricular approach to special education. Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP puts itself ahead of Speech Blubs with this approach.
Methodology and Gameplay
Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP and Speech Blubs use the video modeling technique, with this technique children mimics their peer which they see on the screen and their mirror neurons are stimulated. Video modeling on speech therapy has been proven and exemplified by successful results according to user feedback. These two apps also attract children’s attention with funny face filters. When your child successfully learns a new word, Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP and Speech Blubs switch to the camera and your child will see a filter related to the word which he/she has learned, learning becomes easier and more entertaining with this way.
At this point Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP has a distinctive feature, it only proceeds when your child, pronounces and records the word correctly, at that time our machine learning technology become a part of an activity and checks your child’s pronunciation. The important part of this stage is the correct pronunciation, whereas this feature does not exist in Speech Blubs.
Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP differs greatly with its machine learning technology at there because this feature only exists in it, voice outputs from the individuals have evaluated anonymously again within the application to provide a better and unique speech exercise experience. Moreover, in both of these apps include plenty of stickers dedicated to each exercise activity to be collected once the session is completed.
Pricing and Availability
You can check over the prices of two apps here. Both Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP and Speech Blubs offer special discounted prices to its users at certain times of the year. As for the discounted prices, Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP is still cheaper than Speech Blubs and it makes Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP affordable.
|Otsimo Speech Therapy SLP||Speech Blubs|
|Annual Subscription $41.99||Show of Support - Annual $59.99|
|Monthly Subscription $6.99||Show of Support - Monthly $14.49|
|Otsimo Speech Lifetime Access $119,99|
Considering this review, we can say that Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP and Speech Blubs have very similar features, they use video modeling and offer games with similar content. As Speech Blubs has 2 language options, they take a step forward in terms of accessibility. Conversely, Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP takes up less space on your devices compared to the Speech Blubs and uses cutting edge technology, so these features provide users ease of handling. But the great difference is about used technology, Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP also has a machine learning technology that checks the accuracy of the sounds and pronunciations they make and provides better service at affordable prices.
Voice recognition, machine learning technologies and accessing similar contents by paying less give Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP an advantage over Speech Blubs. Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP has a user-friendly learning-centric approach and attaches great importance to user ideas. Furthermore, Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP provides unique individual education for children by creating a special learning path with an experienced team in the field of special education.