Voice Recognition Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love

Are you looking for voice recognition apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

ClaroPDF Pro – This is an iOS app that lets you make notes and highlights on your PDF files. PDF files can be read back to you in human-like voices. You can also listen to PDF files in the background while you work on another app (useful for proofreading).

ClaroSpeak This is a text-to-speech app that allows for high-quality output. It can be used to proofread texts using the voice feature. The integration feature also allows direct text-to-speech conversion from platforms such as Mail, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

Naming Therapy– This app helps people with aphasia and children with special needs to practice important naming and description skills. It was designed for both personal and professional uses by speech-language pathologists. The app contains beautiful images, real voice, and full personalization features with more than 700 words. You can also practice naming with over 400 photographs accompanied by clues. You can customize the tests by adding your photos and hints and assigning appropriate scores. The app keeps a record of which clue led you to choose the correct answer; reports are generated and sent to you via email.

Rainbow Sentences– Students learn better with color-coding, which is why Rainbow Sentences was developed on this concept. Students can improve their grammatical construction of sentences with the aid of color cues. In this app, every part that makes up a sentence is color-coded, enabling students to quickly recognize and understand the building blocks of basic sentence structures. Every part of speech from nouns, pronouns, verbs, and prepositions is covered in this educational app. For better cognition and comprehension, students can record sentences in their voice on the app.

SparkleFish – Similar in style to MadLibs, SparkleFish allows students to record their own voice supplying various parts of speech (noun, adjective, verb), which are used by the app to create hilarious stories. The app comes with six free stories, and additional packs of stories are available for purchase. All recordings can be saved for later listening and even shared with others. SparkleFish makes a useful addition to literacy classes and can be used by speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists.

SpeakingPal English Tutor – Using speech recognition and with each session lasting less than two minutes, SpeakingPal English Tutor is a quick and easy way to review English skills. The app includes interactive video dialogues where the user’s response impacts the video events. While the user roleplays a character, feedback is given based on their word choice and sentence structure. For each answer required by the app, the user can hear a native speaker and compare their responses. A progress page is provided to make it easy to see improvements. Scores and progress can also be shared with friends.

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