App Review of the Week: Cookie Doodle
by Allie Landers, MS CCC-SLP
I’m always on the hunt for new apps to use in therapy. I’m usually looking for apps not specifically designed for speech and language therapy, but for apps that are fun and engaging to use as motivating means of working on language skills. One of my favorite of these apps is Cookie Doodle, especially at this time of year. The general idea of the app is that you get to make cookies. You start by adding and mixing the ingredients, then bake and decorate the cookie, and then you get to eat it. Understandably, this app is a huge hit with most kids (who doesn’t like cookies?). But it’s also a great tool as a clinician because I can use it to meet so many goals. It’s perfect for working on varied verbs like cracking, pouring, mixing, and rolling, as well as use of descriptors like different colors of frosting and different sizes of cookies. It’s also basic enough to be used with kids working on requesting (e.g., Let’s make a bird cookie!). It can definitely help make therapy more festive during the holiday season, with cookie shapes like a menorah, a Christmas tree, and a snowman, but this app was definitely popular all year with my kids.
About our Reviewer: Allie Landers
Allie Landers, MS CCC-SLP, is an SLP working in Washington DC. She earned her MS from MGH Institute of Health Professions and works with clients with needs varying from AAC to autism to aphasia and beyond. You can follow her at @ALandersSLP on Twitter.
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