Speech Science Speech-Language Pathology Everyone Can Understand On Patreon

  • December 19, 2017
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The majority of the time when I write about a Patreon user it usually falls under the entertainment category, but today I’m going to write about a Patreon organization looking to fund something more important. The name of the Patreon crowdfunding campaign is SpeechScience. They are made up of a group of all volunteer pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists who provide podcasts/blogs/video education on things like children on the Autism spectrum, kids with rare genetic disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, etc. The SpeechScience altruistic effort needs to spread the word and get Patreon support visit: 

https://www.patreon.com/speechscience

You can also visit their official web site here:

http://www.speechscience.org/

Speech Science Patreon

SpeechScience begin back in 2009 with a series of blogs called “This Month in Speech Science.” In those blog posts, cofounder and CEO Lucas Steuber wrote to help others understand the primary literature behind things like Speech-Language Pathology, pervasive developmental disorders like Autism, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and more.

Speech Science today provides resources such as podcasts, blogs, and videos. Their podcast for example is hugely successful. So far the team has produced three podcasts shows titled “Swallow Your Pride” on feeding and swallowing disorders; one called “Talking With Tech” focused on technology in special education, and the final podcast or “core” focuses on issues in Speech-Language Pathology and interdisciplinary concerns. These podcasts have already generated a total of 100,000 downloads! Not a small accomplishment for just three podcasts.

– To subscribe to the “Swallow Your Pride” podcast visit here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/swallow-your-pride/id1257987923?mt=2

– To subscribe to “Talking With Tech” visit:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-with-tech/id1300126888?mt=2

– Finally to subscribe to the “core” more general podcast visit:

http://www.speechscience.org/speechsciencepodcast/

There is a podcast for everything, they go in depth and are well reviewed on iTunes. Check all three podcasts out they are well worth your time.

Speech Science also has an app on Amazon’s Alexa. It shares speech facts to users.

Why They Set Up Campaign? 

“Our initial funds are gone, as is our ability to keep up with demand for content. We need help – editors, writers, clinicians, IT staff, and more. We will NEVER give up; we simply need to raise capacity, and recognize that by doing so we can have a much bigger footprint on the population we serve.”

They have a good problem in that they are growing fast, but to keep up with the demand they need funding. To make matters more difficult Speech Science is very selective with the funding they take. The last thing they want to do is compromise their mission or become beholden to an advertiser for example.

What Are The Rewards?

The goal of this campaign shouldn’t be to get a reward, it should be to help, but still Speech Science provides great rewards for this campaign.

$1 level gets you a big thanks from SpeedScience, $5 per month gets your name posted as a sponsor on their web site and the ability to contact them at any time with technical or academic questions. $10 or more per month gets you previous benefits plus a Patreon only audio/video feed, additional material from celebrity and academic interviews, and much more. Not only that, you’ll receive a free month’s subscription to The Informed SLP. The rewards go all the way up to $500 or more per month. $500 gets you all previous rewards plus get a guarantee that every single month you will fund either an augmentative communication device, a full swallowing/dysphagia study, or $500 of therapy for a student in need.

Conclusion

Speech Science is counting on you. “Maybe our only mission, is to shed back a bit of that horror – that darkness – and share information that is evidence-based, efficacious, and couched with a bit of humor to dull what can otherwise be a punishing world.” Sign up only takes minute and donate anything from $1 to their $500+ level. Becoming a patron will make a difference.

Leverage Connect 3 Balance Battle Game

  • March 13, 2017
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Introducing Leverage Connect 3 Balance Battle Game for Apple. Leverage was created by developer Aleksandar Milenkovic. The game can be downloaded for free on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leverage/id1197371898?mt=8

In order to complete the game you’ll need to show great precision and fast thinking if you want to help your hero win the battle. Enjoy the captivating and visually appealing 2D fantasy setting. Guide your wizard hero trough the story and beat all enemies to save your girlfriend and the whole village.

Game Screenshot

Apple Game Screen Two Apple Game Screen Game Image iTunes

The game is currently in version 1.2. Cosmetic changes and various bugs have been fixed.

How Do I Play?

“Simply tap the scale and drop different gems in slots. The numbers on the gems is their weight, balance the scale and don’t let it touch red mushrooms on scale base. Connect 3 or more gems, and your hero will attack the enemy causing damage equal to total weight of connected gems. Each gem has different properties. Watch the gauges in the top left corner fill and unleash powerful bonus effects.”

Leverage Logo Game

What Are The Challenges?

“Before each level in story mode you can heal your hero and equip him with the items from the inventory. Make him powerful before you start and dominate your battles. Plan every fight, heal and equip your hero, or simply enjoy the score chase mode, and beat high scores.”

Are There Different Game Modes?

“Leverage has 2 game modes which you can enjoy at any time. – Story mode – Puts you in the position of a wizard hero that needs to beat all enemies and save his girlfriend and the village. – Score Chase Mode – This game mode has 3 difficulties: hard, moderate and easy. Here you need to score as high as possible with keeping balance and not letting the scale touch the mushrooms on its base.”

Game Features

“Unique hero battle game, Match 3 on a scale, 2 game modes, HD graphics, colorful artwork, great story, pleasent music and sound effects.”

View more games from this independent developer:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/aleksandar-milenkovic/id451285081

Support Aleksandar Milenkovic and his game Leverage Connect 3 Balance Battle. Download from iTunes today.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leverage/id1197371898?mt=8

Scrub Wars Medical App Review

  • May 31, 2015
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Scrub Wars: USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1 Edition

Ever wish you could make studying less tedious and more fun? This is the goal of Scrub Wars app for both the iPhone and iPad. With the Scrub App you will learn the USMLE Step 1 and the COMLEX Level 1 by playing a video game. Try the first 25 questions for free. Actual game consists of 1000 board review questions (16 levels) and 2,000 M1/M2 bonus subject training sessions (in 100 question sets). All 3,000 questions can be bought for only $19.99. The price seems very reasonable and after all you can never go wrong investing in yourself.

Ratings: Unfortunately this app does not currently have any user ratings. Be the first to review!

Price: First 25 questions are free, $19.99 after the initial trial

Company behind app: Precision Enterprises, LLC

Link to app: Scrub Wars App

Screenshots: 

scrub wars 3 scrub wars 2

scrub wars 1

 

Paranoia Text Encryption App Review

  • March 31, 2015
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Paranoia Text Encryption App Review

Ever thought about encrypting your text messages or any other text on your mobile phone? Well you’re in luck because there’s an app for that. The iPhone and iPad app is called Paranoia Text Encryption. The Paranoia Text Encryption app is a universal and secure encryptor for your messages, notes, chat posts and any other texts. Paranoia Text Encryption is the universal text encryption application for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod) by Paranoia Works. Paranoia Text Encryption keeps your SMSs, emails, social networking posts, notes, and any other text safe from snoopers, hackers, and prying eyes. I could see this app being especially useful for businesses who want to keep their company information safe. Right now there are no reviews of the Paranoia Text Encryption app, but it is free so it’s worth at least trying out.

If you would like more information on the app visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paranoia-text-encryption-universal/id935278498?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Text Encryption App Screen Shot Text Encryption App Screen Shot 2

 

TimeDock Employee Time Tracking App Review

  • March 28, 2015
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TimeDock Employee Time Tracking

Ever needed to track employee time at your company? This is what the Time Dock employee time tracking app does. It turns your iPhone or iPad into a bar-code time clock for employee time tracking in the cloud. Employees present their bar-coded ID to the manager who scans the bar-code to start tracking their time. I still remember the days when employees used punch cards to track their time. Things have definitely changed for the better! The new version of the app has an upgraded interface and it currently boosts a 5 out of 5 star rating. The older versions of the TimeDock app got 3 out of 5 stars. This is something that’s needed at every company why not let Time Dock be your solution.

If you would like more information on the app visit:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timedock-employee-time-tracking/id313246459?ls=1&mt=8

Time Dock App

Freemake Music Downloader For iOS Review

  • February 27, 2015
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Freemake Music Downloader For iOS Review

Music is an art which helps you escape reality. Listening to tracks and exploring new music genres, you can forget about your inner or surrounding problems, dive deeper into the pure sound and then come to conclusions you couldn’t face before. In this case music perfectly works as a kind of meditation. But what a bad thing: it is not always free, especially when it comes to iPhone. But on the other hand there still exist some free ways to get a lot of tracks and listen to them afterwards, and one of them is called Freemake Music Downloader.

It is an app for iOS. Designed for iPhone only, available for free on iTunes, here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-music-download-mp3-downloader/id927239407?mt=8

If you open the app you will discover that these seas of music discoveries are available here for free. You are able to enter the name of every song, band or artist in the search bar. This means that you will see a lot of tracks, all organized in the list for you to download. Search, listen & download MP3s. Free & legally. Play favorite songs offline, without Internet. All versions of the Freemake app get a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

The Fremake app searches the internet for free songs, gives you the ability to play those songs without the Internet. This app will definitely save you some money by not always buying music through iTunes.

Freemake Screen Shots:

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