Using Unity to Help Kids Learn to Speak
Earlier this year, there was a lot of anxiety about wording of Apple’s TOS – especially as it pertained to third party authoring tools. Of specific concern to us, and to many others, was how this would impact iPhone development using Unity 3D. As mentioned in this blog post from April – many feared Unity would be one of the iPhone app development tools caught in the cross-fire. Fortunately, a few TOS wording changes later, developers were still reporting successful submissions of Unity-based iPhone apps to the iTunes store.
Tactica is happy to announce that our Speech Therapy Games app has been approved and is available for sale on iTunes.
Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games, developed with licensed speech and language pathologists, is a fun way for children to develop speech sounds through playful voice-controlled games that can improve speech clarity, articulation, and instill confidence. The app is for parents and speech therapists working with toddlers and children with language delays.
Children learn fundamental phonetic sounds, that are the building blocks of language, as they play 23 fun voice controlled games on an imaginative adventure with Tiga and friends.
Gameplay rewards are based entirely on participation, not accuracy, so the child is constantly getting positive feedback as long as they are trying to make sounds!
The app has been generating interest – prior to release it was covered by the Canadian Press (CP) and appeared on MSN Entertainment (http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/celebs/article.aspx?cp-documentid=26900176) and Macleans Magazine (http://www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?content=e5493497) among others. We’re excited to see where this takes us in the new year – we’re thrilled to already be getting feedback on how this is helping kids learn and practice basic phonetic sounds, and get a head-start on early childhood language development.
Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games was developed by Tactica Interactive and Tiga Talk 3 Inc..