I was lucky enough to have my speech department purchase an iPad to use with our students. It has been an extremely positive contribution to our department as well as to our therapy sessions. My students who had grown tired (as did I) of our daily worksheets and arts and crafts activities now had a somewhat limitless access to programs that would increase their communication skills. Although there are currently few applications out there for speech therapy, if we know Mac as well as we do, there will be tons more sprouting up as the demand for it increases. The excitement on my students’ faces when I opened up the iPad box assured me that this was going to be a great motivator for therapy. The students love coming to speech now and can’t wait to get their hands on the iPad. There are some great applications that increase receptive (identifying) of animals, numbers, colors, as well as expressive (labeling) several common objects. It has become so popular in my school that rumor has it the occupational department is thinking of getting one (they have great apps for tracing letters and writing them correctly). As a speech therapist, I know how important it is to keep therapy sessions new, fun and exciting. The iPad has allowed us to do all that with this cutting edge technology!