Bitsboard is a free app that is available for iPad users. It allows students to practice discrimination skills to try to facilitate an increase in overall phonological processing abilities. Research indicates that Auditory Discrimination activities can increase phonological processing skills, as well as speech intelligibility (which means being able to understand what is said).
The Auditory Discrimination Activities here focus on discriminating between targeted words that contain targeted cluster sounds and words that are similar, but differ only because the targeted cluster is not present.
For an example, some words pairs might be:
(Stone/Tone, Ski/Key, Stung/Tongue, Stool/Tool, School/Cool, Stop/Top).
During discrimination activities, it is important that the child not be expected to produce the targets correctly, this activity is for "training their ears" so to speak. Headphones or earbuds are recommended for this activity, so that the child is able to focus on the words without distractions.
This app contains some of the following activities: