Hamaguchi Apps: Speech, Language and Auditory Development

hamaguchi-apps-logoFeatured Apps by:  Hamaguchi Apps

Fun With Directions HD – $15.99
First Phrases HD – $15.99
Between the Lines Level 1 HD – $15.99

Available For:  iPad/iPhone

Category: Speech / Language Apps


Hamaguchi Apps

Hamaguchi Apps is a company that puts together highly interactive apps with a team of talented artists, programmers, voice actors, and a speech language pathologist who has over 30 years of experience!  Patti Hamaguchi has written several popular books on language and auditory processing problems.  She strives to provide applications that are both useful and affordable – as of right now, every one of their high quality apps cost $15.99 or less!

These apps are interactive, colorful, fun, and a great help to children with language and auditory delays.  Check them out, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed by what you find!  Even if your child doesn’t have trouble speaking, there is plenty of fun to be had with practical apps like “Fun With Directions“!


Featured App #1: Fun with Directions HD


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Fun With Directions HD is a ground-breaking app, designed to provide a fun and engaging way to practice listening, following directions, colors, spatial concepts, auditory memory and auditory processing.

From the simplest of directions (“Touch the cat”) to the more complex (“With your orange crayon, color the large one that is a furry pet and likes to chase mice”) your child can grow and learn with this game over time.

Colorful, vivid art and animations against a white background combine to create a complete game experience without visual clutter.  Sound effects and surprises keep the game engaging!

This app is a great choice for a toddler/preschooler, or any young child who would like to practice listening to or reading directions!

Included are ten concepts: Give, touch, open, close, top, middle, bottom, push, color, erase.

Watch a Demo of Fun With Directions HERE 


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Featured App #2: First Phrases HD


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First Phrases HD is an interactive, beautifully illustrated and animated app that is perfect for the toddler or speech-delayed child who is learning how to put two or three words together or any child who is learning basic English phrases.

It provides many opportunities to both hear (receptive), see, and say/record (expressive) 72 different verb + noun combinations, such as: eat the carrot, blow the bubble, ride the bike, throw the ball, sleep on the bed, put away the toys, and more.

Watch a Demo of First Phrases HERE


First Phrases HD: Screenshots


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Featured App #3:  Between the Lines Level 1 HD


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Between the Lines Level 1 HD – Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development presents this groundbreaking app for the iPad designed for older elementary students and up, who would benefit from practice interpreting vocal intonation, facial expressions, perspective-taking, body language, and idiomatic or slang expressions.

Using real photographs, voices and short mini-video clips of a variety of social situations and expressions, this app provides a dynamic way to help learn and practice interpreting the messages that are “between the lines” and simply can’t be replicated with worksheets and static flashcards.

Scenes for the body language activity include a shopping mall, kitchen, restaurant, park, bedroom, school, gym, birthday party and more.

*Note – This is not a social skills modeling app.  It is recommended that this app be used with adult supervision to ensure the best interpretation of situational language use.


Watch a Demo Here


Between the Lines Level 1 HD: Screenshots


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For more information, please visit Hamaguchi Apps or “Like” Hamaguchi Apps on Facebook!


Want to Get These Speech, Language, Auditory Apps?

These apps are available for download at the App Store:

– Fun With Directions HD – $15.99
– First Phrases HD – $15.99
– Between the Lines Level 1 HD – $15.99


We’d like to thank Hamaguchi Apps for generously donating to Autism Plugged In’s 5K Run for Scholarships.  Their donation will go a long way toward helping students with autism get vocational training or a college education!

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