Author archives: Eric Sailers

  • LinguaPix and LinguaPix - Full version 1.0.1 were updated today. Here's a list of the new features: Updates on the information screen Added buttons for Deselect/Select All Nouns and Deselect/Select All Verbs when customizing a user’s decks Improved Save/Cancel features for user profiles Fixed a bug in the Flashcard activity that occurred during the Describe It task Improved formatting of Scores saved in the app as well as exporting out of the app Fixed a crash in the in-app store (of the free version) for incomplete in-app purchases If you like the new features, please leave a comment on the iOS App Store listing for LinguaPix and/or LinguaPix - Full. If you have feedback, please email support@expressive-solutions.com.

  • Happy New Year from Expressive Solutions! We hope your new year is off to a great start. If you're interested in learning more about our new app for expressive language, LinguaPix, click on the links below to look at these awesome reviews from respected websites: The iMums AppyMall TeachersWithApps SmartAppsForKids Sublime Speech The response to LinguaPix has been great so far and we'd love to hear what you think! We look forward to supporting your work with children with special needs in 2014! Link to blog post image by amytrippmyers

  • As an interactive app designed to build expressive language for everyone, LinguaPix is not only engaging but was also developed with research in mind. The American Speech Language and Hearing Association highly advocates for practicing Speech-Language Pathologists to use evidence-based practices which include integration of clinical expertise, the perspective of the client and family, as well as external scientific evidence (ASHA, 2005). Thus, we wanted to highlight how the skills practiced using the LinguaPix app aligns to research. Considerations for Design A study by Gilliam, Gillam, and Reece (2012) indicated that both contextualized and decontextualized intervention yielded significant statistically gains (e.g., children improved the skills on post-testing), yet, contextualized [...]

  • This week, December 9-15, is Computer Science Education Week with several websites determined to increase awareness regarding coding (aka computer programming). One of the websites, code.org, has an initiative called The Hour of Code, which provides anyone with free access to learn coding for an hour. The initiative is seeking 10 million individuals who are willing to participate, hoping that many of these individuals will pursue an estimated 1.4 million computer science jobs expected by the year 2020. Our owner, Eric Sailers, has already participated in The Hour of Code: https://twitter.com/esailers/status/410073570660732928. Plus, he is planning to educate his students this week about coding. Here is his lesson plan that may inspire you to do something similar with your students: [...]

  • Expressive Solutions LLC is pleased to announce that the free version of LinguaPix is now available for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/linguapix/id694730835?mt=8&at=10lcso. LinguaPix is an engaging iPad app for individuals to practice expressive language skills in three activities: Flashcards, Matching, and Pick or Spin. In the activities, users practice naming, describing, formulating sentences, and more. The free version of LinguaPix includes the Health and Safety deck, which has 77 cards with real photographs depicting nouns and verbs. LinguaPix has the following 14 additional decks available as in-app purchases: Animals, Around the House, Body Parts, Clothing, Cooking and Cleaning, Food and Drink (a-m), Food and Drink (n-z), Hygiene and Personal Care, Occupations and People,[...]

  • We had a wonderful time in Chicago at the 2013 ASHA Convention, where we met amazing speech-language pathologists and audiologists who visited our booth. We want to thank the visitors for their interest and participation in our app demos as well as our giveaway. We never expected so many entries for the iTunes codes and iPad Air - the enthusiasm was wonderful! On Saturday at the ASHA Convention, we announced the winners of the giveaway. The following individuals won promo codes for the full version of our new expressive language app called LinguaPix: - Angela Capra - Kaiti Lawrence - Nicole Dewall And, the big winner for the iPad Air was… Karla Davis (pictured above with Eric Sailers). Congratulations to Karla, Angela, Kaiti, and Nicole for winning prizes in our giveaway! Note t[...]

  • Expressive Solutions LLC is pleased to announce the release of LinguaPix - Full for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/linguapix-full/id701111984?mt=8. LinguaPix - Full is an engaging iPad app for individuals to practice expressive language skills in three activities: Flashcards, Matching, and Pick or Spin. In the activities, users practice naming, describing, formulating sentences, and more. Users interact with real photos from 1 or more of the 15 decks in categories such as Health and Safety, Toys and Games, and Tools. Device Requirements * Compatible with iPad
 * Requires iOS 6.0 or higher
 * 95.4 MB Pricing and Availability LinguaPix - Full 1.0.0 is available on the iTunes App Store in the Education category for an introductory price of $29.99 (USD). For more informatio[...]

  • Check out this introductory video for LinguaPix, our upcoming iPad app for Expressive Language. The introductory video provides an overview of LinguaPix, including how to get started with adding a user and implementing the user in the Flashcards activity. In the Flashcards activity, you will learn how to navigate the tasks (Say It, Repeat It, Expand It, Describe It) and features. Please note that we're hoping to release LinguaPix around the time of the 2013 ASHA Convention, which is scheduled for Nov. 14 - 16.

  • We have been working hard for the last several months on an expressive language app we're calling LinguaPix. We are currently in the final testing phase in preparation of submitting the app to the iOS App Store. To learn more about LinguaPix, check out the updated website page, which has information and screenshots to get you up-to-speed on our exciting new app!

  • Since our apps are geared toward children, we believe it is important to be concerned with the privacy of children. That is why our apps are sensitive to the online safety of children. Additionally, we have put in the time and effort to create a privacy policy for our products. The privacy policy is linked from our apps on the iOS App Store, and it can be found at our website on the privacy policy page.

  • Shortly after iOS 7 was updated, ArtikPix 2.51 was updated for compatibility. There have been users who emailed support in regard to the audio recording feature no longer working. If that is the case for you, please check the first FAQ on our support page to learn how to enable the microphone. Note that Artikpix 2.51 includes other features added recently such as video recording as well as the Create module for creating and sharing custom decks. Now you are able to access the features with improved compatibility to iOS 7.

  • Welcome to our newly improved website! At Expressive Solutions, we focus on creating products to assist individuals with special needs. On our refreshed website, you will find information about all of our apps, including existing app updates, and news about exciting new apps on the horizon. Our apps will be showcased in the coming months at upcoming conferences, including Closing the Gap in Minneapolis, MN in October 2013, and the ASHA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL in November, 2013. We have learned, through feedback and personal experiences, that our apps have helped many individuals with special needs. We take great pride in being able to positively affect people’s lives through the work that we do. We thank you for your support and hope that we can continue to create products that [...]