What exactly is Speech Arcade?
Speech Arcade is an all-in-one platform for interactive speech therapy games, data tracking, and progress reporting. Our platform includes tens of thousands of pre-made prompts for all of the most common speech therapy goal areas, or you can create your own. You can set up a classroom for all of your students/clients, and assign their goal areas to them. When you play a game and choose the students who are playing, each student automatically only sees questions for their own goal areas. If you have a reporting plan, Speech Arcade also takes data for every trial and every student individually, and generates progress reports for each goal.
Can I use Speech Arcade via teletherapy?
Yes! Speech Arcade is a perfect option for all of your teletherapy sessions. In most cases, the SLP/A providing therapy shares their screen with the student(s). Most video platforms allow sharing of mouse control, so you can also allow your students to control the game if you'd like. In the event that you are unable to share mouse control, our remote play links ("play on another device") still allow you to give your students control of the game: just send them the link and have them share their screen with you.
Can I use Speech Arcade for in-person therapy?
Yes! Speech Arcade was built with the intention of being used both via teletherapy AND in-person sessions. You can use Speech Arcade games on any tablet by opening them up in the internet browser (no app download needed). For small group sessions, we recommend using a projector to show the games during your session. You can use a Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard to allow students to control the games while they're projected. Speech Arcade is also great for push-in therapy sessions - just use the classroom projector and our remote play links to easily show the games to a large class.
How does Speech Arcade work?
Using Speech Arcade is simple and intuitive. When you sign up, you'll first set up your classroom(s) and add your students by navigating to the "classrooms" section from the left sidebar. You can add unlimited students and organize them into unlimited classrooms. Assign each of your students the goal areas that they are working on. Each time you start a game, you'll select which students are playing. During the games, students will take turns and will only be shown questions for their own goal areas. if you have a reporting plan, we will also take all of the data for you automatically, and you'll have access to progress reporting.
Will my students be able to control the games if I'm using them via teletherapy?
Yes. Most video conferencing software allows you to provide mouse control to your students. However, we know that there are some video conferencing platforms that do not allow this, so we designed Speech Arcade with this in mind. If you're unable to share mouse control, your students will still be able to control the games using our remote play links. When you start a game, simply select "play on another device." Provide the access code to your student so that they can start and control the game on their end. Then, just have them share their screen with you.
Do students need to log in to Speech Arcade, or just the therapist?
Only the therapist needs to log in to Speech Arcade. If you want your students or families to be able to access games without you present, you can use our "play at home" remote link feature. To use this, set up a game and then click "play at home" at the end. This will generate a code that you can provide to families. They will just need to go to play.speecharcade.com and enter the code to play this game. Because you (the therapist) are not present during play at home sessions, data is not taken during games play with the "play at home" feature.
Can I switch between All Access and All Access + Reporting later?
Yes! You'll be charged (or refunded) a prorated fee for your current billing period, and pay the new fee thereafter.
Can I try Speech Arcade before I purchase?
Yes, of course - we want you to know exactly what you're getting before you start a subscription, and we know you'll love Speech Arcade once you try it. We offer a 7 day fully-featured free trial period at sign up. You don't need to provide any payment information to start a free trial, so there's no risk. You'll just need an email address.
Can I give students access to the games outside of a session?
Yes! If you want your students or families to be able to access games without you present, you can use our "play at home" remote link feature. To use this, set up a game and then click "play at home" at the end. This will generate a code that you can provide to families. They will just need to go to play.speecharcade.com and enter the code to play this game. Because you (the therapist) are not present during play at home sessions, data is not taken during games play with the "play at home" feature.
Can I use Speech Arcade on an iPad?
Yes, Speech Arcade works on iPads and all other tablets. To use Speech Arcade on a tablet, just open up the tablet's internet browser (for iPads, that's the Safari app). You can go to speecharcade.com, log in, and set up a game just like you normally would on a computer. Alternatively, you can set up the game on your computer, and select "play on another device" at the end. Then, just go to play.speecharcade.com in your tablet's browser, and enter the remote play code. "Play on another device" games are intended to be used with the SLP/A present, so data is still collected during these games.
Can I target multiple goals in one game?
Yes! Not only can you target multiple goals within a game, each student within the game will only practice their OWN goals. That means that if you have a group of two students, and one is only working on vocalic /r/ and the other is only working on social communication, the game will automatically only show the relevant questions to each student. This makes Speech Arcade the most flexible tool available for mixed groups!
Is the subscription monthly or annual?
We offer both both monthly and annual subscription plans. With an annual plan, you save 25% on the total cost. Our monthly plans are $14/mo without data tracking, and $19/mo with data tracking. Our annual plans are $119/year without data tracking, and $169/year with data tracking.
Can I add customized prompts or my own target lists for additional goal areas?
Yes! While Speech Arcade already comes with tens of thousands of pre-written prompts for all of the most common goal areas, we know that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to speech and language therapy. Speech Arcade empowers you to create your own target lists of multiple choice and open ended questions. You can also add images to your custom prompts!
Will new games be added?
Yes, we're always working on new high-quality, custom games to add to Speech Arcade. We'll let you know when new ones come out!
Do the games have audio/sound effects?
Most of our games have audio and sound effects (although some of the classics do not). You can always mute the audio and sound effects from the gameplay screen if you'd like to.
Can I choose which prompts are shown to students?
The built-in Speech Arcade prompt lists are designed to be shuffled through in their entirety, but you're still in full control of what you want your students to see and practice. If you only want your students to see particular prompts, you can create your own custom target lists with just the prompts that you want!
Do all of the games work with any target lists?
Yes. All of our games can be used with any built-in target lists or any target lists that you create.
Which teletherapy platforms is Speech Arcade compatible with?
Speech Arcade is compatible with any video conferencing platforms that allow screen-sharing - almost all do!
How do refunds work?
Refund requests must be submitted within 48 hours of your membership renewal. We aren't able to offer refunds outside of that window to monthly or annual plans, but we'll gladly help you disable renewal of your membership. Just contact us at email@example.com.
Will I lose access to Speech Arcade if I cancel my plan?
Your Speech Arcade account will remain active until the end of your current period. After that time, your account will no longer be accessible. For privacy reasons, your classroom and game history – including any data collected – will be deleted then, too.
Do you offer bulk purchases or purchase via PO?
We do! Just contact us and let us know how many licenses you need at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does your referral program work?
We're so happy when we see Speech Arcaders talking about us on social media and sharing with their colleagues that we wanted a way that we could thank users for sharing about us. With our Friends of Speech Arcade program, every user has their own custom referral link. If you ever find yourself mentioning Speech Arcade online or to a friend, just share your personal link and you'll earn 30% of the purchase for anyone who signs up (for the first 3 months of a monthly plan or first year of an annual plan). You must have a PayPal account to use our referral program.