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About us

We are Aptus Speech Therapy, a leading developer of speech therapy apps based in County Dublin, Ireland. Our innovative apps for children, Articulation Arcade and Minimal Pairs Arcade, are expertly designed by a certified speech and language therapist to transform articulation therapy into an exciting journey. Designed specifically for children with speech delay and speech sound disorders, these apps use engaging and interactive games to help children master correct speech sound production.

Ideal for both clinic sessions and at-home speech therapy practice, Articulation Arcade and Minimal Pairs Arcade empower parents and speech-language pathologists with fun, effective tools to keep children motivated while making measurable progress in speech therapy. 

Children's Speech Therapy Apps

  • Articulation Arcade: An engaging speech therapy app for children with articulation delay and articulation disorders. The unique, fun, and interactive games can't be found elsewhere, making therapy sessions both effective and entertaining. Ideal for clinical settings or at-home practice, it keeps children motivated throughout articulation therapy. Try it for free.

  • Minimal Pairs Arcade: A fun speech therapy app based on the minimal pairs approach, designed specifically for children with phonological speech delay or speech sound disorder. Its distinctive, motivating games make it perfect for clinics or at-home learning, helping children master speech sounds in an enjoyable way. Try it for free. 

Adult Speech Therapy Apps

Our speech therapy apps for adults offer tools to address dysarthria and social communication difficulties, empowering adults to improve communication and boost confidence.

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Lorraine Curran

Lorraine has worked as a speech and language therapist in the National Health Service (NHS) in the South East of England and on a CARF accredited acute neurological rehabilitation unit in a private London hospital. Lorraine used to specialise in working with adults with acquired neurological conditions (i.e. Stroke, Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease).


Following a move to Ireland in 2018, Lorraine began to work with children. She now works with children in independent practice and specialises in speech sound disorders in addition to designing speech therapy apps. 


Lorraine has acted as a consultant to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) on matters of technology. She was lead author of the RCSLT CQ Live guideline on the use of apps in speech and language therapy.

Lorraine has also previously served as a Council member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT).

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Stephen Courtney

Stephen is a Software Engineer with ten years experience in the games industry.


He has previously worked on top PC and console franchises such as The Sims, Need For Speed and Silent Hill, and is a founding member of Space Ape Games where he has developed highly successful iOS and Android games such as Samurai Siege, Rival Kingdoms, Transformers and Beatstar.

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