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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Autism Language Learning

Autism Language Learning by TalkTime Pediatric Speech Academy is a wonderful app to show children/adults with Autism and other delays proper us of verbs/pronouns in video form. This app includes a play/record button so you can practice the sentences with your child along with the video. You have choices of verb + ing, singular pronouns + is + ing, plural pronouns + are + ing and mixed pronouns + is/are + ing. I really like how simple the app is. There is no distractions when working with a video in the app and the buttons are easily controlled at the bottom. You can have the modules on the side while the video is playing or you can hide the modules and have a full screen option. There is now an option for in-app purchase of custom modules that I have not tried out but seems like it could be p pretty neat feature for this app. I have used this app over at my child's school with the speech teacher a bit and they really liked the simplicity of the app and that there was little to no distractions within the app while working with the children. They used it by playing the video and then going back and muting the next one and having the child say the correct sentence on record. Over all I would recommend this app to SLP's and parents with children who need help in these areas and need little to no distractions within an app :)


Monday, November 12, 2012

Visual Attention TherAppy

Visual Attention TherAppy by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd. is a wonderful app for visual attention. I have used this app with my older two children and it is very helpful. This app can help improve reading, scanning, concentration, memory, attention to detail, and speed processing. There is two different modes in the app: test and practice. With the test mode you check to see if there is a problem with a persons scanning or attention. Next is practice where you move left to right and finding 1 or 2 targets. My son's O.T. is currently doing a lot of visual therapy with him. This app has been helpful to continue working on these skills when he's at home. There is 12 settings of spacing/sizing in the app so you customize it to fit the users needs. I have found the app to be clean and simple to use. I like that there is not a lot of background stuff to side track my children while working with the app. There is so many options to chose the level that you need for who is using the app. There is even a lite version of this app if you would like to try it out first. I would highly highly highly recommend this app if you know someone that needs to work on visual attention :)