Saturday, October 13, 2012

Language Builder App Review & Giveaway!

I am back with another fabulous app review and giveaway from The Mobile Education Store! Language Builder is a great app to use with students trying to improve their receptive and expressive language skills. One great thing about this app is that it can be customized for each student and his/her needs. There is also an option to choose what type of pictures to display. Some examples are: inside playtime, places, pets, sports, school, hobbies, medical, etc. If you are working on a certain theme in therapy, you may be able to choose pictures that match your thematic unit. Below is a screen shot of the settings page.

After you have selected your settings, level, and theme, you are ready to Play! Once you hit play, you are presented with a picture and prompted (if you choose the audio instructions to be ON), "Make a sentence about the picture."

If your student is having difficulty creating a sentence independently, they can tap the Hint button. Depending on what level you selected on the setting page will determine what type of hint the student will get. With a Level 1 hint, a sentence is shown with missing words for the student to fill in. A picture of a Level 1 hint is below:

In Level 2, the hint is the beginning a possible sentence for the student to complete. Below is a picture of  Level 2 hint:

In Level 3, there are no words displayed for the student, but an audio hint is given. After each picture, the student is given an option to record the sentence (articulation during language therapy!!)

Language Builder is great because you really could do some much with this app. As I just mentioned, targeting articulation goals with this app is possible. You could also have the students tell or write a story (written language goals) about the picture, rather than just providing a sentence. The students' recorded responses are saved in an archive. Using the archive is a great progress monitoring tool (how detailed was the sentence in August compared to October? How accurate was the articulation of the sentence last month?)

You can purchase Language Builder in the iTunes store for $9.99 or try to win a copy below!


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24 comments:

  1. I seem to have a ton of kiddos working on sentence formation and using appropriate grammar this year, so this app would be perfect for that!

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  2. I have used this app, it is really good. I would love my own copy to use whenever i want!!

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  3. I would target pronouns/aux. Verbs/ making complete sentences, etc.

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  4. I would target use of the -ing verbs as well as pronouns.

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  5. I would target verb tenses with one of my girls; expanding sentences with several of my kiddos; and use of appropriate syntax with several!

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  6. I would target expanding sentences and overall grammar rules. I am a huge fan of story builder and question builder already and would love to use language builder in my sessions!! The themed pictures would be a great addition and the students will love to record/play back their responses!

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  7. I would target sentence structure and semantics.

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  8. i would target written language and verbs

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  9. I would work on sentence building and artic

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  10. I would work on pronouns and basic sentence formation.

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  11. Verbs, pronouns, length of utterance, and overall sentence building!
    Great review!
    Let's Talk Speech Therapy
    Rachel

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  12. I finally have an IPad from work and would love this app to address verbal and written sentence formulation including many grammar markers! Thanks for the chance...fingers and toes crossed... to win:)

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  13. I would use this with my students that are working on expressive skill by formulation sentences. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Pronouns, grammar and correct word order

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  15. I would work on forming grammatically complete sentences, using pronouns correctly, expanding sentences by using adjectives, action verbs, answering questions, etc. Thanks!

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  16. I would target sentences and grammar!

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  17. I would target grammar and pronouns! Would love to win it!

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  18. Oooooh. Free stuff! Love it! I'd work on using past tense verbs with the pictures.

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  20. I'd target making grammatically correct sentences! Thanks! ~busybeespeech.blogspot.com~

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  21. This is great! I'd use it for pronouns, verbs, expanding utterances, and moving from sentences to carry over for artic!

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  22. This is great and I would love it! I would also use it for grammar and correcting sentences. Thanks!

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