In My APPinion: Word Retrieval

Monday, March 11, 2013
Appy Tuesday! A few weeks ago, Virtual Speech Center contacted me about reviewing their app, Word Retrieval. Word Retrieval was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for children and adults with word-finding difficulties. In fact, this app was created specifically for individuals with Aphasia, Specific Language Disorder, learning disorders, cognitive deficits, Autism, and Central Auditory Processing disorders.  I was pretty pumped because there was a specific student that I was working on word retrieval skills with. As I was using the app with her, I realized that pretty much all of my language kids could benefit from this app. Check out the app and some screen shots below.
This app has two options, flashcards or a game. The flashcards would be great for skill drill or one on one practice. The game would be really fun to use with a group. I have also used it with just a single student and he still has fun using this option. 

Once you choose your playing option and students to play, you choose the type of questions/ goals for the students to work on. One awesome feature of this app is you get to choose for each student. 
The picture above is a shot of the Jeopardy style game. The student chooses a category and point value. After they choose, a question pops up on the screen. The photos below are examples from each category. 
Name This Picture
Sentence Completion
Divergent Meaning
Convergent Meaning

Word Retrieval sells for $9.99 in the iTunes store! To purchase this app or learn more, click here!

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