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Autism Language Learning - Lite Autism Language Learning
Free (iPad/iPhone) $19.99 (iPad/iPhone)
Autism Leanring Learning II - Lite Autism Language Learning II
Free (iPad/iPhone) $9.99 (iPad/iPhone)
Autism Language Learning series consists of two apps. These apps were designed by Speech Language Pathologists to help children with receptive and expressive language impairments as well as improve functional language use.
Autism Language Learning Series I allows you to select from five modules as well as a create your own custom module which is available through in-app purchase. Users can work on verb + ing targets alone or in sentences with singular male or female, plural or mixed pronouns. Once a module has been chosen the user selects a student for the exercise. Students can be added under the Data Tracking tab. You can choose to leave the "select a child" section blank and still use the slides for instruction or practice.
Each module features visual representations of yes and no. Yes is represented by green with arrows pointing up and down. No is in red with arrows pointing side to side. You can choose to enable a visual prompt that makes the correct answer flash for students just beginning to learn this concept. There are options to show the text and/or mute the voice over. These features enable you to control the difficulty level of the task. Again, this is an app that can be used with a wide variety of ages.
Both apps provide data collection that can be easily emailed to the therapist, teacher or parent. The functional real-life videos make these apps ideal for students with autism, but both would be valuable to anyone working with children with receptive and expressive language impairments. Enter to win a free copy in the rafflecopter below.
The giveaway will end April 18th. Winners will be posted on Facebook and notified by the email connected to the Rafflecopter entry.
From iTunes for Autism Language Learning Series I
•Developed by a speech-language pathologist
•Uses functional, real-life VIDEO, not still pictures
•Appropriate for children with receptive and expressive language impairments: autism, developmental language delays, Down’s Syndrome, and more…
•Improves functional language use
•Targets 60 actions with 91 novel video clips & 160 total clips start to finish
•Teaches expressive language concepts of verb + ing, singular pronouns + is + ing, plural prounouns + are + ing
•Also great for teaching simple wh questions (who, what, where), possessive pronouns, and past tense verbs (wait for video to stop playing)
•Data collection of pronouns and verbs
•Rhythmic voice output to improve attention and increase ease of production
•Option to mute voice
•Limited background noise to avoid echolalia of irrelevant speech
•Option to view written text
Description of Student Use:
Student chooses a module (modules are listed in a hierarchy from easiest to most difficult). A short video clip plays with voice output (i.e., “He is climbing.”). The user may also choose to mute the voice (more difficult without a model). The student may choose to record their own voice saying the action or sentence. The user then hits the “next” or “previous” arrow to continue.
From iTunes for Autism Language Learning II
*A speech therapy app developed by a speech-language pathologist
*Appropriate for children with receptive & expressive language impairments, including autism, Down's Syndrome, developmental delays, and more...
*Uses still pictures and live VIDEO to help children learn how to comprehend and answer yes/no questions
*13 pictures and 43 video clips arranged in 3 modules: Concrete Objects, Actions, and Common Facts
*Visual Depiction of yes/no
*Visual & Auditory Reinforcement provided after every question
*Option to use visual prompting
*Randomization of pictures and video (order is changed when a new module is selected)
Description of student use:
The user enters the student in the Data Tracking module, then selects the students name when a module is selected. A video or picture is viewed and a yes/no question is asked about the visual stimulus. The user selects "yes" or "no" using the visual yes/no buttons. The user may select the option to provide a visual prompt for assistance. If the user answers incorrectly, the app states, "Make a different choice" or "Try Again." When the correct answer is selected, visual & auditory reinforcement is provided.