Sunday, May 18, 2014

Three Great Autism Language Learning Series Apps - Get them for $4.99 each - Their Biggest Sale Ever

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I couldn't believe it when I heard, but it's true. Autism Language Learning Series I and II are on sale and that's not all! The developers, TalkTime Pediatric Speech Academy, released a Spanish version of Series I at the beginning of May that is also on sale. This is their biggest sale ever, so hurry and pick up these great apps for the low price of $4.99 each. The sale will run through May 24. You won't want to miss it.

If you would like to download any of the Autism Language Learning apps ($4.99 each, normally $19.99, iPad/iPhone), please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our links:

 Autism Language Learning Series I


Autism Language Learning Series II


Autism Language Learning Spanish Series I


Sarah wrote a great post about Autism Language Learning Series I and II during Autism Awareness Month. We had an awesome giveaway going. If you did not win a copy through our giveaway, this sale is a great opportunity to get your own copy. Read Sarah's post here. Smart Apps for Kids also gave Autism Language Learning 4 1/2 stars last year. Check out their review here. What are you waiting for? Check out the apps and get them on your device now.

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

Also Includes:
•Rhythmic voice output to improve attention and increase ease of production
•Option to mute voice
•Record/play option
•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

Highlights include:
*Data Collection
*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.

From iTunes for Autism Language Learning Spanish
All audio and app text are in Spanish.

•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 57 actions with 88 novel video clips & 157 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


Also Includes:
•Rhythmic voice output to improve attention and increase ease of production
•Option to mute voice
•Record/play option
•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.


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