Auditory Memory Ride by Virtual Speech Center Inc- Review and Giveaway

Auditory Memory Ride by Virtual Speech Center Inc- Review and Giveaway




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What we love…

I love the types of activities and the number of levels under each section. I love that it goes all the way up to paragraphs! The game is very motivating for the youngest clients up to the oldest.

What we’d love to see…

If I could change one area it would be the reports area. I would love to know by looking which goals have been worked on instead of having to go into each especially if you have chosen the random option. I would also like to be able to choose more than one item in both goal and date option to place all into one email.

Summary

Overall this is a great app to target auditory memory! It has a large variety of options to suit many clients. the ability to customize as many options as this app has makes it very versatile and suitable for many clients. you can work right at their level.

 

Our Rating

Auditory Memory Ride

Auditory Memory Ride by Virtual Speech Center Inc. was designed for children ages 6-13 years old with Central Auditory Processing Disorder or related disorders. Children with these issues have difficulty retaining and recalling information they have heard.

This app includes more than 1000 stimuli with pre-recorded audio, and the ability to introduce background noise. There are both recognition and recall items with the ability to delay the presentation of the stimuli.

The delay options range from no delay to a  5, 10 or 15 second delay. Children need to retain and recall what they heard. Items include digits and numbers (9 levels), words and sentences 10 levels), details (4 levels), or paragraphs (6 levels).

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There are many settings for this app, including: enable/disable sound, choose correct/incorrect sound, enable/disable reward, auto paging, show text, random paging, show score, enable background noise, background noise volume, choice of background noise, and delay of stimuli. Data can also be backed up and restored. On the front page you can choose to play game to start, so kids learn quickly play game gets the game without the work. Goals can be selected individually, and you can also select multiple goals or select all. Under each goal the therapist can choose which items are to be presented in the same way.  I like that initially you can work in order to teach goals in a hierarchy, but that as student progresses items can be presented randomly. This app would also be good for adults who need memory practice.

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The app includes a fun reward game, where you fly an airplane collecting coins and avoiding crashing into all sorts of flying objects. You can choose how much work is needed before they get to play, and how long they can play for.

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Reports can be sorted by goal or date. You have to remember which goals have been chosen or worked on as it lists all goals and you have to touch each to see results. By date will show you the date for as many goals as you attempted that date. Report can be emailed but only for one item at a time. This is useful if you want to see score to put in your notes for the day but takes along time if you want to send results to parents and requires more than one email. If I could change one part of this app it would be the reports area. I would love to know by looking which goals have been worked on instead of having to go into each, especially if you have chosen the random option. I would also like to be able to choose more than one item in both goal and date option to place all into one email.

Overall, this is a great app to target auditory memory! I love the types of activities, the many levels in each section, and that it goes all the way up to paragraphs.  It is very customizable, making for a very versatile app that suits a variety of clients. The game is very motivating for the youngest clients up to the oldest, a fun Auditory Memory Ride!

On sale for #BHSM regularly $19.99
Auditory Memory Ride – Virtual Speech Center Inc.


Auditory Memory Ride Auditory Memory Ride by Virtual Speech Center Inc.

Price: $24.99 USD

****Auditory Memory Ride is a great tool I will use on a regular basis because it is flexible (I can easily control what it does for each specific child), entertaining, and hierarchical in its skill building.

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Suzanne is married with one fantastic 12 year old daughter. Suzanne is a school speech language pathologist in the public schools and enjoys her job tremendously. She and her family have recently moved from North Dakota to Texas and are enjoying the wonderful climate change this move has provided. Suzanne has always been the power user of new electronics in her schools and loves to teach others what she has learned. She shares her knowledge of appropriate apps with coworkers and families.
 Verb Quest by Smarty Ears – Review + Giveaway

Verb Quest by Smarty Ears – Review + Giveaway




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What we love…

Lots of levels, don’t have to complete earlier levels to access higher levels, random presentation option. Recording option which lets students hear the correct grammar skills in their own voice! !

What we’d love to see…

The option to not include questions as correct if the student used a hint.

Summary

Overall this is a great app that can be used by many children at different levels who have a difficult time with using the correct verbs in sentences.

Our Rating

Verb Quest from Smarty Ears is a multi player app for working on the correct use of verbs in sentences. It has a magical theme and great graphics, the kids say wow when they see it opening, but they expect it to be more interactive than the app really is.

The SLP, parent or teacher can choose from a variety of different verb types to work on, and can choose to just work on one type presented by level, or on multiple types presented in random order. The student is presented with a picture and a sentence that is missing the verb. At the bottom of the page there are choices that the student moves into the open position in the sentence. If the student is wrong they hear a noise and the word is returned to the bottom of the page, If the word is correct they hear a different sound and the word is made a part of the sentence. Once they have correctly completed the sentence they have the option to record it and play it back.

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Each student is represented by a duck dressed as a witch or wizard and flying on a broomstick. The player whose turn it is has their duck at the top of the page and the other players are listed along the left side of the page. As students get items right their duck moves across the top of the screen. The duck does not move if the student gets an item wrong or uses a hint to get the item right. If the student uses a hint the right word is placed in the sentence and the score changes. (Ex. 4/6 then becomes 5/7). Once 10 exercises are completed correctly without hints the student is given the option to practice more at this level or move to the next level.

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There are 20 levels: simple present tense, simple past tense, simple future tense (regular), present past and future, irregular present, simple present to be, irregular verbs- past tense, future tense irregular verbs, past tense to be- was/were, past participle- irregular, present/past participle, present and past progressive, modals, negative modals, present perfect regular and irregular, past perfect, future perfect, tense shift 1, tense shift 2 and gerunds infinitives participles.

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Options include: display hint, auto progression, display accuracy, and record correct answer. Also the background picture can be eliminated to have a white background. I prefer the picture background but it could be distracting for some students so this is a nice option.

 

Progress reports can be reported two ways: 1. Session which shows the date, the level worked on, the settings (hint on/off) and accuracy in %. 2. Level shows level accuracy -/- and either mastered, needs practice or not played for every level. The progress will change with more practice on the same day at the level. I played and had 85% which is mastered, then went back in and achieved 16% needs practice, and third time mastered. These reports can be emailed or opened in different apps including Smarty Ears Therapy Report Center where you can compile data from all Smarty Ears apps on each child on your caseload.

Overall, this is a great app that can be used by many children at different levels who have a difficult time with using verbs correctly in sentences. It will be useful for SLPs, parents and teachers working on English language skills with their students.

Verb Quest – Smarty Ears

Verb Quest
Verb Quest
by Smarty Ears

Category: Education, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 77.21 MB

$19.99USD

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Giveaway

If you would like to win a promo code for this app, please enter via the widget below. Winners will be emailed and must contact The iMums within 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide, and an iTunes account is required to claim the prize. Please ensure you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions. Good luck!

Suzanne is married with one fantastic 12 year old daughter. Suzanne is a school speech language pathologist in the public schools and enjoys her job tremendously. She and her family have recently moved from North Dakota to Texas and are enjoying the wonderful climate change this move has provided. Suzanne has always been the power user of new electronics in her schools and loves to teach others what she has learned. She shares her knowledge of appropriate apps with coworkers and families.
iName It  (Household items) by Smarty Ears – Review

iName It (Household items) by Smarty Ears – Review

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What we love…

items are incorporated into a room versus alone on a flash card, high quality images, can choose own clues in own order, great data collection

What we’d love to see…

More than one picture per item to assist with carryover, ability to incorporate own photos.

Summary

nice alternative to flash cards. wonderful clues., bestsuited for older clients

Our Rating

iName it iName It is a program developed by Smarty Ears for use with clients with aphasia. This program has English, Spanish and Portugese  language options.. Students can be added in this program or imported exported to Smarty Ears Therapy Report Center App.

The app features high quality computer generated images showing objects in their natural surroundings in the home. Students can work on their word finding skills in a natural setting. They can choose from the bathroom, bedroom, garage, kitchen or living room. A picture of the room is shown in color, touch an item and the rest of the room is black and white. Touch the eye at the bottom of the page with the target items. And only those items are color. Can the person name the item? If yes touch the check mark. If no, a variety of different cueing options are available, touch the Head with magnifying glass for prompts. Touch the pencil and you are provided with the first few letters of the word. Press the book and you are provided with a definition. Touch the rectangle and you are provided with a sentence with a blank. Touch the talking balloon and the first sounds of the word are presented. Touch ABC and the word is displayed and spoken.

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Clues can be chosen in any order and click on “got it” when the person says the word. After all clues are presented click got it or missed it. The app keeps detailed data with the date of practice, overall accuracy without cues, with cues, by room and the most successful cue, data can be emailed, printed or exported.

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I love that the items are incorporated into a room versus alone on a flash card. I love the high quality images, that you can choose clues in your own order, and the great data collection. I would love to see more than one picture per item to assist with carryover. I’d also love the ability to incorporate my own images. Some items look differently in different houses and most of my students houses do not have these expensive items/ looks. The app is better suited for older clients as young clients who do not have items or houses this nice  do not yet have the ability to transfer this information to items they are familiar in their environment. Overall, a nice alternative to flash cards, wonderful clues, better suited for older clients vs young clients.

Suzanne is married with one fantastic 12 year old daughter. Suzanne is a school speech language pathologist in the public schools and enjoys her job tremendously. She and her family have recently moved from North Dakota to Texas and are enjoying the wonderful climate change this move has provided. Suzanne has always been the power user of new electronics in her schools and loves to teach others what she has learned. She shares her knowledge of appropriate apps with coworkers and families.
 $50 iTunes Card Giveaway from Fun With Verbs and Sentences HD by Hamaguchi Apps-Review

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Joint review by Suzanne and Mary

What we love…

Simple to use, animations keep child’s interest, multiple options, data collection for groups, options for report format, demo

What we’d love to see…

Some better pictures to represent the verbs or an option to narrate the verb choices.

Summary

Excellent app that fills a void for children just beginning to make sentences. Works on present tense, regular and irregular past tense verb forms. Has great customization features and data collection.

Our Rating

Fun with Verbs & Sentences HDFun With Verbs and Sentences is a really cute app and fills a void in apps. I have made sentences by cutting pictures and/or words and used carrier phrases with a picture for the verb. On paper these activities are not very interesting for some children. For some of these children this app has been a fun way to work on sentence formation and they are more involved in the activity! It is available in iPad only and iPhone only versions, this is a review of the iPad version.

There are two activities to this program: build a sentence + watch and say.

Build a Sentence

The student picks the subject from a boy, girl or bear;  (or he, she or the bear), then chooses one of three verbs, and for the longer sentence options either a object or prepositional phrase picture from one of three picks.

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The iPad program then says the sentence that is created from the child’s choices and shows an animation of the sentence. The child can then touch circles at the bottom of the page, which represent their choices, to hear the parts of the sentence again. The adult can choose whether text is shown on the screen or not. .The child can record themselves saying the sentence, and listen to the playback. On the left side of the screen there are buttons for each part of the sentence. If the student says the part correctly, the adult can touch that part and the program keeps score for each part individually, as well as whether or not the overall sentence is correct.

Watch and Say:

For this activity the animation is shown and the child records their sentence. The circles are below to prompt the child as needed. Scoring is the same.

This app has some nice setting options. On the sentence type option the easiest choice is the verb only option. Here, the student picks a person and a verb picture. The sentence is said “He is breaking” then “is breaking” is repeated. If the student touches the circle “is breaking” is said again. A video shows the boy breaking a stick. The student can record themselves and listen to their recording.

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The other options for sentence type include subject + verb, subject + verb+ object, subject + verb+ prepositional phrase or random. Subject choices are  nouns (the girl, the boy, the bear) or pronouns (she, he or the bear), it would be nice to also have a “they” and a group, e.g. of 2 kids, options. Progress tracker and display scores can be turned off. The program can present random verbs or you can choose a custom list. You can also choose the following tenses: present ing form, past regular, past irregular or random. Under cueing you can choose: visual support allowed or sentence is modeled by narrator before animation.

There is a bubble game as a reward. Here the child chooses a prize and then pops bubbles until they find their prize. Options for this are: after 1, 3, 5, 10 questions or no bubble game. Text and recording can also be turned on or off.

The app includes data recording and individual names can be added and so can groups. Data can be reported for the group by session or for the student by session. Report includes overall sentence accuracy for each sentence type, overall verb accuracy for each verb type and lists verbs correct and verbs missed, total object accuracy and total prepositional phrase also lists correct and missed items with overall percentage correct. Results can be reported in: PDF form, emailed or printed. Data can also be deleted.

Suzanne tested this app with Speech students at her school and Mary tested it with her 7 year-old daughter with Apraxia.

Mary: My daughter enjoys using this app to work on sentence formation, and really likes the little animated clips that illustrate the sentence she just made. She did find it hard to know what some of the verbs were from their illustrations alone. I found if I made the text visible I could tell her the 3 verb choices (as she couldn’t always read them) which made it work better. It would be nice to have a option to narrate the verb choices, as it can be hard to illustrate some verbs with a simple picture.

Overall, this is a simple fun app for children just learning to make sentences with many customization options!

The app is normally $15.99 but on sale for only $9.99 until May 16th for BHSM

Full iPad version:Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD – Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development


Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

Price: $15.99 USD

If you loved our First Phrases and Picture the Sentence apps, you’ll love this app too! Fun with Verbs & Sentences is the next step up for children who are learning to speak in sentences, understand.

Lite version: Fun with Verbs & Sentences Lite HD – Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development


Fun with Verbs & Sentences Lite HD Fun with Verbs & Sentences Lite HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

Price: $0.99 USD

If you loved our First Phrases app, you’ll love this app too! Fun with Verbs & Sentences is the next step up for children who are learning to speak in sentences, understand past and present verb tensing.

Full iPhone Version Fun with Verbs & Sentences – Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development


Fun with Verbs & Sentences Fun with Verbs & Sentences by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

Price: $15.99 USD

If you loved our First Phrases and Picture the Sentence apps, you’ll love this app too! Fun with Verbs & Sentences is the next step up for children who are learning to speak in sentences, understand.

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Suzanne is married with one fantastic 12 year old daughter. Suzanne is a school speech language pathologist in the public schools and enjoys her job tremendously. She and her family have recently moved from North Dakota to Texas and are enjoying the wonderful climate change this move has provided. Suzanne has always been the power user of new electronics in her schools and loves to teach others what she has learned. She shares her knowledge of appropriate apps with coworkers and families.

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