Comprehension TherAppy by Tactus Therapy Solutions-Giveaway #BHSM



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Comprehension TherAppy targets auditory and reading comprehension of single words.  Designed to help people with receptive dysphasia and alexia, it is also a valuable tool to treat attention and other cognitive deficits.  3 user-friendly modes include Listen, Read, and Listen & Read to target individualised goals.  The app automatically adjusts difficulty based on performance, allowing for independent massed practise. Built-in scoring and a results summary that can be e-mailed to the therapist in copy & paste report format makes therapy easy! Over 500 nouns, 100 verbs, and 100 adjectives with full-colour photographs, recorded voice, and clear text.

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Comprehension TherAppy – Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.

Comprehension Therapy


by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.

19.99 USD

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
Comprehension Therapy

Customer ratings: (31 ratings)
Category: Medical, Education
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Rated: 4+

Updated: 14.06.2011
Version: 3.0
Size: 116.12 MB
Requirements: iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX

Description Comprehension Therapy

Comprehension Therapy is a professional speech therapy app that targets auditory and reading comprehension of single words in 5 languages.

*****Enlightening!
***** Superb!
***** A Wonderful Tool!
***** Exceptional App!

Designed to help people with aphasia and cognitive deficits from stroke and other brain injuries, it is also a valuable tool for older children with special needs including autism. 3 user-friendly modes include Listen, Read, and Listen&Read to target individualized goals. The app automatically adjusts difficulty based on performance, allowing for independent practice. Built-in scoring, hints, and a results summary that can be e-mailed to the therapist in report format make therapy easy! Over 500 nouns, 100 verbs, and 100 adjectives are paired with full-color photographs, recorded voice, and clear text for hours of therapy. You can add your own images too!

**Try it for FREE as part of Language Therapy Lite or buy this app in our 4-in-1 Language Therapy***

Features

3 modes:
- "Listen": match an auditory stimulus (spoken word) to a picture
- "Read": match a written stimulus (printed word) to a picture
- "Listen & Read": match an auditory stimulus (spoken word) to a written word

Over 700 clear full-color photographs of functional vocabulary selected by a Speech-Language Pathologist

10 categories of nouns including animals, foods, objects, concepts, places, people, body parts and more; select which categories are targeted

Select from 2, 3, 4, or 6 photos on the screen or use the "Auto" feature to automatically adjust the field size based on performance

3 levels of difficulty adjust the relatedness of foils (semantic and phonemic) to move from Easy to Hard

Aphasia-friendly interface avoids use of professional jargon and features clear symbols for independent use by children and adults

Child-friendly mode eliminates references to alcohol and violence as well as disables links to outside sites (iTunes & social media)

Real recorded voice provides 5 choices of languages with neutral accent in slow, natural speech for easy comprehension in English (US/Canada), English (UK), Spanish, German, and French

Smooth and automatic transitions to the next set allow for multiple repetitions in far less time than it takes to select and lay out photo flash cards, while still allowing you to move forward and back to review answers or skip ahead

Automatic scoring tracks success and progress on-screen

Results can be e-mailed in table and report-ready format so clients can keep their therapist informed of their progress for telepractice and therapists can send results to themselves for charting later, using the copy-and-paste ready format to decrease documentation time

All Tactus Therapy Solutions Apps participate in the 50% off Volume Purchase Program, so talk to your school about buying in bulk!

This app collects NO personal information, has NO in-app purchases, and primary links to outside pages can be deactivated.


What's new in Version 3.0

Comprehension Therapy 3.0 has a fresh new look with more built-in support.


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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!

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).


Autism Language Learning Series I: Actions and Series II: Yes/No Questions – Review and Giveaway



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What we love…

The video clips, the content, the visual and auditory component.

What we’d love to see…

Group data collection capability and custom module builder in Series II.

Summary

Two great apps that use engaging video clips to teach language concepts. With helpful auditory/visual cues, reinforcement and customization options, they make wonderful tools for speech therapy.

Our Rating

Autism Language Learning Series I: Actions and Series II: Yes/No were both created by a Speech-Language Pathologist, for use with children with receptive and expressive language impairments. Let’s start by looking at Series I: Actions.

Series I: Actions was created to assist in working on verbs and pronouns. It is designed as a hierarchy, focusing on verbs first. From there, it moves to pronouns, gaining in complexity as the user proceeds through the app. It is also great for targeting simple wh questions, possessive pronouns, and even past tense verbs. Each section of the app consists of video clips, demonstrating what each action looks like. This is huge for our students with ASD. As confirmed by research, visuals are imperative to their understanding of language tasks. That being said, the students receive a visual representation and auditory stimuli to go with it.

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Let’s talk about the auditory stimuli for a second! It is presented in a rhythmic way to improve the attention of the student. There is an option to mute the voice if the facilitator is able to produce the sentences and can engage the student in that way. There is also an option to record/play back. Hello, expressive language! I envision this app to be used for more than just receptive tasks. Once the receptive ability is present, which will vary from student to student, you have options! Turn off the sound, play the video, and have the student express what they see. Genius!

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Series II: Yes/No was created to assist in working on the complex concept of “yes” and “no”. This app is designed to work on establishing the ability to differentiate whether what is seen is accurate or inaccurate. There are video clips and still photos included. There are three modules that include common objects, actions, and common facts. Similar to Series I, the students receive a visual representation and auditory stimuli. They also have a visual representation of “yes” and “no” that is consistent throughout the app as well as an option to have visual prompting of the correct answer.

When looking at carryover, or other tasks separate from the app, it would be easy to re-create similar picture symbols with the colored backgrounds. Speaking of colored backgrounds, I really appreciate that that piece was factored in. This particular color scheme of green (yes) and red (no), allows for the student to begin the process of generalizing and making connections.

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Just like in Series I, the auditory stimuli is presented in a rhythmic way. There is an option to mute and record, but there isn’t a play back feature. Instead, the user can be “recorded”, but as soon as “stop” is pressed, the recorded portion is played. Once that portion is played, the “record” button shows up again. This limits the ability to repeat playback. When looking at reinforcement, Series II does a much better job! If the answer is correct, auditory and visual reinforcement is provided. If an answer is incorrect, an auditory prompt is provided, suggesting a different answer.

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I love the video clips! These are a great asset to the app and make it worth the price, for sure! I love the content and the breakdown in both apps, with 90 video clips in Series II to target 60 actions, 13 pictures and 43 video clips in Series II. An in-app purchase option is also available to allow users to add their own videos and voice in series I. I love the visual and auditory component that is evident in both apps. I love the ability to data tracking, though I would love to see a group data collection option. For the cost of the app, that would help to entice others to purchase it. At this point, it’s limiting in that way, mainly because most of us SLPs have limited time with individual students.

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Both apps are great for working with students who have receptive and expressive language impairments. As they focus on separate concepts, each utilizes video clips and still pictures, while providing auditory/visual cues and reinforcement. With the option to edit settings, features can be edited with the touch of a finger! I see great things with both apps and would certainly recommend both to co-workers/colleagues.

 

Normally $26.99 and $16.99 respectively, they are now discounted to $19.99 and $9.99 for Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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If you would like to win a promo code for Autism Language Learning Series II: Yes/No Questions, please enter via the widget below. 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!

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Courtney Decker is a speech-language pathologist working with students of varying needs. A good portion of my caseload is with students who have complex communication needs, which I find more rewarding than challenging. She loves reality shows focused on music, such as The Voice and The Sing-Off. When she has free time, which doesn't seem to be often, she likes to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, and sew.


Key Word Kids by Language And Learning Steps Pty.Ltd – Giveaway #BHSM



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What we love…

easy to use app designed for children from baby through late elementary school focusing on expressive and receptive language skills

What we’d love to see…

addition of multi-user profiles, localization of accent to specific geographies, and the ability for your child to pick an avatar for use in the app such as a boy or a girl

Summary

Great app for practicing expressive and receptive language skills as well as following directions.  Designed for children aged toddler though elementary school with special focus on special needs.

Our Rating

Key Word Kids by Language and Learning Steps Pty. Ltd is a learning app designed for iOS and the iPad.  The app focuses on language comprehension and language expression using the “information carry word approach” using two characters Steffy and James and their interactions within the app.  Children are tested when they first open the app to determine what level they are at with examples of “show me the ball” as well as two other examples.  Based upon that the app provides recommendations on where you or your child should start within the app.  As the child progresses within the app, they must understand and follow directions using comprehension skills or use specific words to express objects related to  a specific theme such as farm, house, beach, Outback, and Africa.

 

In the expressive section, you can select an object like boots and record your voice giving directions such as “put the red boots in the closet” to describe a specific action.  Skills practiced in the app include: expressive and receptive language, finding objects, fine motor skills for the games, naming and describing objects, following directions and a series of steps. Language and Learning Steps was formed in 2013 when developing an educational therapy language app, based on the Derbyshire Language Program. Sue and Janet have developed this iOS App while participating in the Germinate Program of iLab, Uniquest (University of Queensland, Australia).

My son enjoyed the expressive section of the app where he could “build” a scene using various objects, once it was built we talked about what was in the scene before I recorded – or he recorded a description of it.  You can either “save” the scene for future use or “reset” it to put it back to a blank slate.  When you put the characters into the scene they could be doing specific tasks such as hopping or walking which was described when you inserted it into the scene.   My son really enjoyed this aspect of the app and we used the expressive portion to test his learning from the comprehension and direction part of the app.  We also used it to describe sequencing for routines such as bedtime or reading. books.

The comprehensive section of the app allows you to practice comprehension of two, three, four and five word sentences.  For example, you were asked “Where is teddy’s ball” which required you to find teddy on the screen and then isolate out the ball.  You were given up to four tries to complete a task successfully.  There is also a replay button which will repeat the words spoken on the screen if your child misses them the first time.

In the comprehension game, after successfully completing several screens you are rewarded with a game including: pop the bubbles (which asks you to pick red versus blue) and you are awarded points for successful completion.   Other games include the colour machine, water balloons, toy beat and ball smash.  You can also opt to skip the game as well.  The colour machine has you sort objects by color into three “buckets” of colors and awards points for successful completion.  The games practice expressive as well as fine motor skills.  My son had the most trouble with the water balloon game which required the character to dodge the water balloons and required precision in timing the running back and forth of the character.  he toy beat was a really fun game which required you to listen to music as well as following along to ensure that you tapped on the stars as they fell to make music.  This was by far my son’s favorite!  The last game requires you to “toy smash” all of a specific object, in this game you have to smash the bouncy balls with your finger which turns them into even smaller balls.

In terms of enhancements, I would like to see a multi-user capability added to the app.  Currently there is only one user so if you want to use it with multiple children you either need to use the same profile for all of them or lose your progress upon starting with another child.  The app is done with a Australian localized accent which was a bit challenging for my son who speaks American English.  For example, “Zebra” wasn’t spoken in the same way that he was used to hearing it and it asked him to find a biscuit (aka cookie)  – this is something that you should be aware of.  Things contained in this section include: find a specific item, perform a specific tasks, which animal is big/small, give the animal some water, finding an object in the field of objects.  As you progress directions get harder, such as brush Steffy’s teeth which requires finding the toothbrush and brushing her teeth.  Other tasks include, finding a specific thing on a object such as the dog’s head or taking the boat to dad.  It would also be nice to pick an avatar which matches the child either boy or girl for use in the games.  It would also be nice if when the child is asked to find an object – such as one that purrs that it not only has the cat purr but also says the name of the animal as well to connect the name of the object with the picture and sound.

The app contains no external links or advertising and is child safe.  Great app for practicing expressive and receptive language skills as well as following directions.  Designed for children aged toddler though elementary school with special focus on special needs.  I can see using this app in early intervention as well as in elementary school to practice skills with elementary school aged children especially around pronunciation of objects and describing them.

 

Key Word Kids – Language And Learning Steps Pty.Ltd

Key Word Kids
Key Word Kids
by Language And Learning Steps Pty.Ltd

Category: Education, Games, Family
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: 121.06 MB

$24.99USD

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

Screenguardz Pure® Premium Glass Screen Protector from BodyGuardz- Review

What we love…

durable screen protector which when used in conjunction with an outer case has kept my phone safe despite multiple drops

What we’d love to see…

Better directions for installing the screen protector as well as information about drop tests and links to video’s of the installation of the product.

Summary

Overall, the car drop test impressed me the most although it was unintentional.  I was very glad to see my iPhone 4S intact with no damage to the screen or the case and love how clear the protector is and that it prevents fingerprints.  I would definitely recommend this protector  to others in the future.  While I don’t recommend intentionally dropping your iPhone this screen protector gave me piece of mind knowing that just in case I was protected.

Our Rating

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Like many iPhone users and busy moms, one of my biggest fears is drops to my iPhone that might damage the screen.  I recently installed the Pure Premium Glass Screen protector on my iPhone 4s to put it to the test.  The protector is laid over your existing screen on your iPhone which provides scratch prevention, impact, heat and chemical resistance while providing a clear protector that does not smear.  It also features anti-shatter to reduce the risk of injury just in case your screen is broken in error.

In the month I’ve been using the Pure, my iPhone has survived a number of drops including one where I put my iPhone on the trunk of my husband’s car while buckling my son in.  I got into the car and thought I had my phone and started backing out of the garage before I realized that I didn’t have it.  The phone fell about six feet and was fine, no scratches, dings dents or any indication of use.  I did install the protector under a Cygnett case protector as well, so I am sure the two worked together well.  I know my son when using my iPhone dropped it a couple of times as well, but I could not see any indications of damage to the screen.

In terms of improvements, I did find that the directions for installation were a bit confusing as I was concerned if I installed Pure incorrectly I might not be able to get it off.  The first time I installed I had a slight bubble which I was able to fix and reposition in order to use the protector.  I tried to find a video of how to install the product, and couldn’t find one so that would be a helpful improvement in the future.

To install the Screenguardz first you need to clean the iPhone Screen throughly using the included screen cleaning cloth. It is important to remove all traces of dust and they include some dust removal stickers to help with any stubborn dust specks. Line up the holes for the home button and  microphone and just drop the screen protector on. It is much easier to get bubble free than any plastic screen protector I’ve used, and there is no messy liquid involved. Once you put it on it will  spread where it has stuck by itself just leaving you to press out any stray bubble (there was only one when installing mine).

The screen protector was much less prone to fingerprint smudges than others I’ve used and has great touch sensitivity

Overall, the car drop test impressed me the most although it was unintentional.  I was very glad to see my iPhone 4S intact with no damage to the screen or the case and love how clear the protector is and that it prevents fingerprints.  I would definitely recommend this protector  to others in the future.  While I don’t recommend intentionally dropping your iPhone this screen protector gave me piece of mind knowing that just in case I was protected.

NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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