When you open the app you are greeted by this screen. You have the option to see “reports” from previous sessions, learn more on the “info” tab, change app “settings”, or “start” a game.
When you click on a specific skill or date, this screen appears showing the percentage correct for each date. Great for progress monitoring and easy to print or e-mail to yourself, parents, and teachers!
Use Alternate Count – I’m really not sure what this is but will find out and report back!
After clicking “start” you can add or choose players. Then you use this screen to choose their activities and category/scene. Activities included are: Above, Behind, Below, Beside, Between, Far, In, In front, In the back, In the middle, Near, Next to, On, On the left, On the right, On the side, Out, Outside, Over, Under. These are offered as receptive (students touch the correct picture) or expressive (students say “where” the animal is). My tip here would be to not choose the same activity for all students in a group. I found that when I did this, students would get the same task after the other student had completed it. However, This app acutally DOES “shuffle” stimuli”/skills from all areas selected instead of being given all of one type before the next type starts.
Once the app begins, you are given a screen like this. The app gives the student the instruction and they follow it by choosing the correct picture that shows that concept. You can also record their responses and play them back. We’ve used this to repeat the direction that they heard and check to see if it was the same as the prompt. You can also use the “expressive” tasks on this game. The screens look the same but with only one stimulus animal shown.
(This is the view of an Expressive version of the “Island” scene.)
(This is the view of an Expressive version of the “City” scene.)
- Nice, colorful illustrations.
- Clear voice for instruction.
- Data tracking included in the app with the ability to print/e-mail the progress.
- Keeps data stored on the app for each student!
- Great for many students.
- Overall a solid… great for SLPs with young clients!
- The orientation of this app does not rotate if the iPad is turned. It does not function in portrait mode, only landscape.
- I would love a built-in reward for students. I like that other VSC apps have an automatic reward built in after so many correct responses.
- The artwork is a bit cluttered/overwhelming for lower functioning students. It can be hard to discriminate the animal pictured and their props from the remainder of the picture. Simplifying it a little bit may be good..
Disclosure: VSC provided a copy of this app for review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are that of the author.