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  1. APPtastic- An Interactive, Language Focus November 7, 2012 Michele Rothstein M.A., CCC-SLP

  2. Being “Wired” Differently

  3. Things to Consider Before Purchasing an App • Check the web for videos of the app in action • Company, Google, YouTube • Look for a “lite” version that is free/reduced price • Be careful of in-app purchases • Think about-Can I save data?, Will it start my child off at the point they left off? Considerations

  4. Allows you to use pictures and video to create a sequence, social story, retelling • Can import pictures and videos ,has a microphone to record voice, has drawing tools • Use for social skills • Video modeling of multiple skills together • Social story using personalized pictures • Use for building independent skills • Picture schedules/video schedules • Language Skills • Story retell, story sequencing, grammar skills in context, sentence formulation Story Creator(free)

  5. Great game of 20 questions • Answering and asking questions • Perfect for expanding language to include feature, function, and class • Great for auditory processing • Play in reverse-child listens to description and has to guess Bag Game($1.99)

  6. Another great guessing game • Can control/limit categories that items come from and field size • Great for language description-feature, function, class • Answering and asking questions Question Sleuth($1.99)

  7. Positional Concepts • On top of, between, under, beneath, next to, above • Adjective + Noun Combinations • Red bird, Ice Bird, Blue Bird, Space bird, Black Bomber • Mustache Pig, King Pig, Helmet Pig • Verbs-Future, Present and Past Tenses • Using screen shots will allow a child to create a story using all tenses • Where Questions • Where are the pigs? • Where did the bird hit? Angry Birds(varies)

  8. First-then / Cause and Effect concepts • Predictions-”What will happen if __?” Angry Birds

  9. Use personal pictures to create receptive lessons • Create questions/statements about the picture to ask the child to identify a part of the picture as the answer • Select or take a photo, create questions, play game • Able to “circle” the correct answer to identify the correct part of the picture • Wh- Questions • Where is?, What is?, What do you?” • Word Identification • Touch __, Find the __, Show me__ • Feature Identification • Touch what you write with • Touch what is furry TinyTap(free)

  10. Teaching verbs in a “natural” context while completing the steps • Mixing, cracking, whisking, baking, decorating, icing, frying • Wonderful for teaching sequencing • Screen shots to print out • Screen shots to create story/slide show with recording for narration • Using screen shots will allow you to target past tense verbs to describe what he/she did Food MakersCake, Cookie, Fondue Maker, etc(free)

  11. Question Builder • Language Builder • Sentence Builder • Rainbow Sentences • Preposition Builder • Story Builder • Student Favorites-speech and language apps-track user data Language Builder Series(various)

  12. Will turn anything you say into a song • Conversations • Reading • Telling a Story Songify(free)

  13. Imaginary “Virtual” Play • Great for students who are still working on play skills and the language associated with play skills • Shows actions and items within “natural” context • May serve as an intermediate step between adult facilitated play and independent play My PlayHome($3.99)

  14. Working on automaticity of language and word retrieval • As the boy moves and races, call out the actions and directions • Right/Left • Over/Under/Up/Down • Jump/Leap/Duck Subway Surfer(free)

  15. Apps do not replace instruction!!! • Make iPad use as fun and interactive as possible! • Use the iPad to reinforce a variety of skills for home and school. • Things to Remember