Conversation Builder Teen

Posted on: by Kyle | 18 Comments

ConversationBuilderTeen™ (Patent Pending) is a Conversation Simulator designed to help teenaged children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of social settings.  The auditory pattern of conversation is presented in a visual format to help students recognize and master the flow of conversation.

Students learn when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make observations and change the subject of the conversation.  The student will be asked to initiate conversation, respond to conversations initiated by others or participate in group conversations.  Students will be guided through conversations and allowed to record and save their conversations for later playback and study.  Conversations are grouped into eight themes.  The themes are school, relationship, sports, entertainment, bullying, sarcasm, clothes, and summer.

Being able to converse with peers is the cornerstone of developing relationships, and ConversationBuilderTeen™ promotes development of this skill in a fun and engaging way.

Features

  • 300 distinct conversations
  • Over 4000 audio clips
  • Conversation themes of School, Sports, Entertainment, Bullying, Sarcasm, Relationship, Summer, and Clothes
  • Visual interface to learn the pattern of conversation
  • Students record their half of the conversation
  • Group and one-on-one conversation settings
  • User photos may be imported into group conversations
  • Student can initiate or respond to conversations
  • Student recordings are interlaced with pre-recorded audio to create complete conversations
  • Real time history allows student to replay every segment of a conversation
  • Conversations may be archived and emailed
  • Parental controls to lock out some conversations

 You can view a short video tutorial here.

Posted in Apps, Social Skills | 18 Comments »

Comments

Diane

Comment left on: October 12th, 2012 at 10:49 am

Please let me know when this is available, and if you would like me to review it with my teen social skills groups.

Diane

Candy Hard

Comment left on: October 24th, 2012 at 8:15 am

This looks great for the older student! Is there a time frame when it will
be available?
Candy

Jawad Morshed

Comment left on: November 2nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Hello, Mr. Kyle, nice to meet you but I want to tell you something: Could you please tell me when Conversation Builder Teen will come? I am 14 years old and I really want to see that app, it’s so helpful for conversations that might appear four to eight years later. Just notify me when will the app come by email. I am so eager to see it.

Blanca Duran

Comment left on: November 9th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Patterns of conversation are important to learn.

Amy Finch

Comment left on: November 15th, 2012 at 6:52 am

Is this available now?

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Comment left on: November 27th, 2012 at 7:32 am

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Yvonne Walsh Swanton

Comment left on: December 14th, 2012 at 4:03 am

Hi Does this app help kids slightly younger ,My daughter is 13 but is second class (AGED 10) level maths and English level.Would this app help her or would she be too young to grasp it. Yvonne

Kyle

Comment left on: December 14th, 2012 at 7:15 am

Yvonne,

I just sent you an email response to your question.

Kyle

Kyle

Comment left on: December 14th, 2012 at 7:16 am

Amy – Sorry for the delay responding to you comment. Yes, it is available now.

Kyle

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Comment left on: December 17th, 2012 at 4:49 am

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Victoria Meyers

Comment left on: January 3rd, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Can you use this on a laptop? My tablet is not compatible.

Kyle

Comment left on: January 3rd, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Victoria,

You can only use it on the iPad. The operating systems between the iPad and a laptop are very different.

Kyle

Matt C.

Comment left on: January 7th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I was looking through the app store and noticed several versions of this app — Conversation Builder Teen, Conversation Builder, and Conversation Builder Deluxe.
What are the differences, especially Conversation Builder and the Deluxe version.

Kyle

Comment left on: January 7th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Matt,

ConversationBuilder and ConversationBuilderDeluxe are the same app. They used to be different, but on the last update, I merged them. I would recommend you buy the standard version, as the deluxe version will not receive updates as often.

The teen version is different in the sense that the conversations are longer, have multiple threads going at the same time and are about teen centric subjects. While the elementary version talks about butterfly’s and stick hunts and playing on the playground, the teen versions covers teen centric subjects like sports, entertainment, summer as well as some of the more uncomfortable things such as bullying, peer pressure and relationships.

Hope this helps!

Kyle

Comment left on: January 14th, 2013 at 6:30 am

Jawad,

Sorry for the delay about this, I don’t normally check my comments on my website. ConversationBuilderTeen is now available on iTunes. I hope you like it! Kyle

Meg

Comment left on: March 23rd, 2013 at 8:29 am

I bought both conversation builder deluxe and conversation builder teen. The teen version has a “read aloud” option on the 3 conversation choices the kids pick from, so non-readers can opt to hear their choices. The deluxe version does not have this feature. Is there a way to get it? Thanks! Love this program!

Niki Holton

Comment left on: March 23rd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Was curious if you ever allow people to review your app for you. I work with children with special health needs and am also the mother of a teem on the spectrum. I review many apps for work but have yet to find a good one for our older children. Looking forward to your response.

Niki Holton
Program Coordinator for ISO/DAIL
VT Medicaid XIX

Carol Rice

Comment left on: June 29th, 2013 at 6:05 am

I found this app just in time for summer school where all of my students were working on socially appropriate conversations, including turn taking, staying on topic and opening/closing a conversation. This is a wonderful app! My students used it enthusiastically and the group option where they could all participate was wonderful to try out the skills after practicing individually. Havig the different options to choose from gave me the ability to discuss why the unpicked answers weren’t as good giving them even more information on how conversations work. I’ll be picking up the one for elementary students to use this fall with my younger students. Based on this app I have picked up several of your other apps

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