Story Builder app for iPad

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Winner – Best language app of 2012 by Common Sense Media

Winner – Best reading app of 2011 by the Huffington Post

Story Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following goals: 1) Improve paragraph formation; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference.  Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders.  Story Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to create a narrative.


  • Record feature allows students to record narrative in their own voice
  • 3 levels of play
  • Simple and intuitive interface to record narrative
  • Recorded answers are stitched together to create complete narrative
  • 50 distinct story lines to create narratives from
  • Over 500 audio clips of questions to guide narrative
  • Optional question text and answer introduction reinforcement

For more information, or to purchase a copy,  please visit the iTunes Store..

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Comment left on: June 12th, 2012 at 5:09 am

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Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, CEO Socially Speaking LLC

Comment left on: September 30th, 2012 at 7:37 am

“Mobile Education Apps” are unique and excellent, each in their own right. Each App facilitates expressive language, verbal reasoning, and motivation to learn. The user interface is easy, fluid, and truly interactive and individualized. Questions and answers, phrases, and target vocabulary can be spoken/heard, repeated, recorded, and stored. I especially love the Story Builder App for these reasons. Additional reasons are that surprisingly, this App can be used as a Springboard to the lesson, the Teachable Moment itself, and then the reinforcer! By using content/graphics that are covered in any special education curriculum around the world, children with Autism in particular can learn concepts such as seasons of the year, to improve their self regulation and compliance by being “prepped” i.e. orientation to person/place/time. I also love the inherent humor in the photos,such as the sick fish. I use this particular App and story to foster a sense of humor, conversations about “what’s wrong with this picture?” for problem solving tasks, and even as a pre-transfer task, in conjunction with a Social Story, when preparing young children with Autism to go to the doctor etc. As a pediatric speech therapist, educational consultant, and fellow App developer, I cannot stop raving about this App, or the others by this company! I recommend this suite of Apps for all special educators/service providers and parents out there!

Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH
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cynthia witwicki

Comment left on: October 1st, 2012 at 4:54 pm

interested in conversation builder teen. my son is 17 yrs old, junior. had an IEP since he was 4 yrs old, on regular high school diploma track, modified classes in history and english. he has receptive/expressive speech delay, and auditory processing delay, 60 minutes of speech therapy a week at school. considering itouch or ipad or iphone, and any apps that might help him with conversations, speeding up processing, homework helpers. advice welcome. thanks

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Comment left on: October 4th, 2012 at 4:30 am

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