This review of Mobile Education Store’s ConversationBuilder Teen social skills appwas written Autism Plugged In, an app review site that specializes in reviews of autism related apps. They do a very nice job with their reviews and have several top app lists to help parents navigate the huge number of apps that are now available. This is a very positive review. They do a good job of describing how the app works and what they like about each feature. There are lots of pictures to help visualize what they are describing.
ConversationBuilderTeen is a virtual conversation simulator for teenaged kids. It is designed to help kids practice how to have conversations with their peers and how to respond to common situations that teen run into. What makes ConversationBuilderTeen engaging is that students record their half of the conversation and listen to the other half. Once the conversation is finished, we interlace the student recordings with the pre-recorded peer responses to form a complete conversation. The students then can hear themselves have a conversation with a peer as it is supposed to sound. Not only is this incredibly motivating for the students, but it teaches them the basics of pragmatic language in a way that they can rapidly understand. There are over 300 conversations broken into 8 themes. We cover all the normal teen obsessions like sports, summer, and entertainment, but we also cover all the unpleasant things teen must deal with such as bullying, peer pressure and relationships.
ConversationBuilder Teen is the newest addition to Mobile Education Store’s award winning “Builder Series” of education apps. MES has won over 20 app awards over the last three years and was named 2011’s Educational App Developer of the Year by Teachers With Apps.
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