This one was written by Dina Derrick, a school based SLP in Portland, ME. Dina has used many of our products for quite a while and over the years has given me countless suggestions on how to improve them. This review is passionate and it explains some of the key features that make this app special. It is worth taking the time to read.
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.
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