This review of Mobile Education Store’s ConversationBuilderTeen social skills app was written by Mary Huston. Mary is a school based SLP in the midwest who regularly blogs about various speech-language therapy ideas and techniques. In her review, she takes you through the app thoroughly, explaining all of the play settings. She also discusses the types of kids and issues that ConversationBuilderTeen would work best for. All in all, a very positive review and worth 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. 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.
ConversationBuilderTeen is a part of Mobile Education Store’s award winning “Builder Series” of education apps. ConversationBuilder has won five app awards over the last two years. MES was named App Developer of the Year by two review sites in 2011.
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