MES is pleased to share two new reviews of our ConversationBuilder and Speech Journal speech therapy apps.
The first review of ConversationBuilder is written by Lindsey Karol of Word Nerd Speech Teach. This is the first review they have done of any of our apps and I must say they did a great job. Lindsey does a good job of describing the app in detail. She includes many images to help understand what she is writing. She also has a nice section at the end where she lists what she like and what she would like to see in future updates.
The review of our Speech Journal app was written by Carrie Manchester of Carrie’s Speech Corner. Her blog was named one of the best speech therapy blogs of 2012 and for good reason. She does a really nice job with this review and specifically describes how she uses it for ACC activities. It’s worth reading for those tips alone.
ConversationBuilder is a virtual conversation simulator for kids. It is designed to help kids practice how to have conversations with their peers in a non-threatening way. Students record their half of the conversation and listen to the other half. The student’s name and interests are interwoven into the conversations to personalize them. 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.
Speech Journal is a customizable voice recorder that lets you pair recorded messages with your own imported images and image sequences. Speech Journal can be used to create picture sequences, picture schedules, multi-step directions, sample conversations, social stories, articulation drills and expressive language exercises. It can also be used as a simple ACC device.
ConversationBuilder and Speech Journal are part of Mobile Education Store’s award winning suite of educational apps. MES has won over 50 app awards and has been named educational developer of the year in both 2011 and 2012.
To find out more about ConversationBuilder and Speech Journal, tap on the image below!