Thursday, January 2, 2014

TalkPath Listening {app review}

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack.  I enjoyed some time off from blogging to spend time with family and friends for the holidays.  I celebrated SIX Christmases with various family members and some with my boyfriend's family.  It was a beautiful time of celebration, but a little CRAZY!

Side note- as I am writing this, the snow is falling.  It is like I'm living in a snow globe!!  So as always, be safe and stay warm, but enjoy the weather :)

Now, I have a series of app reviews for you!  Today is Day 1.  Lingraphica has developed a new series of apps! You can find out more about them here.  Today, I'm reviewing TalkPath Listening!  Take a look.

When you first open the app, you see this screen with four choices of games/activities.  Just click on the choice!  The app will announce the choice, too!

Once you select your activity, the next screen will give you a choice of levels. Select the level and then touch start.  

For Word ID, the client will hear a word spoken aloud and will select the correct picture that goes along with the word.  For example, the app says "Egg" and the client will touch the picture of the egg.  It goes through a series of five photos, and it counts them in the upper right corner.

With each level, the number of photo choices increases.

The second activity is Complete the Phrase.  Again, choose the level.  The app will read a phrase and then pause where the client should fill in a word.  For example, "pancakes and _____" (syrup).

The next activity is Answering Questions.  As the other activities, choose the appropriate level.  The app will ask a question such as, "Who has the biggest nose?" The client will select the appropriate picture.

The fourth and final activity is Following Directions. The app will give directions for the client to follow.  These can increase in complexity with the different levels.

Other features of this app include information about the app and various settings you can change.  See below for more info.

There you have it!

Things I like about this app:
-It announces the action at the same time you or the client presses that button.
-It has a variety of activities.
-It's for adults! (yay--not many are for adults!)
-It has the client correct their answer when they have answered incorrectly.
-Written instructions at the top of each activity!  This helps the client so much.
-It's straightforward and easy to use.

Things I'd like to see added:
-I really wish the pictures in the activities were bigger. My clients have vision issues (poor eye sight, poor acuity), so bigger pictures would definitely help out.
-A way to keep score and a screen at the end that shows the results of that activity (i.e. Client scored 3/5, missed 2 verbs, scored 100% on nouns).

This app is FREE with an in-app purchase for the full version.  All of the activities are the same with the purchase of the full version--there are just more of them!  You can download the app here.


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