Sunday, April 26, 2015

I Can Have Conversations With You {app review}

I am always looking for new ways to target social skills and pragmatics.  I was recently contacted about a new app called I Can Have Conversations With You!  This app is specifically designed for those students with autism, PDD, Asperger's syndrome, or social communication disorder.  IT is for students who are 6 years or older, able to read, able to use the iPad, and can speak in sentences.  Check it out with me!

Let's talk a little bit about the features of this app. This app features video modeling of conversations, interactive cues, a "role play" aspect using the child's voice, hundreds of conversational exchanges, and custom progress reports complete with strengths and areas of improvement.

Check out this video for a tour of the app:

The students will work through modules like the one below.  First, they will complete the activity receptively.  They answer multiple choice and yes/no questions.  At the end, they will do an SLP-led role-play and complete an expressive activity.  They will fill in what they think the answer should be.

Throughout the module, Karen comes on the screen to give some positive reinforcement.

Here's the menu for SLPs.  You have options to re-watch the greeting, create an assessment, view the results for the student, purchase more modules, and more!

Here's what I love about this app:
This app has a lot of different scenarios.  These scenarios are relevant to my students' everyday lives, which makes this app very practical for them.  You can create an assessment for the student within the app.  The app also creates detailed reports for you.  I really like that the app gives you recommendations on the next step and gives strengths and weaknesses.  Finally ,this is a good app to suggest to parents for students to practice at home.

What I would love in future updates:
The app is designed for a single player right now.  I would love to see a way for it to be multi-player and track data for multiple students.   I would also like for it to show data at every step, not just at the end of a module.

Interested in this app?  You can purchase it on the app store for $29.99!

Note:  A copy of this app was provided for my review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed are mine.  

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