Monday, November 17, 2014

Step by Step by SOAR Therapy, LLC {app review}

I have a few students who are working on sequencing skills and have been struggling to come up with more activities to keep them interested.  I was so excited when I heard about another sequencing app, and I couldn't wait to try it out.

I'd like to introduce you to Step by Step, a new app from SOAR Therapy, LLC!

Description (directly from SOAR Therapy, LLC):
StepByStep is an app for assessing and improving sequencing skills for users of all ages. Using easy-to-see Activities of Daily Living, users arrange each sequence in the order they think is correct, thus allowing teachers, therapists, or parents to accurately understand their student's cognitive levels.

After you create an account, select kids or adults.

Once you select which one you are working with, you will see a screen full of all of the sequences available for the kids or adults.

Select the targeted sequence and you will get a screen like this.  The student/patient will drag the pictures around to the order they believe is correct.  Then, touch the "continue" button to check his/her answers.

Once they hit "continue," a box with their data will pop up.  It will indicate the number correct out of how many total items in the sequence.

You can view the results for each sequence:

In the menu on the left side, you can add users.  Data is stored by each user, and it shows the accuracy, time it took to complete the task, and the date it was completed.

What I Love About This App:
-It was created by an occupational therapist with the intention for use by speech-language pathologists as well.
-It is easy to use!
-It has sets for kids and for adults.
-There are multiple levels in that there are shorter sequences and longer sequences.
-The app stores data over multiple sessions!
-My students enjoy moving the pictures around.
-The sequences are real life situations.
-It can be used at home for further practice!
-The pictures/graphics are simple and not distracting.
-There are lots of sequences--52 total!
-The price is reasonable--only $0.40/ sequence if you purchase the who kids set or adult set.

What I Would Love in a Future Update:
This is me being SUPER picky, but I would love for there to be a way to have multiple users at one time.  In a skilled rehab setting, this is not necessary since you are generally one-on-one.  However, in a school setting, it is rare that I have one student at a time.  It would be great to have it switch back and forth between users instead of me doing it manually.  Again, that is me being super picky. It really is a convenience thing.

Interested in this app?  You can download it for free in the App store here.  The free version comes with 4 sequences (2 adult, 2 kids) for you to try.  If you like the app, you can purchase the kids set for $9.99 or the adult set for $9.99 or each sequence for $0.99!

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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