By Richard Dressler
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iRecognize is designed to give persons with language impairments, such as aphasia, autism, TBI, etc., a tool to practice comprehending words, pictures, and text. Therapists can individualize sessions to each client by importing photographs of the patient's people, places, and things. clinical exercises may be customized by controlling the stimuli, the number of choices in each array, and the type of feedback given to the client. Each exercise is recorded so the therapist can retrieve results in either item-by-item lists or graphs. A report of each practice session is generated. The therapist can email the report and print them out. Each exercise is saved and given a custom label.
Exercises can be created to help persons who have problems with listening, reading, talking, or memory. Exercises can use the included LARK (copyright ProEd, Inc., Austin, TX) items which depict common objects and actions, or be created with photographs taken with your iPad or imported from your photo gallery. Each item can be assigned a custom text and spoken label.
There are countless possibilities for using iRecognize to create customized exercises for comprehension and recall.
Refer to the user guide found on the support website or download the Lite version for a free trial of the app. The app requires IOS 6.1 or later.
What's New in Version 1.4
- bug fixes
Great, versatile app!
I couldn't fully evaluate solely from the lite version, but took a chance in hopes that it would be as customizable as it sounded from the description. It turned out that this is an excellent app -- with solid reporting features, a thorough user guide, and so many options for creating customized activities. This can be used with people with aphasia, cognitive challenges, or autism. A customized exercise could be created for an individual learning initial or ending sounds, practicing categories...the possibilities are endless!
A request added after using the app a couple of weeks: The therapist login is a bit of a hassle. I thought a pop-up told me initially that logging in would need to be done only once, the first time the app was used. However, it's required every time I use the app. Since I can't change it to something I can remember, I have to look it up in the app guide frequently. Consider doing away with the password.