Between the Lines Level 1 HD
By Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
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Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development presents this groundbreaking app for the iPad designed for older elementary students and up, who would benefit from practice interpreting vocal intonation, facial expressions, perspective-taking, body language, and idiomatic or slang expressions. Using real photographs, voices and short mini-video clips of a variety of social situations and expressions, this app provides a dynamic way to help learn and practice interpreting the messages that are “between the lines” and simply can’t be replicated with worksheets and static flashcards. Scenes for the body language activity include a shopping mall, kitchen, restaurant, park, bedroom, school, gym, birthday party and more.
*THIS IS NOT A SOCIAL SKILLS MODELING APP. Some people say and do things that are rude, such as interrupt a conversation, say something that is insensitive, lie, etc. That is why we suggest adult coaching to supervise and provide input regarding situational language use.
Check our demo on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRy4QF1E1Y8
This is Level 1, which presents content that is an introduction to our Between the Lines app series. This app uses American expressions and body language.
There are three activities in this app, with 204 tasks total:
1. Listening: The user hears a voice speak a sentence, e.g., “Ewww!” A question is then asked, “Who said it?” The user is shown a series of photographs and touches the correct one.
2. Body Language: A very short video-clip is shown that depicts an interaction or situation. For example, a family is shown at a restaurant. A friend walks up and says, “Hey, did you hear the news about Mr. Becker?” (smiling) The camera closes in on this woman and the narrator says, “What is she thinking?” The user’s task is to look at the choices of responses and select the one that matches the facial expression/body language.
3. Expressions: A very short video-clip is shown that depicts an actor speaking a sentence that contains an idiomatic or slang expression, e.g., “She’s kind of nosy.’” The user is then asked, “What does that mean?” There is a separate setting (a new feature!) that allows the user to select several slang/crude phrases to be incorporated if desired such as, "pissed off", "feel like crap" etc. (The default does not include these phrases. They must be specifically selected.)
The game can be played by up to 75 users or as a group. The percentage correct is reported for each user’s performance on each of the three activities. Individual users can select their own settings; the group must have the same setting selections for the entire group.
Progress can be tracked, and displayed or not. Reward animations are provided at selected intervals for a welcome fun and break including Dunk Tank, Bull’s Eye (darts), and Knock ‘Em Down. These are not games of skill but a fun diversion.
Data can be saved, stored, printed and emailed! Tasks can be automatically advanced (default) or manually (available in the settings). Choices can be automatically shown (default) or manually revealed, also in the settings.
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Designed by Patti Hamaguchi, M.A., CCC-SLP, a licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. Check out our other apps at www.hamaguchiapps.com
What's New in Version 1.4
Updates on iOS7 and Parental gate.
Must have app for social language skills!
This app is a must have for working with kids on social language skills! It includes 3 activities that use videos and recordings of voices that allow you to practice interpreting tone of voice, body language, facial expressions and making inferences. You can change the difficulty of the app by setting the number of answer options shown (2, 3 or 4 answers).
There's choice of 3 reward games that can be set to appear after a certain amount of answers (choose from 1-10 answers) or the reward games can be disabled. Data is recorded for each student per session. Results can printed or emailed. There are no ads or in app purchases.
Perfect for kids with autism!
My students with autism love this app. They request it all the time, which makes my life a lot easier. It's also great for children who aren't native English speakers as it works on common slang.
A must for any SLP and definitely worth the money!
Worth every penny
This is my favorite app to use with my students most of whom are on the spectrum. The "What Is S/He Thinking?" section is my favorite. I haven't found a better app for teaching social inferencing!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 04, 2013
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 195 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
- © Copyright 2012 Hamaguchi Apps, a division of Hamaguchi & Associates Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.