Speech with Milo: Verbs
By Doonan Speech Therapy
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“Speech with Milo” apps were created by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and have been downloaded over 100,000 times. "Speech with Milo: Verbs" was created as a versatile and entertaining speech therapy tool for children. Milo is for speech therapists working with children, or parents who want to teach language skills to their children. The app offers an enjoyable tool used in therapy at a cheap price.
* Nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards as THE outstanding education app.*
See a demo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EevXmw0Y0f4
“Speech with Milo: Verbs” is centered on an adorable and energetic mouse named Milo. Milo performs over 100 actions, such as “bounce,” “count,” and “play”. This provides an engaging way to build up an action word vocabulary in the child. Flash cards are typically used for this type of exercise, but the animation that comes with Milo will keep any child focused and attentive. And most important- it is fun!
The app comes with two sets of instructions- one for Speech Therapists and one for Parents. This app can be used for infants and toddlers, as well as children with language delays.
★★★★★ "Forget Micky Mouse; Milo is the most popular mouse in our house!" (AutismEpicCenter.com)
★★★★★ "Excellent for Speech Therapy" (Trisha C.- SLP)
★★★★★ "I look forward to future applications by Doonan Speech Therapy" (GA SLP)
(see more reviews under "All Versions")
•Used in therapy for children with special needs, such as: Autism / Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, cognitive delays, speech and language delays.
•Fun and affordable
•Milo, an animated mouse, keeps children interested and motivated to learn.
•Instructions for Speech Therapists and Parents (in English only)
•Verb is spoken as the action is completed to reinforce action with auditory input. There is an option to turn this feature off.
•Written verb is displayed at the bottom of the screen to reinforce reading skills.
•Phrase button allows child to listen to a sentence using the verb.
•Milo takes a break every once in a while with some cheese and a dance. The child gets to feed Milo some cheese and watch him dance as a reward for his/her hard work.
•You may customize the actions that Milo performs. On List of Actions from the Home Page, you can do the following: random order, alphabetical order, or select your own custom set of verbs to work on by touching the word(s) in list of actions to activate/deactivate blue button.
•Background music can be turned off if it is too distracting for the child.
NOTE: THE APP IS ANIMATION INTENSIVE, WHICH MEANS IT MAY TAKE AS MUCH AS TWO MINUTES TO DOWNLOAD. IT IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT!
Doonan Speech Therapy is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3,4-7, Parents
Categories: Special Needs, Vocabulary
for support issues: www.speechwithmilo.com
What's New in Version 1.1.1
We have added the following:
- The app will remember your settings and words selected for each use
- Buttons are color coded so you can describe to the child which button so select
- Deselect all added
- You can turn off the text
- Added a 'more Milo' link and a link to our newsletter
Exceptional! Gets My Kid Talking
I have a 3 yr old w/ speech delay. He doesn't seem interested in repeating what others say. Lately he has been making some slow progress and has started saying a few more than his standard set of 5-10 words. He's currently in therapy and has been for the last year and maybe that's started to take effect. However, I've never seen him so eager to repeat words (verbs) as he does with this app. He especially likes it when I do the voice of Milo. He's having so much fun, laughing and looking at my face when I repeat the words and he really tries to say them himself. I have turned off the music so he can hear the words better, but it would be nice if it came on when Milo is taking a break.
Get this App!!!
This is one of the first apps we got when we bought the iPad for our son. It works just as well on the iPhone as well, and is a lifesaver when we leave the house. If you have a child with ASD or a receptive/expressive language delay, this app will help them develop the ability to communicate wants and needs. This app, and the Milo app on prepositions are a MUST.
Only one negative- it did not take long at our for our 3-year old to have it memorized. He does not get bored by it; he likes to recite it. It would be great for an update now and then that has different ways to demonstrate the verbs/prepositions.
Ok, I guess.
A couple of complaints for this otherwise good app for young kids. One, the animation is sometimes a little too simplistic for the concept being to taught to be grasped (and, well, can we do better than 2 frames per second of animation?).
Two, when you click next, Milo should immediately begin the next word, not wait for you to touch him each and every time (this gets old quick), and the time he waits before he starts checking his watch is like 1 or 2 seconds! Really?
Anyway, it has potential, and I guess for the money I can't really be too harsh on it. But how can the program be improved if we don't tell the authors what we think, right?
- Category: Education
- Updated: Apr 04, 2011
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 90.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Poorani Doonan
- © 2010 Doonan Speech Therapy, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.