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Keyword Understanding - auditory and reading comprehension therapy for special needs, autism, receptive language disorder, aphasia

By APTUS SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY LTD

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Description

Keyword Understanding is a professional speech therapy app that targets the comprehension of spoken and written directions.

It is designed to help children with reduced attention, auditory processing difficulties, receptive language disorder or autism as well as adults with aphasia and cognitive difficulties from stroke.

Children and adults are asked to follow directions in their everyday lives. In order to follow directions, the child or adult requires a strong knowledge of basic concepts and the ability to process and retain auditory information.

Keyword Understanding works on the basic concepts of size and color as well as one and two-step directions of increasing difficulty e.g “Touch the red balloon”, “Touch the small green umbrella”, “Touch the yellow chair and the blue candle”, “Touch the big pink cupcake and the small green glasses”.

Keyword Understanding also includes Temporal Directions tasks which target the child or adult’s ability to follow directions which include the words before/after in a variety of positions in the sentence. e.g “Before you touch the t-shirt, touch the phone”, “After you touch the lamp, touch the vase”, “Touch the flower before you touch the box”, “Touch the brick after you touch the bucket”.


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“This app is great for children with processing difficulties which need to improve their ability to follow directions with a variety of embedded concepts.” ~ Smart Speech Therapy blog

“Every child I have used it with has been very engaged by the lovely, brightly-coloured pictures, and has quite happily kept on listening and following the instructions.” ~ Speechbloguk

“It can be used for informal assessments, language therapy (provided you supply additional cues and strategies), and home practice. It can also be used to target auditory attention and working memory for cognitive-communication goals.” ~ Speaking of Apps blog

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Features

3 modes:
Auditory Only: Match the spoken instruction to the picture(s)
Text Only: Match the written instruction to the picture(s)
Auditory and Text: Match the spoken and written instructions to the picture(s)

- Bright, colorful, real-life photos of common objects
- 30 objects in five different colors and different sizes allowing for thousands of possible tasks
- The option to turn audio feedback on or off
- Graded tasks of increasing difficulty
- Automatic tracking of scores
- The option to email a results summary

What's New in Version 1.3.1

Fixed issue with running on older versions of iOS

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Customer Reviews

Disappointed

App won't load. Just wasted $9.99. Should test product better before charging or better offer "free" or "lite" version to begin. Have had good luck w/ Aptus apps in the past, so I went for it even though it wasn't reviewed. Very disappointed. Expected better.

Keyword Understanding - auditory and reading comprehension therapy for special needs, autism, receptive language disorder, aphasia
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 23.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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