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Description

Language Adventures, now updated with additional content targeting categories, inferences, and wh-questions, is a new spin on your old speech and language game boards! Language Adventures is a first-of-its-kind app that allows you to engage students in a contextual language intervention experience on your iPad! Through an exciting interface and bright, colorful graphics, students will develop language skills in areas for success in school.
All the basics of game play- player selection, dice rolling, and token moving- have been transformed for the iPad platform. Additionally, the app allows you to select from three levels of difficulty appropriate for elementary through high school-aged students, with accompanying school-based themes and vocabulary contexts, and save your students’ targets and progress over repeated plays. Question targets are related to the topics of each leveled game board (playground, cafeteria, and classroom), so that they are grounded in a stronger context to enhance students’ comprehension, semantic connections and use of more complex vocabulary. Language Adventures is based on research regarding language development and use of context clues to increase overall language skills, reading comprehension, and academic success. Research has indicated that targeting vocabulary facilitates reading comprehension and oral language skills (Dole, Sloan, and Trathen, 1995). The questions within Language Adventures are presented within real-world themes providing context clues to assist in learning vocabulary. By providing context-based questions and a thematic approach, Language Adventures assists children in strengthening word connections and developing meaningful concepts (Hickman, et al. 2004). Within the content of Language Adventures, the child is provided with meaningful learning activities related to their own experiences and encouraged to use student-friendly definitions of words within the app, which enhance language comprehension and production (Beck, et al., 2002).

Authors: Language Adventures was authored by Nichole Hanneken Ontis, M.S., CCC-SLP and Danielle Sears, M.S., CCC-SLP. App Designers: Sean J. Sweeney & Barbara Fernandes.
Language Adventures is based on research regarding vocabulary development and use of context clues to increase overall language skills, reading comprehension, and academic success. Research has indicated that targeting vocabulary facilitates reading comprehension and oral language skills (Dole, Sloan, and Trathen, 1995). The questions within Language Adventures are presented within real-world themes providing multiple context clues to assist in learning vocabulary. Studies have shown that when provided with specific types of linguistic information such as examples or restatements, students are able to unlock meanings of unfamiliar words within text (Baumann, Edwards, et al., 2003). By providing context-based questions and a thematic approach, Language Adventures assists children in strengthening word connections and developing meaningful concepts (Hickman, et al. 2004). Within the content of Language Adventures, the child is provided with meaningful learning activities related to their own experiences and encouraged to use student-friendly definitions, which are proven to enhance language comprehension and production (Beck, et al., 2002).

Language Adventures can be used to:
-Work in an adult-student pair or group of students on flexible word use, targeting synonyms, antonyms and multiple meanings.
-Develop vocabulary, naming, and description in the context of real-world settings.




Authors: Language Adventures was authored by Nichole Hanneken Ontis, M.S., CCC-SLP and Danielle Sears, M.S., CCC-SLP.

App Designers: Sean J. Sweeney & Barbara Fernandes.

What's New

Version 3.0

We have added some essential features:
1. Added the ability to have the answers read ( Turn it off on settings if you wish);
2. Updated loading screen
3. Reduced app size
4. Updated to iOS10 features

Ratings and Reviews

SLPmlj

Great app great intervention!

This is my go to performance assessment & data collector. Students from kdg. through middle school enjoy use of game board technique. Teachers & parents appreciate instant emailed report and progress. As SLP I appreciate the variety of language areas, three levels of difficulty, receptive & expressive options. A "no regret" purchase.

Report cards not working

His wife always

My students and I were very disappointed that the results/report card feature is not working. We have written to the app support from the app itself and have received no reply as to what the problem might be. They, the students also are not liking that the die only rolls up to a count of three. I think just adding a four count would make it more of an exciting moment for them. The students also have remarked that the questions are repeating themselves. They don't like that they already gave the answer now the next person that gets the question knows what to say. These responses are from fourth and fifth grade students, which is the reason I purchased the program to have work for my upper grades. I am a speech-language pathologist in the schools but purchased this myself.

Wish I had a good point to make, but at this moment I am still just disappointed.

Not working properly

SLPMommy

Whenever I try to import students from TRC and assign what they will be working on in the app, as we try to begin the game it says there are no goals for them to address. Also, if I try to edit a student in the app it will only pull up the very first student on the list. It makes me almost not even want to bother playing it because it takes too much time to go in and add the students manually, and then if I want to change any goals I have to delete them and add them all over again. This has been going on for this entire school year. It worked great last year. Please do something to fix it or I would like to get my money back!!!!

Information

Seller
Smarty Ears, LLC
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
120.7 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© All rights reserved to Smarty Ears, LLC
Price
$24.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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