(Ed. note: Be sure to also check out the new award-winning app Dexteria VMI.)
#Featured in the App Store: Literacy and Learning Apps
# Named 2012 "Developer of Distinction" by Apps For Children With Special Needs
# Along with Dexteria and P.O.V., LetterReflex is part of our trilogy of essential apps for OTs
+++++Winner of 2012 Editor's Choice Award from Childrens Technology Review
+++++Received 5-star rating from SmartAppsForKids.com
+++++Cribsie Award "The App Most Likely To Teach Your Kid Something" 2012 Finalist
Does your child get his b’s and d’s mixed up? How about her p’s and q’s? LetterReflex provides a fun way to help overcome common letter reversals. The first activity, Tilt It, uses kinesthetic learning to teach left from right. The second activity, Flip It, allows them to practice what they learned while honing their letter discrimination skills.
√ Tilt It: Teach Left from Right using Kinesthetic Learning
According to research, a key reason for letter reversals is not knowing left from right, and as a result kids get confused when trying to discriminate between a “b” and a ‘d” or a “p” and a “q”. They’re not quite sure which side the letter loop should go on.
Our Tilt It activity uses kinesthetic learning techniques to help kids map their left side/right side to correct letter formation. They will learn the correct position of letter loops by being challenged to tilt the device in the correct direction to form letters.
Designed for fun as well as education, Tilt It is a maze game that gets progressively more difficult as the learner succeeds at each level.
With practice, they will form an instinctive correlation between letter formation and left side/right side.
√ Flip It: Practice Letter and Word Discrimination
Using arcade game action, Flip It challenges kids to visually discriminate and manipulate letters and words to match the correct orientation. The activity will help hone their visual discrimination skills and further cement their knowledge of correct letter and word formation.
Both activities are designed to be repeatable and engaging, and when used on a regular basis will help address the problem of letter reversals.
Tracking and Progress Reports: The app includes an automatic tracking and reporting feature makes it easy for parents, teachers and therapists to identify time on task, accuracy, and progress. You can email the reports right from the app.
LetterReflex is a universal app compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Buy it once, and use on all your iOS devices.
App pedigree: LetterReflex is from the creators of Dexteria, the top-ranked, critically acclaimed app that improves fine motor skills.
•Unique kinesthetic approach to solving letter reversal problem
•Easy to use, fun to play
•Designed to be used in short sessions, repeated over time
•Runs on all your iOS devices
•Randomized game play ensures kids won’t get bored
•Automatically generates usage reports
•Reports can be emailed to parents, teachers, therapists
We're serious about your privacy. This app does not track or share your personal information with us or anyone else. There is no user id tracking software, and no advertisements. In summary, we have no idea who you are! :-)
Ratings and Reviews
Help with B/D Confusion
I am a homeschool mom and I got this to help my daughter who was having a lot of trouble telling the difference between letters. This is the only app I've found like it, but I think it could be improved a lot very simply. First, on the ball rolling part my daughter had learned to identify by color instead of by position, so I'm not sure how much that is helping. Also, the ball rolling is a little too challenging for her so she can't go past level 2 or so. I would like it much better if the colors changed every time and if you could slow the ball down for younger kids. The second game is more helpful and much easier for her to progress in since she doesn't have to balance so much. Still, I wish I could specify what I wanted her to be learning, since I'd like to be able to focus more on b vs d. With those adjustments, this could be an awesome app. As it is $4 feels like a rip off.
Love this app! As a resource room teacher, I have many students who struggle with reversals. It is amazing how, after practicing with this app (which they consider just "playing a game"), they stop and think about HOW to form their letters. My only suggestions -1) it would be nice to be able to keep track of more than 1 student's level at a time, and 2) a speaker they could tap to replay the cue sound as many of my students also struggle with auditory mem issues. Thanks for making another app that takes what can be so hard and makes it fun!!
Novel & interactive.
This app is an excellent aid to help alleviate (or at least appreciate) visual reversals of letters and whole words. The fun interactive activities offer numerous opportunities to confront & correct some of those issues.
I strongly suggest that the activities be supervised closely for maximum learning. My daughter immediately started turning the iPad into different orientations & with this app that negates the lessons! (To be correct there is only one directionality to hold the iPad, other orientations are not adjusted.)
- BinaryLabs, Inc.
- 16 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011 BinaryLabs, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- LetterReflex Multi-User $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.