Main Street Memory app is meant to assist both children and adults who need practice processing and recalling brief, complex auditory instructions. Unlike other recall apps, this one takes place in a real life context-shopping and working downtown. This helps clients to readily understand how limitations and gains in skills directly affect their life. It also allows the therapist to directly relate therapeutic tasks to functional outcomes for community living tasks and vocational readiness. The activities are game like so that clients have fun while learning. The therapist has the ability to control length and complexity of directions by selecting the appropriate level and the amount and type of background noise by adjusting the settings on the app. In addition to background noise the therapist can delay the presentation of stimuli.
Main Street Memory includes beautiful graphics and professional audio recordings with various voices to make following instructions fun and dynamic. Children and adults will have fun following increasingly longer directions in three different stores:
Jin’s Jewelry, Pia’s Pizza and Sweet Shop.
Main Street Memory app also includes reward system in form of a game, which can be easily turned off in the settings. The children or clients earn a token for each correct response, and when they accumulate enough tokens, they are reward with a game based on the classic Pac man game.
Main Street Memory is easy to navigate and allows users to employ several tools, enabling them to perform the following tasks:
- Enter multiple students
- Change settings
- Select levels of difficulty
- Select auto-scoring
- Select alternate counts for multiple students
- Enable or disable the reward
- Enable or disable feedback sounds
- Enable or disable background noise
- Enable or disable delay of stimuli
- Track correct and incorrect responses
- E-mail results at the end of the game
Author: Maryann Hymel, M.A. CCC-SLP
Developed by Virtual Speech Center Inc.
Ratings and Reviews
Not challenging enough
I am a speech pathologist who works with children and adults in outpatient. I was interested in finding another app to use for following directions as well as memory which I find works hand in hand. I find that this app has not provided the levels of challenge that I was expecting and I've rarely used it. It's unfortunate. I love the themes and that it could have been a more functional working memory task. Hopefully, some updates could be added to increase the levels of recall expected for more variety.
Could easily be better
Very simplistic and will quickly becoming boring for my TBI adult clients. Please add higher complexity by adding in filler sentence length comprehension and paragraph/short stories. The description of this app is poor and didn't describe what levels it addresses. The app focuses on 1-3 step simple directions with one temporal component and optional background noise. We should be able to chose different levels and let them be presented "randomly." If that function is there I couldn't find it. Definitely not worth $14.99 for such simplicity. If you really want to simulate "Main Street" add options to include general greetings and request real store items. Such as "Please get me a jar of chicken noodle soup" . It's not realistic to ask for "a blue, a white and a yellow bead!"
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.