“She is eating an apple.” What does that sentence really mean? What would those words look like if I imagined this image in my mind? Picture the Sentence is an exciting app for the iPAD designed to practice language and auditory processing tasks at the basic sentence level.
This app offers three different levels of difficulty so the child can learn how to attend to important elements of a sentence and “picture it,” attaching meaning to the words and eventually forming mental pictures without visual support. It is also an excellent choice for anyone who is trying to learn and understand the English language. **Turn the voice commands off and the text feature on, and this game can also be a great way to practice basic reading comprehension skills too!
Check out our full version app on the HamaguchiApps channel on YouTube to find out more about the features of this lite version. They work the same, except the lite version allows 3 users only, and targets only the subject + verb + object syntax structures. http://youtu.be/gaiE7OQV-AQ
Because these kinds of intensive listening tasks can be challenging for some children, we have incorporated a cute “Pick-a-Door” game, which can be selected at varying intervals so the user can take a break and have a little fun.
Options in the Settings Include:
•Choice of color drawing icons or stick figures
•Levels include: Easy (slow, with visual support staying on the screen) Intermediate (faster rate with pauses, with visual support flashing briefly on the screen) and Advanced (no pausing or visual support)
•Text on/Text off
•Choice of subjects: Pronouns (He/she/they) or nouns (boy/girl/children)
•Sandtimer (This delays the presentation of the picture choices so there is a greater challenge to the child’s working memory.)
•Sentence Type available in the Lite version: subject + verb + object
* Progress/Data Tracker: email, save, or print the results
*Please contact our tech support if you are experiencing any technical issues with our apps. We will always help you troubleshoot it and get back to you generally within one business day. We cannot respond to reviews and there are generally easy solutions to every issue. email@example.com
Hamaguchi Apps is dedicated to the mission of bringing high-quality apps to the general public and professionals for affordable prices. Developed by Patti Hamaguchi, M.A., CCC-SLP, a noted speech-language pathologist and author of Childhood Speech, Language & Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know, as well as books on the treatment of auditory processing disorders. To find out more about this app and our other upcoming projects, visit our website: www.hamaguchiapps.com
iOS 11 optimize.
Ratings and Reviews
One tiny request
I like app and it fits the specific needs of a few of my students. My only request would be to make it possible to manually move onto the picture choices after the sentence is given instead of automatically moving to the three choices. I would like to have the option to have my student repeat the sentence before moving on to finding the corresponding picture. Like a simple button that says "next" or just an arrow. You follow?? Or even making your own sentences so you can tailor the app even more specific to the student.
Speech therapist recommended this. My 3 year old seems to like it and it is good practice for him. But there are problems.
Interface exemplifies buggy, lazy coding.
Non-universal app. (You'd need to buy it separately again for iPhone.)
Pretty limited in content. This is the lite version and should have been a freebie.
Ugly, uninspired UI.
I'd be willing to pay well for a polished version of this.
Developer Response ,
Dear Mitch177. No sure what issues you are experiencing with it being "buggy" or why you are describing it as having "lazy coding". Can you please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org? We'd be happy to troubleshoot as we have not had reports of crashing with this app and it was updated fall 2016. The content is indeed simple in design on purpose as many of the children who use this app have autism spectrum disorders and need an uncluttered visual field. While it may seem "uninspired" it is actually driven by careful research and 35 years of experience working with this population. While I'm sure it would be wonderful for you to receive this app for free, we are a small private company and have to pay our programmers and artists as they don't work for free. The amount of content on this lite app rivals many that cost much more so we feel 99 cents is a great bargain it! That said, we're sorry it didn't meet your expectations. The Team at Hamaguchi Apps
Yet Another Awesome App from Hamaguchi!
This app includes clear concise directions and the ability to adjust difficulty level (3 levels), the wait time between responses, what type of visual cues you want, after how many correct responses the game will appear, the type of subjects being used (nouns or pronouns) and sentence type. Progress can be tracked as well. Very versitle tools for a lite version! This app teaches noun, verb, object sentences. Each part of the sentence is associated with a picture. When asked to remember the sentence the student/child has to place the corresponding picture into a picture frame. If they choose incorrectly the picture is returned to its spot. There is no corresponding sound or admonishment for choosing incorrectly. If the child chooses the correct picture, the sentence is repeated and they are told "Good Job!" This lite version is well worth the .99 price tag! The white background helps to keep the student/child focused on the task at hand. The pictures are bright and engaging. This lite version is well worth getting! Highly recommend this app!
- Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
- 125.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright 2011 Hamaguchi Apps, a division of Hamaguchi & Associates Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists, Inc. All Rights Reserved
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.