Sentence Workout was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for students ages 6 and up to practice sentence structures in both oral and written forms.
This is another app from the family of workouts developed by Virtual Speech Center Inc.—this time with a soccer theme.
Children are welcomed by the soccer coach who encourages them to work hard. Children earn a soccer ball for each correct response, and when they accumulate enough balls, they can play a soccer game.
The two activity types included in Sentence Workout are "say it" and "build your sentence."
1.In the "say it" activity, students practice sentence structure by answering questions orally. Students can audio record their responses and compare them with the native productions.
2.In the "build your sentence" activity, students practice written sentence structure by manipulating sentence parts while they are receiving auditory feedback. Children simply drag and drop different scrambled parts of the sentence into correct boxes to make a complete and grammatically correct sentence. They can then listen to their sentences and correct them as needed.
This engaging and colorful app allows children to practice over 350 sentences with 37 different sentence structures: (Each sentence type includes 10 pages.)
Sentence Workout is easy to navigate and allows users to employ several tools that enable them to perform the following tasks:
- Enter multiple students
- Change settings
- Score correct and incorrect responses
- Select auto-scoring
- Select alternate counts for multiple students
- Enable or disable rewards (the soccer game)
- Enable or disable feedback sounds
- Track correct and incorrect responses
- Play audio recordings
- Audio record student responses
- View the reports
- E-mail results at the end of the game
- ios 9 fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Not worth the money
Great for targeting syntax
Love the versatility and customizability of this app. It has been useful in building MLU and grammar skills in speech therapy. The kids are motivated to hear themselves speak the sentences and they love to play the soccer game. The 'create sentences' module is nice for working on sequences even with older patients. Would be nice if they were allowed to correct the wrong order before moving on to the next one. Overall, this app is a highly motivating way to target picture description and word order.
Recent update fixes photo issue -- nice app for speech and language delays. Will be useful particularly with higher-functioning students with autism.
Definitely five stars!
The concept is excellent, but the photos are oddly stretched out of shape. I've noticed this in their other apps as well, and it turns off the students a bit.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.