Speech with Milo: Interactive Storybook
By Doonan Speech Therapy
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“Speech with Milo” apps were created by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and have been downloaded over 350,000 times. "Speech with Milo: Interactive Storybook" was created as a versatile and entertaining speech therapy tool for children.
The popular Milo series is back- this time on an adventure to the park in an interactive storybook. Milo and his friends, Melvin and Maggie, will keep any child interested in this book with interactive features on every page and the ability to record their own story. Created by the licensed Speech-Language Pathologist that brought you five other language apps, to build storytelling and narrative skills.
"Wow - Speech with Milo: Interactive Storybook is a beautifully illustrated and nicely colored storybook for your iPad"- Autismepicenter.com
"a very flexible app that can be tailored to the learning goals you have for your child or students." - Digital Storytime
"another delightful app that isn’t just for speech therapy! It’s a bargain at $1.99 in the iTunes store."- Barth Educational Consultants
"Parents and caregivers of both special needs children as well as babies and toddlers will enjoy the Speech with Milo series of apps"- Giggle Apps
Speech with Milo is focused on developing language skills in children. The interactive story book allows children to build skills by recording their own story. Your child has the option of reading and listening to the words that we provide as they play with the sounds and sights on each page. Or, you may turn off all features so they can create their own story.
Check out the youtube demo here: http://youtu.be/Zh1Q6e8jwn4
This is an original story with characters, plot, events, and a linear story progression selected carefully in order to develop and informally assess speech and language skills. It is intentionally simple so that the focus of the book is on developing language skills. This application is made for children, approximately ages 2-10, in order to build a variety of language skills. Here are some ways you can use this app:
•Develop storytelling and/or retelling skills
•Practice predicting skills
•Practice answering questions
•Teach critical thinking (how/why/why not/what if questions)
•Obtain a language sample
•Use as an informal diagnostic tool for assessing narrative skills
•Improve grammatical skills
•Increase utterance length
•Develop complex sentences
•Describe and discuss the animals, actions, and sounds on each page
Turn off interactive features
Turn off text
Turn off narration
Turn off background sounds
Record your own voice on every page
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You may also want to use this app in conjunction with other Speech with Milo apps, as they are all focused on improving your child’s language skills.
Doonan Speech Therapy is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3,4-7, Parents
Categories: Books, Reading
for support issues: www.speechwithmilo.com
What's New in Version 1.1.3
Fix to the sound issue that some iphone users were experiencing
Love the idea
I love the concept, but the narrator speaks too quickly. This caused frustration for my kindergartener. I thought it would be a great tool to improve his reading skill. I end up reading it with him and not using the narrator function much at all. I would give a better rating if the narrator read at a more normal pace for young children. The interactive parts are simplistic but cute and entertaining enough for a just-turned 6 year old.
I must say I am getting tired of repeated tellings, but not my kids. One in particular talks about Milo, draws him and plays with the stuffed toy! It really holds their attention.
Good Graphics. Issues with Sound Volume
For some reson this app does not exceed more then 30 or 40% of the volume capacity of the device (Iphone) It makes it difficult to listen to the sounds and storyteller.
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Apr 03, 2012
- Version: 1.1.3
- Size: 28.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Poorani Doonan
- © Doonan Speech Therapy, 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.