Speech With Milo - Adjectives
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 100,000 times. "Speech with Milo: Adjectives" was created as a versatile and entertaining speech therapy tool for children. Milo is for speech therapists working with children, or parents who want to teach language skills to their children. The app offers an enjoyable tool used in therapy at a cheap price.
YouTube Demo: http://youtu.be/Ql6vHUdCCpQ
"Bright, colourful and easy to use it will get all toddlers and pre-schooler’s attention."- Fun Educational Apps
"Milo’s wealth of animated demonstrations of descriptive words helps to build a visual reference for what an adjective is rather than relying on an abstract definition." - Apps for Homeschooling
“Speech with Milo: Adjectives” is centered on an adorable and energetic mouse named Milo. This application is intended for children, approximately ages 2-10, in order to teach basic descriptive words. Adjectives are words that describe nouns. There are 55 of the early developing adjectives in this app. It is great for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as older children with language delays. The app comes with instructions from a licensed SLP. This app can be used for infants and toddlers, as well as children with language delays.
•Used in therapy for children with special needs, such as: Autism / Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, cognitive delays, speech and language delays.
•Fun and affordable
•Milo, an animated mouse, keeps children interested and motivated to learn.
•Instructions for Speech Therapists and Parents (in English only)
•Adjective is spoken as the action is completed to reinforce action with auditory input. There is an option to turn this feature off.
•Written adjective is displayed at the bottom of the screen to reinforce reading skills.
•Phrase button allows child to listen to a sentence using the adjective.
•Milo takes a break every once in a while with some cheese and a dance. The child gets to feed Milo some cheese and watch him dance as a reward for his/her hard work.
•You may customize the actions that Milo performs. On List of Actions from the Home Page, you can do the following: random order, alphabetical order, or select your own custom set of adjective to work on by touching the word(s) in list of actions to activate/deactivate blue button.
•Background music can be turned off if it is too distracting for the child.
NOTE: THE APP IS ANIMATION INTENSIVE, WHICH MEANS IT MAY TAKE AS MUCH AS TWO MINUTES TO DOWNLOAD. IT IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT!
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: Special Needs, Vocabulary
for support issues: www.speechwithmilo.com
What's New in Version 1.2
- Correcting some spelling and grammar errors in therapy instructions.
- Including a ratings prompt
As an SLP, I'm always on the lookout for apps to target vocab and concepts with my patients. I've heard good things about the Milo apps so I was very disappointed when it didn't live up to all the hype. First off, I don't like that Milo starts off immediately showing his impatience by looking at his watch. I mean, give me a second and I will tap on you. If there was more than a 3-5 second delay, then that would be the time to give the visual prompt to tap on him. Secondly, the background music is so loud it overshadows the spoken word; not to mention that the "tada" is unnecessary and annoying. Thirdly, I don't like that the adjective is spoken while another concept is still showing. Like for "sad", his face is still happy when the adj "sad" is spoken. It's confusing. And finally, I don't feel that some of the animations adequately demonstrate the concept being targeted. For example, with "long" and "short"- the digging in the mud is distracting and doesn't contribute to the understanding of the two concepts. Oppositional adjectives would best be illustrated by a split-screen or two characters on the screen at once rather than just showing the concepts consecutively. The ability to record and playback the child's verbalization of the word/phrase would also be a nice feature. I don't mean to be so critical, but I had high hopes for this series and frankly I've found other apps that are better executed.
My girls love this app!
My girls LOVE this app!! It covers approx 50 adjectives but also has the option to choose adjectives to cover. There is a short animated video describing the adjective and then there is a 'Phrase' button where the word is used in a sentence. The words are also written at the bottom of the screen to work on reading skills. Cute animations and music allow for the child to go through the app by themselves for entertainment with some learning or a therapist/parent can go through with their child and go through the concepts with them to ensure maximal learning.
Milo's at it again! Love this app for my Speech students. One suggestion: for a few of the emotions (sad, angry), Milo ends with his "Tada" and a smile. It would be helpful to have all the emotion concepts finish with the target concept so we could talk about the features or reasons for the particular faces.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Feb 22, 2012
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 108 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Poorani Doonan
- © Speech With Milo
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.