Winner - Best reading app of 2011 by the Huffington Post. Own as an individual app or as part of our MES Speech Therapy Bundle.
Story Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve paragraph formation; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders.
Story Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to create a narrative.
-Record feature allows students to record narrative in their own voice
-3 levels of play
-Simple and intuitive interface to record narrative
-Recorded answers are stitched together to create complete narrative
-Stories can be archived for later play
-Each student gets their own archive page
-Stories can be emailed
-50 distinct story lines to create narrative from
-Import photos from camera or library
-500 audio clips of questions to guide narrative
-Optional question text and answer introduction reinforcement
- Compatible with iPad
- Requires iOS 4.2 software update
StoryBuilder is part of "The Builder Series" of award winning education apps. Mobile Education Store has won over 40 app awards and has been named educational developer of the year in 2011 and 2012.
Mobile Education Tools 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: 6-10, 10+
Categories: Special Needs
Updates for iOS11 compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
Great app for working on improving verbal expression
I am the founder of Innovative Speech Therapy and specialize in empowering families and professionals with the knowledge and strategies to use affordable technologies to help kids and adults who have a wide range of communication challenges. I am very impressed with this app and the responsiveness of the company to my suggestions for improvements. It is truly unique. It took me a few tries to figure out what all the options were and when I would use them. Users really need to take the time to read the text displayed after the info button is pressed to realize the full potential of this app.
In my practice I use this app to work toward a wide variety of goals. It's great for practicing creating sentences and organizing verbal narrative. I also use it to help others improve articulation, fluency, voice, and word retrieval. I am glad that there are options to turn on and off the initial voice with each new picture- some people find it distracting. The recording quality is fantastic and the process is easy. I like being able to save the recordings to document progress. The pictures are colorful and engaging. This app is a great way to work at the sentence and conversational levels and to promote carryover with both kids and adults who benefit from recording themselves and then immediately listening to their speech. Kids find it motivating to send their completed stories over email. It's a great value for only $3.99!
Great app for kids of all ages
This app is entertaining, interesting, and a great learning experience (without the kids even noticing). It teaches imagination, creativity, communication, sentence structure, and listening.
My 4 year old is developmentally delayed and this app allowed her to create her own story step by step. It did require adult assistance. The question prompts were great, the recording was easy, and the play back is fabulous.
My 8 year old also created his own stories. He was able to be more descriptive making the app fun or him. He required no adult assistance though I was there because I wanted to hear his story.
You are able to set up different accounts for each kid and save their own story. I love that the story is in there own voice. That I can create a story today then months later to see the growth of the child. It is easy to use and fun.
There are not many apps both my kids can play (and enjoy). This is an excellent app.
The only thing I would change is the childs log. I wish the kid could just click on their name when it is entered. Also the setting area should be allowed to add a lock to keep the kids from changing the settings.
Great for kids with Aspergers
My son was recently diagnosed with Apspergers. He has difficulty with anything outside of literal translations - think Temperance Brennan on Bones. We worked with this app today, and although he still had problems seeing beyond the picture that was provided, he put together a story about it in very little time with his very literal jokes thrown in for good measure. It uses the microphone so no typing or writing required - he shuts down whenever he has to do either of these things as he has problems getting things from his brain to the paper, and he can listen to each sentence after recording and then to the whole story at the end. We are going to use this app frequently to try and keep from losing skills over the summer break.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.