By Virtual Speech Center Inc.
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Word Retrieval was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for children and adults with word-finding difficulties.
Word Retrieval was built around research on remediation of word retrieval difficulties to help children and adults organize their lexicons through activities including confrontational naming, associations, and divergent and convergent naming to improve their abilities to access already known words and increase their retrieval of words.
Word Retrieval can be used for individuals with:
-Specific language disorder
-Cognitive deficits leading to word finding difficulties
-Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Word Retrieval includes 7 different activity types. (Each activity offers 80 trials, organized into four sets):
-Name this Picture
-Sentence Completion (e.g. I eat soup with a…)
-Opposite Meanings (e.g. What’s the opposite of the word “open”?)
-Convergent Naming (This is an animal that has fur and four legs and is used to catch mice.)
-Divergent Naming (Name five musical instruments.)
-Associations (What things go with a house?)
-Definitions (Define the word “lake.”)
Word Retrieval offers two activity types: Flashcards and the Word- Challenge Game. In the Flashcard activity, children or adults are presented with a picture or other verbal task (such as a sentence completion task).
In the Word Challenge Game, children or adults practice these tasks in more fun way by playing the “Game of Challenge.”
Word Retrieval is easy to navigate and employs several tools to allow users to perform the following tasks:
-Enter multiple students or patients
-Save selected goals for future sessions
-Select alternate counts for multiple students or patients
-Enable or disable written descriptions
-Use the audio recording feature
-Track correct and incorrect responses
-View reports in table form
-E-mail results at the end of the game
What's New in Version 1.5.1
Improved “More Apps” page.
Good for engaging older kids
I use this app with my older kids and they seem to really like it. The jeopardy portion in particular makes for good peer interaction during group sessions. I wish there were more questions or an option to make questions harder for the kids who breeze through the activities.
Meets some objectives for expressive language goals
Completing sentences with relevant vocabulary works for younger and more severe students. Would be great to have the option of various strategies for word retrieval choices, e.g. Picture choices, initial sound heard, etc. Also would be great to have access to target word lists.
This is a great app to help children and adults with word-retrieval skills. I love the jeopardy style game aspect of the app because it makes learning fun!
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Feb 18, 2014
- Version: 1.5.1
- Size: 39.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Virtual Speech Center Inc.
- © Virtual Speech Center Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.