Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Story Builder


App Name/Publisher: Story Builder/Mobile Education Store

Description: Story Builder is an app for developing oral narrative skills. It can be adjusted for three levels of play to make it accessible for a variety of ages. It provides 50 different pictures and walks a student through creating an oral narrative by asking WH questions and giving sentence starters for the easier levels. The student then records his/her response and either listens back to the response or moves on to the next logical question. At the end the student has composed a complete oral narrative that can be listened to as well as shared via email.




Therapy Use:  This is a great app that promotes increasing expressive language, responding to WH questions, inferencing and paragraph writing. It includes a voice recording and playback feature which is wonderful when working with articulation, fluency or general speech intelligibility.

App Benefits/Likes: It can be used with a variety of ages and for a variety of different goals with speech and language.

Cautions: The level three is very open-ended - it just has the student tell about what is happening in the picture. I prefer level 1 or 2 because it requires the student to respond to WH questions and piece together a narrative in a logical sequence.

Skill(s) Targeted:
Articulation & Phonology
Fluency
Expressive & Receptive Language
Literacy
Voice

Age/Grade Levels Targeted 
Kindergarten
Early Elementary (Grades 1 – 3)
Upper Elementary (Grades 3- 6)
Middle School/Junior High (Grades 7-9)

How to Activate 
Isolated finger point

Type of Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Cost $3.99

Would you recommend this app? Yes

Reviewed by Cassie Soofi, M.S.CCC-SLP
Review Date 11/26/2011 

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