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.
Articulation & Phonology
Expressive & Receptive Language
Age/Grade Levels Targeted
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
Would you recommend this app? Yes
Reviewed by Cassie Soofi, M.S.CCC-SLP
Review Date 11/26/2011