Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Auditory Workout


This post originally appeared on the blog of Jenna Rayburn.  Thanks to Jenna for letting us re-post it!.  Please help us to thank Jenna by visiting her blog, Speech Room News.
Auditory Workout is a new app from Virtual Speech Center, released April 2012. The app is developed for students with receptive language impairments and auditory processing disorders. While the basis for each of these disorders is different - the symptoms are very similar. Understanding and completing multi-step directions is a key skill often targeting in therapy. The app is intended for children age 4-10, but depending on your student's cognitive abilities, could also be used for children in older grades.


The app includes hundreds of audio instructions and a feature that allows users to set background noise (classroom noise). Yes, I said background noise! This feature is so important for children with APD. Children are welcomed by the basketball coach, who encourages them to work hard. Children earn a basketball for each correct response, and when they accumulate enough balls, they are rewarded with a game (a game of catch for younger children or/and basketball for older children).



Auditory Workout allows children to follow increasingly longer and more complex directions and includes more than 13 levels of difficulty. The directions are divided into four categories:
- Basic Directions- Quantitative and Spatial directions- Temporal directions - Conditional Directions





This is an app I have been needing for many of my students. Following directions is a tedious goal to work on session after session, but my students have been loving this app! It allows you to select various levels of difficulty that are appropriate for your clients. The game lets you select multiple clients at one time that cycle through with the name of the child on the top of the screen. Each child can work on different goals throughout the game and you can select multiple learning targets for each child. Data reports are available at the end of sessions.




The app allows the user to repeat the directions as many times as necessary before making a selection. The biggest change I would love to see with this app is to give the therapist the opportunity to repeat questions that students answer wrong. For 2 step directions the student selects their answers before entering 'go.' I found that I could stop them before they selected 'go' but that eliminates the data keeping from the app. I'd love if when they got the answer wrong, the screen allowed for a teaching moment. My screen for the basketball game didn't look at nice as this picture above. I'm not sure what's wrong but the background is all black, instead of this pretty orange! Luckily the hoop and the counters were still there so we could play! Hopefully the developer can fix that bug quickly!
Overall I think therapists are going to find the app incredibly useful in therapy rooms across the country! Check it out in the itunes store today!

45 comments:

  1. Nice ideas and great information get and paper writing available for students who are students of school and university.

    ReplyDelete
  2. With mortgage holder subsidizes your accounts would likewise be known as a secured credit as home stands as a security for your advance. Whether you purchase an auto or contract an auto it is dependent upon you. Pick a secured or an unsecured auto credit, it is your call. Payday Loans Corona

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice article. Thanks to these guys for ensuring the development of the growth of software with great speed.
    essay writing service reviews

    ReplyDelete
  4. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your helpful info. Thank you for the post. I will definitely comeback.
    five nights at freddy's five nights at freddy's 2 five nights at freddy's 3 five nights at freddy's 4

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey guys!! also check the all latest updates of Vivo IPL t20 2016 live streaming-

    Vivo ipl t20 live on Sony Max

    ReplyDelete
  6. thumbs up for the nice info you’ve got right here on this post. I will probably be coming back to your weblog
    French Open 2016

    ReplyDelete
  7. All the best blogs that is very useful for keeping me share the ideas
    of the future as well this is really what I was looking for, and I am
    very happy to come here. Thank you very much
    earn to die
    earn to die 2
    earn to die 3
    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the
    earn to die 4
    courage to go ahead and give youu a shout out from
    earn to die 6
    Austin Texas! Just wanted to tell
    earn to die 5
    you keep up the fantastic work!my weblog
    age of war
    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the
    happy wheels
    strike force heroes
    slither io
    slitherio

    ReplyDelete
  8. we are the best service provider in India. join over agency for best service.
    Call Girls in Amritsar

    ReplyDelete
  9. Before you apply for your auto advance, in any case, there might be a few things you can improve financing costs. You have to get a duplicate of your credit report and ensure everything on it is precisely reported. Car Title Loans

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks your nice post. The game you like it? Stick rpg has lots of improvement from its original version. The design of the game had a breakthrough. In the first version, the scene is a small part of a city. I like play game as Papas Game, Free Games Online and unblocked games online free

    ReplyDelete
  11. Let’s keep are safe place to play the very best free games for kids! Please click:
    slither.io | wings.io | happy wheels | abcya | fnaf 4 | happy wheels the game free | tetris to play for free!

    ReplyDelete
  12. With a Hotmail account, you can send and receive emails quickly and easily as well as login and use all Microsoft services.
    hotmail login | sign in to hotmail | recover hotmail password
    This is the game so players feel very fierce , adventurous . You try to join and play this game , you will feel great like.
    strike force heroes 4 | slither.io | red ball | duck life
    fireboy and watergirl 2 | io games | tank trouble 2

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gracias por darme la información útil. Creo que lo necesito! gmail iniciar sesion

    ReplyDelete
  14. The best space for your child to relax!: wingsio | slither io | abc

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks for sharing the information. It is very useful for my future. friv games online | friv online games | papa’s games | Juegos de deportes | Juegos 1

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for the best blog.it was very useful for me.keep sharing such ideas in the future as well.this was actually what i was looking for,and i am glad to came here!
    slitherio | cubefield | red ball 6 | age of war | five nights at freddys 4 | five nights at freddys 4 | five nights at freddys |plants vs zombies | gold strike

    ReplyDelete
  17. Be that as it may, that may not be an issue for you since most private credits can cover for all intents and purposes all school costs, including: o Room and board o Off-grounds lodging o Registration charges o Text books o Laptop/Internet access o Travel costs to get to and from classes. Payday Loans

    ReplyDelete
  18. Each sort of advance accompanies an arrangement of guidelines and directions. Government advances may have unmistakable and strict standards however private credit organizations are regularly adaptable on their tenets and can change better elements in extraordinary conditions. Auto Title Loans Chicago

    ReplyDelete