Monday, December 8, 2014

App Review: Questions 2 Learn

The following is an app review. The views are my own. I received no compensation for expressing my opinions.  Links (in dark red) are provided for your convenience. Want to see larger pictures? Just click on one and scroll through!
Questions 2 Learn (Speech Pups LLC) is an app that will help your students with "wh" questions.

With each question presented, the student is presented with 3 possible answers:
The answers (and questions) are able to be modified so that you can target each student's needs individually. Some of the options included are: turning the voice on/off, visual for trials, reinforcement schedule and type, questions category/type, as well as number of trials. You can even choose the reinforcement following the response.
There is a drop-down list for you to pick and choose which questions your student should be asked:
You can make up your own questions, add your own pictures, as well as your own voice (or that of a child):

After each response, the child is rewarded with a dog along with the verbalization of either praise or encouragement to try again.
Data is taken for you as the child makes their choice. The data is broken down into each "wh" question, which will help you with your evaluation of specifically what the student needs to work on.
That data can then be printed or emailed.
PROS:
This app is a wonderful way to engage students with learning to answer "wh" questions. The ability to customize the questions gives the SLP the option of using the app after reading a story.
You can also customize the level of difficulty for each individual student.
The website includes several training videos, as well as examples of the app being used in therapy.
Since the app was developed by a Speech Pathologist (Leanne Pool), she thought of everything that we would need! From changing the level of difficulty to changing/adding responses to data collection, it's all there.

CONS:
The only con I could find was a couple of typos, which is a definite turn-off to me. The typos are in the reinforcement options:
This isn't a deal-breaker for me, however. The pros certainly outweigh the cons. There is a lite version (found here) for you to try it out before you spend $9.99 for the full version (found here). In my opinion, it's definitely worth the money.



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