“Speech with Milo” apps were created by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and have been downloaded over 100,000 times. "Speech with Milo: Prepositions" was created as a versatile and entertaining speech therapy tool for children. Milo is for speech therapists working with children, or parents who want to teach language skills to their children. The app offers an enjoyable tool used in therapy at a cheap price.
***** "This program has really helped me introduce prepositions in a way that the students seem to "get it" (Jo-Ed Speech Therapy)
***** "My kids love it. It's fun and entertaining that they don't even ask me to play a game so that they can take a break from work." (mco001)
***** "I like the Milo interface, and that he moves into the position" (Ann N)
See a demo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iky3Vvieoj0
“Speech with Milo: Prepositions” is centered on the same adorable and energetic mouse that you were introduced to in “Speech with Milo: Verbs”. Milo demonstrates 23 location words such as “inside,” “above,” and “behind.” The animated Milo will quickly win your child over so you can work on basic location concepts. Flash cards are typically used for this type of exercise, but the animation that comes with Milo will keep any child focused and attentive. And most important- it is fun!
The app comes with one set of easy instructions for both Speech Therapists and Parents. The instructions provide you with the means to use the app in many different ways so that it can be used for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as children with language delays.
• Used in therapy for children with special needs, such as: Autism / Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, cognitive delays, speech and language delays.
• Fun and affordable
• Milo, an animated mouse, keeps children interested and motivated to learn.
• Instructions for Speech Therapists and Parents (in English only)
• Preposition is spoken as the concept is demonstrated in order to reinforce with auditory input. There is an option to turn this feature off.
• Written verb is displayed at the bottom of the screen to reinforce reading skills. There is an option to turn this feature off.
• Phrase button allows child to listen to a sentence using the preposition in context.
• Milo takes a break every once in a while with some cheese and a dance. The child gets to feed Milo some cheese and watch him dance as a reward for his/her hard work.
• You may customize the prepositions that Milo demonstrates. On List of Words from the Home Page, you can do the following: random order, default order, or select your own custom set of prepositions to work on by touching the word(s) in list of words to activate/deactivate blue button.
• Background music can be turned off if it is too distracting for the child.
For support issues: www.speechwithmilo.com
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Recommended Ages: 1-3,4-7, Parents
Categories: Special Needs, Vocabulary
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App is now compatible with newer OS versions.
Ratings and Reviews
It's basically a cartoon clip of a mouse acting out each preposition. You have to do all the work to figure out how to use it e.g. "Where is Milo?" Or "Where is he going?" It gets boring pretty fast and doesn't lend itself to multiple uses.
Great app for teaching concept of place to young children. As an SLP I love it, simple but effective and very parent friendly too.
Many Uses for Milo
What We Liked:
This Milo app is so fun that my three-year-old calls it a game. “Oh, Mommy! Look I found the mousey game on the big iPad!” she cried in delight when I found her having fun with Milo on the iPad one day. My other children like Milo too, and my five-year-old loves to feed him his cheese during his periodic breaks.
I’m impressed by all of the different configuration options that this app has built into it, making it a powerful practice tool for custom lists of specific prepositions (like the commonly confused left and right). This feature is particularly helpful for parents of special needs children who need extra help understanding specific concepts.
In addition to being used as a therapy tool at home, this app can also be used to teach prepositions as a part of speech for parents teaching grammar in grades 1 and 2. Milo’s wealth of animated demonstrations of prepositional concepts helps to build a visual reference for what a preposition is rather than relying on an abstract definition.
It also makes a fun and simple animated storybook on the iPad about opposites when the pairs are presented in order. I particularly love Milo’s demonstrations for left and right, a key early learning skill that even some adults struggle with! Milo stands facing away from the holder of the iPad to avoid any mirror-image confusion on the correct side of his bicycle to demonstrate this important concept.
Speech With Milo: Prepositions is well designed with clear navigation and easy to change settings. The graphics and animations are cute, high interest for children, and often humorous. It’s easy to see why the Speech With Milo series is so popular amongst parents of special needs and neurotypical children alike.
What We Didn’t Like:
Speech With Milo: Prepositions is a versatile educational app that can be used not only for children with language delays and special needs, but also as a fun animated storybook to introduce small children to location concepts. It can even be used as an engaging, memorable app to teach early elementary children prepositions as a part of speech in grammar. Milo is simply adorable and no matter how you put this flexible tool to use, your children are certain to be won over by him.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.