“Speech with Milo” apps were created by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and have been downloaded over 100,000 times. "Speech with Milo: Verbs" 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.
* Nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards as THE outstanding education app.*
See a demo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EevXmw0Y0f4
“Speech with Milo: Verbs” is centered on an adorable and energetic mouse named Milo. Milo performs over 100 actions, such as “bounce,” “count,” and “play”. This provides an engaging way to build up an action word vocabulary in the child. 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 two sets of instructions- one for Speech Therapists and one for Parents. This app can be used for infants and toddlers, as well as children with language delays.
***** "Forget Micky Mouse; Milo is the most popular mouse in our house!" (AutismEpicCenter.com)
***** "Excellent for Speech Therapy" (Trisha C.- SLP)
***** "I look forward to future applications by Doonan Speech Therapy" (GA SLP)
(see more reviews under "All Versions")
•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)
•Verb is spoken as the action is completed to reinforce action 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.
•Phrase button allows child to listen to a sentence using the verb.
•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 actions that Milo performs. On List of Actions from the Home Page, you can do the following: random order, alphabetical order, or select your own custom set of verbs to work on by touching the word(s) in list of actions to activate/deactivate blue button.
•Background music can be turned off if it is too distracting for the child.
NOTE: THE APP IS ANIMATION INTENSIVE, WHICH MEANS IT MAY TAKE AS MUCH AS TWO MINUTES TO DOWNLOAD. IT IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT!
Doonan Speech Therapy is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3,4-7, Parents
Categories: Special Needs, Vocabulary
for support issues: www.speechwithmilo.com
Support for latest OS updates
Ratings and Reviews
Not maintained, don’t buy this
I recently saw another SLP using this app with a student, and I saw how valuable it could be. I downloaded right away as I imagined how useful it would be for many students as one method of teaching actions. I’m very disappointed as it does not at all! It looks like it has not been updated in over a year. It keeps showing the same image for each verb (Milo looking at the watch and tapping his foot). One time, I briefly saw “kissing” but it soon disappeared. I’ve searched the website and social media platforms for some way to contact the developer but to no avail. If I could give 0 stars I would at this point.
Really boring app
The background music is too loud and drowns out the target words. The actions seem random and do not correspond with the context (ex: raking leaves on a beach?). This app was a waste of money.
Great application to child speak
My child loves it,thanks for developing it!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.