Following directions and listening fun!
Open a door and see what’s behind it! Give the boy something to eat. He’ll even say “Thanks!” Color a cat with the help of the magic crayon! Push a button and watch the elevator door open-what could be inside?
Check it out on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXCe1fETCnc
A perfect speech-therapy app!
Fun with Directions is a ground-breaking app for the iPAD, designed to provide a fun and engaging way to practice listening, following directions, colors, spatial concepts, auditory memory and auditory processing. From the simplest of directions (“Touch the cat”) to the more complex (“With your orange crayon, color the large one that is a furry pet and likes to chase mice”) your child can grow and learn with this game over time. Colorful, vivid art and animations against a white background combine to create a complete game experience without visual clutter. Sound effects and surprises keep the game engaging! This app is a great choice for a toddler/preschooler, or any young child who would like to practice listening to or reading directions!
Included are ten concepts: Give, touch, open, close, top, middle, bottom, push, color, erase.
Features include settings for data collection, individual (up to 75users) vs. group play, automatic advance or manual advance to next direction, touch/drag OR touch/tap option, text on/off, (to practice reading vs. listening) selecting specific concepts, and the desired level of play: easy, intermediate, and advanced.
An added bonus that is included in this app is the optional “Superstar Direction” which allows additional practice for remembering (“What did you have to do?”) but also expressive language. The child’s response is recorded and played back. Superstar Directions can be set to a variety of intervals or turned off completely.
A perfect speech therapy app!
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Developed by Patti Hamaguchi, M.A., CCC-SLP, a noted speech-language pathologist and author of Childhood Speech, Language & Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know, as well as books on the treatment of auditory processing disorders.
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iOS 14 bug fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
I like this app, BUT you request need to require a more specific response. Right now, color, erase and give all require simply dragging the crayon / pencil / item to a location. I had expected erase and color to require scrubbing the crayon or pencil, but they do not. It doesn’t even require the child to know the difference between a crayon and eraser! Close, open, push and touch all respond as correct for simply touching the item. No swiping involved. Please update and require a more specific response to count as correct. As a speech therapist, I want to know if the child actually knows these words and not just to tap on a picture.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your suggestions. When we update the app, we'll see if we can incorporate some of these changes.
Nice app for assessing the ability to process and follow direction. One is given a direction to follow, and options to carry out that directive are illustrated. The user then selects from a varied field of options. The layout is simplified without clutter, so the listener can tune into what is expected of them. There are options to customize or change the way directions are given - verbal or text. As the listener gains in experience, the questions become more complex. I would love to see an adaptation to this already fine app to be able to change the background color from white to say light yellow or green so that the glare of the white back-lit background does not tire the user's eyes as much. The "Superstar" Direction is cute, and reinforcing as the user gets a chance to proclaim what they just did. I would recommend this app for home and clinic use.
I love this app!!! I like the "repeat" feature as well as some of my students need repetition.
Developer Response ,
Glad you like the app! Enjoy!
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- Hamaguchi Learning & Development, LLC
- 284 MB
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0–5
- © Copyright 2013 Hamaguchi Learning & Development, LLC All rights reserved
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.