Voted 3rd best educational app of 2011 by AppsForHomeschooling.com
Voted 9th best education app of 2011 by SmartAppsForKids.com
Own as an individual app or as part of our MES Speech Therapy Bundle.
Expressive Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve sentence ideation ; 2) Improve sentence formation; and 3) Improve receptive and expressive language. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders. Auditory playback of child's voice offers reinforcement for language development.
Expressive Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to create grammatically correct sentences.
-Record feature allows students to record sentences in their own voice
-3 levels of hints
-Simple and intuitive interface to record sentence
-Save and email recorded sentences
-250 distinct images to create sentences from
-Import your own images
-Optional hint button
- Compatible with iPad
- Requires Iphone 5.1 software update
ExpressiveBuilder is part of "The Builder Series" of award winning education apps. Mobile Education Store has won over 40 app awards and has been named educational developer of the year in 2011 and 2012.
Mobile Education Store 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: 3-6, 6-10
Categories: Special Needs
Updates for iOS11 compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
Best feature- the ability to record, use & type of pictures to elicit a complete sentence, a variety of student centered themes to choose
What could be better - data collection, emailing results & tape recordings, eliminate signing in after each sentence
Using it ine elementary speech thereapy sessions for kids with autism
Language Builder is a highly effective app designed to help students increase their expressive language skills; but it can be used for much more! The app houses pictured scenes that users are asked to create sentences about. This isn’t a written language task; the user formulates the sentence in their mind and then says it aloud while recording it. This voice record feature is highly motivating for our students! They love hearing themselves say the sentences that they have formulated about the pictures and enjoy playing with their voices in their recordings! The pictured scenes are appropriate for users of all ages and serve as a great teaching tool for a variety of skills. WH-Questions can be asked about the pictures, complex stories can be created by linking the pictures together to tackle creative writing skills. One of my favorite ways to use this app is as a self-monitoring tool for speech production targets (e.g., articulation, fluency and voice). Students can listen to their recordings and judge if they used their best /s/ sound, or if they used their best ‘smooth speech’.
Another great app from Mobile Education Store
This app helps children learn how to use language to describe a picture. The hints vary from fill in the blank, to prompting with a couple of writen words, to verbal cuing, depending on the level of the child. My daughter enjoys filling in the blanks right now and it is building her confidence in talking about the things she sees or experiences. I like that the app is easy to just pick up and use rather than needing a long tutorial. And the pictures are engaging and entertaining to my daughter. There are quite a few picture "packs" to choose from, something for almost any child. My daughter prefers the pets pack but if there was a "gaming" pack, she would certainly love that one most of all. Overall, a great app and one that is fun to use while helping my child overcome some of her verbal challenges.
- Mobile Education Store LLC
- 138.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Mobile Education Store 2010. All rights reserved
- In-App Purchases
- All Game Packs $19.99
- School Game Pack $1.99
- Pets Game Pack $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.