Monday, May 13, 2013

One Step Two Step App Review

Recently, I got the chance to review an awesome direction following app by Pocket SLP, called "One Step Two Step".  

This app is wonderful and very versatile!  It includes 23 different "scenes" to choose from for direction following, including "Grocery Store", "Pool", "Camping", "Pet Store", and "Amusement Park", to name just a few.  I only got through 2 "scenes" in a 30 minute session, so I'll continue to get tons of use out of this app and I'm sure that you will too!

Once you've chosen a "scene", it gets even better!!!  The "Caterpillar" difficulty level includes 1-step directions and the "Butterfly" difficulty level includes 2-step directions, so there is a lot of versatility in one app.  (Great for groups that include students working at various levels!)  

Each scene includes eight 1-step and eight 2-step directions that are verbally presented and easy accessible at the bottom of the screen.

Students follow fun directions, such as "Put a triangle on the bus driver."  Because the app includes colors and shapes to complete directions, it was able to hold a student's attention throughout an entire session.  They never seemed to get bored of this app.  Instead, I had students asking when it was their turn next!  

Here's a look at a completed 1-step direction sheet!  So much fun!

The "activity" at the end of the app is a great "break" for students and provides a different direction following format.  I used this part of the app to allow students to give me directions to follow, which is an important task as far as generalization of this skill is concerned.

Last but not least, this app includes an easy way to keep track of incorrect vs. correct responses (on the left side of the screen).  It also provides reports from session to session in order for the therapist and student to see progress.

What I love about this app:
* Versatility - This app has both 1-step and 2-step directions.
* Tons of usage - With 23 scenes, 2 difficulty levels, and 8 directions in each level, that's 368 directions!!
* Data - With the reports part of the app, it's easy to track progress!
* A different perspective - The "activity" portion of this app allows students to give directions as well as follow them.

What I would add to this app:
* I would love to see 3-step directions included in this app as well.

Overall, I would highly recommend this app.  At $3.99, it's an inexpensive app to target 1-step and 2-step directions in an engaging way!  You can find out even more about this app through iTunes or at Pocket SLP's website!  Please also consider "liking" their facebook page to stay up to date with special offers!  

Thanks for reading about this fantastic app!

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