Monday, May 27, 2013

{Review} Language Lab: Spin & Speak

I'm excited to share another great app with you today!  This social skills app, by PRC, is called "Language Lab: Spin & Speak".

The app targets pragmatic language with specific respect to requesting objects, asking for help, directing others, exchanging information, making choices, using imaginative skills, and stating facts.  Each student can work on their own, individual goal(s) throughout the game, which promotes differentiation.  It also includes an easy to use data tracker that records correct, incorrect, and assisted responses!

Before the start of the game, the therapist can choose the areas for the student to work on, and each student can choose their own icon to play the game with.  Next, it's time to play the game!  (Check out the super colorful game board below!)

Students take turns answering flashcard-type questions that pop up on the screen, and then tap the wheel to spin.  Next, the student moves the correct number of spaces indicated on the wheel.

There are seven different social language question categories to choose from, including:

directing activity,



information exchange,



and requesting scenes!

The first player to the end of the game (spot 50) is the winner!

After the game is completed, data for all players can be accessed.

What I love most about this product:
- the variety of pragmatic language categories that are addressed in this one app,
- the way that this app makes it so easy to have students working on their own, individual goals,
- the colorful and motivational game board and variety of actions on the game board such as "lose a turn", "go back", "go ahead", which allow the student to learn while also having fun,
- the real life scenarios that are included,
- the useful and straightforward data collection.

Things I would like to see in an update:
- additional question cards in each category to cut down on repetitions of the same card.

If you have students working on social language skills, this is a wonderful app to use!  You can find this great app for $5.99 at iTunes!!

Disclaimer: This app was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.

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