Picture the Sentence Lite
“She is eating an apple.” What does that sentence really mean? What would those words look like if I imagined this image in my mind?
Picture the Sentence Lite is an app for the iPHONE. It is a sampler of our full version companion app. It is designed to practice language and auditory processing tasks at the basic sentence level. This app offers three different levels of difficulty so the child can learn how to attend to important elements of a sentence and “picture it,” attaching meaning to the words and eventually forming mental pictures without visual support. It is also an excellent choice for anyone who is trying to learn and understand the English language. **Turn the voice commands off and the text feature on, and this game can also be a great way to practice basic reading comprehension skills too!
Because these kinds of intensive listening tasks can be challenging for some children, we have incorporated a cute “Pick-a-Door” game, which can be selected at varying intervals so the user can take a break and have a little fun.
Options in the Settings Include:
•Choice of color drawing icons or stick figures
•Levels include: Easy (slow, with visual support staying on the screen) Intermediate (faster rate with pauses, with visual support flashing briefly on the screen) and Advanced (no pausing or visual support)
•Text on/Text off
•Choice of subjects: Pronouns (He/she/they) or nouns (boy/girl/children)
•Sandtimer (This delays the presentation of the picture choices so there is a greater challenge to the child’s working memory.)
•Sentence Types: subject + verb + object
* Data/Progress Tracker
Hamaguchi Apps is dedicated to the mission of bringing high-quality apps to the general public and professionals for affordable prices. 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. To find out more about this app and our other upcoming projects, visit our website: www.hamaguchiapps.com