*** Winner of 20th Annual BESSIE Awards (Best Educational Software Awards)
****As a speech language pathologist, I loved this app from Virtual Speech Center. As far as apps for following directions go, this is by far the best one I have seen. (Smart Apps For Kids)****
School of Multi Step Directions app was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for students ages five to 12, to improve auditory comprehension of multi-step directions in the academic context.
School of Multi Step Directions app is built around the theme of school and allows children to follow increasingly longer and more complex multi–step unrelated directions in three different “classroom” settings such as English, Math and Chemistry Lab. The children are welcomed by the professor, who encourages them to work hard as they will be rewarded with “recess,” during which they can play a game of pong.
School of Multi Step Directions app includes hundreds of recorded directions. The directions included in this app are:
-English classroom: 2-step, 3-step and 4-step of unrelated directions with multiple levels of difficulty. Stimuli include: pictures, letters, and written words with color, size, and temporal concepts. For example, “Underline the red letter A and erase the blue letter C.”
-Math classroom: 2-step, 3-step and 4-step of unrelated directions with multiple levels of difficulty. Stimuli include: shapes, number, concepts, size, color, odd, even, bigger than, and smaller than. For example, “If 10 is bigger than 9, highlight 4 and underline 6, if not, cross out 2 and touch 1.”
-Chemistry Lab: 2-step, 3-step and 4-step unrelated directions with multiple levels of difficulty. Children will have fun “making experiments.” For example, “Set the temperature to cold, shake the flask, and add water to the cup.”
-Figure-Ground – The above activities can be practiced in the presence of competing noise, making it an ideal app for children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder.
School of Multi Step Directions app is easy to navigate and allows users to employ several tools to perform the following tasks:
-Enter multiple students
-Change settings and use randomization
-Select alternate counts for multiple students
-Select different types of background noise
-Track correct and incorrect responses
-E-mail results at the end of the session