Appy Hour-Super Duper Edition

In this Fun Deck there are pictures of people doing things that don't make sense, like pouring cereal into a pot or washing dishes in milk.  I used this app in a couple different ways.  I have several kids that have some major auditory processing issues, so I turned the sound up high and hid the picture from them.  They listened to the sentence and then had to decide which part of what they heard was absurd (by the way absurd became the favorite word of the session after they figured out it meant "weird".).  Then I showed them the picture and they got to hit the green button if they were right and the red one if they were wrong. I also used it with some of my kids that are working on grammar.  I turned the sound off this time and they had to look at the picture and decide how to describe it to me.  Then we turned the sound on and they listened to what the app said.  If they were right or at least close enough that it made sense, they got to press the green button.  This is also a great app to use with your kids that are on the spectrum.  There is a picture of a girl walking a fish bowl and one of my students said that the absurd part of the picture was that the girl was wearing really tall shoes. Ya....after I hit my head on the table a couple times we had to go over each part of the picture and then he finally got it.   

In this app there are pictures of people doing different things and blank conversation bubbles over them.  The idea is to figure out what the person/people might be saying to each other.  This app is good for kids that are working on expanding utterances, grammar etc.  I also used it with a fluency group and had the kids exhibit different types of stutters and/or use their strategies while describing what the person would be saying.  This is a really great app if you have any kids that have an answering "why" questions goal.  I asked my students to determine what the character was going to say, and then I asked them, "Why?".  This was a lot more difficult, so I was able to teach some of those more critical thinking skills.  A feature of this app (and other Super Duper apps) that I really like is that you can decide which pictures to use and weed out the others.  I had a group of kids that are working on pragmatics, so I only picked the cards that had multiple people in them.  Then I came up with what the two characters were saying.  The group had to decide if they would have "good" thoughts or "weird" thoughts if someone said that to them.  If it was "weird" thoughts then they had to fix what the character said. 

60 Story Starters
This app has pictures and then gives you a story starter.  My students working on language had a lot of trouble with this app.  They weren't quite sure where to go with the story starter.  Well what a perfect opportunity to work on story telling?!  I had to start them out with an example and then we talked about transition words.  Some of the story starters I wasn't a huge fan of, just because they were difficult to expand on.  That being said, it was really easy to come up with your own.  I also turned the sound off and the kids came up with their own story starters.  I not only used this with my students working on language, but I used it for carryover practice with my kids working on articulation.  How many times have you attempted to get conversation going so you could get a language sample? This is your app. 

Not sure if you saw my previous post, but Super Duper is permaneantly selling their apps for $1.99.  I think it's pretty awesome that Super Duper actually listened to their customers and lowered the costs so they would be more affordable.  I for one am very thankful!

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are Speech Lady Liz's.  The companies are nice enough to provide materials to try out, but provide no other compensation. 

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