Mobile Education Tools generously offered PrepositionBuilder App to me for review. With the focus of the app on language, I requested the expertise of a Speech and Language Pathologist at my school to provide feedback on the app and its use with students. Thanks to guest reviewer, Sheila Kloepping, MS-CCC/SLP for her review!
Preposition Builder is a fun iPad app ($7.99) that reinforces preposition use within sentences. The student is presented with a picture, a corresponding sentence, and a choice of three prepositions to choose from to complete the sentence. The student can touch each word to hear it before sliding it into the sentence.
Unfortunately, the sentence is not able to be read to the student, therefore the student needs to be an independent reader or has to have the sentences read to him/her.
When an incorrect answer is chosen, the app shows the picture of what their sentence means. The student is awarded for accurate answers with short animation clips that eventually combine for one long movie once the child completes all levels.
This app is especially beneficial to therapists with its ability to collect and save data as well as record speech samples of each student user. Status on the progress of the user is provided in the app as seen below.
PrepositionBuilder app also provides practice for 27 different prepositions! Along with use of this app for the concepts it practices, it is always important to collaborate with other stakeholders, OT’s, PT’s, parents and teachers on application of these prepositions to connect the concept, language and physical action of these concepts in daily activities. Collaboration and teamwork is powerful!
Thank you Sheila Kloepping, MS-CCC/SLP, for your review!