Now I know that I am a preschool SLP blogger and aphasia is more common in older adults who experience CVAs or other neurological disorders, but there are parts of this app that school SLPs can use!
To begin, you must first create a student profile (as most apps now require you to do). This app does not have a quick play option, so you must enter some sort of name even if you don't want to enter individual student names.
Once you have a student profile all set up, you are then taken to a page that allows you to select specific activities that you want to target.
There are 5 different categories including yes/no questions, basic directions (1 element), basic directions (2 elements), temporal directions, and conditional directions. Take a look at the many specific activities in each section!
I can definitely say that you will not get bored with this app! There are SO many different sections available.
Once you have selected the correct section you would like to work on, you are taken to the stimulus pages. The directions given via audio, so you must make sure your sound is on. You can also choose whether you want the audio directions administered with background noise!
Take a look at the sample stimulus pages below:
Following 1-step directions: (the audio direction was point to the house).
Yes/no questions: (the audio direction was is this an orange?)
I like that you can keep data by selecting the yes or no button depending on the student's answer.
There are 30 stimulus pages in each section. The only con to this is that you cannot skip pages or fast forward a section until you're finished with all 30 pages. This can get tiring after awhile.
The app also has a report section. Once the session is finished, you are taken to this page:
Here is where you select the report for the specific activity that you targeted. This section can be a bit confusing and looks a little messy, but you can easily sort by date which is easier to find specific sections.
Here's my report for yes/no questions:
You can also email the results to yourself or a parent/client!
Overall, I would recommend this app to those SLPs who work with individuals with aphasia or even students who are working on yes/no questions and following directions! It's not a very engaging app and it's pretty basic, but you could easily use this app alongside a game if your client/student is able to multitask.
You can find Comprehension Aphasia at the iTunes Store for only $15.99! This app is compatible with only the iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Have any of you downloaded this app yet? What do you think of it?