Monday, September 2, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - Attainment's Read to Learn

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Attainment's Read to Learn - $39.99 (iPad only)

Reviewer Comments
This app contains a library of books that addresses social and life skills. They are divided into 3 sections: Life Skills, Safety Skills and Focus on Feelings.
The app contains 85 unique stories, each with graded comprehension exercises. All text is highlighted as it is read, and the narration is very clear and easily understood. The reader can touch any word at any time to hear it pronounced. Definitions are also included with each word.
At the end of each story, comprehension exercises assess the reader’s understanding of each story. There are optional hints for the comprehension exercises. Test results are stored and can be printed. Optional automatic page reading and turning help readers who have difficulty navigating the app. The Read to Learn iPad App scans, and is accessible with one or two switches.
This app is heavily illustrated, but all illustrations are appropriate for children or adults. The stories are relevant to real life situations of most older children and adults.
We have used this app with children between the ages of 7 and 16 years old with the diagnoses of Autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. All of the children we have used this app with have enjoyed the app and willingly participated in the comprehension activities.
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