The developers over at Virtual Speech Center, Inc. have released another speech therapy app. School of Multi-Step Directions is developed for elementary and older students working on 2-4 step directions. VSC provided a copy of this app for review, but the opinions below are just mine! In setting you can choose randomization, enable audio and adjust rewards. It’s important to note that background noise can be added in different levels here for Figure Ground practice. The background noise practice makes this app very appropriate for children with auditory processing disorders. To start, add your students information and click on one of the classrooms. Each classroom features different kinds of multi-step direction activities in the theme of the given classroom. Read the details from the developer below:
- 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.”
Choose different levels and learning objectives for each student. I especially loved the chemistry set! The tools in this set allow you to set temperature to hot or cold, mix, or shake. When shown the game screen children will be read the direction prompt. There are 4 different tools at the bottom of the page. Use the pencil to underline, the X to cross out, the highlighter to highlight and the eraser to erase! Many of the skills are really hard. For example a 2 step conditional directions with numbers and even/odd number says: If 10 is an even number, underline 3 and cross out 2. If not highlight 2 and erase 9. That’s a lot for ME to recall! Data collection is seen in the top corners of the page. You can also repeat the verbal prompt. The app includes a ping pong game as part of recess. The app’s data collection is on par for data collection apps. Check out this full video description for more details. The app is listed for sale in the itunes store for $18.99. But one lucky reader can have a free copy by entering in the rafflecopter giveaway listed below! a Rafflecopter giveaway
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I do not have any apps for multi-srep directions. This app is awesome, it is going on my wishlist.
Would love this app! I’m always looking for new ways to teach multi-step directions! email@example.com
Sharon Schackmann says
I currently don’t have any apps for directions- this one looks great!
I don’t have n app but use HearBuilders following directions program from Super Duper.
I haven’t used any apps for following directions yet…this is my first year using my iPad and expenses are a bit tight, so I’m fairly limited to free/very cheap apps. This looks like it would be great to add to my collection!
This app seems really helpful! I want it!
I have used apps for following directions…splingo’s language universe, more fun with directions, one step two step, and auditory workout, but they only really offer up to 2-step directions. I definitely would love an app that targets directions with 3 or 4 steps.
I use one step, two step. My kids like it, but they wouldlove this one’!
I have used Splingo for following directions but this app appears to have more complex directions that would be more appropriate for my older students.
megan dudley says
I don’t have any apps yet for multi-step directions, I would LOVE to use this one! :o)
megan dudley says
crossing my fingers!!
I use Fun with Directions and More Fun with Directions. I would LOVE to win this one!
Jennifer K says
Will have to check this app out.
Penny Benson says
I use Fun With Directions, More Fun With Directions, One Step Two Step, and Splingo. My students especially love Splingo but I think they would like this one as well!
The Dynamic Duo says
I’ve been looking for something like this. Thanks for the review. I’ve had this on my wish list, but have wonder if it is worth the cost since I pay for all my school apps.
Jillian Hemming says
I do not have any apps for directions… Would love to win and use this with my students!
resource room roundabout says
I would love to use this with my kiddos.
Lauren C. says
This app looks great!
Joan Pasqua says
I don’t have any paid apps yet but I’ve been looking at this one!
This seems like a great app- I have so many middle school kids with auditory processing difficulties. Thanks for the review Jenna!
I use more fun with directions. This app looks like a great way to work on multistep directions at different levels!
Alison SLP :) says
I use Splingo and lots of open-ended apps that aren’t necessarily for speech to address multi step directions – i.e Toca Hair Salon, My Play Home, Easy Bake, etc. but I would love to have this app! It’d be easier than creating directions on the fly 🙂 thanks for the review
Yet another awesome tool to add to the speech arsenal for multiple directions. I think this would be highly motivating. — Jill Sillery
Never would have thought to make a following-directions app. Great review!
This would be great for my students with cognitive delays motivated by the ipad
I just got an ipad so I don’t have many apps. I love using the Guess Who app because the students have to think through which characters to put down.
Just got my iPad! Trying to add to my speech apps!
Chelsea Smith says
I haven’t used any apps for following directions so this looks like a great one to try!
This will be my first year with access to an iPad so I have not used any apps to target following directions, this looks like a good one.
I have not used apps for multi-step directions.
Shannon Cole says
I don’t have any for multi-step directions, yet.
Looking forward to trying something new! This would by my first FD app
This app looks great!
Marcie Waller says
Love this blog and all the materials you create.
Christina Cook says
I use One Step Two Step and HearBuilder Following Directions (it’s a CD ROM, not an app) for multi step directions but I’m always looking for more resources because targeting direction following can be tedious and it can be difficult to find good resources for this skill.
Marya A says
I have used One Step Two Step and I have the lite version of Fun With Directions. I would love this!
Dana Shultz says
I have Splingo, so this is perfect for the older kiddos!!
Bee Speechie says
I use Auditory Workout and Fun With Directions, but I would LOVE to try this one. I work with grades 3-5 and I think this would be perfect…definitely adding it to my wish list too!
I use Splingo for the younger kids, but don’t have a good one for older kids! Looks good!
Missy Paoletti says
I have used Auditory Workout and Splingo’s.
This is definitely going on my Wish List!!
Diane Brooks says
I don’t have any apps that address multi-step directions. I would love this and I know the kids will love it as well. 🙂
Speechercize and Gluten Free says
I use Fun with Directions Lite by Hamaguchi but it doesnt do multistep directions. I was looking for a multistep directions app.
Shannon SLP says
I don’t have an app for multi-step directions yet, but this one is going on my wish list.
Awesome! Thank you for the review. I love to hear what SLPs have to say about good apps because they can be hard to find!
I don’t have ANY apps for following directions! But I swear about half the kids I just inherited on my caseload have direction goals in their IEPs. I’d love to get this app and stop lugging workbooks and decks of cards around!
Jordan Bubis says
Have not yet but I am just getting an ipad for the first time to use and can’t wait to use it to target following directions and many other skills!
This app seems great!
And yes I use apps for following directions
Julie Graham says
I have used apps for following directions- concept apps and My Playhome.
This app looks great.
I don’t use an apps right now. I do use hearbuilders following directions and the associated fun sheets.
I would love to have this in my special needs classroom.
I often use My Playhome for following directions. This app would be great for my older elem students.
Kayla Kunz says
I would love this app!
Kara Ann Jones says
Splingo, One Step Two Step and then various art/sticker/drawing apps
Shannon Giles says
I don’t have any apps for multiple step directions at this time. Would love to win!
No, I do not know of any apps for multi-step directions.
Jill Harriman says
This app looks awesome! I use splingo and also adapt apps like doodle buddy, educreations, cookie doodle, my playhome, toca apps, etc to work on multistep directions.
Looks like it collects functional data!
I don’t have “an app for that” yet, but this one looks great!
Marlena Marsh says
I currently use the Splingo app but this looks wonderful for older students!
I’m with Speechville! I don’t have an app for that yet either! Looks great!
I also use Splingo but this app looks more interesting. I also use Super Duper’s Hear Builder Following Directions program on the PC.
Love the app, but a little pricey.
This app looks awesome!
Food for Thought Linds says
This looks awesome!!! If I don’t win, I’m definitely going to buy 😉
jessica schlottfeld says
I don’t currently have any apps for following directions, but would love to have the opportunity to implement this one in September!
I have no apps for following directions, but would love to win this!