Go Sequencing App Review & Giveaway
Smarty Ears apps are some of my faves as a busy SLP. I can count on them to be well designed & to be customizable to meet the needs of a wide variety of patients. Here are some of the features that make this new Go Sequencing app great:
- Includes 13 Levels and 3-step, 4-step, 5-step and 6-Step Sequences with varying levels of complexity within each of those.
- Placeholders for the sequence pics. This makes it clear that there is a specific spot to drag the pics to.
- The sequences are kid-friendly and you can customize the sequence database by toggling on/off specific activity sequences.
- Option to set up multiple users & track data. You can use the app with 1 to 5 users at a time and each user can be at a different level.
- Includes three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
- The option to create your own custom sequences. This will be great for including pictures of high interest items for that particular child and sequences that are meaningful in the context of their daily routines.
- Lots of customization settings.
- Multicultural illustrations & high quality voiceover.
Here are a few screenshots from inside the app to give you a feel for it:
I only ran into two things that were small concerns as I tested out the app on my iPad Air running iOS 8.4. I’ve already messaged them to the app developer and am guessing that they can be easily fixed in a future app update:
- I couldn’t add a user photo. Of course I can still use the avatars but many of my patients love seeing themselves within an app. I tried a hard reboot on my iPad but it didn’t resolve the issue. I don’t know if this is an issue on other versions of the iOS operating system. (I am specifically holding off on updating my main therapy iPad to iOS 9 until Apple works out the issues with Guided Access and all of my AAC apps have been update to be compatible).
- When dragging the final step into a sequence the last part of the voiceover is cut off by the “very good” feedback. It would be nice for the voiceover to finish playing before the feedback plays. The same thing happens when tapping a picture before the voiceover is finished on the one before it.
That’s one of my favorite things about apps. Good app developers are open to feedback and are quick to roll out updates to fix them. They also often add new app content. Where else do you buy something and then get free updates to the newest version? Cool huh?!
Read all about the app on their website: http://smartyearsapps.com/service/sequencing/
App Tutorial: https://vimeo.com/135357898
Want a chance to win a copy of this fabulous new app? Head over to this post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The giveaway is being hosted there: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.562317480485928.1073741841.174264525957894/1030260393691632/?type=3&theater
I have 1 iOS code to giveaway. (https://appsto.re/us/T0KP7.i, $14.99 -> currently reduced to $10.99, iPad only).
Entry Deadline: Sunday, 11/8/15, at 6:00pm CST. Depending on the number of entries received, it may take a day or so to verify them and to announce the winner & distribute the code to them via Facebook Messaging.
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps and tech products to use with kids of all abilities.
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