I have several patients who have a high interest in trains so this app is sure to get lots of use in OMazing Kids speech therapy. It has a simple intuitive interface and lots to explore. There are several opportunities for core vocabulary for AAC users (in/out, stop/go, fast/slow, on/off, more, etc…) as well as opportunities for other vocabulary and exploration when you stop the train and tap items in the background. Of course this app would need to be on a separate device than the one being used for AAC so the child can comment while playing.
My only wishes for a future app update are adding a way for the train to go in reverse to go back to see an item that passed by too quickly & an option to go directly to areas to add more passengers or cargo.
The app is well priced at $1.99. My guess is that might be a special intro price but will be watching their Facebook page for details.
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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 27 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, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.