Product Review of ConversationBuilder
This app helps kids open and maintain a conversation train with their peers. ConversationBuilder is especially useful for kids on the Autism spectrum. The app contains seven conversation modules with over 100 in-app scripts on different topics and social settings. The group option allows kids to practice face-to-face with their peers. They record themselves using the most appropriate conversation starter or response for a social gathering, and a character responds.
What Users Love About the App
“This app is the best one yet!! I have used it with a few students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) along with students with language impairments. I used it mostly with grades 1-2, but also tried it with some high school students. The high school students liked it just as much as the little ones did! This app is helpful for many of my students AND THEY LOVE USING THE APP!!!”
“I have two kids with varying special needs – and both enjoyed this app and need it. I was actually shocked that the one child I would not have thought would have struggles/issues with this seemed more perplexed by it and ended up being more engaged and needing it the most. It has already helped.”
“Very good. As an elementary school English as a second language teacher, I find that many of Mobile Education Stores’ apps are great! Conversation Builder is great because it focuses on social skills as well as social language.”
“I am a big fan of all of the apps from this developer and this is my new favorite. I love the way it helps model and teach how to start and continue a conversation. In one setting, it first prompts your student to choose from 3 plausible responses and then it asks him or her to record that correct response.”
“Love this app! It has beautiful pictures to go with each possible conversation. It is an app that requires reading capability on the part of the user (parent/therapist can read the choices) then the child chooses the right response. After the correct choice is chosen the student is prompted to record it. Love this option as it helps the user to know if he has spoken clearly enough to be understood.”