Seller: Poorani Doonan
- Introducing "Speech Therapy Ideas". These are tips from a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist posted three times a week.
- Several new Prepositions have been introduced or improved.
- The "Beneath" bug has been resolved.
“Speech with Milo” apps were created by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, and have been downloaded over 100,000 times. "Speech with Milo: Prepositions" was created as a versatile and entertaining speech therapy tool for children. Milo is for speech therapists working with children, or parents who want to teach language skills to their children. The app offers an enjoyable tool used in therapy at a cheap price.
★★★★★ "This program has really helped me introduce prepositions in a way that the students seem to "get it" (Jo-Ed Speech Therapy)
★★★★★ "My kids love it. It's fun and entertaining that they don't even ask me to play a game so that they can take a break from work." (mco001)
★★★★★ "I like the Milo interface, and that he moves into the position" (Ann N)
See a demo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iky3Vvieoj0
“Speech with Milo: Prepositions” is centered on the same adorable and energetic mouse that you were introduced to in “Speech with Milo: Verbs”. Milo demonstrates 23 location words such as “inside,” “above,” and “behind.” The animated Milo will quickly win your child over so you can work on basic location concepts. Flash cards are typically used for this type of exercise, but the animation that comes with Milo will keep any child focused and attentive. And most important- it is fun!
The app comes with one set of easy instructions for both Speech Therapists and Parents. The instructions provide you with the means to use the app in many different ways so that it can be used for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as children with language delays.
• Used in therapy for children with special needs, such as: Autism / Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, cognitive delays, speech and language delays.
• Fun and affordable
• Milo, an animated mouse, keeps children interested and motivated to learn.
• Instructions for Speech Therapists and Parents (in English only)
• Preposition is spoken as the concept is demonstrated in order to reinforce with auditory input. There is an option to turn this feature off.
• Written verb is displayed at the bottom of the screen to reinforce reading skills. There is an option to turn this feature off.
• Phrase button allows child to listen to a sentence using the preposition in context.
• Milo takes a break every once in a while with some cheese and a dance. The child gets to feed Milo some cheese and watch him dance as a reward for his/her hard work.
• You may customize the prepositions that Milo demonstrates. On List of Words from the Home Page, you can do the following: random order, default order, or select your own custom set of prepositions to work on by touching the word(s) in list of words to activate/deactivate blue button.
• Background music can be turned off if it is too distracting for the child.
For support issues: www.speechwithmilo.com
Doonan Speech Therapy is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3,4-7, Parents
Categories: Special Needs, Vocabulary
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Milo is back again helping young children understand parts of speech. I love having a fun and entertaining app that teaches prepositions since it can be a more difficult concept to grasp. This app provides cute video demonstrations and phrases describing MANY prepositions to maximize learning. The whimsical music and the "TaDa's" help keep my girls excited. I have heard my daughter with speech delay from autism spontaneously use some of these prepositions in real life since using this app, especially "on the table" .
This app is lovely and my niece loves it. Very easy to navigate and we like the graphic designs as well.
During speech therapy I let the student hold Milo when it's his turn. The kids love Milo and they work harder in order to get to hold him. We also have Milo act out things in the apps ("Milo is climbing up").
Great app! As a SLP my students love this app and continue to ask for it. I love that they are able to watch the sequence story and then re- tell the story. Great for expressive language skills.
I have the Milo sequencing app and like it very much. This app, on the other hand, is rather disappointing. There should be a receptive setting where you get to place characters/items in relation to other items. That would make it more complete.
The developer lacked any description of research base, case study discussions, or qualitative designs for the app on the company’s web-site. There are clinician and parent reports that the app is great as clinician/client evidence. There are critiques that the mouse does not stay long enough in the target preposition and this may interfere with the child learning, and some targets are confusing. The main problem we found: The prepositions were not presented in developmental order according to the acquisition. The later occurring prepositions were presented first and some of the early occurring prepositions were presented later. Is it alphabetical order? We were unsure of the developer's criteria for the selection of the prepositions and order presented. We did notice that we could control what prepositions were presented by selecting on/off for each word. This way, we could set up the app to present the early occurring ones first. Next. we realized that the middle occurring prepositions were missing in the app. Trials with 2 pre-schoolers with language delays: six sessions of data were gathered for 2 different students. Both native English speakers, female, ages 3y 6m and 3y 8m, in an afternoon Title I pre-school in a classroom. Intervention occurred during choice time learning (centers). Child A data: Sustained attention average of 4 minutes with Speech with Milo. Sustained attention average of 2.5 minutes with picture book containing target prepositions. Child B data: Sustained attention average of 3.5 minutes with Speech with Milo and sustained attention average of 1.5 minutes with picture book containing target prepositions. So far, the limited data indicate that there is a higher sustained attention rate for the app compared to the picture book. We presented Milo condition first in Child A and second in Child B. Both children started imitating the mouse character saying,, “ta da” and moving around the room in imitation of his actions. No prepositions were produced in Milo condition across 6 sessions, but a lot of "tadas". The children are more in tune to the mouse's voice than the female stimulus voice. If Milo were speaking the prepositions, I wonder if the children would imitate? Of if the "tada" could be removed, that would be helpful. Child A was producing “put-on” (on) for the storybook condition. Child B produced no prepositions in the 6 sessions for storybook condition.
It is great for teaching prepositions but he doesn't stay in on spot long enough. Other than that my kiddos love the interaction while using the app. It has been useful to ask questions after milo has finished moving. Thanks for all the Milo apps.
I love this app! It serves as a great visual aid when teaching various spatial concepts to my preschoolers! I love to watch them when they try to manipulateobjects to match the picture on screen =)
I bought this app to use in speech language therapy sessions. I think it can be confusing for my students because Milo doesn't stay in the position long enough for me to model and have the child say where he is. By the time I ask, " Where is Milo?" he has moved back to his original position. Because of this I don't find it useful for therapy sessions. I also don't like that Milo frowns until you touch him.
My speech therapy clients love this app. The app is helpful in both introducing the prepositions as well as practicing them. The music and animation are wonderful and eye-catching for the preschoolers.
We were recommended the speech with milo apps by our speech therapist for our 2 year old son. He loves them! They are helping him talk so much more and learn new words. I am a teacher also so I recommended them to the SLPs in our district. Great app!I
Basic concepts are so hard to work on with students. I have many flash cards that I've tried to use with students, but it's hard to teach so many concepts (such as across, around, behind, ...) without being able to see the object or picture move. Yes, I work with real objects when teaching prepositions, but for reviewing and quick data, this app is wonderful. I would highly recommend it!
I have three of the Milo apps and they are all fun. I use them with my elementary students with autism. My only complaint with this app is that the prepositions are not clearly depicted. I usually clarify them by also acting them out with objects. I love that you can choose which prepositions you use.
My autistic son loves this app. He will be three and he is very fluent in running apps. He even decided to send feedback with nothing in the body and the developer was kind enough to send a reply letting us know what happened. The only reason why I did not rate this five stars is because I would love to see more prepositions and to have the app begin where it left off when the app is closed out and opened again. My son got bored with it starting at the beginning each time. He definitely has his favorites and he is even verbally using the prepositions provided in this app. I will be buying more Milo apps for him to play with.
Cute animation would be nice if it had a way to quiz the kiddos and more of a variety of prepositions. Over priced for what it is tho.
The first reason I really like the Milo apps is that they are reasonably priced. After seeing speech apps with 20 to 30 dollar price tags, I appreciate one that is not trying to rip off SLPs and parents. I like the Milo interface, and that he moves into the position. I think that helps the child understand the concept better. I saw that someone did not like the behind video. I actually liked it because it showed him going behind. The only ones I have not liked are the ones where he is riding on the submarine and the balloon. I think for low comprehension kids it would be best for Milo himself to always be the one to be in the position described. Lastly, I like the flexibility of being able to choose which words to work on. Overall great product at a great price! Ann, SLP
I use this app with my language impaired children who need help with prepositions. My kids love it. It's fun and entertaining that they don't even ask me to play a game so that they can take a break from work. This app also eliminates me from having to carry tons of supplies as a traveling speech therapist. This app is very useful and I love it! Please make more. - olivia co
Great for predicting and practicing preps my kiddos love it!
Speech with Milo is an excellent program. I work with speech impaired students in a socially low economic area in South Texas. This program has really helped me introduce prepositions in a way that the students seem to "get it". Milo keeps them entertained and engaged far better than I ever could. Thanks.
The students love Milo. The images are fun but some are unclear as Milo may be behind the tree during the video, but when you click on the phrase he is standing in front of the tree. It would be better if after the video, Milo would pause demonstrating the preposition. This would help for children who need more response time and who struggle to focus while video is playing.
I'm also an SLP, and I didn't even bother putting this app in front of my students. Here's why: 1. I agree with other reviews that the pictures are confusing. I also thought Milo was IN the sub, not UNDER water. 2. Milo does not stay in a consistent place that demonstrates that preposition. If you wait until the animation is done for "behind the tree", then he's not behind the tree anymore. I have plenty of students who have long processing times that would need a consistent visual. I like that they are animated, but "in" should stay "in", "behind" should stay "behind", etc. 3. Graphics are generic and repetitive. 4. Finally, it's not a great value. For $3, you are getting 23 words. If you buy the entire Milo series, you are looking at over $10 or more, depending if you want the Spanish versions. For the same amount of money, I can get a better value elsewhere.
This app does not have any real interaction. It is more like just watching what Milo does. All the child does is tap Milo to make him move. It does not challenge the child to move Milo into any positions/locations. I wish I knew this before I purchased this app.
This app is ok for kids who can't read yet, but the ABC cues are dead giveaways once the older kids catch on.
The child does not have to guess anything. This are like flash cards! Don't waste your money!
The first picture shows Milo IN a submarine UNDER the water. I thought some of the examples they chose were ambiguous. Still, could be useful, and not expensive.