See.Touch.Learn Pro 2012 is produced by Stamford, Connecticut based developer Brain Parade. The original See.Touch.Learn has been the #1 free iPad app in Australia and New Zealand and the #4 free iPad app in the USA, it is a free app with in-app purchases. The new STL Pro 2012 has all the content of the original with all the in-app purchases included, and with another 10 libraries scheduled to be released by the end of 2012 included also.
The app is based on a set of high quality photo flashcards incorporated into an app. There are currently 20 photo libraries containing between them over 1,700 pictures. As well as the pictures, the Pro version also includes 1,300 pre-made exercises, plus the ability to create your own cards and lessons. The flashcards and lessons were designed to be used for ABA therapy for Autism, and to help other special needs children to learn, but they are flexible enough that they can be used to help any child learn.
As well as the pre-made libraries you can add any picture you like to your custom card library, then incorporate these and any of the library images into your own lessons. You can chose to have audio prompts, written prompts or both.
To give you an idea of the flexibility of this app, here are some sample lessons. You can use it to teach colors, shapes, letter or numbers. There are lessons to learn which objects start with “A” or “C”. You can use it to help your beginning reader learn their sight words. You can teach children to recognize objects that rhyme, or to pick the odd one out from groups of objects.
When you start to create custom lessons you are really just limited by your imagination and your time in creating them. For instance, if you want to teach beginning readers animal names you can make lessons with animal pictures (from the library or your own pictures), type text cards of the animal names and have them match the name to the animal. If an older child was trying to learn the names of all the plants in your yard you could take pictures of them, type the names and set up a lesson to match the names to the pictures.
The original See.Touch.Learn is free and definitely worth downloading to get an idea what the app can do. You can then use in-app purchases to choose the libraries that you want (or to add the ability to create custom cards). However, once you have downloaded the original app and checked it out, I would strongly recommend purchasing the Pro version – having all the libraries available and the ability to add your own custom cards makes it a very powerful learning tool. You can import lessons you have created in the free version into the Pro version. You can use the app as it comes and have a huge range of lessons to choose from, but if you really want to use this app to it’s full potential you should create some lessons of your own – it’s easy and fun to do and you can really customize the lessons to suit your own child.
by Brain Parade
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini4G, iPad 3G, iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI
Size: 14.36 MB