After receiving a thoughtful comment from someone at Speech with Milo, I wanted to follow up about how I have been using these apps in therapy. I did not initially recommend it in my previous review but have continued to find ways of using Speech with Milo Prepositions and Speech with Milo Verbs in my own therapy sessions. With the right kind of lesson planning I have found it to be a useful and engaging therapy tool. A sample lesson plan for targeting prepositions may look something like this:
Language Goal: Students with demonstrate understanding and use of in, on, under.
Strategies Used: Verbal and visual modeling, visual and written prompts, time delay.
1. Students will sing the preposition song using in, on, under.
2. Students will hide objects appropriately when given a verbal prompt (“Hide the bear under the table”)
3. Students will describe where the hidden object is using targeted prepositions.
4. Students with use targeted prepositions to describe where Milo is.
I continue to think these apps are best used with other activities and can be used for about 5-10 minutes while still keeping students engaged. I think these apps are perfect as a positive reinforcer for correct responses or as a closing activity to reinforce skills learned.