What's New

- Fixed issue with reward video playback

App Description

****I am so happy that there is finally a verb tense application on the market that not only teaches children about tenses with visuals but can be used in therapy! I feel like I had been waiting for this one forever! (Consonantly Speaking)****

Verbs News is a fun and creative language-therapy app for the iPad created by a certified speech and language pathologist for students to learn and practice verbs in four different tenses (simple present, present continuous, simple past, and simple future). It has a total of over 190 regular and irregular verbs represented in beautiful real-life pictures.

Children are welcomed by a boy named Andrew, who is a newsroom anchor. Andrew has his own channel, “Intro to Tenses,” in which children can watch four different animated movies that visually explain four different English tenses. After they watch "Intro to Tenses", they may begin to practice the verbs. For each correct response, the children are awarded with an anchor microphone. At the end of the session, children can take the role of an anchor, record their own news, and watch it in the newsroom. (The video recordings are not saved in this app to comply with HIPPA.*)

Verbs News can be used for students with:
- language disorders and delays, such as specific language learning disorders, etc.
- learning disorders
- autism

Verbs News allows students to practice verbs through three different activity types:
- auditory bombardment
- fill-in
- make-up sentences (with audio recording feature)

Verbs News is easy to navigate and allows users to employ several tools, enabling them to perform the following tasks:
- enter multiple students
- change settings
- select multiple words
- select multiple activity types
- select auto-scoring
- select alternate counts for multiple students
- enable or disable written picture descriptions
- enable or disable the award system
- use the video/audio record feature
- use the audio recording feature
- track correct and incorrect responses
- view reports
- e-mail results at the end of the game

*To comply with HIPAA standards this app does not allow the user to save the video recordings to protect the privacy of others. The user can only view and replay the video immediately after recording, but the video recordings will not be saved.

iPad Screenshots

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VERBS News screenshot 1 VERBS News screenshot 2 VERBS News screenshot 3 VERBS News screenshot 4 VERBS News screenshot 5

App Changes

  • June 06, 2014 Initial release
  • July 19, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $7.99
  • August 11, 2014 Price increase: $7.99 -> $9.99
  • November 16, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $5.99
  • December 02, 2014 Price increase: $5.99 -> $9.99
  • December 20, 2014 New version 1.9
  • February 20, 2015 New version 2.0
  • April 30, 2015 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
  • June 02, 2015 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99
  • August 11, 2015 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
  • August 20, 2015 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99
  • November 10, 2015 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
  • November 21, 2015 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99
  • December 01, 2015 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
  • December 15, 2015 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99