According to the summary in the app store, Visual Attention TherAppy strives to improve reading, scanning, concentration, memory, attention to detail, and speed of processing. As a Speech Pathologist, I would find this app beneficial to children in school who need to improve their attention and focus, while Speech Pathologists in a hospital and/or rehabilitative setting would especially find this app helpful for patients who have had a stroke. I tried the app with a few children between the ages of six and nine. It was very convenient to be able to change the setting to a "child" mode for this age group! The examiners liked racing against the clock to complete the drills. I would likely use this app at the beginning of my speech and language session as a warm up for attending to tasks. It may also come in handy just prior to reading text for comprehension work as it supports scanning from left to right. I would also suggest sharing this app with resource and reading teachers as it is very applicable to their caseloads!
The developers wanted me to relay that there is a free trial available: Visual Attention TherAppy Lite. This lite version offers one level and one size, but allows you to try the test, practice, 1 or 2 targets, and email results.
|Here is the set up screen for the Lite version. The complete app|
includes all the red faced print selections while the sample allows you
to try the "letter in letters and symbols" only.