Saturday, December 21, 2013

App Review: Answering TherAppy plus {GIVEAWAY}

I was given the amazing opportunity to review the app: Answering TherAppy, created by Tactus Therapy Solutions. This has quickly become one of my favorite apps to use with my students who are struggling with understanding and answering questions. There is a full version ($19.99), and a LITE version (with limited content - FREE) available for download through the iTunes app store. I was given the full version to review. There are so many great features built into it; I'll try to highlight a few that I feel make it one of the most versatile question apps I've used.

1. The Tutorial/Set-Up - If you're like me, sometimes you bypass the tutorial and try to figure things out as you go, but you won't want to do that on this app. This app was created with some pretty amazing (easy to customize) features; you'll want to know how to utilize them all! The tutorial is user friendly, easy to understand, and has plenty of picture supports. You'll see exactly what each section looks like as you maneuver through set-up. There is also a great video demonstration. Click here to view.

2. The Questions - This app combines yes/no questions and wh-questions in one spot! You can even customize the questions using personal information about each user (which I have to admit is one of my MOST favorite parts). This app was also created to measure receptive and expressive responses - again, all in ONE app. (PS, The app will even notify you if you're iPad is set to mute prior to beginning...I thought that was kind of awesome. How many times have you started a session with NO sound?)

Yes/No (7 levels) - Your student will hear the question and respond with a "yes" or "no". The 7 levels include: personal questions (level 1), picture identification (levels 2-4), two semantic elements (level 5), three semantic elements (level 6), and four semantic elements (level 7).   

Wh-Questions (Who, What, Where, When, Why, How, Which, Whose, How much, How far,  How many, and How long) - Your students will hear and/or see a question with 2-4 response (again, this can all be customized) displayed. The app will track the receptive responses on its own. In the expressive mode, you (the clinician) will select if the answer was correct, cued, or incorrect.

 If you click on "hint" at the top - it give a brief definition of what the question is looking for (e.g., "Where asks for a location.")

Personal Questions - This is one of the most amazing features of this app. You have the option of filling out a personal questionnaire for each of your students/clients (including sibling’s names, parents’ names, birth dates, hair/eye color, etc...). Questions are then formulated based on your answers. It was so funny to see my students react to the personal questions, especially when sibling's names came up! They loved it!

Higher Level Questions - Work on reading or auditory comprehension without picture support. Target semantics, comparisons and temporal relationships, or make up your own questions for any level! The ability to truly customize this app is one of its best features! 

3. Tracking Data - This is done in the "User Hub." Scores from each session are saved and graphed (which was another one of my favorite features). Data collected can then be emailed per session, or per activity to other providers (or parents) if needed. This again, is another great feature (as I know we are all data junkies). 

Tactus Therapy Solutions really took the time putting together an app that was not only user friendly, but functional, and efficient. This app was easy to maneuver through, easy to set up, and easy to use in both individual and group sessions. I don't think you'll be disappointed. To download on iTunes click here

If you'd like a chance to win this app, complete the Rafflecopter steps below to enter! Thanks to Tactus Therapy Solutions, I'll be giving-a-way TWO copies! Enjoy!


  1. The ability to personalize is a great feature.

  2. I would love this app as it is versatile enough to cover most of my large caseload!

  3. I would love this app because it will be great to use with lots of my students!

  4. I have several students working on answering questions. I have work with grades K-12 at three buildings and 75-85 on my caseload. I have no budget so this would be great to have. I could use this with many of my students.

  5. Hi. I would love to win a copy because my daughter would need this.

  6. I would love to have this app because I could use it with my dad, who had a stroke 4 years ago, and with my language students at the school where I work.

  7. Would love to win a copy to use with my students!

  8. I'm a SLPA and would loveee this app so I can use with my kids.

  9. Love tactus therapy but their apps are typically too expensive for a soon to be grad! Would love the app to work on language!