This FREE update gives you ALL NEW stimuli in the Identify and Build activities.
- Identify: Now has 11 levels with nearly 700 stimuli, removing all pronoun-based levels and replacing them with richer vocabulary and more sentence types.
- Build: Now has 20 levels with nearly 1200 stimuli, allowing you to practice nouns and pronouns in more sentence types.
Overall, you're getting MORE exercises with greater variety. The photos better represent the diversity in our world, and there's less focus on gender.
We've also taken this opportunity to upgrade the voice in these activities, giving you the same voice as in our Language Therapy apps. The recorded voice cannot be adjusted for rate or accent as the automated voice could, but it's much easier to understand and most people strongly prefer it.
Why is this happening?
It came to our attention that there were 3 big problems with the Identify & Build activities, namely: 1) gender labeling, 2) pronoun assumption, and 3) lack of diversity in the images. We wanted to fix these problems. We consulted with SLP AC Goldberg of Transplaining for the best course of action to make all users feel more comfortable using our apps and not reinforce stereotypes.
When is this happening?
On or after July 1, 2022 on both iOS and Android devices.
What do I need to do?
If you want this change to take effect, simply update your app after July 1 or allow it to automatically update. There is no charge for all this new content.
*** You will need to select the levels you want on the Levels tab going into both exercises, as several are new. ***
If you do NOT want the update with the new sentences, photos, voice, and levels for some reason, you will need to stop auto-updates of your apps before July 1, 2022.
If you have any questions about this update, please contact us through the Help Center.