SentenceShaper is now available for the iPad! (Click here to find out if it is compatible with your iPad.) Below are links to the App Store.
Full version ($84.99):
The full version contains everything — the recording interface in which you record words or phrases and arrange them into sentences, along with:
- Therapy workbooks targeting a variety of grammatical structures and eliciting speech on personal topics
- Add your own photos
- Share your recorded speech and photos from within the program, using the iOS share menu
- Advanced tools for clinicians:
- Create your own vocabulary cue buttons, in any language
- Create and edit entire treatment workbooks
- Distribute treatment materials you create, from within the program
Free Lite version:
The Lite version is very limited in what it does (sorry!) We offer it so that you can try out the most important feature of SentenceShaper: the recording interface in which you record words or phrases and arrange them into sentences. The Lite version also includes a few sample pages of some workbooks. Because the app store does not allow full-functionality timed trial versions, the Lite version doesn’t include the program’s rich variety of customization features (adding your own photos, customizing the vocabulary cue buttons, creating workbooks), or the tools for sharing your speech and distributing treatment materials you create.
Comparison of iOS and Windows Versions
Both the Windows and iOS versions of SentenceShaper provide the central supportive interface for creating speech in smaller chunks and combining them into larger units. They differ in other respects, as shown in the table below.
*WordFinder: While the iOS version lacks this word-finding tool, the Windows version (the WordFinder) is somewhat complex and, by design, does not use pictures. We recommend the use of picture dictionaries (on the same iPad or another device) while using SentenceShaper if more support is required. Click here for some recommendations.
**Editing tool: The editing tools differ in the two versions. Only the Windows version allows you to add label images to vocabulary cue buttons. On the other hand, only the iOS version allows you to copy and paste pages between different workbooks in the user’s library.
***Free trial/lite version: The Windows trial allows you a number of full-functionality uses, then reverts to very limited functionality. The iOS version allows you to try out the recording interface — that is, the process of recording small chunks of speech and building them into sentences. It also provides a few sample pages of some workbooks.