|Direction Following Out Loud+
Improves ability to
understand, remember, and execute instructions, both
verbal and written.
Patient hears and/or reads directions and follows
them by moving shapes on the screen with the mouse or
keyboard. If the patient answers incorrectly, program
provides helpful suggestions in a human voice, like
"that's the wrong shape. You should be moving the
large red triangle".
Unlimited therapy: 500,000 exercises.
you run the program it creates a new lesson with as many
exercises as you want to work on.
Challenge for anyone: 200 difficulty
Easiest: "Select the square"
Most difficult: 3 step instruction with shapes,
colors and sizes:
- Following directions
- Reading comprehension
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Auditory comprehension
- Visual scanning
"Put the large red
triangle above the small blue square, then put
the mall green square above the large white circle,
after you put the large green square to the left of
the small blue triangle."
Change the Difficulty
Perfect challenge for
anyone. You can control any of the following:
- Number of steps
0, 1, 2, or 3-step instructions (called "Command
- Complexity of the shapes
- Shape alone ("circle")
- Shape + Color (" red square")
- Shape + Color + Size ("small red square")
- Extra shapes
Add extra shapes (foils) to increase or decrease
I've seen improvements in
E. Reid, Speech Pathologist
Provides additional therapy
therapy program also lets you work on:
Shows (or speaks) instructions.
Instructions then disappears and patient follows them
Direction Following is
Patient follows the
instructions that are spoken to him/her. Written
instructions are not shown.
Patient reads and follows
written instructions. The program can also speak the
instructions if needed.
- Unlimited therapy...
The program creates a unique, random set of questions
every time you use it, with over 500,000 different possible
Most difficult Exercise
- Therapy for all skill levels ...
Graduated, increasing difficulty levels from the very
"select the square", to the very complex, three step
commands with 6 shapes of 2 sizes, in 8 colors. The
program lets you set the complexity of the directions, how detailed the shapes are (from just a 'square' to 'small red square'),
add extra shapes to make it harder, and much, much
- Limit program to only certain colors for those who are
- Test reading and/or auditory comprehension
- Test memory of written and/or spoken
- Saves time and paperwork by automating
outcomes data. After every lesson, the program
gives a report with the date, the number of questions
correct on 1, 2, 3, and 4 tries, and the level of
difficulty. Just print these out after every lesson
for no-hassle efficacy data. (provided in
the Professional version
had a breakthrough with Direction
Following. My son really enjoys it.
Brockman, caregiver, Washington
- Identify the shape. User must click on the appropriate
shape. View screen shot.
- Single step command, e.g., "Move the red square above the
- Two step command
- Three step command
- Two step command in reversed order, e.g, "Move the square
after you move circle"
- Three step command in reversed order, e.g., "Move the
triangle after you move the star. Then, move the
sqare". (see screen shot to the
- One critical attribute (shape type, e.g., "square, circle",
- Two critical attributes (shape and color, e.g., "blue
- Three critical attributes (shape, color, and size, e.g.,
"small blue square")
- Choose written and/or spoken instructions
- Up to 10 foil shapes (additional shapes that make the
- Memory challenge option
makes the Directions disappear after the user begins executing the
directions. User can press the space bar to read the
- IntelliHints provide intelligent feedback to the
user. If the user executes the directions out of
order, or chooses the wrong shape or moves the right shape to the
wrong location, the program provides appropriate, specific
feedback, such as "You are moving the shapes in the wrong order"
Written-only version also
If you only need the written direction
following, or do not have a sound card, we also have the basic Direction Following (written only) version. This is the
same as Direction Following Out Loud+, but does not have any verbal
component. All directions are written-only. That version is less expensive.
Windows (Any version from 1995 to present: 95, 98, NT, or XP),
8 MB or more memory, 5 MB Hard Drive space.
Soundcard (required for the the Out Loud version)