Sequence It: Sequences
Aim of the training
Aphasia – Sequences
Sequence It offers 7 task areas:
- Scrambled Syllables (1 word)
- Scrambled Syllables (2 words)
- Scrambled Words
- Find Scrambled Words
- Scrambled Sentences
- Ordering of Events
The trainee learns the basic handling of letters and syllables in words and the sorting of words, phrases and sentences. Using different types of tasks, the structure of words, sentences and stories is conveyed in an entertaining way.
Initially, words must be composed of several syllables. Depending on the level of difficulty, one or two words must be formed from two to ten syllables.
In the second part of the training familiar words must be recognized from letters and formed later (anagrams).
In the mixed sentences exercise sentences are composed of two to fifteen parts.
A sorting exercise helps to learn and consolidate the alphabet.
Finally, a complete story is to be read, captured, and their content must be put in the correct chronological order.
Choice of exercise
Instant after starting the training, the user selects the exercise. There are 7 task areas in Sequence It.
The order of the exercises is not a graduation of the difficulty levels. Almost every task has different requirements, so that the type of disturbance is responsible for which tasks are more challenging for the practitioner.
Limit training duration
Due to a lack of time or for therapeutic reasons, limiting the training duration may be useful.
When you are clicking on “Limit training duration”, a slide control appears. By means of this slide control, the therapy duration can be set between 10 and 60 minutes.
Num tasks per level
This parameter is used to set how many tasks have to be solved by the training person before the level of difficulty is increased (in case of a good performance). If the tasks were too difficult, the level of difficulty can also decrease.
Pictures for terms
For (almost) every word used in training, one (or more) picture(s) is/are available. Overall, HeadApp has more than 10,000 labeled pictures. This helps the trainee to work out concepts whose meaning he (still) does not know.
Next to each word is a “picture” button. If the user clicks this button, a picture matching the term appears.
The option “With pictures for terms” can also be switched off, if the assistance via pictures is not desired or the trainee is distracted too much by the pictures.
Course of the training
After selecting the desired task area, several difficulty levels of a task are available.
Once a level has been selected, switching between difficulty levels and tasks will be autoadaptive.
Tasks are handled in two modes, depending on the type of task.
Mode 1: Click. The correct answer is chosen from a selection by clicking (multiple choice). If the selection was correct, the button color changes to green, wrong answers are marked in red.
Mode 2: Drag and Drop. An answer consists of several sub-elements which have to be placed with the mouse (or finger (touch-screen)). When all (partial) tasks have been solved, a “Done!” button appears. By clicking this button the exerciser actively decides that his solution is complete.