Improves ability to understand,
remember, and execute instructions, both written and verbal (out loud in a
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".
Select it to start the video.
Unlimited therapy: 500,000 exercises.
Every time you run the
program it creates a new lesson with as many exercises as you want to
Challenge for anyone: 200 difficulty levels.
Easiest: "Select the square"
Most difficult: 3 step instruction with shapes, colors and sizes
"Put the large red triangle above the small blue square,
then put the mall green square above the large white circle, after
put the large green square to the left of the small blue triangle."
A Perfect Challenge for Any
Auditory Processing Disorder
It's critical that therapy software be at a "tuned difficulty
level" meaning tuned to the patient's skill level. Direction Following
has over 200 difficulty levels via these options:
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")
Add extra shapes
(foils) to increase or decrease scanning difficulty.
My dad was so proud that he was able to
operate the software. [He] was so excited to show his speech
therapist. It was fun for him. Laura the speech therapist really liked the
software and is thinking of getting it for herself."
Bolton (daughter of caregiver) Read more
I've seen improvements in my clients! -Nora E. Reid, Speech Pathologist
Provides additional therapy
This flexible therapy program also lets you work on:
Shows (or speaks) instructions. Instructions then
disappears and patient follows them from memory.
Direction Following is
wonderful! -Phyllis Baird, caregiver
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.
The program creates a unique, random set of questions every time you use it, with over 500,000 different possible questions.
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 more..
Limit program to only certain colors for those who are color blind
Test reading and/or auditory comprehension
Test memory of written and/or spoken directions.
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 only.)
had a breakthrough with Direction Following. My son really enjoys it. -Elizabeth Brockman, caregiver, Washington
One critical attribute (shape type, e.g., "square, circle", etc.)
Two critical attributes (shape and color, e.g., "blue square")
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 task harder)
Memory challenge option makes the Directions disappear after the user begins executing the directions. User can press the space bar to read the directions again.
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"
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.
Microsoft Windows (Any version from 2000 to
present: 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, 8 ),
32 MB or more memory
About 80 MB Hard Drive
Color screen (monitor)
Recommended: a Sound Card (which most
computers have already. If you have speakers they are plugged into the