Categories with Splingo is an essential therapy and teaching tool from the authors of the successful Splingo series of Speech and Language Therapy apps.

Developed by experienced Speech and Language Pathologists/Therapists, Categories with Splingo uses bright, colorful images and motivating gameplay to encourage children to learn categorization skills.

Speech and Language Pathologists frequently target Categorization as a key cognitive-linguistic skill in the development of language and vocabulary acquisition. Being able to successfully categorize supports the development of receptive language, expressive language, vocabulary and links between concepts.

This app is fun, motivating and highly engaging for children of all ages. Multiple categories are available to select from and simple but effective gameplay allows children to focus on sorting of key vocabulary. Select the categories you wish to sort then drag the pictures into the correct categories.

Audio reinforcement helps children to focus and correct and incorrect responses support learning. The written word can be displayed if required to support reading comprehension. There is also an exciting and motivating Splingo! reward game to really hold children’s attention!

Categories and subcategories include:
Transport (Land, Air, Sea)
Clothing (Warm and Cold Weather)
Food (Vegetables, Fruit, Sweet)
Musical Instruments
Body Parts

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What’s New

Version 3.02

Technical update for analytics.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Katlovers ,

Waste of money

Dumb waste of money. It doesn't even know when you are done with all items. Even kids think it's lame.

Lisa90lisa ,

No audio

I loved the language universe and I expected the same format for this app. No audio renders this useless for audio therapy for my cochlear implant training.

Developer Response ,

Hi Lisa90lisa, Thanks for the review - not sure why you're not getting Audio but the game does have audio! Please contact us directly on and we'll help you sort this out. Best wishes, The Speech and Language Store


The Speech And Language Store LLP
74 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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