Describe it To Me Lite is a fun, multi-level game, created to help improve the receptive and expressive language skills in children and adults. Designed by a certified speech-language pathologist, Describe it To Me employs a game show atmosphere to engage clients in their learning while incorporating a variety of questions designed to help clients build a deeper understanding of everyday items.
Designed to facilitate a deep semantic understanding, each picture stimulus has six (6) questions designed to probe and teach a deeper level understanding of these everyday items. In addition to teaching semantic knowledge to children, Describe it To Me can be used to facilitate rebuilding semantic knowledge in adults. Perfect for all levels from beginning categorization skills to deeper level language skills, Describe it To me is sure to be a great app for the busy speech-language pathologist, teacher, parent, or caregiver.
When playing Describe it To Me, a spinner shows the active player. A tap of a button can change between target categories (category, function, parts, location, visuals, extras), while a swipe of a finger selects between receptive or expressive language. The facilitator controls turn taking and category selection. When done with the session, a simple tap on the done button brings the user to the reports center.
From the report center, a tap on the avatar of the client brings up the choice of report cards or awards and points. The awards and points center is a great way to help clients see the scores and any awards they have won throughout the game. Report cards are kept for each session and available to track progress monitoring over time. Also available in the Report Section is the homework selection. Describe it To Me includes several worksheets of various skill levels that are easily printed or emailed.
Describe it To Me has a settings button on the select player screen. Within the settings area, the facilitator is able to decide what action occurs with a wrong selection, turn on/off the visual display and auditory reinforcement, turn on/off point display, and turn on/off the spinner use. In addition, the facilitator can select the “customize word list” to select/deselect item choices.
Describe it To Me has the following features:
• Three high-quality pictures
•Up to 5 players
•Receptive and expressive Language skills
•Data Collection over time for each student
•Compatibility with Therapy Report Center for easy report writing and progress monitoring
Author: Susan Rose Simms, MA, CCC-SLP
Ratings and Reviews
This app would be so much better if there was an option where the students could hear the answer choices by touching them, especially since some of the words are so big and unfamiliar. If they could read and understand those words then the premise behind this app would probably be too easy.
Currently, touching one of the choices is how the answer is selected but by allowing the students to hear the choices prior to submitting their responses, it would give them the opportunity to think through the question and also train them to take time to consider all options instead of responding impulsively. Even with me reading the responses for them, they still have a hard time remembering which button went with which answer.
I do love that it has the capacity to track progress, but with the issues just discussed, the data I've collected so far is meaningless. If a speaking option was added so that students could hear the choices before answering, this could be a 5-star app.
I love this app! It's great for a variety of different ages at a variety of levels. I like the option for having the choices and then changing this option when student becomes more independent. I use this app all of the time!!
I LOVE the app. It goes perfectly with the areas that are used in therapy-function, parts, category, location, etc. I also like the homework sheets. You have put everything in an app to make my life easier as a therapist. Thanks for developing such an awesome app!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.