About the App
Describe it To Me is a fun, multi-level game, created to help improve the receptive and expressive language skills in children and adults. Based on research and designed by a certified speech-language pathologist, Describe it To Me employs a game show atmosphere to engage children 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. Research has indicated a deeper semantic knowledge may help with recalling lexical representations.
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:
•Over 160 high-quality pictures
•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
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Ratings and Reviews
A fun app for receptive and expressive speech!
Describe it to Me is a fun way for kids to work on receptive and expressive speech! Designed like a game, with clear and high-quality pictures, kids must answer questions based category, function, parts, location, visual attributes, and more. You can also skip a particular item, and you may choose up to 5 students to play, so it is a good choice for group work. I love the printables in the app that go with what kids work on on iPad. I highly recommend this app. It was well worth the purchase price, and is not "babyish", so it is good for older kids as well.
This app is great for all my students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. I use the EET with my kids and this is a great companion activity. I like that there are answer choices for my students that need more support and the visuals/pictures are easy to identify. Up to 5 kids can play at a time, so for my therapy groups all kids can participate in the same activity. I highly suggest this engaging app to build on semantic skills as well as expressive and receptive language skills!
Fun for Older Kids
My school-aged kiddos love this app. It has lots of customizable options like offering choices versus a child producing their own response. The layout and design are great. Very easy to pick up and use without too many directions.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.