Empathy Pics: Social Skills 4+

Emotions & Inferencing for SLP

Aptus Speech and Language Therapy Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 8 Ratings
    • $12.99



A highly versatile resource that targets higher level expressive language, social inferencing, theory of mind, reasoning, problem-solving and conversation skills.

Help older children, teens and young adults learn to make social inferences, interpret other people’s feelings, talk about their own emotions and experiences and learn what to say in social situations.

- Get a speech therapy tool that helps foster the development of important social skills
- Improve higher level expressive language, social inferencing, theory of mind, reasoning, problem-solving and conversation skills
- Continue speech therapy practice at home with an app that’s simple for everyone to use
- Create the right experience for each individual with the option to select and deselect picture scenes

Here’s how it works:


Look at the picture, then touch the 5 buttons to see each question. The questions are adapted for each picture scene but they follow the same pattern. Hear the question spoken aloud by the app, read it aloud for the user or ask them to read it aloud.

Each question acts as a thinking prompt and encourages interaction between the user and the Speech Language Pathologist, teacher or family member. Learners are encouraged to think deeply about the people in the pictures, the situations they are in and how they might feel.

Question 1: Describe what you see in the picture
Question 2: Identify how the other person is feeling
Question 3: Discuss how you would feel in the same situation
Question 4: Discuss what you would do in the same situation
Question 5: Discuss a similar situation that has happened to you (if applicable)


Look at the picture. Hear the scenario spoken aloud by the app, read it aloud for the user or ask them to read it aloud. 

The user is asked to think about what they might say to the other person to express their interest or show their concern. Multiple choice answers are available.


- 100+ clear, high-quality picture scenes
- Questions that prompt deep social thinking and encourage interaction
- Results summary that can be emailed
- Results tracking and in-built storage (activity 2)
- Designed specifically for older children, teens and young adults with social skills difficulties due to autism, Asperger's syndrome or brain injury
- Perfect for treating higher-level expressive language, cognitive-communication, pragmatic and social communication difficulties
- No subscriptions, no monthly bills, no wi-fi needed

Are you looking for a different type of speech therapy app? We have a wide range to choose from for adults and children. Find the one you need at http://www.aptus-slt.com/

What’s New

Version 1.4

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

JamesNRoselle ,

Scam! Only 20 photos!

Description says over 100 photos. Expensive, but thought I would get a lot of content. Only 20 photos! What a scam!

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for your review. Empathy Pics does have over 100 pictures. If you go to the picture list in Settings, you will see the list of pictures in both activities. Empathy Pics allows you to select a max of 20 trials per session (e.g. 20 pictures in a session). However, you may choose the exact pictures you wish to practice and the app does include many more than 20 pictures (100+). Apologies as you seem to have noted the number of trials and thought this meant there were only 20 pictures which is not the case. We hope you enjoy using Empathy Pics and we would love to have your feedback on the app. Please email lorraine@aptus-slt.com

App Privacy

The developer, Aptus Speech and Language Therapy Limited, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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