Dear Parents and Professionals:

I developed this game to give early language learners and kids with language impairments a chance to practice speech.

When I tried to find a game to help my son, who has severe autism, practice using his voice – I couldn’t find any. So I produced my own.

Known issues with this game are that you must select yes to the pop up menu asking for permission to access the microphone. The game needs to be played in a relatively quiet environment as ambient noise can affect its performance. Be careful not to cover the mic on the side of the iPad while playing.

Your child will need to learn to play this app by voice. They will want to touch the screen. You can use the pause button when you are instructing your child to say a color so that your voice will not activate the app. Make sure to position your child close enough to the iPad so it can hear them well. In time the hope is that your child will independently play this game on their own.

We have designed Sayin’ It Sam to be forgiving to kids with common speech errors. Speech recognition software is still evolving but we are on the vanguard. I need your help to make this game successful.

Your support is appreciated: It is only with the help of parents and professionals like you that we can help all our children have a voice.

I thank you sincerely for your support. Stay tuned for more…

What’s New

Version 1.82

Changed approximations to Easy and Normal mode.
Game difficulty now defaults to Normal.
Improved speech recognition performance.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Coolio25784dghu ,

Great in theory

I got the app for my 4 year old twins who both have apraxia. The app didn’t recognize colors they were saying (pea-nt for pink) and then would choose random colors (Every time I would say just say a color it would pop the brown). I think it would be great for younger, typically developing kiddos to practice color names.

Mmmyla123 ,

Sayin’ it Sam

I am disappointed with the app when we would say one color it would not recognize our voice. at first I thought it was her iPad so we tried it on my phone and it still wouldn’t recognize our voice. We would say approximation because she is trying to learn how to say the colors she knows the colors just not correctly she has speech problems but even when I would try to say the colors correctly myself it still would pick a different color it would recognize my voice.

Cool Hand Pete ,

Lots of delay, needs to be instant

Reinforcement needs to be instant or extinction can take place. In my experiences with the app, the first color takes approx 10 secs for the app to register once the shapes are displayed. In that time, the child may have said the correct word but then moved on.


Appropo Software LLC
404.4 MB

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



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
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  • Family Sharing

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

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