Sayin It Sam 4+

Kids Speech Games

Appropo Software LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 19 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Dear Parents and Professionals:

I developed this game to give early language learners and kids with language disorders 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.

We have designed Sayin’ It Sam to be forgiving to kids with common speech errors. Close approximations are rewarded with a dressing activity.

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.

Speech recognition software is still evolving but we are on the vanguard. I need your help to make this game successful.
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 1.83

Increased speech recognition accuracy.
Bugs fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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.

Developer Response ,

Hi Coolio, We have worked hard to improve Sayin' It Sam. Please update Sayin' It Sam and give it another try. Thank you for your review.

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.

Developer Response ,

Hi Myla, We have listened to you and have made many improvements since your review. Give it another try and let us know how you like it.
Thank you!

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.

Developer Response ,

Hi Pete,
We have released several new updates with improvements to the recognition. Give it a try and email us with your feedback.
Thank you so much for your review.

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