Describe it to me

By Smarty Ears, LLC

Describe it to me

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 clients in their learning while incorporating a variety of questions designed to help clients build a deeper understanding of everyday items.

Describe it to me

What we think

Semantic categorisation and word mapping- deeper understanding of semantic categories aids faster lexical retrieval of words and stronger  language skills.

This app has no specific research however is developed with guidance of ASHA certified speech and language pathologist.

This colourful app is straight forward and easy to use. The app can be played independently but best supported by an adult.
This app is used to develop semantic knowledge of common objects. It can be set to target receptive comprehension by giving a multi-choice question or expressively by verbally answering questions and rating.

This app can be used as a single player or up to 5 players.

The app also has homework sheets that can be supplied therefore consolidation of new information can be reinforced.

The app provides immediate praise which can be motivating and opportunity to earn points, however may not be motivating for all children.

Can be used for a range of ages and backgrounds due to visual support provided.

Using receptive language, the app can be heavily word base which may be difficult for children who are having reading difficulties or working memory difficulties.

The child can make their own player (which results can then be recorded and stores) and an adult it able to select objects to describe from a list of roughly 150. It can also be used between receptive and expressive language goals.

Yes. Offers lots of opportunities to describe objects under a range of categories e.g. category, function, parts, location, visuals & extra and offers lots of opportunities for success.

An increased range of motivators (e.g. sticker page, trophy collection)

A voice playback option for the descriptions if child is unable to read.

Limited range- only the one game and format

More discreet way of scoring expressive answers to maintain motivation

It’s bright and easy to use.

Can be used as a multi-player.

Carry over homework sheets are an added bonus.


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Age Ranges: School-Age

Curriculum: Literacy

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