Describe it to me

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Additional Description

Developing the use of specific expressive and receptive language to describe everyday items. The app allows the opportunity for the player to choose from options and select the items used in the word list.
The full version also provides the option of homework sheets to be printed that target different characteristics of everyday objects. The app also allows progress to be recorded over time.

Format iPad
Age Range early primary, late primary, high school, adult
Motivators noise/auditory, visual
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy
Evidence-based Intervention Highly Structured Supports, Supported Transitions, Family Involvement
Targeted Skills Use of specific expressive language to describe the category, function, parts and location of everyday items. Responding to questions that require the player to identify a category, function, parts and location of an item when provided with options.
Great For
  • Increasing specific language
  • Development of skills in describing items
  • Teaching turn-taking with multiple players
  • Barrier games. Have the player describe the item to a number of players and see who can guess it first.


Please Consider

The full version of the app is required to access all homework sheets.

When playing with multiple players, the app requires someone to manually switch players as the player wheel does not move independently.

Generalise Skills and Knowledge
  • Use the categories provided to describe other objects that may be in the room.
  • Extend the player’s language and ask them to think of other items from the same category (e.g. “Can you think of some more furniture?”)

Developer: Smarty Ears

Price: 14.99 AUD

Describe it to me

Customer ratings: ( ratings)
Category: Education, Educational, Family, Games
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 05.07.2013
Version: 2.1
Size: 124.31 MB
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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...

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