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Huge list of Apps for Education and SEN



I really hope this works as i have have made a huge word document and tried to paste it onto this!  If you need any more info i will email you the proper list x


I have put together this list of apps from websites I have found, as yet it is not in any particular order as I never seem to have the time! Many of the pages have been found by other people like myself but I have decided to put it all together in one place so many thanks to everyone who has done the same as me!


The apps in the next few pages are suitable for a range of ages, for SEN, to aid development in a range of areas.


Please bear in mind if using the iPad to develop Speech and Language ensure that the app is set to UK version or that the child has the ability to understand the difference between accents.



Debra Forth



I have found all the information from the internet and at all points have tried my best to ensure that I have left names and web addresses of any other parties whose information I have also shared, before sharing this on this list I have tried to ensure that I have not breached any copyright.


The following is from a school in Austrailia:


This is a set of websites and links to relevant articles especially designed for special Education and using ipads in schools.


Within my school and other special schools in Australia there has been an amazing growth in using ipads.  I have certain concerns in that really they are design for one person usage, with apps being drill and skill and it could just be a games machine, so I am keen for it to be used creatively.  There are so many apps so these websites will hopefully point you in the right direction so that we are not all re-inventing the wheel!



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This is a marvelous site and has some lovely practical videos on how to use the ipad in the classroom.  The videos are also on youtube.

This site has loads of lovely ideas and is very practical and is constantly being updated.

Severe and moderate intellectual disabilities.





A brilliant Australian blog, which has so much information and tips about using an ipad, starting using the ipad and useful and up to date information on good and relevant apps,

The Spectronics team are really great and they organize a conference every 2 years and information from this year’s conference is available on their website

Severe and moderate intellectual disabilities.



This is an article from Spectronics listing apps.





Ian is brilliant and has worked for a long time in the field.

This is a very practical site.  And within the resources section are some great articles about apps

Everything is brilliant. 

Severe and moderate intellectual disabilities.





This website has loads of very practical information on using an ipad in special education.

I liked the list of apps..

Severe and moderate intellectual disabilities.





Clickspecialednz is a wonderful site which has just started a section on useful information for ipads.

I particularly like the Flo Longhorn articles.

This website has loads of great resources for IWB and so well worth a look.

Severe and moderate intellectual disabilities.





A spreadsheet recommending apps for students with Autism

I love the English section and the




The Victorian Government had a trial with ipads and this is full of useful information

Good information about using an ipad in a classroom, it has a few apps for special education.




A really useful document to download which recommends apps


Severe and moderate intellectual disabilities





This is a great article for tips on using your ipad


Sue Larkey is based in Australia and her website has loads of really useful information.  It is for teachers and parents and therapists and her livechat seminars are great.




Some tips on using your ipad





Special design for special education


Severe and moderate intellectual disabilities



This articles in the SMH on 1st July had some interesting comments on using ipads in the class room










Name of app



Little Fox Music Box – Kids songs, sing along

Shape Minds and Moving Images GmbH


Pip and Posy: Fun and games

Nosy Crow


The Three Little Pigs – Nosy Crow animated story book

Nosy Crow


Toca Hair Salon

Toca Boca AB



Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift

Toca Boca AB


Toca Train

Toca Boca AB


Toca house

Toca Boca AB


Bugs and Buttons

Little Bit Studio


The Icky Mr Fox



6 in 1 children games



Collins Big Cat: It was a cold, dark, night, story creator

Harper Collins publishers Ltd


Collins Big Cat: Around the world, story creator

Harper Collins publishers Ltd


Little Miss Muffet HD

Tantrum Solutions


Kids Doddle Pro – Create video clip with kids Colour and Draw

Bejoy Mobile


Bee –Bot

TTs group


Ladybird: I’m Ready for Phonics

Penguin books


The Singing Alphabet

Ministry of letters ltd Education


Little Digits

Cowly Owl Ltd





(many have a free ‘lite’ trial version which is worth looking at before you buy)


Word Games


Scrabble – same as the actual game (£4.99)

Shaker HD –touch the letters to spell words (free)

Boggle – same as the actual game (£1.99)

Wooords –drag letters into position to spell words – the ‘key’ letter has to appear in all words (£1.49)

Word Abacus – spell words by touching adjacent letters on the ‘abacus’ (free)

Word Solitaire – spell words using ‘cards’ (£2.99))

Word Domino – drag syllables to make words (69p)

Hangman (69p)

SBS Spelling – can make your own word lists for spelling practice

Word Genius – touch adjacent letters to spell words  (69p)

Wordsearch Unlimited (£1.49)

Wordearch (69p)


Grammar/ Language


Opposites – match opposites (£1.99)

Idioms – identify the meanings of phrases (£1.99)

Zombie Grammar Force – match the words to the correct part of speech  (69p)

Grammar Games – steer the planes and get the words into the correct runway according to which part of speech (69p)

Things  that go together – match the pictures that are semantically linked (free)





Tic Tac Toe  (69p) – multiple choice answers to phonic questions covering beginnings, middles and ends as well as syllables

Phonics Vowels (£1.99) – select the correct vowel to spell the word

Montessori  crosswords  (£1.49)  – spelling single words or making a crossword with some basic words

Tic Tac Gold (£1.99) – match letters

Sound sorting  (69p) – match letters to the initial sound of the item shown


Word Bingo – identify the spoken word to complete a row of four. You can also play a word-recognition game and fire ‘bugs’ at a moving target


Spelling Magic – drag the jumbled  letters into position to spell 3-letter words or select  and drag letters from the alphabet shown on the screen


Fruit memory – up to 54 different fruits to remember (69p)

Memory – up to 24 pictures  (£1.99)


Visual skills


Lost Numbers – look for hidden numbers in the pictures (69p)

ABC Mysteriez – look for hidden letters in the pictures (69p)

Founditlite – find the animals hidden in the picture (free)

Farm Animals puzzle (69p)

ABC Animal Puzzle (69p)


Visual + Listening


Balloons – pop the balloons according to the instructions (e.g. all the sheep)


Fine Motor


Dot to Dot numbers (£1.49)

Bugs and Buttons (with amazingly realistic insect graphics) for basic touching , pinching etc movements. Includes sorting activities

123 Numbers

letter School – demonstrates how to write letters and numbers in an entertaining way




Dyslexia Quest – tests different skills (memory, phonological awareness etc) and gives a review of strengths and weaknesses. (£1.49)

The Reception Teacher – assorted simple addition and subtraction with some word and letter activities (£1.99)

60 Story Starters (£2.49) – ‘Webber Photo Card’ activity – select a picture and tap the screen to listen to a story starter for the pupil to use as a prompt (American voice)

GoSkyWatch – (£2.99) – point the iPad at the sky to see which planets etc  are above

GarageBand (£2.99) – make your own music

Puppet Pals (£1.99) – make your own animated film using the good selection of themed characters (ghosts, monsters, pirates, space and lots more)  and record your voice. Has a choice of backgrounds.

Art Set – (69p) drawing package




Calculator (69p)

Telling Time (69p) – listen to the time and touch the clock that matches.

AB Math (£1.49) – practise basic calculations

Subtraction: a pairs-style game (dinosaur theme)

Tric Trac (£1.49) – complete a line of numbers by responding to calculations

Math Bingo (69p) – complete a line of calculations to win ‘bugs’ which can be catapulted at a display of coins.

PopMath (69p) match answers to calculations shown on balloons

Numberline Frog – addition using a numberline (69p)

Bee Bot – based on the Bee Bot programmable toy – type in sequence of movements to get the Bee Bot to move towards the flower (free)

Maths Martians (£1.49) – complete calculations including doubling (solving equations)

1-20 balloons – touch the balloons in order from 1-20 (69p)

Math Tap and learn (69p)  – computation game= burst the balloon which shows the correct answer  – includes negative numbers

Monkey Maths  (69p)– assorted early maths activities – join dots / addition / more and less (69p)burst the balloon which shows the correct answer to the computation question

Rocket Math (69p) computation practice to earn money to build and launch a rocket

Banana Hunt (69p) – estimating angles to win bananas

Ghostblasters (69p) –blast ghosts which show multiples of the chosen number

Eggs on Legs (69p) solving simple equations

Multiple Wipeout (69p) – pop balloons that are a multiple of the chosen number

Math Splat – practise computation skills

Meteor Math (£1.99)– tap the two orbiting meteors which when added, subtracted etc make the target answer at the top of the screen

Maths memory – pairs game involving number bonds

Coop Fractions – matching fractions to decimals by moving the ‘marker’(a nest)  along the number line. If you are correct, the hen manages to eject its egg into the nest, if not, you get a row of broken eggs!




The Monster at  the end of this Book (£2.49)

Another Monster at the end of this book (£1.49)

Jack and the Beanstalk (£2.49)

37 picture books for Kids (69p)

Animal Flip Book

Kindle Books

Kids poems (69p)

Pedro the ugliest Dog in the world (free)

The Cavern of Wonders – adventure game (86p)

Death by Choice (free)

To kill a stone heart (£2.29)

Safe (97p)

Grey Eyes (Book 1, the Forever Trilogy) (free)

For Fun / Strategy


Sprinkle (69p)

Doodlelump (£1.99)

The Moron Test (69p)

Create a Car (69p)

Always Up (£1.49)

Toca Hair salon (£1.49)- restyle hair. There is a free Christmas version of this

Toca Doctor (1.49) – diagnose and correct the medical conditions (broken bone, splinter, headlice!)

Toca Monsters(free)  / Toca kitchen (£1.49) – prepare and serve different foods and see what reaction you get.

Toca Robot Lab (£1.49) – simple build-a-robot activity

Cake Doodle (69p ) – mix and ice a cake

Lego 4+ – build a lego car and collect gold coins to make other leg models or improve your car (free)

Sheep HD – get the three sheep across the obstacles. Each sheep has a different skill so you have to plan in which order to tackle the task.

Genetics – use qualities of animals to ‘design’ other creatures.

Build a Train (free but you can buy extra layouts for £1.49)  – choose an engine and carriages and negotiate round a choice of tracks collecting parcels– quite tricky to manage the points!

Leap Sheep (69p) – get the increasingly speedy sheep over the fence, performing somersaults at the same time in order to ‘win’ the emergency ‘ram’ who can clear all the casualties.

Reflexion (free)s – re-align the ‘mirrors’ enable the light to  bounce around the screen and reach its destination without hitting any of the ‘avoid’ obstacles.

Logo Quiz (free) – see how may logos you recognise.


Hope these prove useful. I work with KS3 and KS4 in a PRU and with others of all ages who are out of school for various health reasons. The older pupils still enjoy the really silly games like the Hair Salon and the Lego Car 4+ game. In fact, they are the ones who often tell me about them and ask me to get them!    – Clare North









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This app provides MicroSoft Office compatibility and gives Excel, Word, and Powerpoint compatibility.  However this requires access to a cloud based file system and the best of these  is dropbox.






This allows saving of files to the cloud and synchronized access to files stored on the pc/mac.

Dropbox is free for individual users for up to 2Gb of files. 

There is a “teams” option at $800 per year allowing sharing however this is possible with the single user account, as a trial perhaps?



Free basic account.

Extra for more storage.



This allows writing, note taking, and sharing of those notes. Requires an account but is good for sharing notes, links and files.





Documents Free

Office applications. Paid version available although CouldOn has pretty much superseded this app.


All Apples

Free, paid version available.



Required to watch ClickView on an iPad.


All Apples, PC



iMindMap HD

There are numerous mind mapping apps available but this is one of the best.






Download and read books and magazines, as well as pdf files etc.

Free App, many free book but also a cost for books as well.


Free App.



as above but also works with Apple’s own eBooks which can be produced and authored by people in school.

Free App, many free book but also a cost for books as well.

All Apples

Free App.


QR Code Scanner

A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobiles phones with cameras and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data. The QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. QR is the initialism of Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.







Very Useful





Account Required



Pearltrees is a place to collect, organize and share everything you like on the web.

Pearltrees’ interface lets you keep everything you like at hand so you can organise it your way.

Collect web pages and turn them into pearls. Organize your pearls into pearltrees based on your interests.

Enrich your collections with pearltrees from other community members. Share all of this and start to cultivate your interests with Pearltrees.





Audioboo is an application for recording and sharing your voice with the world. The free version allows you to create audio up to 3 minutes in length and post that to your own account on the web.

You can add titles, tags, geo-location info and a photo to the recording before you upload it and we’ll save all that with the file.

The audio can then be shared via Moodle, Facebook, Twitter & more social networks by managing your account at http://audioboo.fm.


Free – limited to 3 minutes


Homework Planner

A free planner for students to get their homework organised.





Both online and downloadable this is a very nice app for task organization. 

Allows grouping and teamwork functionality to be used.






A timetable app.





Puppet Pals


Simple movie creator: pupils use the backgrounds and characters and then

create a story by simply providing a voice over while moving characters with

fingers. Movies can be saved, embedded and added to You Tube




ReacTickles Magic:



A suite of applications that use touch, gesture and audio input to encourage

interactive communication






PCS Apps     http://www.mayerjohnson.co.uk/apps/ 

A selection of apps covering different areas of SEN (Speech and Language, Sign

Language, Memory, etc.). All apps use PCS symbols


Angry Birds Free:          http://bit.ly/hjlcuj

Rovio Mobile Gaming app that can be used in a creative way with reluctant writers and other

pupils. Can be linked to Science (forces), DT (nets), Literacy and other areas


BeeBot:         http://bit.ly/zxjm2X

TTS Group Great app with different levels to build skills progression. More apps are on the



Show Me   Interactive:      http://bit.ly/qTSLhL

Easel Great app to use with pupils who have difficulties with memory


Somantics:              http://bit.ly/wlUXPx

Cariad interactive Another great suite of touch led applications to use with pupils who have

autism and associated conditions



Dragon Dictation:     http://bit.ly/9ekZWs

Communication  –  A great dictation app that claims to be 5 times faster than typing. Truly useful



Choiceboard Creator:               http://bit.ly/qjjHMt

Techno Chipmunk Great app for creating choice boards: just use photos/symbols/Images that are

uploaded to your device



Simple app for developing visual perception skills

Possibly Useful



Khan Academy


ITunes U

Google Earth




IEP Checklist

Design Museum Collection

Evernote Peek


Dragon Dictation

KeyNote Presenter




AirSketch Free

FancyPages Lite

Prezi Viewer

Socrative (voting system)


Design Studio

StickPick (costs)

Visual Talks


PowerPoint Remote



SkyView Free


StarChart (cost)



iElements – periodic table





 Ian Bean – SEN ICT Consultant and Trainer.

 http://www.ianbean.co.uk – Follow me on Twitter: @SENICT

Ipad apps shown at TES Resources Show in Manchester

Touch Skills:

Ooze, Reactickles, Drawing with Stars, Target and Touch: Hidden Grid, Target and Touch: Musicians

Making Music

Glow Tunes, Virtuoso, Songify, Garage Band

Photos, video and animation

Ilookfunny, Art Maker, Toontastic, iMovie


Talking Ben, Scene and Heard, Sounding Board, Proloquo, Grid Player



Counting Songs (Inclusive), Splingo!, Alien Buddies, Hairy Letters Ian Bean – SEN ICT Consultant and Trainer.

http://www.ianbean.co.uk – Follow me on Twitter: @SENICT


Stories and Books

Avatar Books: Peter Pan, Into the snow, Toy Story (Disney), Story Maker


Odds and Ends

Smarty Pants (emotions), Dragon Dictate, Dropbox.


Other useful links:

Communcation Apps from Jane Farrall



AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: Strategies for home and school 4


Using Computers


Computers play an important role in teaching students with an   ASD as they allow presentation of information tailored to the     unique style of learning for each individual student. Be aware,

computer time needs to be carefully monitored to ensure the  student is learning.

 The positive outcomes of using computers    Learning style: Students with autism are visual learners. We  can support verbal instruction with visual representations.

Practice skills: Computers provide predictable routines,  information, responses and outcomes. As the computer

provides the same response every time, a sequence of steps  is followed; this can give the student greater opportunity to  gain mastery of skills.

Motivation: Provides a non-threatening, predictable, nonintrusive  visual tool through which a student can experience success.

 Independent work skills: Computer programmes with a  structured start / finish, and a set number of components to be  completed, can be used to teach, promote and extend  independent work.

 Interaction: Computers can be used as a tool to teach  children to take turns and interact with their peers.

 Fine motor: For students who have difficulty with written  tasks, computers can allow them to produce written work through standard or alternative keyboards (range available).

 Play/recreation: For students who are highly motivated by computers, they can provide an excellent recreation activity.

Computer access can be an excellent play activity for students who find “play” time a challenge at school.

 Job opportunities: Computers can provide excellent future options for students, as they are suited to the student’s learning style and interest, and require minimum social skills.




Reading on the iPad


I have searched for a long time to find the equivalent to a reading scheme on the iPad, but whenever I have found a book it has either had an American accent or it has cost to much, or simply been to complex for what I needed it for.

Until now, Collins Big Cat is already a well established reading scheme used in many schools in the U.K and it seems the have now entered the world of the iPad!


This is a brilliant app, they currently have four books at different levels or reading.

20130321-092256.jpg they have a very descriptive text which explains about the levels of reading and how to use the app.

There are 3 ways to use the app, firstly you can read to myself, I usually start of with this one, using my son as guinea pig! The screen is interactive and has lovely background sounds which aren’t distracting.

So you would read through the book by swiping the pages you can press the hint button at the bottom if you want to know what parts are interactive.

I would then listen to the story next, the child can enjoy checking if they have read correctly of just listening to the story!

Next is the fun bit! Story Creator, this is just fab you can now create your own story using the characters and scenes from the book.

You could recreate the story or make up your own story and best of all you can also record your voice to each page.

So firstly to make your story you need to click on the scene and choose your setting then you can choose your characters and finally add text, it does take a few minutes to get used to how you manoeuvre the the text and characters, but it doesn’t take long.




Now you can also record your voice to each scene so you listen to your version of the story.


Here is a snapshot of the other texts available



I think you will agree it is great these are fab books which fit in lovely with the National Curriculum. And can be used at home or by teachers and support staff in schools.

Speech Cards lite


I have just been playing with this app with my son (guinea pig lol) and I love it! This app can help improve Speech and Language Skills with flashcards, now the lite version is free it comes with 1 deck or cards which are animals.


That is the green box you then press the deck and an image comes up with the word. Now the only problem with this is the person speaking is American of course not a problem if you are American but for the U.K this is the commen problem with fab speech apps – very frustrating.
However I used this app without using the installed voice if you press the bird it says bird but the great thing about this is you can record your own voice.


So if I was using this (which I will be!) I would first ask the child what is this? Then I would record the child’s response this is great so the child can here how he/she says the word the if their is a problem you can re record and explain to the child “you say b bird not d dird” if the child can hear where they are making the mistake it helps them to understand where they need to correct thier speech. You could also extend this activity to asking questions about the bird for example what colour is the bird, can you point to the birds beak or you could extend to more complex questions which require the ability of abstract thinking like “Where would you find a bird? Or What does a bird eat?” The pack has the set of cards –

I would simply not press it and avoid hearing the American voice if you are using the app for the U.K

In the free version you have the ability to create your own deck and it will store information for one child. This is where the fun really starts, the possibilities are endless I created a new deck named Home

In this deck I took a photo of my son and labeled it with his name,

20130110-191956.jpg You can choose a photo already in the camera roll or take you own photos.

Again you record the word or even better the child records the word.

If you upgrade you have access to many decks and can have multiple children on,

20130110-192143.jpg I think this would be money well spent.

You could use this in school if you had any child who needs a visual and kinaesthetic approach, this could be used for a child starting school you could take photos of various parts of the school and pre record your voice with the description then let the child record their voice – this could make transition into a new environment easier.
Or if you have a specific need with a child you can tailor it to their need – they could take the iPad on a nature trail and and take photos then label them back in class.

20130110-192459.jpg. — record of student/pupil


Each card has a customisable text and picture
Use the mic for recording and have immediate feedback
Create and share cards


Communication Photo Book – increase receptive and expressive vocabulary skills
Articulation Cards – practise sounds to increase articulation, listen and record your voice
First words
Category words – ie animals, food, school
Reading, sight words and literacy
Social stories – create your own with images and text
Encourages the use of spoken Language/Communication skills
Learn another Language

Overall this app is great I think it is very good and will be using this!

Maths App

It’s app time!

I’ve got another spare five minutes so thought I’d review a numeracy app, this app is so much fun and suitable for all ages and abilities your children may have used the actual Bee-Bot in school or nursery already.

Bee-Bot is a motorised little bug on wheels that in schools are used for directional language and programming skills, so the people who made the real Bee-Bot have made free app.


This app makes use of the keyboard and is the same as the actual Bee-Bot in schools you input the directions in exactly the same way, this app helps children in their directional language and programming through sequences for example forward one, left one, right two etc.


The instructions are straightforward and easy to follow and the app itself is brightly coloured and engages children well. The aim is to get Bee-Bot to the flower.


There are 12 levels which increase with speed and gets faster and the instructions become more complex. This is also fab for memory skills too.

Here is level one and level 12



Hope you’ve enjoyed this! Please follow me if you want more apps and please feel free to post any comments or questions!

Fine motor skills

As promised! I’m going to look at an app and thing should can do to help fine motor difficulties. You may notice yourself your child has weak fine motor skills or you may have been told by a teacher etc.

What is Fine Motor Skills?

Well fine motor is the coordination of small muscle movements which usually occur in the fingers in coordination with the eye. When the child gets to about age 2 fine motor skills increase enabling the child to do things like hold and draw with a crayon, use a fork or spoon and to be able to stack objects, towards the age of 3 and 4 these fine motor skills become more precise and children begin to master zipping, buttons, drawing and writing.

There are many things you can do to encourage fine motor like finger painting, playing with play dough these are very good to stimulate development. Try to avoid doing things for your child if they are able to themselves like spoon feeding or zipping their coat up to be a little bit quicker (I know that’s not always possible!)

Sometimes fine motor skills are delayed and may cause problems like handwriting or cutting, there are lots of ways to help so don’t worry!

Sorting – have a pile of small objects like buttons, paper clips, or my favourite Smarties! Put them in a pile and encourage the child to sort them into groups using their thumb and first finger this helps develop the ‘Pincer Grip’

Threading beads – this is great make a necklace or thread a piece of paper.

Cutting and pasting, there’s no need to buy books of course you can if you want but draw lines on paper or zig zags and encourage to cut them out ( my son loves cutting anything!)

Colouring, make it a bit different talk chalks outside, paint the walls with water, or just simply colour in a picture!

Tracing, copying writing, dot to dots, playing with jigsaws or another favourite the Operation game.

I’m sure your getting the picture now!

Visit http://www.twinkl.co.uk for some fantastic resources for teachers and parents to use.

This app BubbleHD


Is a free app from the App Store, this is great just to stimulate the finger tips my oldest son sometimes has a go on this before he starts his writing homework and he says his hands ache (might just be an excuse ha ha) But this app is good fun to just get the finger moving.

Whimsy lite is a free puzzle app


This has lots of free puzzles suitable for ages 2-6 or older depending on the child, the puzzles on here are bright and colourful and encourage again hand/eye coordination.


Paper – another free App


This I think is a beautiful app suitable for all ages you have three books you can sketch in of course the more colours or different pens you want you have to pay but the basic package is just great.


You can write or draw, this is very good for an older child and to be honest I love it ! Here is a sketch I did,


Also with this app your able to email the image or upload to social media sites, I think it is great just for fun, the child wound realise they are doing work for fine motor just that they are having fun.

Well that’s enough for now! I’m going to visit my sister in law and her lovely little baby and have a look at the Usbourne books she is just starting, ill take lots of pics and hopefully put some on later!
Hope this helps someone! Even it its one person then it’s worth writing it, Please comment if you want any more info xxxx

Proposed changes to Special Educational Needs services

Proposed changes to Special Educational Needs services

From a quick look, this looks as if there will be potential problems for children with Speech and Language Needs in schools unless they have a statement. As it is ti is a very long process just to get a child assessed with a Speech and Language Therapist due to government and local authority cutbacks, the paper explains more in detail about the comments that the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have submitted to the House of Commons.

Brilliant Speech and Language App


Splingo’s Language Universe

This is by far the best app I have found yet for speech and language, it has uk voice which we all know is essential when teaching S&L this game is colourful and very interactive, there are thousands of word and sentence possibilities and the reward system I this is brilliant the child gets to add parts to splingos rocket and help to get him to each planet. At the beginning you have the choice of how you want to set this up for the child :


The App is based on information carrying words and starts from level 1 with instructions of find the apple etc


Then you can make the sentences more complex and suit it to the child, the child has full ownership on this they can press splingo if they need to listen to the instruction again.

Here is an example of the screen.


This instruction was put the egg next to the duck, in this the child would need to understand egg and duck, and next to as opposed to behind or above.

You simply choose the concept you need to work on and take it from their.

Here is another image of a more complex sentence


This was give the boy with the small clock the house.

Here is a few shots of what happens when they complete a few tasks






This app is only £1.99
In my opinion more than worth it, it you have a child who needs a bit support with concepts like big and small, in front , behind, on etc this is great, my son has no speech and language needs but this is his favourite app as he’s achieving every time, he is getting through to very complex sentences now with 3 or 4 instructions and I do believe this is helping him a lot in every day life.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any speech and language needs I have a range of apps I intend to review but I also have stacks of paper based ideas too. I am qualified to level 3 accredited Elklan Speech and Language in the primary classroom.

Thanks xxxx