Inference Pics is a professional speech therapy app, designed to elicit verbal expression and target the ability to make inferences. The app uses real-life pictures depicting events, conversations, thoughts, feelings, jobs, places and seasons. Inference Pics will get people talking, help them to foster key social skills and master the ability to make social inferences.
The term ‘inferencing’ means understanding information that is inferred or not directly stated. We use inferencing all the time in social interactions but it is actually a very complex skill. Children with language difficulties, children with autism and adults with brain injury often have difficulty with this sort of understanding and require explicit instruction to master it.
Pictures of real-life situations are ideal for working on inferencing skills. Inference Pics includes over 200 pictures of real-life situations. Each picture scene is different and some may be easy for the person while others may be harder. Their ability to draw inferences will depend on their prior knowledge and the number of clues which they can find.
Inference Pics also targets the person’s ability to identify human emotions. This is ideal for individuals who need specific instruction in order to master the understanding of facial expressions and feelings.
The app is divided into 7 sets of pictures which are accompanied by questions that prompt the person to engage in inferential reasoning.
Activity 1: What has happened?
The user is shown a picture scene. They are required to describe the picture, infer what has happened and explain how they know.
Activity 2: Jobs
The user is shown a picture of a person. They are asked to infer what the person’s job is and to explain how they know.
Activity 3: Places
The user is shown a picture of a place. They are asked to describe the picture and infer where the place is. They are then asked to explain how they know.
Activity 4: Seasons
The user is required to describe the picture, infer what time of year it is and to explain how they know.
Activity 5: Feelings
The user is required to identify how the person in the picture is feeling and to explain how they know.
Activity 6: Conversations
The user is asked what the person or people in the picture may be saying and to explain how they can tell.
Activity 7: Thoughts
The user is asked what the person or people in the picture may be thinking and to explain how they can tell.
The app includes:
- Over 200 high-quality real-life photos
- Questions that prompt inferential reasoning
- Choice to show or hide possible answers
- Result summary that can be emailed
- Results tracking and inbuilt storage
- No subscriptions, no monthly bills, no Wi-Fi needed
Are you looking for a different type of speech therapy app? We have a wide range to choose from for adults and children. Find the one you need at http://www.aptus-slt.com/
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.