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Description

Is That Silly is a fun way to teach children of various ages to pay attention to detail and expand their language skills. Designed with over 120 pictures created specifically to attract children’s attention, Is That Silly helps develop both receptive and expressive language as well as encouraging visual and auditory attention. The high-quality images in Is that Silly come in pairs, one silly and one “not silly” and are presented randomly. Each non-silly picture represents an every-day or true-life situation. The matching picture will vary by a silly change in wording.
How to play
With each turn, a narrator describes what is happening in the picture (e.g., “He is wearing his shoes on his hands.”). The student then selects the “silly” or “not silly” image. If the correct image is tapped, the child is congratulated. If the “silly” image is tapped correctly, the app automatically moves forward to the expressive feature and the child is asked what makes the picture silly. The adult working with the child then makes the judgment on if the child’s answer was “correct,” “almost correct,” or “not correct.” The correct/incorrect responses are marked by tapping on one of three flowers placed discretely in each scene. A “next” arrow is present on every page so the scene can be skipped if necessary. A tally of correct responses is tucked discretely in the corner of each scene.
Customization
Is that Silly is customizable from both the opening screen and inside each scene. The adult can choose if there are verbal/written prompts and verbal rewards. In addition, if the student is not ready for the expressive component, the prompt to explain why a picture is silly can be turned off. At the end of the session, a report card is generated indicating how the student has done. This report card can be uploaded into the Therapy Report Center, emailed, or printed from the app. Although the default is for the percent correct score to show in each scene, this can be turned off by the adult.
Purpose
The purpose for Is That Silly is to encourage language growth. Children with ADHD, Autism, language disorders, and various learning disorders often struggle to attend to details1. Is That Silly allows the parent, SLP, or teacher to teach the expressive and pragmatic language skills many of these children are lacking. When the adult continues asking questions about the picture, the student is encouraged to expand language skills2. Because the app is fun and creative the students will be motivated to see what happens on the next picture.
Is That Silly has the following features
•High-quality images that will capture the attention of the student.
•Receptive language building by encouraging students to listen to the description.
•Expressive language building through answering “wh” questions and discussing the pictures.
•Visual/auditory discrimination forcing students to attend to both the visual and auditory cues.
•Data collection for each student.
•Compatible with Therapy Report Center for easy report writing and progress monitoring.
•Customizable to fit therapy needs

Sources:
1https://sites.google.com/a/pluk.org/pluk-notes-autism/characteristics-interventions-supports/communication-language
2Yoder, Davies, Bishop, Munson (1994) Effect of adult continuing wh-questions on conversational participation in children with developmental disabilities Journal of Speech and Hearing Research Vol 37, 193-204.

What's New

Version 2.0

Version 2.0 of Is that Silly includes the following enhancements:
1. iOS 10 updates
2. Updated loading screen
3. Reduced app size
4. Added app to app center

Ratings and Reviews

Is this a silly app

SLPMCA

This is a great app for working on absurdities. The visuals and set up are nice and it is easy to use. I also like being able to access the settings while you play, but sometimes the gears (settings) are covering the sentences. The expressive portion is well done as well and I like the option to have right, wrong or cued responses. There are a few things I would like the developer to consider. 1. Have the choice to auto advance or not so we can talk about the picture if we want to. 2. Make the audio/written cue button two separate buttons. 3. The last thing I want to say is that I am not a fan of the "eating a dog" and "dog in the microwave" silly pictures because I think they are less about "silly" and more to do with safety/inappropriate situations. All of the other pictures seem appropriate for silly/not silly. I showed the pictures to a few other people and they also, didn't like those two pictures. I know I can uncheck those two in the settings which is nice, but I don't think they belong. I do think there is a need for an app that targets safe/unsafe actions or scenarios and would love to see you guys create one. Thanks for all of your hard work that you put into these apps!

Love app, but needs a few pics changed

Dragonfli621

As an SLP working in school setting with students both in general and special education, I have used this app successfully with all students. The children love it and I love the ability to track data. It could be much improved if some of the pics were changed such as boy drinking poison and dog in microwave. These are inappropriate pics for children and should be removed. I , also, wish that you could slow down the audio prompt on new picture as it begins rather quickly. I have numerous Smarty Ears apps and love most of them. Some could be improved with minor tweaks of word choices and picture choices. Overall, your company has addressed a need for quality apps to use in therapy in a gigantic way! Please continue to update and improve and I will continue to be a loyal consumer.

Great App!

Jerry Butanda

My kids love this app and they find it hilarious and are able to have some great discussion about the scenarios. I do not agree with the previous reviewer about the pictures being inappropriate. These kinds of scenarios can also be good discussion on problem solving and safety issues in a not so serious avenue.

Keep up the amazing work Smarty Ears. Can't wait for all the brand new tools you will provide for my therapy in the future!

Information

Seller
Smarty Ears, LLC
Size
36.6 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© All rights reserved to Smarty Ears, LLC
Price
$6.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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