Dear Parents and Professionals:

I developed this game to give early language learners and kids with language impairments a chance to practice speech.

When I tried to find a game to help my son, who has severe autism, practice using his voice – I couldn’t find any. So I produced my own.

Known issues with this game are that you must select yes to the pop up menu asking for permission to access the microphone. The game needs to be played in a relatively quiet environment as ambient noise can affect its performance. Using an external mic may help with excess ambient noise.

Your child will need to learn to play this app by voice. They will want to touch the screen. You can use the pause button when you are instructing your child to say a color so that your voice will not activate the app. Make sure to position your child close enough to the iPad so it can hear them well. In time the hope is that your child will independently play this game on their own.

We have designed Sayin’ It Sam to be forgiving to kids with common speech errors. Speech recognition software is still evolving but we are on the vanguard. I need your help to make this game successful.

Your support is appreciated: It is only with the help of parents and professionals like you that we can help all our children have a voice.

I thank you sincerely for your support. Stay tuned for more…

What's New

Version 1.05

Sayin’ It Sam is now available on the iPhone. Bug fixes include crashes, speech recognition and volume sensitivity adjustment. Please send your feedback to so we can make your child's playing experience enjoyable.

If you have issues with my app, please let me know here: rather than trashing my app here on the App Store. Thanks so much!

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Great in theory


I got the app for my 4 year old twins who both have apraxia. The app didn’t recognize colors they were saying (pea-nt for pink) and then would choose random colors (Every time I would say just say a color it would pop the brown). I think it would be great for younger, typically developing kiddos to practice color names.


Appropo Software LLC
311 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

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

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