An exceptionally high-quality, interactive game designed by Speech and Language Therapists/Pathologists to help children learn listening and language skills, from the authors of Receptive Language Assessment with Splingo, Pronouns with Splingo, Categories with Splingo and Actions with Splingo apps.
With thousands of different word and sentence possibilities, as well as US or UK voice options, Splingo the alien’s spoken instructions will guide your child through a galaxy of language learning.
Your child will practise their listening and language skills by interacting with the images and animations on the screen to follow Splingo the alien’s spoken instructions. As a reward, they will love helping Splingo build a space ship and complete the tasks in order to get him home. His hilarious animated responses will capture your child’s imagination.
Splingo’s instructions range from a very early level of language development, e.g. single word recognition, to much more complex, e.g. instructions combining several aspects of language at once.
A guide to the levels:
•Level 1 -contains instructions of 1 main word and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 18 months onwards, e.g. “find the apple”
•Level 2 - contains instructions of 2 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 2-3 years, e.g. “find the red apple”
•Level 3 - contains instructions of 3 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 3- 4 years and upwards, e.g. “find the big red apple”
•Level 4 - contains instructions of 4 main words and is suitable for children at a developmental level of about 4 years and upwards, e.g. “give the big red apple to the boy”
While your child is experiencing an entertaining, motivating game, you can be reassured that they are learning a variety of different aspects of language, including naming words (nouns), action words (verbs), location words (prepositions), description words (adjectives), e.g. color, size and much more!
The game is completely customisable so you can create a combination of levels and word types to suit your child’s developmental level.
"The children all love Splingo...especially the encouraging words (yep,yep,yep, ooh whoo etc!) and the rocket! The pace is great for speech/language delayed children."
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Ratings and Reviews
Like the app and the update
I've always thought this was a good app, but the update has improved it. For example it is a little clearer now what objects belong to which person for possessive-s directions. The British accent during the reinforcement is a very minor flaw for U.S. listeners, since it is not used during the stimuli portion it is not problematic in my opinion. I also like that you can turn off the "uh-uh" (no you're doing the wrong thing) responses. My autistic kids were upset by that correction. I agree with another reviewer who said it would be nice if you could choose some of the items you do or don't want presented so that you might focus on specific language targets. Although it is a little clearer now which objects belong to which character (possessive -s is the target) this still needs more clear delineation such as 2 boxes containing with each character and their objects.
This app has so much potential, and is the one I use most for following directions. I just wish when I customized the directions it stuck to what I picked (that is, if I only checked "prepositions" don't give the child an adjective direction). It would also be amazing if we could check or uncheck specific items/words (such as "digger," which has confused more than a few of my students). Also, since the last update it has been super laggy and the American voice reverts to a British accent during the reinforcer which is frustrating
Could use additions
The idea of the app is great. However, the praise phrases are a bit boring. The reinforcement of building the rocket is fun.
Most importantly, it would be PERFECT if you could actually SELECT which nouns to work on. This is why I bought the app because it said customizable— not very customizable. I work with kids with disabilities and they need repetition, not new words each time.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.