Splingo's Language Universe
By The Speech And Language Store LLP
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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 the Receptive Language Assessment with Splingo app and the exciting new Pronouns with Splingo app.
Mentioned by the American Speech-Langugage-Hearing Association in their article 'Apps: An Emerging Tool for SLPs
Reviewed in the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Bulletin magazine:
4* "this app is a fun, interactive way of working on comprehension language targets [...] I used the game with children aged 6 to 11 with auditory memory and semantic difficulties and all enjoyed the app immensely"
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.
•Children’s interactive game for listening and language skills (iphone, ipad and ipod touch)
•Developed by Speech and Language Pathologists/Therapists and a teacher with collective experience of over 25 years
•Completely customisable to create a combination of levels and word types to suit your child’s developmental level.
•High quality images and animations
•Interactive drag and drop gameplay
•Motivating progressive reward system
•Thousands of word and sentence possibilities
•US and UK options based on educational vocabulary
•Option for on-screen written instructions for use as a literacy aid
"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."
"I am a Speech Language Pathologist in the US working in an elementary school--ALL of my students love this app. It's great for so many different levels of language learning."
Parent of a child with Downs Syndrome:
"I thought it was great and the best app yet that i have come across for dealing with all the concepts that are facing him currently, e.g. Listening skills, memory skills etc. so well done ! and look forward to your next one ! He loves the iPad but would have a low tolerance for learning apps on it – so am constantly looking for an app that will hold his attention. This is the first one in a long time that worked!"
What's New in Version 2.1
This version adds the ability to save a games postion
Great for listening skills
I am a speech language therapist with lots of difficult to engage preschoolers on my caseload. This game is so fun and motivating that they often choose it over the nonsense games. It is customizable so that it may be appropriate for practicing very basic language concepts like object identification or simple descriptive features, or it can be modified to help kids practice listening for multiple attributes, spatial terms, possessive terms, etc.
I like to have the children repeat the alien's directions back to me before they perform them so they get the chance to practice expressive language skills, too. I could go on and on about this app and how it's such a good way to carry over SLP goals in a fun and very motivating way!
Worth every penny! I look forward to other apps by this developer. Would be great to have a Spanish version!
My delayed 4 year old was only a little into this game until one day he had the iPad alone and when I came in he'd unknowingly checked ALL the levels! (he just was making check marks!) he totally rocked the game! Surprise! Who knew you'd find out just HOW much he understands? Now he loves the game and plays it a lot! Anyway, even disregarding this... I do really like this game. I like that there are so many different levels. I think the building the rocket, etc, is interesting, but I think it could be more so if the child actually had to drag the piece or alien or food, etc, to a place instead of the app pretty much doing it for you.
I thought it was great before the upgrade, but really like it now with the standard American sound. The only problems are the voice no longer matches the number shown on the count down so we have a lag in therapy while we wait and I have noticed a pronounced lag in response when we touch Splingo to get the direction repeated. I also want to add my vote to keeping track of each child's progress and having an option to save the game or start over as well as keeping a chart of skills mastered (learned). I highly recommend this App anyway!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 13, 2012
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 105 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: The Speech And Language Store LLP
- © Talking Wizard LLP
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.