{App Reviews} Two Splingo apps: the newly updated Splingo’s Language Universe & the Receptive Language Assessment

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{App Reviews} Two Splingo apps: the newly updated Splingo’s Language Universe & the Receptive Language Assessment

My patients LOVE the Splingo character so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to add these two apps to my SLP toolbox!

Splingo’s Language Universe by The Speech And Language Store LLP
https://appsto.re/us/c0urB.i, $2.99

This affordable app has lots of great content to target several different language goals. I love the space theme and getting to build a rocket for Splingo!

  • Level 1 – contains instructions of 1 main word (ex: “find the apple”)
  • Level 2 – contains instructions of 2 main words (ex: “find the red apple”)
  • Level 3 – contains instructions of 3 main words (ex: “find the big red apple”)
  • Level 4 – contains instructions of 4 main words (ex: “give the big red apple to the boy”)

Includes nouns, verbs, prepositions & adjectives. The app is customizable so you can create a combination of levels and word types to a child’s developmental level. Includes US and UK voice options.

My wishes for a future app update would be a listing of the specific targets included in each area at each level and being able to pick specific targets. This would make it easier for SLPs to select the specific targets being addressed for a particular patient. It would be nice to have a “pro” version of this app that offered the options to set up multiple users and data collection. Their assessment app offers that but since it is for assessment purposes the child does not have the opportunity to try again if they miss an item.

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Receptive Language Assessment with Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/JN3NF.i, $24.99

  • Assess a variety of word/sentence types at 4 increasing levels of complexity
  • Generate clear, professional reports at the touch of a button and print via email for intervention planning and inclusion in client’s records.
  • I like the option of being able to see the content included by e-mailing yourself a blank copy of the report & the detailed in-app instructions.
  • Create multiple client profiles including thumbnail photos
  • Select US or UK vocabulary options
  • Select US or UK audio options
  • Real voice (not synthesized)
  • Save an assessment part-way through and return at a later date
  • Select start and end point based on your clients language levels
  • Trial items in demo mode to allow the student/client to become familiar with the assessment format
  • Include/exclude reward system featuring our entertaining alien, Splingo
  • Include/exclude the written sentence to assist comprehension, or for use as a reading comprehension assessment

Includes a variety of word and sentence types at four different levels of complexity:

  • 1 main word – object nouns, person nouns, location nouns, verbs, prepositions, size adjectives, color adjectives and attribute adjectives
  • 2 main words – seven different sentence types e.g. object-person, adjective-object etc
  • 3 main words – seven different sentence types, e.g. adjective-object-location, person-action-location etc
  • 4 main words – seven different sentence types, e.g. object-preposition-adjective-location, person-action-preposition-location

My wish for a future app update would be an option for a PDF version of the report. It would also be fun to get to build Splingo’s rocket or something similar at the end of the assessment or when it is paused to resume later.
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Disclaimer: I received these apps via promo codes from the developer. No compensation was received to review them and my opinions are strictly my own.
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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