Disclaimer: A copy of this app was provided to me; however, the opinions expressed are my own!
It's time for another app review! This time, I am reviewing iName it from Smarty Ears. This app is currently on sale in the app store for $14.99. Initially, I thought this app was geared more towards adults. After some exploring, I think it will definitely work with children as well. Specifically, it works well for anyone who has difficulty recalling functional words in the household.
There is a choice of 5 rooms, including the bathroom, bedroom, garage, kitchen, and living room:
Once you choose a room, you will see a room with a variety of items. Along the bottom of the screen, you will see all the items that you can touch and see in a larger view.
If the client isn't able to name it right away, there are a variety of cues that can help with word retrieval. You can hear a phonemic cue, complete a phrase, the whole word, or a semantic clue (a place to store dishes). This is great for learning what kinds of cues work best for each client.
What I Liked:
-ability to target following directions along with vocabulary (touch the cupboard, then the cup)
-expansion of utterance (I see the ____, The ____ is in the kitchen)
-realistic pictures are awesome for a lot of my kids
-clean, uncluttered presentation of rooms
What I Would Love To See:
-ability to touch the item and hear the word: I think this would work really well with some of my kids with autism, because I think they would be able to start connecting the verbal word with the item
-ability to only choose one type of cue at a time
Overall, I think this is a great app for vocabulary development, answering "where" and "what" questions, and learning functional life skills items.
Smarty Ears has provided me with a copy to give away, so please enter below!