Monday, March 31, 2014

In My APPinion: iName It

APPy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! Here, we are just getting back to the real world after Spring Break! That can be tough, so why not make Monday a little better with a giveaway?! Recently, the creative people from Smarty Ears contacted me about doing an app review on their app,  iName It. 
Smarty Ears did provide me with a free copy of the app, however, all opinions expressed in this review are mine. 
iName it is an app designed by a speech language pathologist for those with word finding difficulties. The app is designed for adults but is age appropriate for kids and adolescents as well. To get started, first choose your user. This app allows for one user at a time. 
Next, choose the room that you want to target. iName It contains 50 nouns that are commonly found around the home. 
Once a room is chosen, the user is presented with a picture of a room filled with common items.The targeted items for that room are pictured at the bottom of the screen. Choose an item by touching it. The rest of the room goes grey and only the item chosen it highlighted. The user is then to name the item. If he/she correctly names the item, they receive a check. If he/she does not, touch the blue circle on the screen. The user will then be prompted with assistance cues. 
The first cue option is a written cue (pencil icon) The patient is presented with the first few letters of the word. 

The next cue is a definition of the word. 

The third cue option is a sentence frame. 
There is also a phonetic cue where the patient can hear the initial part of the word. And last but not least, the patient can be presented with the word. 
 The app also collects and stores data!
I currently work with preschool and school age students. Even though this app was designed for adults with Aphasia, so many of my students' goals were coming to mind as I was trying out this app: vocabulary, describing, categories, life skills, articulation, and answering WH questions... just to name a few! Smarty Ears has done it again and created another wonderful, versatile app that is great for all ages. 
To get more information about the app, you can watch a video here.
iName It currently sells for $14.99. You can download a copy of this app in the iTunes store here
Feeling lucky? The wonderful people from Smarty Ears kindly offered a second app code so I could share this app with one of you! Enter below for a chance to win a copy of iName It!




12 comments:

  1. this app would be an awesome addition to my growing collection!

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  2. Looks interesting. I would love to try it out!

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  3. Looks like a great app!! thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I have a few clients with word finding difficulties. This looks like an interesting app to try with them.
    --Cassandra

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  5. Smarty Ears apps are so good--I have several of them, love them and use them all the time! Would love to add this one to the collection.

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  6. I would love to have this app. Smarty Ears are great!

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  7. This looks great! I can think of some individuals who would definitely benefit from this app!

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  8. I work entirely with preschool aged children but think this would be great for vocabulary, categories and Wh questions!

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  9. I would love this app! I could use it with so many kiddos on my caseload.

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  10. This is really great. I wish I'd had it at the beginning of the school year!

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  11. This looks like a great app to have!

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  12. This is so cool! I'd love to try it with some of my students!

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