Describe it to me

Describe it To Me is a fun, multi-level game, created to help improve the receptive and expressive language skills in children and adults with the help of describe the picture scenarios. Designed by a certified speech-language pathologist, Describe it To Me employs a game show atmosphere to engage children in their learning like categories learning center while incorporating a variety of questions designed to help clients build a deeper understanding of everyday items.
Designed to facilitate a deep semantic understanding, each picture stimulus has six (6) questions designed to probe and teach a deeper level understanding of these everyday items. In addition to teaching semantic knowledge to children, Describe it To Me can be used to facilitate rebuilding semantic knowledge in adults. 
describe it to me articulation

The best tool for language expansion

When children need supporting, describe it to me is the best help in language expansion. Describe it To Me by smarty ears is sure to be a great app for the busy speech-language pathologist, teacher, parent, or caregiver.

Perfect for all levels from beginning categorization skills to deeper level language skills.

Over 160 high-quality pictures

receptive and expressive language skills

Receptive and expressive Language skills

On the bottom right of the TV is switch with an “R” and an “E”. The “R” stands for receptive and the “E” stands for expressive. Moving the switch to the receptive position gives the student multiple choices, while moving the switch to the expressive position leaves the question open ended for the therapist, teacher or parent to analyze the response. The ability of this switch to be able to be changed throughout the game allows an easy way of providing scaffolding if a student is struggling too much at an expressive level by switching it to receptive, or a great way to add a challenge by changing it to expressive.

semantic improvement game

Keep kids motivated with built-in rewards

Describe it to me includes a total of 32 awards that each student can win when they successfully describe the picture scenarios. One reward is unlocked every time a student answers correctly 10 questions in a row on receptive mode until all 32 are unlocked.

Video Tutorial:

Play Video

The app monitors progress so you have confidence the child is actually improving

describe it to me slides

Perfect for School or Home Practice

The app was developed by speech-language pathologists and can be used both by clinicians, special education teachers or families. We all know that children progress faster when home practice is consistent. Describe it to me can be purchased directly on any iPad.

What are special educators saying?

Great app, but may be best for older kids that can read (as I had to do for this second grader). Not a big deal, but if you were looking for an app that required independence with the younger crowd, this app would not meet that need

Jenna Raybun


This app is well thought out and engaging. The game show theme is versatile so it can be used with a variety of age ranges, great if you have students from different grade levels in a session. You can use it for individual therapy and with groups of up to 5. I was thrilled to see that the categories followed very closely with the format of the EET ( Expanding Expressions Tool ) so this app would be a great companion to that system if you use it in your room as well.

Maureen Wilson


Once you get it right, you have the option of recording yourself repeating the sentence to practice speaking correctly. I LOVE this option

Lauren LaCour

Speech-Language Pathologist

All Smarty Ears Games in one Comprehensive Platform

Access an ever growing data-driven library of learning and therapeutic activities for speech, language and communication skills.