Apps For Receptive Language Difficulties

'To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.' - Tony Robbins

How can I find the right app for receptive language difficulties?

Finding the right apps for receptive language difficulties can be very confusing, as there are so many apps to choose from and so many new ones being developed! To help you on your way, here are a selection of apps chosen by The Talking House. Please remember that other apps are available and this is just a sample from us:


Targets: Following instructions; Learning prepositions, nouns and verbs
Price: £2.29
Good for: Children who have poor listening and attention skills, or those children who find it difficult to follow instructions containing more than one piece of information.

This app was developed by speech and language therapists and education experts. It aims to practice listening and language skills. Children are given instructions (by a little alien) containing 1, 2, 3 or 4 main words, depending on how difficult you want to make the game. We recommend you always start with 1 word and work your way up!

Fun With Directions

Targets: Following instructions; Understanding Concepts; Auditory memory
Price: £10.99
Good for: Children who have difficulty with auditory memory or those children who are learning concepts such as ‘give’, ‘open’ ‘close’, ‘top’ and ‘bottom’.

This is an interactive app that gives children directions that they must follow by choosing and moving the correct pictures. It is quite versatile – you can choose a specific concept and choose to have audio delivery of questions or just text.

Language TherAppy

Targets: Comprehension, Naming, Writing and Reading
Price: Full version is £39.99 and there is a LITE version which is free, but this only contains a limited vocabulary.
Good for: Children who need support in all areas of language use.

This app uses same core vocabulary throughout the comprehension, naming, writing and reading sections. They have built-in cues to help each child access the activities.

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