QuestionIt

Common Sense Media says

No-pressure way to boost understanding of "wh" questions.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

QuestionIt is meant to be a cooperative activity between a parent, a teacher, or a speech therapist and a child. The directions and information are clear, and everything else is user-friendly and simple to figure out.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

The lite version has a small button on the opening screen that says "buy full app." When selected, it takes you to the App Store.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

The privacy policy is clearly stated on the developer's website: no social media, no location data, no Web browsing.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that QuestionIt is a quality educational app designed to help people with autism and language issues develop and strengthen concepts of language. It provides experience in sorting and answering "wh…" questions by systematically teaching which types of words answer which types of questions. It reinforces with a built-in, color-coded cueing system that can be faded as skills improve. QuestionIt includes a data manager to record the types of questions and percentage correct for each one. The content and vocabulary are good but not always motivating. It's notable in providing errorless questions, wherein only one answer is accepted and kids are moved on to the next question. It reinforces kids with intermittent fireworks.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • discussion
  • presenting to others
  • speaking

Skills

Communication

  • asking questions
  • listening
  • multiple forms of expression

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

QuestionIt is designed so kids can't make mistakes. It is low pressure and offers fun feedback with fireworks.

Learning Approach

Learning is customized to the child's skill level from single words up to paragraphs, and it's supported with varying degrees of cueing. 

Support

The level of support can be customized to a child's skill level to create a challenging but successful learning experience.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • discussion
  • presenting to others
  • speaking

Skills

Communication

  • asking questions
  • listening
  • multiple forms of expression

Kids can learn how to categorize words to answer what, when, where, and who questions. The app offers multi-level support as well as picture symbols to maximize learning. It's expensive compared to many apps, but for kids who really struggle with language and answering these questions QuestionIt is a good app for the money.​

This Learning Rating review was written by ADK AccessAbility

What's it about?

Kids sort words by the types of questions they answer and increase their skill level until they're answering questions about a paragraph. The words, sentences, and pictures have symbols to help non-readers. There are levels of color-coded cueing to help identify the correct answer. Progress data is collected, and reinforcements are given intermittently with fireworks.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

QUESTIONIT is a good educational language app that is specifically designed to help people with language deficits to categorize and answer who, what, when, and where questions. The data it collects is specific and helps a parent, teacher, or speech therapist to identify areas of difficulties, and the color-coded cueing system is a model of best practice for teaching kids using augmentative and alternative communication systems. The price is expensive, but the free lite version allows you to try it before buying it.

Families can talk about...

  • Experiment with the difficulty level and color-coding support to ensure a successful yet challenging experience.

  • Plan conversations after each session​ with your kid, using newly acquired skills to discuss a topic of their interest.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$24.99
Pricing structure:Free to Try, Paid
Release date:September 8, 2013
Category:Education
Size:60.10 MB
Publisher:Language Learning Apps LLC
Version:1.1.1
Minimum software requirements:iO3 3.2 or later

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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