Articulate It! – A Smarty Ears App Review

In my opinion, Smarty Ears has one of the best reputations for creating seamless, great looking, and functional apps for speech-language pathologists. Articulate It! is no exception. I was so impressed with this app!

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If you are unfamiliar with Smarty Ears apps, you should know that they hook up with a free app called the Therapy Report Center.

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In the Therapy Report Center, you can add your caseload, their goals, their age, and more.

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From there, you can import/export seamlessly between the Therapy Report Center and Smarty Ears Apps.

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For example, after a session using Articulate It!, you can upload the data to the Therapy Report Center. Then, if you use a different Smarty Ears App next time, you can compare progress between apps.

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You can also print off progress reports from the Therapy Report Center as well. It’s an amazing idea from Smarty Ears and helps me stay organized so much!

Okay now for describing Articulate It! As I stated before, it’s a wonderful app. It’s not only great looking, but it’s intuitive, functional, and takes great data. From there, you can select students, and choose to play either flashcards or matching. Note: If you don’t want to select a student, you can choose Quick Play from the home screen.

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After you select either flashcards or matching, you can designate the sounds/patterns you want to work on with each student you’ve selected. See some of the MANY amazing choices below:

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 As you can see, there are so many options. I can’t imagine an articulation client that this application wouldn’t have thought of! You can also customize each word list AND add custom words!

Below is an example of what you might see if you wanted to do matching:

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One different thing about this app is that is shows you a card (ex: shoelace in the pictures above) and the student has to search for the one match. Each student keeps guessing until they find shoelace. Then the next student’s board pops up containing their sounds.

Below is an example of what you might see if you choose flashcards:

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There are many ways you can change around the settings as well:

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And you can leave notes as needed.

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You can change the picture from word level, phrase level, and sentence level AND take data separately on each!

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And that brings us full circle to the data section of the app. See some example of this section below:

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I absolutely love how the data is presented! It’s color coded, so easy to read, and broken up into well-organized categories. From this section, you can export the data to the Therapy Report Center as I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Overall: I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this app! It works as described, looks great, and provides so much useful data & information. If you are looking for an articulation app, please seriously consider Articulate It!

Disclaimer: I received this product at no cost in exchange for my review. All of the thoughts and opinions expressed are mine.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. I also love this app. The only thing I wish it had was a scoring system like the Super Duper Artic Castle has. That one has correct/incorrect, but it also has the option of scoring as ‘cued’ or ‘approximation’, which can be helpful to know (they are still considered incorrect), as the therapist then knows it was not a total miss, or omission or other sound, but maybe a distorted ‘r’, for example. Wish Articulate It would add this feature, then it would be perfect.

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