Sunday, February 2, 2014

Articulate It! - Discounted from $38.99 to $19.99 for limited time only!

The folks over at Smarty Ears have another great discount to share.  Articulate It! has been reduced from $38.99 to $19.99 for a limited time.  This app was developed by a Speech Language Pathologist and features over 1000 words and more than 3000 phrases and sentences.  It can be used to address both articulation and phonological skills.  Data collection and customization features make it practical and efficient.  This app is compatible with the Smarty Ears' Therapy Report Center.  It allows for multiple players, making it ideal for group therapy or Response to Intervention students.  Sale ends 2/3/14.  Don't miss out on this great deal!

If you would like to take advantage of the discounted price for Articulate It! ($19.99 limited time only, normally $38.99, iPhone/iPad,) please show your support for Smart Apps for Special Needs by using the link provided:

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From iTunes:

Articulate it! is a unique multi-player application created specifically to help children improve their speech sound production. Designed by a certified speech-language pathologist, Articulate it! contains over 1000 images selected for working on English consonant sounds at the word and phrase level. Perfect for all levels of articulation/phonology therapy; potential targets include consonants, digraphs, and consonant clusters. Articulate it! is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad making it the perfect app for the busy speech-language pathologist, teacher, or parent. 

Data Collection 
When the session is complete, a simple touch to the home button and confirmation tap brings the app to the reports function. A touch to the red arrow beside the student’s name brings up the data for that session. The data includes: date of practice, target phoneme at which level, percent accuracy and number of words attempted. In addition, there are buttons for “recordings,” “words,” and “notes.” Tapping on recordings brings up the student’s recordings during that session. The Words button provides a list of the words attempted that session and the Notes button brings up any notes that may have been written about the session. 

Articulate it! has a “settings” button on the home screen and in the app. The settings button allows the user to turn on/off: transition sounds, written word display, random images, word source, moving forward automatically, and displaying the results on the screen. Articulate it! also creates backup data in iTunes which will allow it to be restored if for some reason the app needs to be deleted or a new iDevice is purchased. 

Articulate it! was designed to assist in articulation therapy by utilizing technology to present words and phrases to students while collecting data. Because Articulate it! is a multi-user application it can be easily utilized for group articulation sessions. Articulate it! can be set up to allow data to be collected on multiple utterances of each word allowing high frequency articulation drill to be used for maximum therapy benefit1 without losing the ease in data collection. Alternately, Articulate it! can be set to automatically move forward with a single tap to allow maximum word exposure. Placement of the written word and phrases for each picture allows the SLP to incorporate a literacy component into therapy. 

Response To Intervention 
Articulate it! is certified by The REMLE Project to adhere to evidence-based practices and, based on the results of the study, effective in treatment of the triad of impairments.The easy data collection provided by Articulate it! encourages use with RTI. The multi-player component allows students in RTI and on IEPs to be in the same therapy session. The individual student data collected each therapy session is saved in chronological order allowing for ease of progress monitoring. The busy SLP or educator can see at a glance the phonemes targeted, position targeted, and overall accuracy. In addition, the app allows data to be exported to the Therapy Report Center for easy report writing and integration with other speech-language goals. 

1. Over 1000 words - 3000 word,phrases,sentences 
2. Add your own words & images to the app 
3. Built-in audio 
4. Flashcard & matching game mode 
5. Voice recorder & Camera mode 
6. Built-in Homework 
7. Generate Certificates for your students

The phrase "built in multi-player data collection" is like music to Sarah's ears.    

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