Articulate-It is an app that has been around for a bit, but has gotten a makeover. Version 3.2 has some great new updates, including being able to import students from Therapy Report Center, having three levels of practice: Words, Phrases, and Sentences, and my favorite- selecting target words by syllable numbers. I have a few students who are really struggling with multi-syllable words. This is the first app that I have seen on which you can specifically target multi-syllable words.
To begin this app, you can either "Select a Player" to track data, or use the "Quick Play" button to start right away. If you use the Quick Play option, you will be able to track data for that session only, it will not save your data.
After you select your player (or players), you will customize your session by selecting the sounds you want to target. The first screen that pops up asks if you want your focus to be based on one of four options: Phonemes, Phonological Processes, Manner of Articulation, or Number of Syllables.
There are 26 phoneme options, 8 options for phonological processes, 7 options for manner of articulation, and 4 options for number of syllables.
I love all of the options available!
After you select your options of play, press the Done button, and the app will go to your targets.
Once on this page, you will be able to select to work at one of three different levels, but what is great is that you can switch while you are working. The app will track data for any level that you target during a session.
There are several adjustments you can make in the Settings. You can choose to take off the written word, manage sounds, and choose if you want to display results on screen. You can take Notes during sessions, and these notes will be saved with your data on the student's report card for the session. I like the Rotate button, because you can rotate the picture toward the student, but keep the data area facing you. You can also choose to Record and playback. The recordings are also saved in the student's report card.
When you are finished, you press the Home button, and then press Terminate Session. On the report card page, you then choose a student and can view their data.
What Do I Think?
I honestly think this app is great! My students were engaged with it, and I loved the customization I was able to do for each student. I especially love the data report that you get for each student. The only thing I could see that would make it even better, was if you could check a response as "almost there."
I know that this app is going to take over as my go-to app for articulation!
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** I was provided with a copy of this app by Smarty Ears in order to complete this review. I was not compensated in any other way for the review. Thank you Smarty Ears for giving me this opportunity!