Articulate-It: Review and Giveaway!

I am always looking for different articulation apps to use with my students.  It is nice to have a variety of pictures and target words to use.  So, when Smarty Ears approached me about reviewing their newest version of Articulate-It, I jumped at the chance!


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.

 Words:
 Phrases:
 Sentences:

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 I love about this report card, is that if you recorded anything during the session, it is all saved for you.  When you press recordings, each separate recording pops up for the words that you recorded.
 
You can then share this data by emailing, printing, or sending it to Therapy Report Center.


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!

You can purchase Articulate-It at the iTunes store HERE for $38.99, or you can have a chance to win a copy with my giveaway!

Giveaway!
Smarty Ears was nice enough to give me an extra code to give away to one lucky person!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

** 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!

29 comments:

  1. I would love to win this! It is very aesthetically pleasing & extremely thorough! :)

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Joanne

    JoanneShankSLP@gmail.com

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  2. My kids would love this!

    elizabeth.mcgeehan@gmail.com

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  3. Sounds like a great app!

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  4. The rotate part! Some students get upset if they feel like they aren't doing well, so I like this option!

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    1. I totally agree! I have students who get upset when they see me hit the check or x.

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  5. I like that this app addresses phonological processes also.

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  6. Love the data tracking. I have students that love to see how they are doing during each session.

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  7. Krysta VanderVeenApril 13, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    I would LOVE this. I just received an iPad from my school district and have been looking at buying this app!

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    1. Krysta VanderVeenApril 13, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      I think my favorite parts of it would be the data tracking and the ability to select the # of syllables.

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    2. I agree- I love selecting the # of syllables! Have fun with your new iPad!

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  8. Anything to make articulation more engaging is fantastic!!

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  9. This looks like such a great app! I love that it keeps track of data for you. I can tell it would keep my kids motivated. Thanks for the giveway!!

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  10. I like how you can determine the target words by number of syllables.

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  11. There is so much in this app to be able to just pick out one thing that I would like about it. However, I have never seen anything that really addressed the phonological processes quite like this does. Also the reporting makes it nice.

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  12. I love all the setting adjustments

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  13. This would be great for my children. Two really important things of an app is child engaging as well as customizable for the teacher/parent.

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  14. i love all of the smarty ears apps and would love to add this one to my library.

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  15. I updated this last night & now it won't open! if you already have it, don't update until they get this kink worked out!

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    1. I think I saw something on their iTunes post of the product about this. Something to do with a white screen... They said to contact: support@smartyearsapps.com

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  16. I really need this app to use during my short individual artic sessions! Something motivating and efficient is essential! I also like the option of syllables and phonological processes

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  17. What do I like best? Everything! I need an artic app and this looks great :) If I had to pick one thing, I'd say the data collection option.

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  18. I love the ability to keep records and how complete it is! Great for phonological processes!

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  19. This app would be a great addition to my other artic apps. I like how you can select the number of syllables.

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  20. This app looks great! Always good to have different activities, and I love the phonological processes!

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  21. I love the variety of options and the data collection!!

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  22. I am always looking for new activities to do with my artic kiddos! Those Webber cards, although a great resource, can only go so far :) The Phonological Processes piece would be fantastic!

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  23. I love the updated features and the data tracking!

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  24. I love that you can remove the written word. So many of my kids rely on that!

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