About Smarty Ears

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We support Speech, Language and Learning through Technology

Smarty Ears was founded in December of 2009 by Barbara Fernandes, Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. It was the first company to create apps geared towards speech therapy for mobile devices. Smarty Ears’ first application, now called Articulate Plus, was released in January of 2010 and it has helped many speech therapists to make sessions more dynamic and engaging. Since then, Smarty Ears has released over 60 apps for iPads and iPhones and a web based platform called Speech and Language Academy.

At Smarty Ears we believe technology can help parents and speech-language pathologists improve the communication and comprehension skills of children with speech and language difficulties. Smarty Ears brought to the world a whole new concept of how children will practice their skills. Technology is everywhere, how can we expect children to engage in worksheets and paper flashcards.

The new technology enabled us to deliver fun apps for communication fluency that can be used by parents, teachers and therapists all with one goal: help to meet the needs of every student with communication disorders. Several of our applications bring solutions that are not only much more affordable to clinicians, parents, teachers and school districts but are also very intuitive and easy to customize. This way we know everyone will be able to use it.

Smarty Ears is committed to individuals from all around the world, and we will make sure all of our apps are available in as many languages as possible with all of their FAQs addressed w.r.t multiple communication scenarios in time. We currently have over 60 apps in English, and many of our apps include language options in Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian and French.

who are smarty ears

Who we are:


Barbara Fernandes

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder & CEO

Jonathan Fernandes smarty ears Director

Jonathan Fernandes

Director of Operations & Customer Happiness 

Smarty Ears Midwest Sales Director

Tracie Heckenlively

Speech-Language Pathologist

Midwest Sales Director




Award Winning Company

SLP Apps Award Winner
best mobile app Edublog Awards
Teachers with Apps
Readers choice winner

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