Smarty Ears was founded in December of 2009 by Barbara Fernandes, a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Smarty Ears was the first company to create apps geared towards speech therapy for mobile devices. Smarty Ears’ first application, called Smarty Speech, was released in January of 2010 and it has helped many speech therapists to make sessions more dynamic and engaging.
At Smarty Ears we believe technology can help parents and speech therapists improve the communication 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 that can be used by parents, teacher and therapists all with one goal: help to meet the needs of every student with special needs. Several of our applications bring solutions that are not only much more affordable to 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. We currently have over 60 apps in English, and many of our apps include language options in Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian and French.