Using themes in articulation therapy

Using themes in articulation therapy Oh! The thematic units, don’t we all love them? Theme based intervention is a common practice during speech and language sessions. Generally speaking, using themes is something that we think about more for language based interventions than speech and articulation interventions. Be it the best apps for aphasia to help […]

Three essential apps for individuals with aphasia

When individuals suffer a stroke, the changes in their lives can have devastating effects. With the help of skilled professionals such as speech-language-pathologist, occupational therapists and physical therapists, stroke survivors can learn to cope with their disability of recover functions lost with the help of some of the best apps for aphasia. There are a […]

The anatomy of an educational app update

We have been making apps since 2009 and throughout the years we have made hundreds of updates throughout our apps. Creating educational apps requires a great deal of upkeep. We always want to make sure our apps don’t get left behind. When we started creating apps in 2009, the iPad was not even out yet. […]

Bridging the Gap Between Reading Comprehension and Speech Difficulties Through Appsread

reading comprehension and speech difficulties

Reading and speaking are directly related. Though you can read without speaking, thoughts usually come from absorbed information in which reading is a big part, and speech is the expression of thoughts. Reading, including reading comprehension, therefore, can be a problem for children with speech difficulties. In fact, studies have shown that children who have […]

Screening or Testing Articulation on the iPad. Which app should I choose?

Throughout the years we all have gotten the routine of speech articulation screener testing down: Look for clean protocols, or buy them if we run out, find the test and dig out the scoring book. During the test we rush to transcribe what we have heard and then we spend double the time we spent […]

Which one is (really) the best articulation app for iPad?

We’ve seen the question a million times on Facebook, twitter and other social media: “What is the Best Articulation app?” This well intentioned question often comes up from someone who is either just become a Speech Therapist or is a Newbie to the world of app on the iPad, or perhaps someone who is just […]

Creating multilingual apps for speech therapy: The challenge

The iPad has allowed publishers to expand their reach across borders. As apps are created and published on the app store, the developer has the choice to make them available around the world. Developers can specifically select in which countries they want their app to appear.When it comes to speech and language apps things get […]

Smarty Ears 2015 to 2022: Year Review

Smarty ears review of the year 2015 just flew by, didn’t it? It is at times hard for us to believe all that we accomplished this year. As early as the 8th day of the year, Smarty Ears was pleased to announce the release of our first app of the year: Yes/No Barn. Designed and […]