Assessing Articulation and Phonology of Bilingual Students: BAPA iPad app

Bilingual Articulation Phonology Assessment

Assessing Articulation and Phonology of Bilingual Students: BAPA iPad app Assessing articulation and phonology of bilingual students always required a lot of consideration: Making sure I had assessment tools in both languages available, making sure I could look into dialects of Spanish I was familiar with or didn’t remember all the details, gathering protocols and […]

What is new for speech therapists in iOS 11?

IOS 11 apps update

iOS 11 apps update is here and it is one highly anticipated release. For us, as developers, it is always nerve-wracking as some iOS versions are always known to cause new bugs and changes to the apps. However, we are always excited to move forward. Let’s explore some features of iOS 11 that may bring […]

The 8 Areas to Teach for a Well-Balanced Approach to Communication Skills

areas to teach communication skills

As with many things in life, teaching language and focusing on areas to teach communication skills often requires balance. Many subjects need to be addressed from various angles to achieve a balanced whole as a result. When dealing with speech, language, and communication issues, it can be difficult for parents and teachers to engage kids […]

Must have apps for phonological awareness

phonological awareness apps

Phonological Awareness apps are the gateway to one of the most important skills when it come to the basis of learning to read.  Check out these must-have apps including the ones for expressive and receptive language development that will help you teach children the basic skills to start reading like a pro. Profile of Phonological […]

Fun Activities for Expressive and Receptive Language Development

Children need to be able to understand the world around them and to express their thoughts about that world. Both expressive and receptive language development are crucial for proper communication and interaction with others. What is Expressive Language? Expressive language is what a child can communicate verbally or via alternative methods of expressions such as […]

Free feelings downloadable resource

Apart from scrolling through our best speech therapy apps, you may have met our adorable mascot, Clever; he is an adorable duck with lots of personality. Today he is sharing some of his best and worst emotions so we could help you teach these emotions to your students. Feel free to download the free feelings […]

Must have apps for the SLP in middle school

Must have apps for the SLP in middle school Let’s face it, you often feel as if all speech therapy apps were created for the elementary school children. As an SLP service older student you feel left out of the technology revolution that came sweeping our profession. Over the years, Smarty Ears hear from hundreds […]

How can parents help children with speech sound disorders

How can parents help children with speech sound disorders Being a parent can be rewarding but exhausting especially when you have concerns about your child’s speech development. When my first son was young he had a few sound substitutions (replacing one sound with another like wun/run) but he refused to work with me. As a […]

How to Teach Spelling to Your Child

Being a good speller is a gift that many of us don’t appreciate enough. There are so many ways good spelling is essential in everyday life. WHY SPELLING IS IMPORTANT? Poor spelling can greatly affect reading and writing skills. It can hinder your child’s progress in school. Teaching your child to be a better speller […]

How to Teach Phonological Awareness

How to Teach Phonological Awareness What is phonological awareness? Phonological Awareness is the ability to recognize the sounds of words; this is one of the vital skills that students need to acquire for reading and is invaluable for truly picking up a language. This is when kids learn how to work and manipulate the alphabet […]