Test of Articulation and Phonology2018-02-10T13:59:16+00:00

Test of Articulation and Phonology (iTap)

The Test of Articulation and Phonology (iTAP) is a standardized measure for assessing the articulatory and phonological abilities of monolingual speakers of English.   This evaluation is to be considered as part of a full speech evaluation to include:  measures of intelligibility, considerations for second language influence, and considerations for the age of acquisition of each phoneme. The iTAP was developed by Barbara Fernandes, Ellen Kester, Mary Bauman, and Scott Prath. The iTap can be used with individuals of all age groups. The iTap is compatible with the iPad running iOS 8.1 or above.

Tap on phonetic transcription to mark errors

The iTap aids in obtaining a complete picture of a client’s overall speech sound abilities by assessing and analyzing errors according to both articulation and phonology.  An examinee may have difficulties with the movement of the speech mechanisms to produce a sound (articulation), with the understanding and application of the correct phonological rules or patterns for production (phonology), or a combination of both.  An understanding of the specific types of errors made by a child will result in an intervention plan that can more appropriately target the child’s underlying speech deficiency.

Results are generated automatically

Instantly access raw scores, standard scores, and confidence intervals.

Gorgeous graphs display common speech errors

An iPad with iTap is all you need for your next articulation evaluation

Download iTap – $74.99