" There are other matching games and other flashcard apps out there, but none as versatile and as near to my therapy philosophy as “Articulate It!”" Patricia Mervine, SLP

Articulate it! is a unique multi-player application created specifically to help children improve their speech sound production. Designed by a certified speech-language pathologist, Articulate it! contains over 2000 images selected for working on English consonant sounds at the word, phrase, sentence and story level. It includes 72 stunning scenes targeting story level. Perfect for all levels of articulation/phonology therapy; potential targets include consonants, digraphs, and consonant clusters. Articulate it! is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad making it the perfect app for the busy speech-language pathologist, teacher, or parent.

Data Collection
When the session is complete, a simple touch to the home button and confirmation tap brings the app to the reports function. A touch to the red arrow beside the student’s name brings up the data for that session. The data includes: date of practice, target phoneme at which level, percent accuracy and number of words attempted. In addition, there are buttons for “recordings,” “words,” and “notes.” Tapping on recordings brings up the student’s recordings during that session. The Words button provides a list of the words attempted that session and the Notes button brings up any notes that may have been written about the session.

Articulate it! has a “settings” button on the home screen and in the app. The settings button allows the user to turn on/off: transition sounds, written word display, random images, word source, moving forward automatically, and displaying the results on the screen.
Articulate it! also creates backup data in iTunes which will allow it to be restored if for some reason the app needs to be deleted or a new iDevice is purchased.
Articulate it! was designed to assist in articulation therapy by utilizing technology to present words and phrases to students while collecting data. Because Articulate it! is a multi-user application it can be easily utilized for group articulation sessions. Articulate it! can be set up to allow data to be collected on multiple utterances of each word allowing high frequency articulation drill to be used for maximum therapy benefit1 without losing the ease in data collection. Alternately, Articulate it! can be set to automatically move forward with a single tap to allow maximum word exposure.
Placement of the written word and phrases for each picture allows the SLP to incorporate a literacy component into therapy.
Response To Intervention

Articulate it! is certified by The REMLE Project to adhere to evidence-based practices and, based on the results of the study, effective in treatment of the triad of impairments.The easy data collection provided by Articulate it! encourages use with RTI. The multi-player component allows students in RTI and on IEPs to be in the same therapy session. The individual student data collected each therapy session is saved in chronological order allowing for ease of progress monitoring. The busy SLP or educator can see at a glance the phonemes targeted, position targeted, and overall accuracy. In addition, the app allows data to be exported to the Therapy Report Center for easy report writing and integration with other speech-language goals.

1. Over 1000 words - 3000 word,phrases,sentences
2. Add your own words & images to the app
3. Built-in audio
4. Flashcard & matching game mode
5. Voice recorder & Camera mode
6. Built-in Homework
7. Generate Certificates for your students

What’s New

Version 6.1

Now you can keep any edits you make to the word lists saved to each child!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
Lydia, SLP ,

Lydia, SLP

I have been using this app as my go-to artic app for over a year now. I loves the fun themes, the options for phrases and sentences, and the options to choose phonological processes. Most sounds have a good variety of pictures, and I love being able to choose the number of syllables in target words. One things I would love to see in the app is more variation for /r/ and categories for the vocalic /r/ variations. This would be so helpful and time saving for all of the /r/ kiddos out there! Also, I second some of the other reviews in that it would be very helpful to be able to save specific words to certain kiddos. Other than those two things, I love this app, especially for the price!

Gloworm693 ,

My go to artic app

I really like the recent updates. I use this in artic therapy all the time. So much easier than flash cards and it keeps data for me. My students love the different backgrounds. I like being able to choose sounds by location. Also, being able to choose phonological processes.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your positive review! People tent to not take the time to appreciate when great things are created. I am glad you stand out from the crowd.

jonn-b ,


Love this app...easy to use and enjoyable for students. Good variety of pictures and phonemes in all word positions. Love that I can send myself a report with daily data...makes prep for meetings very easy!😊


Smarty Ears, LLC
674.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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