" 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 6.0

We fixed a variety of bugs!

Ratings and Reviews

Pretty good, could be better

Kthru6 SLP

I like this app because it includes not just the consonant sounds, but also common phonological processes, which is an advantage over many other apps. However, this app does not have the ability to save the stimulus words i have selected for a child. So, I was sad when I spent 8-10 minutes selecting from several hundred words for final consonant deletion to have them disappear when I closed the app and came back to it, that my selections were not saved. this took some of the functionality away, and considering I have 50 kids or so, I need to be able to set up this app and save it for the next session, because the same kid will be working on the same words. Developers, please fix this so SLPs can give it a higher rating!

Great app


I really like this app however, I noticed an error in voiced th word choices. Under voiced th the word clothes is an option. I know clothing has the voiced th, however, clothes does not. With that said, I have really enjoyed the app.

Very nice, comprehensive app


This app has clearly established itself as my go-to artic app over time; it is probably my most used app overall too. My earlier review stands, though I realize now that not all artic apps let you set separate targets for different clients. That's become key for me.
I have several other articulation specific apps, and there are many things I like about Articulate It. Of course, I like that you can put multiple children into the app, and keep data for multiple kids - each with their own targets, of course. That seems fairly standard. Pictures are decent, reward sounds are cute, and varied, which is nice. And you can pick your target by manner, process or phoneme. But what I LOVE that it remembers your most recent setting for each kiddo (e.g., initial /f/ for kiddo A, and final /sh/ for kiddo B), so you don't have to spend time inputting that data each session. Oh, another pro is that if you want to practice at the sentence level, it stays on sentences (versus switching to words for every target).
The only con is that target sentences often contain multiple instances of the target sound, and often in more difficult contexts - I find this to be a problem in all artic apps though, not just this one.


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