***Now with ability to upgrade at a discount***
Whether you’re a speech and language pathologist (SLP), an SLP college student, a parent of children with speech delays, or someone trying to improve their American English accent, you’re going to find this an invaluable application.
A first of its kind in the field, Speech Tutor brings the latest in technology and animation to the world of speech. The animations inside Speech Tutor take the areas of the face that impede the view of tongue placement and positioning and make them transparent. Now one can literally see inside the mouth as the sounds are being made!
Speech Tutor offers a “Side View” and a “Front View” of each sound production, both of which can be viewed at 3 different speeds (slow, medium, fast). The movies can also be paused any given point. With 132 animations in all, Speech Tutor is sure to offer a helpful view and speed for anyone in need.
Speech Tutor does not stop there though. Non SLPs can begin the application by reading an easy to understand “Basics” tutorial which provides the reader with a solid foundation of the basic knowledge needed to know before attempting to improve any/all English consonants. Also provided is detailed text specific to each sound that further describes how each sound is technically made, tips provided by licensed speech and language pathologists, and milestones for when each sound should be acquired and mastered. Along with viewing the animations, one can also view a “Palate” diagram to further demonstrate where on the palate the tongue should be placed.
Last but not least, users of the application can choose to record themselves as they practice their target sounds and then choose to play it before and after a correctly modeled production.
Animations for the following sounds are provided:
P, B, T, D, K, G, N, M, ING, F, V, S, Z, SH, CH, J, L, R (retroflex and bunched), TH (voiced and voiceless) and 4 new vowel animations - /i/, /u/, /a/ and /æ/
Fixed crashing decks, a few typos, images, and audio files.
Ratings and Reviews
Accent Modification Clients as well as Artic therapy!
SPEECH TUTOR has been a biofeedback tool which has significantly helped both articulation and Accent Modification Clients. Why try to explain what to do when you can explain and SEE and HEAR what to do...
SPEECH TUTOR can be used with children and adults who need to SEE the tongue’s relationship to the teeth, lips and jaw movements. The in-depth mouth movements, both front and side, are highly detailed. SPEECH TUTOR provides materials so that there is no longer a need for paper materials, tape or video recording. It’s built-in!
I have invested in several biofeedback apps, and the others simply have not updated for iPad use, which has been a waste of money. Thank you, SPEECH TUTOR, for continued support and updates, which I, and my clients rely on, for making progress in targeted goals and objectives. Best practices!
Front and side views don’t work for all letters
When originally downloaded this app the entire alphabet was shown for front and side view (or so I thought). Instead of purchasing one letter at a time I purchased/upgraded the entire app and now I am unable to play sounds that once appeared on the screen. For example, my daughter couldn’t pronounce “L” and I played the side view and she got it. But now she overgeneralizes and her “Y” sound turned into the “L” sound and now I am unable to play the side view of “Y”. If I am unable to have the side view for letters, I would like to be refunded since I only purchased this full app for the purpose of having side view picture of tongue placement for all of the letters in the alphabet. Please advise.
Developer Response ,
The app clearly states in the description all the animations included.
Love this app!
I upgraded to the pro version about a year ago. My students love it. I like that it makes the hard to see sounds visible and the kids like seeing and hearing themselves with the camera and microphone capabilities. The variety of pictures is great too. I’ve even used it with graduate students to help them improve their understanding of the articulators.
- Synapse Apps LLC
- 504.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © SynapseApps, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Speech Tutor Pro Upgrade $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.