Several weeks ago, there was a discussion within the SLPs Talk Apps group about various wh questions apps and the similarities/differences in what they had to offer. With that discussion in mind, I want to share my thoughts on this Smarty Ears app so that you can make up your mind about which app would best meet your needs! Look back at my review of the Super Duper wh questions app if you want to compare. I have also outlined some similarities/differences at the end of this post and included some thoughts on which app might be best for different users.
I would guess that most speech-language therapists who use phones or tablets in therapy will have already purchased an articulation flashcards app. This post, however, will hopefully help anyone just starting out with this technology to make an informed decision. Unlike my previous posts, where I have simply described my point of view on a single app, I want to engage others who use similar apps and allow them to compare and contrast. Since these articulation apps tend to be on the pricier side, reviewers typically only purchase one, and it is difficult to discern how various options “match up.” With this post, I’ll start by reviewing the articulation flashcard app that I use most frequently, but then I am calling on you (fellow #slpeeps!) to share with me how the artic flashcard app(s) you use measures up. This is a bit of an experiment in #slpeep interaction that was inspired by a recent Twitter conversation with Dr. Bronwyn Hemsley (@bronwynah). If you are an SLP using a similar app, participate and let us know why your app should (or shouldn’t) be downloaded by the next curious SLP!
What It Is: Articulation flashcard decks by RinnApps, arranged by phoneme.