The Articulation Assessment Toolkit (AAT) is able to provide a very detailed picture of a child's articulation skills immediately after the assessment. Standardized assessment provides a limited picture of a child’s phonetic and phonemic inventory. (Elbert & Gierut, 1986). The AAT app can be used to identify articulation errors patterns in children and adults, while supplementing data obtained from standardized assessments.

The Articulation Assessments Toolkit (AAT) is an individually administered clinical tool for screening, identification, diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of articulation skills in English speaking individuals.

-Collect information regarding an individual’s articulation skills;
-Supplement data of a standardized articulation measure;
-Determine the presence of an articulation disorder;
-Measure treatment efficacy;
-Determine a follow up therapy plan;
-Quick administration of articulation screening;
-Screens articulation skills to determine needs for further assessment.

a.Ability to enter student’s name and track progress over time;
b.Tests all phonemes of the English language including clusters;
c.Offers two options: Screening & Full Assessment
d.Ability to record student’s production with the same tool you are using to administer test;
e.Complements information of standardized measures;
f.E-mail test results immediately after administration;
g.Automatic analysis of speech production by:
h.Provides immediate positive feedback to students throughout the test administration;
i.Sample recording of target word is available as you touch each image;
j.Compatible with the iPod Touch, iPhone & iPad;
k.Ability to add notes on the app during the assessment.

Administration Time for the Screening is between 4 to 8 minutes. Administration of the Full assessment is from 9 to 20 minutes. The administration varies depending on child’s attention span, use of sample recording for target word and use of recording feature.

Recording the errors is very simple. The green phonemes have been enabled to be clicked. Only click on the phoneme if the student has made an error.

For the screening testing once you click on the green phonemes the phoneme becomes red and it records that the student has made an error on that phoneme. If the student has produced the target word accurately proceed to following target.

The AAT was developed by Barbara Fernandes, a Trilingual Speech and Language Pathologist and Smarty Ears.

**A full 20 pages manual is available at
**Mentioned by Apple, inc as "New and Noteworthy app". Currently featured under "What's Hot".

What’s New

Version 7.0

We have made enhancements to iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Krrisstyy ,

Good, but could be better

Great to have such an affordable tool that analyses speech. Some improvements to make it a 5 star would be:
- feels really long when administering to children, could it be shortened?
- ability to skip items that were missed (eg. Hatchet is not in the vocabulary of many children)
- ability to record multiple error processes
- ability to record what a substitution was when part of a process eg. Fronting- which sound was substituted- b, d etc
- a hard copy form where you could enter in substitutions post test. I know this kind of defeats the purpose of the test, but it's a bit cumbersome interrupting after each picture to add what a child has said. Quite quick to add this information in afterwards
- ability to indicate vowel substitutions
- including an stimulus for errors in connected speech


Smarty Ears, LLC
62.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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