" 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 6.3

We have fixed the bug that prevented phrases and sentences to play on iPad

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Wendance ,

Excellent Artic App!

Love this app for articulation practice! The flash cards, matching, stories and guessing games can be selected for phonemes, phonological process and manners of articulation. The multiple scenes add to the background for interest. There are homework sheets that can be sent home or printed for extra practice. This is definitely my go-to app for articulation!

Lulu SLP ,

Best app ever for Artic

Our school board recently bought us all Articulate it! To use in therapy. I love it! It is customizable for each child, engages the child and motivates them to keep going! With over 72 scenes, and a thousand images, the kids never get bored. Collecting data is easy, with option to record and keep notes. One thing I really love is the ability to add your own words. Always very cool to,print certificates. I also use screen shots to send home to accompany the built in homework. I highly recommend this app! Well worth the price!

saynsign ,

Good App

I have been using this app with the children on my caseload for a few months now. I have not encountered any problems with it and love that I can see the percentage correct at the end and that it stores my clients information. I am able to see progress over a number of sessions. There are two things I would love added to this app:

1) I would like to be able to select only certain cards to show
2) It would also be nice to be able to score multiple productions of the same word as I often get the child to repeat the same picture 3-5 times in a row.

Other than that its a great app!


Smarty Ears, LLC
674.7 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

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