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 www.smartyearsapps.com
**Mentioned by Apple, inc as "New and Noteworthy app". Currently featured under "What's Hot".
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Ratings and Reviews
Great app for SLPs
This is my go to app for testing articulation and phonology. You could choose if you want to do the full test, a quick screener, or the r screener. While doing the test/ screener you could mark errors right away. You could also type in notes to remind you of certain errors or manner of production. Recording is also an option to review later. It could also help the child by using it as an auditory feedback for sessions. They would know they are producing speech sounds better. Another great thing is that you could flip the IPA facing you if you are in front of the child. After the test, you rate their intelligibility in 2 ways: single word and conversational. So there is a touch of subjectivity. I love that the reports are easy for parents to understand. It's very visual. It explains to the parents that there are phonemes that are supposed to be mastered at a specific age. Making them understand that it is important to also work on them at home.
Useful tool and a time saver
While this test is not standardized, it provides detailed information on speech production errors in single words, including types of errors and percentage of errors in specific word positions. It allows for audio recording of responses which can be reviewed later. The option of screening or full assessment is a nice feature, and can be a quick way to monitor progress. The report feature can be a time saver, with reports available for both screening and full assessment.
Makes testing fun and efficient
Sunny has become my favorite artic & phonology testing resource. The pictures are engaging and I have yet to find a client who doesn't enjoy "flipping" the pictures and saying the words. I love the data collection and report that automatically populates with specific errors and diagnostic findings. This app is a great investment for SLPs. No books to get ripped or protocols to run out of!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.