The Bilingual Articulation and Phonology Assessment (BAPA) is a revolutionary assessment tool for speech-language-pathologists looking for an efficient way to assess articulation and phonology. It was developed for the purpose of assessing the articulatory and phonological abilities of monolingual and bilingual speakers of English and/or Spanish. BAPA can also be used to assess articulation and phonology skills of either monolingual English speaker or monolingual Spanish spakers. Best practices for assessment of speech sound disorders for bilingual children recommends an assessment of all languages spoken by the child. Through assessing both languages, one can more easily rule out or explain second-language influences and can describe errors observed in both languages as well as those errors specific to each language. This evaluation is to be considered as part of a full speech evaluation to include: measures of intelligibility, considerations for second language influence, and considerations for the age of acquisition of each phoneme. The BAPA was developed by Barbara Fernandes, Ellen Kester, Mary Bauman, and Scott Prath, and published by Smarty Ears. The BAPA can be used with individuals of all age groups. The BAPA is compatible with the iPad running iOS 7.0 or above.
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Ratings and Reviews
Must-Have for Bilingual Assessment
The BAPA generates an extremely informative, detailed report which is easily emailed or printed. I’ve had a minor bug where it doesn’t print the correct date, but it’s a small price to pay for the great report. It includes a section detailing not only the errors, but automatically generates the percentage correct for manner of articulation and use of phonological processes as well. There are so few tests that actually take bilingual development into account, so this app is quite a rare find.
Great tool to have
This is a wonderful app and the therapists at my clinic love to use it. It has been so helpful in our clinic. Terrific job Smarty Ears!
Ive used it as a screening tool with two students so far and I love it. Its on my ipad so its easy to take into classrooms. Kids are more engaged with IPAD pictures vs. Stimulus books. Highly recommend it. It also generates a report from the results instantly. Bonus its in English & Spanish.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.