RIntensive was developed as a result of “intensive” requests made by our Speech Therapists. Smarty Ears is aware of the high incidence of students seen for their difficulties with /r/.
Fully redesigned since it’s initial release, R-intensive is the most engaging, and comprehensive go-to application for children who need a tool for practicing the production of the phoneme /r/ at the word, phrase, and sentence level. R Intensive contains 3 exciting activities:
1.Flashcards: Allows practice of the r at the word, phrase, and sentence levels. Multiplayer mode supports 1-4 players with individual targets for each student.
2.Matching game: 4x5 rows of cards (20 card decks) make working on your favorite type of R a skill of memory and articulation. Supports 1-4 players per game.
3.Guess What game: students will have fun guessing which R word is described, while at the same time practicing their articulation. If the description clue is ever too difficult simply tap on the hidden image to reveal the answer. Supports 1-4 players.
R Intensive SLP uses a phonetic approach to teaching the “r” sound by creating subgroups that will hopefully make your student more successful in therapy. We have divided the /r/ phoneme at the word level as follows:
rIntensive SLP is the most comprehensive, engaging, and user friendly tool on the market that allows you to not only practice the production of the /r/ phoneme but also tally the percentage of accuracy at the same time with the same tool: your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Other little things that make this app great…
a.Store, review, and email “report cards” from sessions.
b.Print report cards directly from the app (when using an air ready printer)
c.Student report cards feature easy to read graphs for the “flash card” activity that make analyzing results and progress simple and clear.
d.Import a student photo, or choose from one of 50 quality avatars to represent the player.
e.Quick play feature allows those unconcerned with student profiles or data tracking to begin a session a quick way to start a session.
f.Multiplayer capability-All three activities (flashcards, matching, and guess what) can support up to four players.
g.Easy to use, intuitive user interface
h.Build in video tutorial
i.Email support—have a question? Can’t figure things out? We have an easy way to contact us through the app.
We hope that r-Intensive SLP becomes a tool that will help your accuracy levels in teaching the production of the English /r/.
With over 415 target words, stellar images, high quality audio, multiplayer capability, and 3 content rich activities /r/ intensive is the best tool for practicing this "interesting" phoneme.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a good app. I think to make it a great app I would make it more similar to Articulate It. It would be nice to select words or the number of syllables in a word before starting the game. It would also be nice if the reporting page provided the accuracy as a percentage as well as a fraction, gave a list of words that were used and if that word was right or wrong, to make notes on a word, and save recordings of the word.
I LOVE Articulate It and I was hoping that this app was closer to that one. Still, I needed a good multiplayer R app and this one fit the bill.
Great App for R
I love that this app has all of the r variations at different levels and with different activities. It is a great addition to my treatment activities and the kids love it!
Developer Response ,
Thanks you so much for taking the time to write us a review.
Easy to use
I love to use this app as a companion to a game or other activity in therapy. I love that it groups the various /r/ sounds and doesn't lump them all together as a lot of activities do. The kids love using the iPad and will work to be able to use any of these apps. Thanks again smarty ears!
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- Smarty Ears, LLC
- 145.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.