Update for iOS 12
Ratings and Reviews
Overall a nice tool for iPad speech therapy tools
First of all this Smarty Ears App has a great variety of exercises. I like being able to choose the number of repetitions. With some modifications this useful app could even be easier for to use. It would be nice if the reinforcing collection of stars by the client was more interactive and more rewarding. Additionally I would like to see a close up of the exercises since the duck's little mouth isn't that easy to spot (although they are exagerrated nicely). As far as interactivity, maybe another option could be a simple identification game where the user could identify lips, teeth, gums, etc. on a big duck head. Overall nice addition to my tools. Kids are so drawn to technology.
Love this app to guide my students in oral motor exercises. However, I still need to give them my own visual cues with models since ducks don't have lips. But the graphics are cute, simple, and they to emulate human mouths. Works great with an Elmo to project on the board for classroom lessons.
My pediatric patients find this app interesting and rewarding. They are more engaged in the activity than they are when simply following my own example or pictures in a book. They enjoy earning the stars at the top of the screen (however, it disturbs my autistic patient that there seems to be no way to earn a 15th star, an that leaves an empty space in the progress bar. I resolve his concern by giving him an actual star sticker to keep). I'm not a fan of the duck's voice, or of the mysterious brown blob at the left of the scene, however, it doesn't bother the kids, and that's really what it's all about, right?
- Smarty Ears, LLC
- 42.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.