Speech Racer: The first speech therapy app to use speech recognition to grade articulation!

“This is very exciting! This is the direction we need speech technology to go.” Samuel Fletcher, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, AuD.

"This is light years ahead of anything else out there."
-K. Hart M.S. CCC-SLP

START YOUR ENGINES! Speech Racer has raced into the future of speech apps by changing traditional “R” therapy into an engaging and responsive game! Your child won’t want to stop practicing as he or she hears the roar of the engine and the thrill of the finish line with each correctly articulated word.
Designed as a reinforcement tool for children and youth who struggle to pronounce the “R” sound consistently, Speech Racer is the first and only speech recognition and articulation grading software in speech therapy! Speech Racer listens to a user’s actual speech, breaks down the spoken word or phrase, analyzes the quality of the “R” sound in the sample, and provides a visual score on one of the 4 racing meters.

Thanks to the built-in scoring tools and free curriculum available online, users can quickly discover which of the 36 “R” word lists they need to practice and improve on. Users can record their scores for individual words, receive comprehensive scoring percentages for all words practiced, and review trouble words quickly.

Speech Racer provides immediate reinforcement for proper “R” productions as well as feedback for approximated attempts. With self-monitoring and visual feedback, students can solidify their understanding of proper articulation patterns and develop consistent speech habits that will carry over into their everyday speech.

Put the “pedal to the metal” with your child’s progress of the “R” sound! DOWNLOAD SPEECH RACER TODAY!
-Who is Speech Racer designed for?
Speakers 6 years old and older who have difficulty saying the “R” sound consistently or in specific word settings.

-How does speech recognition work in speech therapy?
Speech Racer is a biofeedback analysis tool that analyzes spoken words and rates the quality of the best “R” sound in the sample word on one of the racing-themed meters.

Speech Racer Features
Speedometer (incremented – 27 levels)
Track (incremented – 25 levels)
Pit Stop (simple – 3 levels)
Lights (simple – 3 levels)

-Sound effects
Engine, Bell, None

- Word Lists –
36 lists of “R” words!
Initial R, Vocalic R, Blends
Initial, Medial, Final positions

Over 300 flashcards of “R” words!
Flashcard border changes colors to match scoring for easy review
Flashcards with words and corresponding images
Turn flashcards on or off
Ability to randomize flashcards

Score words based on meter rating
Receive final session score and ratio
Flashcards change to match score

Practice difficult flashcards that were scored in one of the three categories (Red, Yellow, Green)
Review improves the session final score
Screenshot scoring page for easy reporting

Use free, available online curriculum to identify target word lists and keep track of progress.

Tutorials, FAQs, and hints available in the app
Register to receive tutorial videos

What’s New

Version 1.2

Microphone bug fixed and app updated for latest version of IOS

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

mca4444 ,

Does not work

It goes to yellow for every word I say, whether it has an r in it or not.

Marshlady ,

Very motivating for kids

Although sometimes the sensitivity is off, kids find this app so motivating that it forces them to continually practice perfecting their R sound. They love it.

kkfijcow ,

If I say hi loudly I get 100 percent

If I say bye I get 100 percent

App Privacy

The developer, SmartPalate International, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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SmartPalate International, LLC
33.1 MB

Requires iOS 13.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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