Helping you to understand, and be understood! Select the sound(s) you wish to work on, then watch visually stunning x-ray videos show how each sound is formed in the mouth. Instructions for each sound provided by a Speech Language Pathologist.
This App is a must-have for anyone trying to improve their American English pronunciation, college students studying speech, or older children and adults struggling with articulation problems. The R- package is especially helpful for children working on that pesky R sound!
*Recording capability: record your voice while the video runs, then push play to hear the difference and compare to that which is in the video
*Written instructions: thorough instructions provided for every sound in the English phonetic alphabet
*Customer service: contact the creator of the App, via email or social media, directly through the App
*No advertisements: focus on improving your speech without distraction
*Innovative x-ray videos: we help you to understand and be understood through our unique approach
*Phonemes included: p,b,m,w,f,v,t,d,s,z,n,l,k,g,h,sh,zh,ng,y,j,ch,th, all vowels, and all vocalic r sounds.
Communicate with the SLP creator of Speech Sounds Visualized directly through the App via email!
*New* Phonetics! You can easily toggle between the standard versus phonetic versions in our latest App upgrade. We have also moved the location of the microphone for easier access to recording. You may record yourself at the sound, word, and sentence level!
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Ratings and Reviews
Useful but omits some phonemes
I just purchased this app. I like the fluoroscopic video of the sounds being produced. However, the number of vowels depicted are insufficient (there are about 18 vowels in English if you include the 'r'-colored vowels). They completely left out the /ɔ/, as in 'caught, bought, saw, all' and substitute /ɑ/ as in 'hot', which is probably due to the dialect of the woman who is modeling the phonemes. She most likely doesn't have the vowel /ɔ/ in her personal repertoire, so it is just omitted. However, the vowels in 'cot' vs. 'caught' are separate phonemes in Standard American and RP English! I purchased the R-sound Combinations for an extra 99 cents which includes the diphthongs with the post-vocalic 'r', but what they call the Initial R is not the consonant, rather the post-vocalic 'r' as in 'word, turn, learn, girl, fern'. They left out the retroflexed liquid /r/ as in 'red'. Overall, this is a useful app, however it is deficient in its representation of the entire phonemic inventory of Standard English dialects.
Useful for children with speech challenges
My 6 year-old loves this app and uses it frequently. While using it for the first time, I noticed a marked improvement in the pronunciation of his challenging speech sounds. The combination of the visual instruction with clear audible sounds and the interactive platform all make for a great tool for children. He loves this app and so do I!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review! So glad your child loves it. Speech Sounds Visualized was developed primarily for older children and adults, however some younger children enjoy recording themselves, and this helps them to improve their speech. Keep it going!
Such a fantastic idea! I’ve used this app with kiddos as a visual aid for speech sounds and adults as we discuss structures of swallow function! So glad to have this in my toolbox- highly recommend!
Developer Response ,
Thank you! So glad that you have also found it useful for work with adults who have dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. Visuals like this can really help.
- PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT 1 A OF WHITMAN COUNTY
- 148.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Pullman Regional Hospital
- In-App Purchases
- R-Sound Combinations $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.