See Speech in Action!
This App is an interactive teaching tool for practicing Speech Language Pathologists that merges still images with video fluoroscopy in order to make sessions with adolescent children and adult clients more dynamic and engaging. Speech Sounds Visualized is also widely-used as an educational tool for speech language pathology students.
Simply select the sound(s) your client wishes to work on, then watch the stunning x-ray videos accurately show how each sound is formed in the mouth. Additional instructions for each sound are provided by a Speech Language Pathologist so that clients and students may reach expected outcomes earlier. The R-package is especially helpful for children working on that pesky R sound!
*Recording capability enables clients to receive immediate feedback on articulation
*Written instruction provided for every sound in the English phonetic alphabet
*Customer service available directly through the App via email or social media
*No advertisements in order to facilitate learning without distraction
*The only App to provide the innovative merger of still photography with video fluoroscopy
*Phonemes included: p,b,m,w,f,v,t,d,s,z,n,l,k,g,h,sh,zh,ng,y,j,ch,th, vowels, and all vocalic r sounds
Monthly Subscription: Full access to Speech Sounds Visualized for one month.
Annual Subscription: Full access to Speech Sounds Visualized for one year.
Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
Subscriptions automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can cancel anytime or turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account settings.
Speech Sounds Visualized is now free to download! For access to the entire library of speech sounds and features, subscribe for just $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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
- 150.1 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
- Monthly Subscription $4.99
- Annual Subscription $49.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.