***Now with ability to upgrade at a discount***

Whether you’re a speech and language pathologist (SLP), an SLP college student, a parent of children with speech delays, or someone trying to improve their American English accent, you’re going to find this an invaluable application.

A first of its kind in the field, Speech Tutor brings the latest in technology and animation to the world of speech. The animations inside Speech Tutor take the areas of the face that impede the view of tongue placement and positioning and make them transparent. Now one can literally see inside the mouth as the sounds are being made!

Speech Tutor offers a “Side View” and a “Front View” of each sound production, both of which can be viewed at 3 different speeds (slow, medium, fast). The movies can also be paused any given point. With 132 animations in all, Speech Tutor is sure to offer a helpful view and speed for anyone in need.

Speech Tutor does not stop there though. Non SLPs can begin the application by reading an easy to understand “Basics” tutorial which provides the reader with a solid foundation of the basic knowledge needed to know before attempting to improve any/all English consonants. Also provided is detailed text specific to each sound that further describes how each sound is technically made, tips provided by licensed speech and language pathologists, and milestones for when each sound should be acquired and mastered. Along with viewing the animations, one can also view a “Palate” diagram to further demonstrate where on the palate the tongue should be placed.

Last but not least, users of the application can choose to record themselves as they practice their target sounds and then choose to play it before and after a correctly modeled production.

Animations for the following sounds are provided:
P, B, T, D, K, G, N, M, ING, F, V, S, Z, SH, CH, J, L, R (retroflex and bunched), TH (voiced and voiceless) and 4 new vowel animations - /i/, /u/, /a/ and /æ/

What’s New

Version 3.2.4

Fixed crashing decks, a few typos, images, and audio files.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

LS* ,

Nice Articulation App

I just recently upgraded to SPEECH TUTOR PRO. This app provides nice animation to show what is happening in the mouth while making speech sounds. I like the ability to save specific sounds to a child's profile so that you don't have to reselect the each time. The pictures are clear and presented on white backgrounds.
I have had some problems with the app crashing. I hope this gets fixed soon.

Sunset891 ,

Awesome app but very misleading

I just purchased this app. I got the regular one and it doesn’t have everything that is advertised. You’re only getting the videos for about 20 sounds along with half the home page promoting the pro version for another $20. Very helpful but definitely not worth the cost if you aren’t getting what is advertised. I desperately need this for my kids and it looks like it has been developed by some amazing professionals. So I upgraded to the pro version. But because of the misleading advertising and the price of it I would be weary purchasing anything else by the same developers. Even though this is probably worth the price, I feel a bit cheated. I would recommend the developers offering a lite version for a few videos of a few sounds to try out first (at no cost). Then offer the pro version for anyone that wants more. $20 to test it out and be bombarded with an ad isn’t going to make your customers happy.

Madtha ,

Accent Modification Clients as well as Artic therapy!

SPEECH TUTOR has been a biofeedback tool which has significantly helped both articulation and Accent Modification Clients. Why try to explain what to do when you can explain and SEE and HEAR what to do...

SPEECH TUTOR can be used with children and adults who need to SEE the tongue’s relationship to the teeth, lips and jaw movements. The in-depth mouth movements, both front and side, are highly detailed. SPEECH TUTOR provides materials so that there is no longer a need for paper materials, tape or video recording. It’s built-in!

I have invested in several biofeedback apps, and the others simply have not updated for iPad use, which has been a waste of money. Thank you, SPEECH TUTOR, for continued support and updates, which I, and my clients rely on, for making progress in targeted goals and objectives. Best practices!


Synapse Apps LLC
504.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Speech Tutor Pro Upgrade $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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