I was fortunate to be able to try out the Sunny Articulation Phonology Test App by Smarty Ears! Just note, the opinions are all mine!
This $29.99 app is a great tool for traveling SLPs. It is easy to use to quickly assess articulation and phonology of your students.
First, you can quickly insert a student profile:
Then you can decide if you want to do a screening of full evaluation.
“Administration Time for the Screening is between 4 to 8 minutes. Administration of the Full assessment is from 9 to 20 minutes. The administration varies depending on child’s attention span, use of sample recording for target word and use of recording feature.”
Students can record and play back their productions. The images show the picture, word, and phonetic spelling. If you touch the word, students will be provided with a model production. All you have to do is click on the phoneme that a student has made an error on. This will collect the data for you!
As you click the blue arrows to go through the exam, students are prompted with reinforcement automatically to help with motivation!
Once completed, you will be able to rate the intelligibility.
The app automatically collects data and develops a score report that is stored your app. This is great for progress monitoring over time.
Images from the full evaluation: similar format just longer in length.
For both the screening and full evaluation, at any time, you can click the “notes” tab to jot down notes for yourself. No paper necessary! As you can see, I typed in the error but you can type in whether a student was stimulable or not and what the student produced instead of the target sound.
Again, at the end of the full evaluation, you will be prompted to rate the intelligibility.
The score reports have various tabs to get information on position, manner, voicing, list of words and more.
When in the score reports, if you click the “+”, you can access the notes you wrote, email results, review audio recordings and print results. So easy to use!
Overall, this app is great for quick assessments and progress monitoring. It is perfect for a traveling SLP. It is also great if you have a budget and want a cheap screening tool. A full manual is available at www.smartyearsapps.com.