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Back to School App sale: Screening and assessment apps by Smarty Ears

Back to School App sale: Screening and assessment apps by Smarty Ears

 

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It is here! Summer is almost over but we brought something that will make your week shine ( besides seeing those adorable faces back to school!).

We have a back to school screening and assessment app sale! Six of our apps: all for screening and assessment are on sale until august 26th, 2014.

Checkout the apps on sale starting today:

1. Bilingual Articulation and Phonology Assessment- Standardized! (Full: $84.99Now: $54.99)

About: The Bilingual Articulation and Phonology Assessment (BAPA) was developed for the purpose of assessing the articulatory and phonological abilities of monolingual and bilingual speakers of English and Spanish.  BAPA can also be used to assess articulation and phonology skills of either monolingual English speaker or monolingual Spanish spakers.

 

Download Here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bilingual-articulation-phonology/id460830225?mt=8

 

2. Sunny Articulation and Phonology Test: (Full: $49.99Now: $29.99)

About: The Sunny Articulation Phonology Test Kit  is a qualitative screening and assessment tool that can be can be used to identify articulation errors and phonological difficulties. Sunny can be used as a stand alone tool or in combination with other paper based testing materials. The Sunny Articulation Phonology Test Kit (SAPT-K) is an individually administered clinical tool for screening, identification, diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of articulation skills in English speaking individuals. Sunny is the application that will save you not just minutes, but hours on assessment procedures, error identification, caseload management and report writing. Test administration is not only more efficient but also more engaging for students. The results provide a complete written report and a comprehensive overview of the articulation and phonology inventory of the student tested.

Download Here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sunny-articulation-phonology/id371280343?mt=8

 

3. Common Core Early Language Screener: ($24.99Now: $19.99)

About: The common core standards are expectations set out by the states regarding what students are expected to  learn from kindergarden through 12th grade in order to be prepared for postsecondary education (www.corestandards.org). The Common Core Early Language Screener (CCELS) is a screening tool used to identify  weaknesses in early language skills. The CCELS was designed to be used with Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and first grade aged children; however, the screener can be used for other groups if needed. 

Download Here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/common-core-early-language/id541400223?mt=8

 

4. Basic Concept Skills Screener: ($24.99Now $14.99)

About: Basic Concepts Skill Screener (BCSS) is a quick, motivational screening tool created to help assess the basic concept skills in children. Designed by certified speech-language pathologists, BCSS uses technology to engage clients while assessing their school readiness skills. Perfect for all levels from preschool to early elementary, BCSS assesses the concept skills needed for pre-reading and math skills. The Basic Concepts Skills Screener is sure to be a great app for the busy speech-language pathologist, teacher, parent, or caregiver.

Download Here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/basic-concepts-skills-screener/id670072162?mt=8

 

5. Profile of Phonological Awareness: (Full:$29.99Now: $9.99)

About: The Profile of Phonological Awareness (Pro-PA) was developed for the purpose of evaluating and describing the phonological awareness skills of children. Phonological awareness skills are related to speech sound and literacy development and should be assessed in children with difficulties in speech, language and/or reading (Catts, 1993; Gillon, 2002, 2005).

Download Here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/profile-phonological-awareness/id484657843?mt=8

 

6. ATeval2Go: (Full $39.99Now: $19.99)

About: ATEval2Go provides a guide through the evaluation process and a thorough template for technology consideration including the ability to enter text, pictures, and audio about background information, environmental observations, tools already within the environment, student abilities based on targeted goals, and potential recommendations. Using the iPad’s multi-function capabilities, professionals can take pictures, record audio, and input text directly in the app generating rich, multimedia artifacts necessary for the purposes of documentation, analysis, and contemporary report creation.

Download Here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ateval2go/id558203150?mt=8

Learn more here: http://smartyearsapps.com/service/ateval2go/

 

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Smarty Ears providing more apps to help children communicate around the world

Smarty Ears providing more apps to help children communicate around the world

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Founded by a language and culture lover, Smarty Ears CEO, Barbara Fernandes is vested in providing quality apps that will help children not only in English but also in as many languages as possible. Smarty Ears has released a new version of two apps: WhQuestions & Fun & Functional that will help children with language difficulties reach their potential in their native languages. WhQuestion is now available in Spanish, Portuguese & French. While Fun  & Functional is now also available in Spanish & Portuguese. All language are available inside the same app, users can switch language choices within the settings of each app.

As a practicing speech-therapist, 95% of the children I saw were Spanish speakers; Spanish speaking clinicians end up pulling their hair out to come up with materials in languages other than English. I want to make sure other Spanish speaking therapists in the Unites States and around the world can have more tools to help children communicate.”

The latest version of WhQuestions includes a receptive and an expressive component to answering a variety of WhQuestions. WH Questions features over 400 opportunities to answer and ask real-world questions. With beautifully designed fun illustrations, and versatile yet real world questions, WH Questions is the “go-to” app for helping students attain proficiency at asking and answering basic questions. The app is available on the app store and compatible with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

fun and functional portugueseFun & Functional, authored by speech-language-pathologist Rosie Simms, was designed to help improve language comprehension and expression in individuals by enhancing the ability to identify and describe the function or use of real-world objects. Fun & Functional users can now easily switch language of choice of the app by accessing the settings function. Fun & Functional can be downloaded from the app store on the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fun-functional/id498640017?mt=8

Smarty Ears is already one of the leading providers of apps for speech therapy in Brazil with over 14 apps in Portuguese. Smarty Ears has a dedicated website for their Brazilian users on www.ipadfono.com. Smarty Ears has also started building their dedicated Spanish website which will be released in the last quarter of 2014.

The company has spent a large amount of effort in 2014 in translating their apps into other languages. Some of Smarty Ears apps are now available in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German & French. Smarty Ears plans to release two additional apps in Portuguese and Spanish before the end of 2014, and to start offering more apps in French in 2015.

For a complete list of the apps currently offered in Spanish visit: http://smartyearsapps.com/spanish-apps/

 

 

 

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