Evidence Based Practice

At Smarty Ears, we develop our products under the guidance of a licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and we attempt to the best of our abilities to use the evidence from current research to guide the development of all our apps. All our products also receive the feedback from our Advisory Board comprised of speech language pathologists, teachers and parents. The use of apps in the field of special education and speech therapy is however, a very recent field and empirical research designed with apps in mind is still being implemented.

If you are currently conducting or have any information regarding research studies utilizing and demonstrating the efficacy of using technology and/or apps to improve children’s language skills, please let us know by contacting at contact@smartyearsapps.com

What is Evidence Based Practice?

Evidence-based treatment (EBT) is an approach that tries to specify the way in which professionals or other decision-makers should make decisions by identifying such evidence that there may be for a practice, and rating it according to how scientifically sound it may be. Its goal is to eliminate unsound or excessively risky practices in favor of those that have better outcomes.” (Wikipedia,2011)

Where can I find more information regarding Evidence Based practice (EBP)?

We would recommend that you visit the website of the American Speech and Hearing Association (asha.org) for more information on EBP in the field of Speech-Language Therapy.

Are there any resources for the use/implementation of apps for speech and language assessment/therapy?

Please visit our “Apps reference” page for more information.