R Intensive SLP was developed as a result of “intensive” requests made by our Speech Therapists. Smarty Ears is aware of the high incidence of students seen for their difficulties with /r/. This phoneme is one of the hardest phonemes for children to master. The speech-language pathologist in conjunction with the parents can use this application for helping the child practice correct pronunciation of the various types of /r/. This application can give children the motivation they need to continue practice and eventual mastery of this phoneme.
R Intensive contains 3 exciting activities:
1.Flashcards: Allows practice of the r at the word, phrase, and sentence levels. Multiplayer mode supports 1-4 players with individual targets for each student.
2.Matching game: 4×5 rows of cards (20 card decks) make working on your favorite type of R a skill of memory and articulation. Supports 1-4 players per game.
3.Guess What game: students will have fun guessing which R word is described, while at the same time practicing their articulation. If the description clue is ever too difficult simply tap on the hidden image to reveal the answer. Supports 1-4 players.R Intensive SLP uses a phonetic approach to teaching the “r” sound by creating subgroups that will hopefully make your student more successful in therapy. We have divided the /r/ phoneme at the word level as follows:
R Intensive SLP is the most comprehensive, engaging, and user friendly tool on the market that allows you to not only practice the production of the /r/ phoneme but also tally the percentage of accuracy at the same time with the same tool: your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Other little things that make this app great:
a.Store, review, and email “report cards” from sessions.
b.Print report cards directly from the app (when using an air ready printer)
c.Student report cards feature easy to read graphs for the “flash card” activity that make analyzing results and progress simple and clear.
d.Import a student photo, or choose from one of 50 quality avatars to represent the player.
e.Quick play feature allows those unconcerned with student profiles or data tracking a quick way to start a session.
f.Multiplayer capability-All three activities (flashcards, matching, and guess what) can support up to four players.
g.Easy to use, intuitive user interface
h.Build in video tutorial
i.Email support—have a question? Can’t figure things out? We have an easy way to contact us through the app.
We hope that r-Intensive SLP becomes a tool that will help your accuracy levels in teaching the production of the English /r/.