Articulation Scenes brings articulation practice to a whole new level! This app, developed and designed by a certified speech language pathologist allows children to practice their sounds with a variety of engaging and fun activities centered around the cinema theme. Based on scenes, Articulation Scenes provides numerous opportunities for children to pronounce their sounds more clearly. All activities were beautifully designed around the theme of cinema and movies for a fun and interesting learning activity.
Articulation Scenes comes with 72 stunning built-in scenes and over 1200 practice words. Each scene contains 4 separate activities:
1.Find the hidden items: Allows children the opportunities to listen to targeted words and find them on each scene.
2.Tap and say it: Children tap on the items on the scene, which are isolated allowing the therapist to track and monitor their productions.
3.The movie theater: Children get the opportunity to listen to a story using the target words.
4.The production room: This is the activity that allows children to either create their own stories, record them and continue to practice.
Articulation Scenes includes all consonants in the English language:
[ p, m , h, w, n, b, d, y, t, k , g, ng, f, ch, j , l , r, v, s, z, sh, th]
We have included one scene per sound per position.
Additionally, for children who need practice with one of the most targeted phonemes in speech therapy sessions / r/ , we have included one scene per each separate type of the sound “r” : [ pre-vocalic, blends, air, ar, ear, ire, or, rl ].
Articulation Scenes offers children the opportunity to learn to pronounce their sounds from pre-recorded audio built-in on each activity as well as the ability to record their own voice pronouncing the words.
Data tracking capabilities and exciting reward activities are also some of the great features on Articulation Scenes. We have completed the application by adding homework sheets containing the words included on each scene that can be sent home for further practice.
Review from bloggers:
1. “ Put on your fancy shoes and head down the red carpet with Smarty Ears’ newest application: Articulation Scenes! Smarty Ears has definitely put a lot of time and effort into this application and it shows through every aspect. With movie theater themed screens, activities, and buttons, this application is truly the best looking of the articulation applications currently on the market!” http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/06/abcs-4-slps-a-is-for-appsarticulation-articulation-scenes-review
2. “Articulation Scenes is an app designed to target 1200 practice words using 72 scenes. The app provides opportunities to target articulation targets without the flashcard feel of most apps! The app includes data tracking capabilities and a rewards shelf for each child. The developers have also added homework sheets containing the words included on each scene that can be sent home for further practice. This could be a huge timesaver for you!
The app is focused on articulation, but can easily be used to simultaneously target language skills. Syntax can easily be targeted in the labeling activity by using sentences. The movie theater and production room are great for language skills including organization, narration and syntax. Target inferences by giving clues for the item you want them to find and say. Target fluency skills during both reading and spontaneous generation of sentences.” http://speechroomnews.blogspot.com/2012/06/articulation-scenes-app-review-giveaway.html
3. “My students found it engaging and I liked the variety it offered. I liked how there were opportunities to practice self-monitoring skills. The app’s reinforcement system of earning trophies was clever and worked well for my students, they kept asking each other how many were in their cases”. http://thespeechbubbleslp.