Speech Tutor

Speech Tutor

By Synapse Apps, LLC

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2011-03-28
  • Current Version: 3.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 451.03 MB
  • Developer: Synapse Apps, LLC
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 8.0
App Ratings: 3.5
Based on 75 Reviews

Speech Tutor App Description

***Now with ability to upgrade at a discount*** Whether you’re a speech and language pathologist (SLP), an SLP college student, a parent of children with speech delays, or someone trying to improve their American English accent, you’re going to find this an invaluable application. A first of its kind in the field, Speech Tutor brings the latest in technology and animation to the world of speech. The animations inside Speech Tutor take the areas of the face that impede the view of tongue placement and positioning and make them transparent. Now one can literally see inside the mouth as the sounds are being made! Speech Tutor offers a “Side View” and a “Front View” of each sound production, both of which can be viewed at 3 different speeds (slow, medium, fast). The movies can also be paused any given point. With 132 animations in all, Speech Tutor is sure to offer a helpful view and speed for anyone in need. Speech Tutor does not stop there though. Non SLPs can begin the application by reading an easy to understand “Basics” tutorial which provides the reader with a solid foundation of the basic knowledge needed to know before attempting to improve any/all English consonants. Also provided is detailed text specific to each sound that further describes how each sound is technically made, tips provided by licensed speech and language pathologists, and milestones for when each sound should be acquired and mastered. Along with viewing the animations, one can also view a “Palate” diagram to further demonstrate where on the palate the tongue should be placed. Last but not least, users of the application can choose to record themselves as they practice their target sounds and then choose to play it before and after a correctly modeled production. Animations for the following sounds are provided: P, B, T, D, K, G, N, M, ING, F, V, S, Z, SH, CH, J, L, R (retroflex and bunched), TH (voiced and voiceless) and 4 new vowel animations - /i/, /u/, /a/ and /æ/


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App Reviews

  • Can no longer use without buying upgrade :(

    By jenSLP75
    Such a shame! This was one of my favorite apps and now i can’t access it unless I pay $20 to upgrade. I loved this app and used it for years but refuse to give this company another dime if this is how they choose to do business. This is so incredibly disappointing because it really helped my kiddos actually SEE how to make their sounds correctly :(
  • Front and side views don’t work for all letters

    By Womaninink2
    When originally downloaded this app the entire alphabet was shown for front and side view (or so I thought). Instead of purchasing one letter at a time I purchased/upgraded the entire app and now I am unable to play sounds that once appeared on the screen. For example, my daughter couldn’t pronounce “L” and I played the side view and she got it. But now she overgeneralizes and her “Y” sound turned into the “L” sound and now I am unable to play the side view of “Y”. If I am unable to have the side view for letters, I would like to be refunded since I only purchased this full app for the purpose of having side view picture of tongue placement for all of the letters in the alphabet. Please advise.
  • Inaccurate, Buggy, Unsupported and Unrefundable

    By stormagnet
    Website is a domain squatter. Soon as you open the program, it tries to get you to drop ANOTHER $20 to unlock the features you ostensibly JUST PURCHASED. The animations are glitchy, poorly timed, and sometimes outright inaccurate. I don't have a lot of money to spend on my students, and that's $20 of it I'm not getting back.
  • Can't use it after I paid!

    By MBmilks
    All I am able to use is a small group of letters that show you tongue placement, when I try to do anything else it says the requested URL is not found. I tap on the basics and it takes me to URL error. So I paid for a side view and front view of tongue placement for a small group of letters? It won't work unless I purchase the upgrade. Ridiculous! I'd like my money back! I will definitely share the negativity with my colleagues, making sure others don't buy.
  • Accent Modification Clients as well as Artic therapy!

    By Madtha
    SPEECH TUTOR has been a biofeedback tool which has significantly helped both articulation and Accent Modification Clients. Why try to explain what to do when you can explain and SEE and HEAR what to do... SPEECH TUTOR can be used with children and adults who need to SEE the tongue’s relationship to the teeth, lips and jaw movements. The in-depth mouth movements, both front and side, are highly detailed. SPEECH TUTOR provides materials so that there is no longer a need for paper materials, tape or video recording. It’s built-in! I have invested in several biofeedback apps, and the others simply have not updated for iPad use, which has been a waste of money. Thank you, SPEECH TUTOR, for continued support and updates, which I, and my clients rely on, for making progress in targeted goals and objectives. Best practices!
  • Speech Tutor

    By Vicki1855
    I LOVE Speech Tutor! I use it constantly when introducing new sounds or with difficult sounds, such as/r/. It is by far the best app I've ever purchased!
  • Speech Tutor

    By Cjanton
    I use this several times a week with my preschool kids...they really like all the features! Good purchase!
  • Great visuals

    By brdsd
    These animations are so helpful...kids I work with are motivated to copy the movements!
  • Easy to use with students

    By Uggie?
    Students get immediate feedback which is very helpful.
  • Great app

    By Butter kight
    I have used this app to help with my studies for SLPA. Love it, hopefully I will be able to use it in speech sessions, or to use for reference purposes.