Sublime Speech’s Back to School Buys continues today with Little Bee Speech’s Articulation Test Center!
I’m a huge advocate of making certain things easier about speech and language therapy. One thing that has always driven me crazy is toting around oodles of paper copies of articulation screeners. Luckily Little Bee Speech (and a few other app companies) has delivered the goods with their articulation test/screener.
Little Bee’s Articulation Test Center offers a wide range of goodies in their comprehensive app. It’s incredibly complete and easy to use. If you’d like to learn more about the details of the Screener or Full Test, I suggest you take a few moments to view the video tutorials below. This will help you to decide if this is the right tool for your iTherapy box!
In the elementary school that I last worked in, I utilized the screener portion of this app to screen RtI students. I loved the mobility and flexibility of this app. Plus, this screener is more motivating than the screener forms and easy to use with non-readers. I could simply mark if a child made an error or be very specific with the type of error or substitution that was made. I also loved the notes section where I could jot down things that happened or were noted during screening. You all have incredible memories but we can all use a little reminder sometimes! The notes section is perfect for this and is available throughout testing for use.
I love how clear the stimulus photos are. They are also great for vocabulary during testing! You can even turn the photo to face the child with one easy click. Perfect for sitting across from students during testing without having to turn the ipad for them and trying to mark the test upside down!
The Full Test is also great for gathering even more information. While this is not yet standardized, it is a great tool for progress monitoring, gathering detailed speech samples, and more. I have also used this as a more detailed screener for RtI students. While I could not include the results from the prompts into formal SpEd testing, I often used the speech sample portion of this test as an addition to the GFTA, etc.
I love the easy to use results section. Ready-made results are easy to tweak for your own reports for parents, teachers, and for student files. I also love that recommendations for phonemes to address are given. This makes transitioning over to Articulation Station a breeze. (yes, we used that great app too!)
Overall, this app is a must-have for SLPs using an iPad for therapy. No, it isn’t standardized yet and some may not be able to utilize it for formal testing purposes. However, for progress monitoring, screenings, and RtI, this app is extremely valuable! I look forward to utilizing it with my Pre-K and EI students as well.
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