"It removes all the guessing,” says Dan Smith, COO at CompleteSpeech. “Visual feedback allows you to find and practice correct speech consistently in order to develop proper speaking habits.”
One mother, Kendra, used VowelViz with her 10 year old son working on his /r/’s. “[My son] uses the instant feedback to manipulate his mouth/tongue into the positions that allow the proper vocalic /r/’s to emerge. Rather than be taught by someone else, this tool is enabling him to teach himself!”
In less than 4 months, VowelViz has already been adopted by parents, school districts, private clinics, hospitals and Universities across the United States for use in speech therapy, accent modification and phonetics education.
Pat Mervine, M.A., CCC-SLP, a nationally recognized author of the blog “Speaking of Speech” wrote, “I have lots of great artic and language apps on my iPad, but VowelViz is in a class by itself.”
VowelViz represents the second innovative speech technology created by CompleteSpeech, the first being the SmartPalate System. The SmartPalate System displays tongue-to-palate contact in real-time allowing students to practice making difficult consonants repeatedly, simply by matching their tongue with visual targets on a computer screen.
CompleteSpeech received national attention in May 2012 inluding articles published by The New York Times and Forbes.com for winning 1st place in the Grow America business competition and has since made significant improvements to the SmartPalate System, as well as the development of VowelViz.
VowelViz is available for purchase on the Apple App Store for $29.99 at https://itunes.apple.com/