Approximately 1% of population has different degrees of disfluency problems. Because the effectiveness of stuttering management is highly individualized, disfluency needs to be identified and analyzed first before any therapy begins. Fluency Exam is created by Micro-DSP Technologies as one of the innovative iPhone apps in the field of communication disorders. For $4.99, it offers useful functionalities in assessing ones speech fluency. It can be easily used to record speech disfluency identified by the user for further analysis, including the quantification of normal and disfluent speech in words and percentage. More intuitively, the speech samples can be rated in five levels by the user for the naturalness in relation to the degree and frequency of disfluency. Level 5 means natural speech while Level 1 implies unnatural. All the results can be stored in your iPhone and be retrieved at any time for future review. Simply click on each session from the history, one can get detailed findings regarding the characteristics of ones speech. A comparison can be then made between sessions to track the progress of speech fluency made either through fluency therapies or by treatment or other approaches. The results can be sent over to a professional for more investigation or can be used to monitor. Fluency Exam is a handy tool for a speech pathologist or language therapist, or for an individual interested in speech fluency. In the trial of Fluency Exam, this innovative software is described as a creative fluency recorder and a practically useful tool.
||Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required