A Journey Fueled by Innovation
When I founded Smarty Ears in 2009, I was driven by a singular mission: to revolutionize the world of speech and communication disorders through innovative technology. Over a decade later, that mission is as strong as ever, guiding every decision and project.
From Humble Beginnings to Grand Aspirations
Starting with just a $4,000 investment, I was determined to break down the barriers that hinder communication. Today, that initial investment has grown into over 70 iOS apps, each designed to empower children and adults alike in overcoming their communication challenges.
Validation and Milestones
In 2019, my work earned an SBIR grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH). This wasn’t just financial support; it was a significant nod to the vision and impact of Smarty Ears in the field of speech therapy.
A New Chapter: Smarty Ears Online
My quest for innovation didn’t stop with apps. It led to the creation of Smarty Ears Online, a comprehensive platform that provides support across literacy, language, speech, and communication. This platform is the result of years of insights into the unique challenges faced by both professionals and individuals in this field.
More Than Just Apps: An Industry Transformed
My vision for Smarty Ears has inspired others in the industry to embrace technology as a vital tool for speech and communication therapies. This ripple effect is something I’m incredibly proud of, as it marks a collective step forward in our field.
Looking Back and Moving Forward
As I reflect on this journey, I realize that Smarty Ears is more than a company or a collection of apps; it’s a movement that has transformed lives and reshaped an entire industry. Being a consistent technology visionary isn’t just a label; it’s a commitment to continued innovation and impact.