Amplio Speech & Language Secures Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design Certification: A Milestone for Special Education Edtech


Amplio Speech & Language has earned the Research-Based Design for Instructional Learning Products: Product Certification from Digital Promise. This certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for district and school leaders, educators, and families looking for edtech products with a confirmed basis in research about learning. 

Amplio submitted evidence to Digital Promise to confirm the strong connection between research on learning science and the design of Amplio Speech & Language. Amplio also demonstrated a commitment to making that research basis clear and accessible to the public.

“Earning the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise is a major milestone for Amplio, affirming our commitment to evidence-based, impactful speech-language solutions,” said Amplio CEO Din Heiman. “In an era where the demands on special education are intensifying, this certification is a testament to our dedication to supporting speech-language providers and students with tools that are not only innovative but grounded in solid research.”

“Educators and researchers continue to uncover important insights about how people learn,” said Christina Luke Luna, Chief Learning Officer, Pathways and Credentials at Digital Promise. “Digital Promise’s  Research-Based Design Product Certification recognizes the edtech products that incorporate research about learning into their design and development. Congratulations to Amplio Speech & Language for demonstrating that research informs product design!”

Amplio Speech & Language is an innovative suite of evidence-based speech and language therapy programs, designed to meet the unique needs of special education. Serving approximately 3,000 students and educators across various school districts, Amplio is at the forefront of redefining special education services. Amplio’s commitment to research and evidence-based practice can be explored in detail on Amplio’s Evidence Page, providing a deeper understanding of the foundation upon which these transformative educational tools are built.

Amplio Speech & Language’s certification aligns with Digital Promise’s mission to advocate for edtech solutions that are deeply informed by educational research. The Research-Based Design Product Certification, launched in February 2020, has recognized over 70 products to date, with Amplio Speech & Language joining this elite group of edtech innovators.

Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design Product Certification uses a competency-based learning framework, developed in consultation with Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project advisory board, expert researchers in the Learning Sciences field, and nearly 50 educators across the United States. Further detail about its development can be found in Digital Promise’s reports, Designing Edtech that Matters for Learning: Research-Based Design Product Certifications (2020) and An Overlooked Indicator of Edtech Quality: The Use of Learning Sciences Research (2022).

More information on Digital Promise’s Product Certifications can be found at

Kayla Fargo

Kayla Fargo

Kayla Fargo leads the marketing and communications efforts at Amplio, expertly ensuring that the narratives of our partner school districts are seamlessly woven into our story. She specializes in connecting brands with educational leaders across K-12 schools and districts, fostering impactful relationships and tailored strategies in the educational sector.

Explore More Topics

Schedule a consultation with one of our special education experts to see how you can improve student success with Amplio.