App: Autism Language Learning – Series I: Actions
Developer: TalkTime Pediatric Speech Academy
Platform: iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Price: $26.99 Download Autism Language Learning
Category: Language Arts – Speech
Using Video to Enhance Language
Most children with autism find language and communication to be challenging. TalkTime Pediatric Speech Academy has created Autism Language Learning, an educational app to help enhance and grow children’s language using real-life video scenarios.
Created by a speech-language pathologist, the app includes 35 different verb videos and videos for singular, plural, and mixed pronouns to help children with receptive and expressive language delays.
In addition, the developer has intentionally created the app with limited background noise to avoid echolalia of irrelevant speech.
Easy to Use Language App
Modules are arranged from easiest to most difficult. Once the child chooses a module to work on, a short video clip will play. The child can then tap “Next” or “Previous” to continue.
This app allows you to “mute the audio” so that children can practice or guess what the video is about.
Rhythmic voice output also helps improve children’s attention spans and helps them repeat the word shown in the video.
Most children love to hear their own voice! So, they will be thrilled with the option that lets them record your own audio to capture and play back speech.
The app teaches verb + ing to improve the child’s expressive language.
My son struggles with expressive language. When he worked with this app, he found that he could repeat each video while the sound was muted.
The app also teaches he + (is) + ing, which also helps with expressive language.
Action Verbs and Mixed Pronouns
Autism Language Learning: Series I Actions includes colorful, active videos for action verbs like, jumping, stirring, running, and sitting. It also includes mixed pronouns such as, she is petting, she is vacuuming, and he is riding.
The following screen is an example of stirring — just the action verb.
Instead of hearing only the action verb, the next screen is an example of she + (is) + petting, which shows the child an example of mixed pronouns.
This app’s video, audio, and many examples of action words will surely keep a child’s attention and help them improve their language skills.
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