Autism Language Learning: Actions Review

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Audio Options

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.

 

Expressive Language

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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21 Responses to Autism Language Learning: Actions Review

  1. April M on February 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    My one daughters favorite is First Words Feelings. She knows and likes letters so it’s helping her learn about feelings and spelling at the same time.

  2. eileen l on February 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    This looks awesome!

  3. eileen l on February 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    My sons favorite app is Science 360.

  4. Kimberly Hurley on February 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    My own child’s favorite educational app is probably Scrabble — she practices her spelling and develops new vocabulary by playing the ‘computer’ and looking up new words. For my students (emergent language learners, children with complex communication needs), favorite apps include: First Phrases (Hamaguchi), Speech with Milo: Verbs, Pogg (they practice telling him what to do using their own communication boards/books/devices), and GrasshopperApps’ Comparatives (they like the cheering).

  5. Carol on February 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    First Phrases (Hamaguchi)

  6. Sue on February 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    My students on the spectrum love Speech with Milo Prepositions.

  7. Abby on February 22, 2013 at 7:55 am

    My students love ALL! They enjoy watching the video way more than looking at still pictures and cartoons. Plus, they get to record and play their own voice saying the correct word or sentence. Great for teaching pronouns and verbs but also simple wh questions and possessives.

  8. Lynn on February 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Although my son enjoys playing with a large number of apps, his favourites seem to be the Functional Life Skills System apps — he enjoys watching the brief videos. He also enjoys the Milo apps.

  9. Amy Taylor on February 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Hmm there are quite a few favorites. At work my students love The Surprise Pro by Hamaguchi Apps and ConversationBuilder by Mobile Education Store. At home the Ansel & Clair apps (Paul Revere, Dinosaurs etc.) and Dan Russell- Pinson’s apps (Presidents Vs. Aliens, Stack the Countries etc.) are all big hits over here.

  10. SAMANTHA BODDE on February 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    READY TO PRINT APP

  11. Sarah on February 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    My daughter’s new favorite app is Endless Alphabet! She loves putting all of the letters back where they go to make the words, and the letter sounds and animations are fun, too!

  12. Jill S.G. on February 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Question Builder by MES.

  13. Julie on February 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Proloquo2Go is a favorite!

  14. WM on February 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I really like the videos used to model actions! Looks like a great app that I’d love to use in therapy.

  15. WM on February 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    My favourite educational app is TOBY Playpad.

  16. Walt Nickell on February 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    My son’s favorite app is First Words – especially the Christmas version. He loves it so much I finally took it off of his iPad in an attempt to get him to try other things. He missed it so much that I finally relented and re-installed it for him. He just can’t get enough of that one.

  17. TM on February 24, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Mine likes First Words (Hamaguchi)very much and also Special Words by Special iApps.

  18. Anonymous on February 25, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Proloquo2go

  19. Veronika on February 25, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Pocketphonics

  20. LaJoy on February 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    My Speech Kids love Phonics Genius, My Horse, & My Play Home. – I do too:)

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