ABA Sight Words by Kindergarten.com (Universal)
Released: Feb 23, 2012
Version: 2.0
Size: 11 MB
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ABA Sight Words

***** Kindergarten.com is proud to offer our Dolch Sight Words app for children ages 3 – 8. Used by educators and speech language pathologists worldwide, our apps are an indispensable part of any speech or language program.

What are sight words? Sight words are the 300 most common and frequently used words used in our everyday reading and writing. 50% of all written material is made up of 100 of these words. These words do not follow typical spelling rules and are phonetically irregular. Therefore teachers want children to read these as whole words so they can be read automatically at first sight. Recognizing these sight words immediately allows a young reader to then focus on decoding the more challenging words as well as understand the text.

For emergent readers, knowing these sight words instills tremendous confidence when learning to read. Once children have learned and memorized these basic sight words, they are able to read more fluently and with greater comprehension.

Our app is arranged by level of advancing difficulty: Preprimer (Preschool), Primer (Kindergarten), First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade. There are 220 sight words that include pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and verbs. Generally speaking, they are service words; they give meaning and direction to the text. In addition, we have included a separate list of the 95 most common nouns as well as a fun sample sentences for each word written almost exclusively using sight words and nouns from the Dolch list.

Top features of our app:

-Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
-Over 300 clear words and sentences to give context
-Item selection allows you to choose your own targets
-Data tracking discretely keeps track of mastered words
-Data recording you can email to parents, teachers, therapists
-Option to turn the sample sentence ON or OFF
-Optional timer for fluency practice
-Option to turn the audio ON or OFF
-Option to shuffle flash cards or show in frequency order
-Option to choose randomized reinforcement

At Kindergarten.com we are proud to provide a wide range of early childhood apps using techniques based on the principals of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), using a Verbal Behavior (VB) approach. ABA has been scientifically proven to be highly effective in teaching both typically developing children as well as those with special needs such as Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Apraxia, Auditory Processing Disorder, PDD-NOS, Hearing Loss, Speech and Language Delays, as well as Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries.

To view our portfolio of ABA apps please visit us at www.kindergarten.com.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + ABA Sight Words is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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