Language Builder® from Stages by Stages Publishing (iPad)
Released: Mar 10, 2014
Version: 1.3.0
Size: 367 MB
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Language Builder® from Stages

Stages Publishing
Based on the top-selling autism curriculum tool, Language Builder® Picture Cards. SIX core autism education activities -- infinitely customizable presentations. Professionally designed, used by Therapists, Teachers & Parents to teach children with autism, speech-language delay or special needs. You design the lessons: customize speech or text commands, card positions, prompts and prompt fading, target & distractor words, reinforcers, & more. And you can now create unlimited student users, with stored word lists, settings & reports.

“I'm so excited!! I use the stages/language builder flashcards religiously in my classroom, they are by far the best language flashcards I've found, and I've been pining for an app with the pictures from the cards!!!!!” –Nicole Mays, Teacher

Basic app includes 90 Language Builder® Basic Stage images, with 500+ words available for purchase by category, including Animals, Foods, Transportation, Furniture, Clothing, Toys, Everyday Objects, Insects, Sea Life, Musical Instruments, Tools, Body Parts, Safety Sign, Shapes & Colors. Every student learns at a different pace- buy only what you need, when you need it! Save $$ hundreds on traditional flash cards.

“The photos are exactly what you would expect from Language Builder – colorful, realistic & varied.” – Joyce Olson, SLP

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Activities included:

+ Identical Matching: teaches students to match identical pictures of familiar objects. Generally one of the first drills taught in an ABA or DTT program.

+ Similar Matching: teaches students to match pictures which portray the same word, but with a different image. Helps students generalize from the therapeutic setting to a realistic environment.

+ Receptive Labeling: students hear a word spoken by the iPad, then touch one of the displayed pictures to show they recognize the word and can find the corresponding picture.

+ Expressive Labeling: presents the picture on the screen and asks students “what is it.” Therapists gauge response and deliver reinforcement to allow for shaping of pronunciation.

+ Picture Identification: allows students to scroll independently through pictures and hear a spoken word paired with the picture on the screen. Great review of pictures and their labels!

+ Sorting: allows students to sort pictures into categories with like objects.


Benefits & features of the Language Builder from Stages App:

+ Therapists lighten your load by carrying all of your flash cards electronically
+ Parents work with your child at home to increase learning time!
+ Choose words & distractors
+ Customize card presentation
+ Choose from 1 to 6 cards in the selection field
+ Select from multiple prompts, & methods of prompt fading
+ Realistic voice commands and reinforcers (no robotic tone!)
+ Choose visual, music & voice reward for finishing a drill
+ Save $$ hundreds on traditional flash cards
+ Appeal to students who are drawn to the iPad
+ Your cards won’t get torn, worn out or lost!

Stages Learning Materials has been creating quality teaching tools since 1996. We were one of the first companies to create products specifically designed to meet the unique needs of students with autism, and we have dedicated our lives to quality autism education.

We all know that learning happens in stages. Learn to crawl before you walk, learn to walk before you run.

Language development also happens in stages. Children learn to match objects first ("put apple with apple"), then to identify objects receptively ("give me the apple"), and finally to identify objects expressively ("what is it?" "it is an apple"). Our products are created to stimulate learning at each stage of language development.

The stages of your child's development are precious and wonderful. Stages Learning Materials will partner with you to make the most of every stage.

What's new in version 1.3.0
Bug fixes to prevent crashes which occurred in specific circumstances.
Push notification capability added to allow communication of new features and helpful information to users.
Our verdict: Meh!
  • Language Builder® from Stages is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
  • The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
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