Talking Nouns and Verbs are research-based software programs that give students with language impairments the opportunity to communicate. Students select a word, phrase, or picture to make the computer speak.
These programs offer a variety of activities that reinforce vocabulary comprehension, teach the formation of grammatically correct sentences, improve visual discrimination, and develop conversational turn-taking. They also offer an economical way to teach the skills needed to use a dedicated augmentative communication device. Grades pre-K and up.
Communication Skill-Building Activities
- Interactive Communication: Single Touch Activation – Computer says each word as it’s selected.
- Interactive Communication: Sequenced Activation – Computer speaks only after phrase or sentence has been constructed, so every spoken phrase or sentence is grammatically correct.
- Word Identification – Student finds corresponding picture and/or text to spoken word.
- Word Matching – When picture and/or text appears, student is asked to find its match.
- Exploration – Computer names nouns or verbs as student chooses them. Turn on SHOW button to introduce sequencing
Software requirements: Windows XP or higher, Mac OSX 10.6 or higher, CD drive required for installation.
|Age Group||Pre-K, Elementary, Secondary, Transition|
|Subject||Assistive Technology, Literacy, Speech and Language|
|License||3 computer license|