Creature Chorus, from Laureate Learning Systems, is the first step in language intervention and teaching computer access. It features nine activities that progress from cause and effect training to visual tracking and discrete pointing. The game-like activities are enlivened by a bevy of fun animated characters and even teaches turn-taking skills.
With Exploring Nouns and Verbs, students interact with nouns and verbs in natural settings. Select which scenes will be used and how many items are taught in each. The programs begin by offering instruction on each object in a scene. The student is then asked to identify the nouns or verbs. Once a student can identify each vocabulary item in a scene without instruction, the program automatically moves to the next scene. Two types of reinforcement are offered for correct answers: the noun/verb animates, or amusing characters perform a short skit using enriched language. Extensive data collection documents student performance. Built-in reports allow you to easily track student learning and ensure accountability.
Talking Nouns and Verbs is a combination of three research-based software programs: Talking Nouns I, Talking Nouns II, and Talking Verbs. They help language-impaired students communicate. 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.
First Words and Verbs are a combination of three research-based software programs that build core vocabulary. Using Laureate’s Optimized Intervention® technology, the programs begin by identifying five words the student doesn’t know. The student then chooses between two pictures to identify the first word. As responses are monitored for each word, the teaching is automatically adjusted to one of five levels. Engaging animated characters reinforce correct answers and introduce expanded language. At the end of each lesson, a summary of the student’s performance can be reviewed.
|Age Group||Pre-K, Elementary, Secondary, Transition, Older Adult|
|Subject||English Language Arts, Speech and Language|