Language Lab: Core Words is the first in a series of apps based on developmental stages of language development. In stage one, language objectives include directing the behaviour of others and the course of any activity with words instead of behaviour, expanding the ability to request and direct action, direct using negatives and identifying familiar people by their name. This exciting app will address all four language objectives to help early language learners as well as children with expressive language delays who use augmentative and alternative communication methods. The icons for these core vocabulary words that are introduced throughout the app directly correspond with the Unity language system on the communication devices by Liberator but can be easily used by all.
PRC Language Lab: Core Words is easy to use and fun for all ages. Use the ‘Learn’ button to introduce target vocabulary. Random animations with sound effects will play to illustrate different uses of the targeted word. The ‘Practice’ button will direct the child to find a specific target word within the context of a sentence. The ‘Review’ button will then give a sentence with the target word missing and the child will need to find the correct answer. There is a ‘hint’ option at this level. The ‘Name’ section will allow photos to be uploaded and named so that the child can find each person by name.