AppLab

PRC’s AppLab features seven colorful and fun iPad apps based on the stages of language development. Members of PRC’s “Can Do” Club are featured in these apps which are great tools to use for developing language skills for AAC users. Download these apps to get started today.

Stages of Language Development

The “Stages” that form the foundation of the AAC Language Lab are a compilation of information on language development gathered from a vast number of resources, and organized in a single chart of teachable segments, called Stages. Because the acquisition of new language skills flows gradually from stage to stage, it is not unusual to find skill development overlapping the stage divisions. Therefore, the stages provide a general structure, but should not be interpreted rigidly.

Mobile Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are designed to show different ways an app can be used to help a student or child become a better communicator and are available for both the apps shown here and popular education apps.

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Stage 1

Talking with one word at a time: The person speaks one word at a time. He or she learns to direct activities, request, and label.

Learn More About the Language Lab: Core Words App

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Stage 2

Talking with two and three word phrases: The person learns more words. He or she begins to combine words to make phrases.

Learn More About the Language Lab: Directing Activities App

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Stage 3

Building phrases and early sentences: The person combines words in meaningful order. Grammar endings for -ing verbs and plural nouns begin.

Learn More About the Language Lab: ing Verbs + Prepositions App

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Learn More About the Language Lab: Simple Sentences App

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Learn More About the Language Lab: Plurals App

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Stage 4

Learning grammar and sentence structure: Asking questions and making negative statements begin. Use of irregular past tense verbs begins.

Learn More About the Language Lab: Adjectives App

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Stage 5

Using sentences and phrases with more grammar endings: He or she learns to make nouns possessive. Third person present tense verbs and regular past tense begins.

Stage 6

Using correct grammar and word order in complex sentences: The person understands most grammar rules. Language continues to grow by adding vocabulary.

All Stages

These apps can be used to address the needs of children across multiple stages of language development.

Language Lab: Spin & Speak is an entertaining board game designed to help teach the Pragmatics of language.

Learn More About the Language Lab: Spin & Speak

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