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Based on the top-selling autism curriculum tool, Language Builder® Picture Cards, the Language Builder Free App includes TWO core autism education activities with infinitely customizable presentations. Professionally designed to be used by Therapists, Teachers & Parents to teach children with autism, speech-language delay or special needs, the app lets you design the lessons: customize speech or text commands, card positions, prompts and prompt fading, target & distractor words, reinforcers, & more.

“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

FREE app includes 90 Language Builder® Basic Stage images (15 words w/6 photo examples of each) to use in the Identical Matching & Similar Matching activities. Upgrade to Basic or Pro for additional activities. Pro has 600+ words, Basic lets you purchase additional word packs! 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

See more excellent reviews at www.languagebuilderapp.com/reviews

Activities included:

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

Available with upgrade:

+ 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?” You gauge response and deliver reinforcement to shape 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 drawn to the iPad
+ Your cards won’t get torn, worn out or lost!

Stages Learning 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 are dedicated 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 will partner with you to make the most of every stage.

What’s New

Version 1.3.3

Bug fixes for newer devices

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Future BCBA ,

Not working.

I am a behavior Therapist and I use the box of cards. I wanted to upgrade to this app so I paid the $120. The app does not work. It drops out, the buttons don’t work, the sounds are all messed up, I spend time setting up activities and it disappears…etc. The app needs to be fixed. I can not use the app because the software is not good.

Megalotto ,

This app is overpriced

I have the free version and based on that I wouldn't risk $40 dollars on a silly matching lesson. It's hardly a lesson. I bought a matching card game at the dollar store and my son likes it more an this app. And it's the same thing, actually its better.

kt5372 ,

Crashes often

I can’t use I paid $100+ and it crashes each time total rip off

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The developer, Stages Publishing, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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