The words on this CD are the basic words learned in early language development. Many photos have a white background to make it easy for children to distinguish figure/ground. The photos and videos feature children’s toys and clothing. The videos have simple backgrounds and feature children as actors.
Target Audience: Appropriate for Spanish-speaking children (L-1) ages 3-8 with impaired speech intelligibility. Based on Spanish Phonological Sound system not a Translation of English. Also appropriate for Spanish speaking children with Autism, PDD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Language Delay.
Palabras Básicas para Los Niños
by LocuTour Multimedia
Palabras Básicas para Los Niños (Macintosh)
Palabras Básicas para Los Niños (Windows)
Information for Professionals:
The target populations are: neurotypical toddlers, kindergarteners, children with Autism, PDD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Language Delay, Aphasia, Apraxia, or Dysarthria. The therapy goal is vocabulary development for very young children. There are four games with a total of 580 vocabulary words.
100 Palabras Básicas presents a basic vocabulary for children acquiring their first words.
Categories of words included in this game are verbs (presented on videos), food, clothing, and toys. Each category has 25 pictures arranged hierarchically from most to least familiar.
ABC (Español) allows clients to learn the Spanish alphabet and the 46 Spanish speech sounds.
ABC does not need to be played in its entirety. The most important aspect of this game is What’s My Sound?. This game will put each letter on the screen and tell you what sound that letter makes.
This task is designed to prepare the client for letter and word recognition tasks found on other LocuTour titles. This game establishes the rules for consonant and vowel sounds utilized in the other games.
Use the Options menu to make the letters appear in random order so that the sounds are spoken out of sequence. If you turn off the sound it becomes a flashcard naming game.
¡Animales Fantásticos! presents 120 animal pictures arranged by habitat.
There are eight stimuli for each of 120 animal pictures: word; parentese (gender neutral term coined by Robert Owens, 1996); carrier phrase; question; descriptive phrase; descriptive statement; functional statement; and the initial sound of the target word. Habitats include: House, Ranch/Farm, Forest, Mountain, Desert, Insect, River/Lake, Ocean, Africa, Jungle, Prairie/Grasslands, and Tundra/Arctic.
¡Uno, Dos, y Tres! is a great tool for stimulating auditory processing and expressive language.
¡Uno, Dos, y Tres! works on syllable segmentation. Words from the English And a One, Two, Three! were translated into words and phrases in Spanish. The student listens to the word, determines the number of syllables and puts the correct number of colored blocks on the line. The Sílabas (Syllables) button pronounces the word in syllable chunks for speech practice and syllable segmentation practice.
The Show Answer button puts the correct number of colored blocks on the dashed line and the computer says the word with distinct pauses between the syllables. Students can use the two sets of recording buttons to record their voice and compare their production of the word or phrase with ours. A homework page, with the picture and the word, can be printed out so students can practice at home. Sample vocabulary words are:
|el pollo||3 syllables|
|el oso||3 syllables|
|el cachorro||4 syllables|
|el papagayo||5 syllables|
|la lagartija||5 syllables|
|la cuesta abajo||6 syllables|
|el pony pastando||6 syllables|
|una fila de casas||7 syllables|
|la barra de chocolate||8 syllables|
|el periquito posándose||9 syllables|
|una canasta de remolachas||10 syllables|