The first activity is Picture Identification and with nearly 300 high-quality images, it provides an opportunity for practicing auditory identification of commonly used items.
The Picture Naming activity provides the opportunity to practice verbal production of the items seen in Picture Identification while naming the image presented.
The third activity, Divergent Naming, is purely expressive and includes both categorization and expressive language components by asking the individual to name items that fall within a specific category or function.
Sentence Completion provides the opportunity to practice sentence production by completing the sentence provided and allows for multiple correct responses per sentence.
Both Picture Identification and Picture Naming have high-quality pictures displayed on the screen. In Picture Identification, an audio prompt encourages the client to select the correct picture. In Picture Naming, there is no audio prompt and the client must supply the picture name. For Divergent Naming the client is asked to name items within a category; while Sentence Completion requires the user to complete the phrase or sentence. Each level increases in task complexity to provide and encourage a deeper level of understanding of language.
Language Trainer data collection reports can be exported to The Therapy Report Center for easy progress monitoring and report writing.
Language Trainer will also create backup data in iTunes which will allow it to be restored if for some reason the app needs to be deleted or a new iDevice is purchased.
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