Language Apps Related to Deaf Education
- Speaking and Listening Games HD ($22.99)
Games (51 sheets) to promote listening and attention skills as well as receptive/expressive language development.
- Sorenson BuzzCards (free)
An app designed to help Deaf people communicate easily with others who don’t know sign language. The app works like a deck of flashcards – type the message and show it to the non-signer. Messages can be written and saved on cards for repeat use.
- Phonics Awareness, 1st Grade (free)
Phonics Awareness is an app that addresses pre-reading skills 1st graders need to move from hearing sounds into seeing the letters as a representation for the sound. Teachers can easily integrate these lessons into their lesson prep in the Common Core. All instructions are given verbally and students receive immediate feedback.
- Sentence Builder ($5.99) Sentence Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Particular attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the English language.
- Story Builder ($7.99)
Story Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve paragraph formation; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders.
- Language Builder ($5.99)
Language Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve sentence ideation; 2) Improve sentence formation; and 3) Improve receptive and expressive language. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders. Auditory playback of child’s voice offers reinforcements for language development.
- WhQuestions ($11.99)
This app from Super Duper Publications teaches students how to ask and answer WHO-WHAT-WHEN-WHERE-WHY questions. It has four entertaining learning games for each WH set of cards and includes data to monitor student progress.