See and Learn Saying Words 1 offers activities to encourage the imitation and repetition of one- and two-syllable words. It aims to help children with Down syndrome learn to say whole words clearly.
See and Learn Saying Words 1 includes eight sets of words. The words in each set start with the same speech sound. The initial sounds selected for See and Learn Saying Words 1 are sounds that children usually learn to use early in typical development (b, d, m, p, y, n, w and h). The 72 target words represent a range of vowel-consonant combinations and are selected from vocabulary suitable for younger children.
See and Learn Saying Words 1 is designed and supported by internationally recognised experts to meet the specific learning needs of children with Down syndrome and is consistent with current scientific understanding of the children's needs and effective interventions. It is part of See and Learn Speech - an evidence-based teaching programme designed to help children with Down syndrome to learn to talk more clearly.
Children can start the activities in See and Learn Saying Words when they:
• can produce at least some of the consonants b, d, m, p, y, n, w or h - for example, m, and b.
• can produce simple combinations of these consonants and a vowel - for example, moo and baa.
We recommend that young children practice these activities as soon as they meet these criteria. However, the activities are also suitable for older children who need additional practice to improve their speech clarity.
(Note: See and Learn Saying Words 1 was previously called See and Learn Saying Words)
• Learning to Say Words – using picture prompt cards and speechreading cues to encourage first attempts at saying words
• Practising Saying Words – using sets of picture prompt cards in games to encourage more complete word production
• Rehearsing Saying Words – multiple repetitions of specific words to improve the clarity and consistency of word production
• Evidence-based activities following key developmental steps
• Clear and uncluttered screens avoid distractions and help children focus on information presented and learning goals
• Focus on visual representation of concepts, reduced language and working memory demands to help children with specific learning needs
• Comprehensive guide included in electronic format providing explicit, step-by-step guidance and instructions
• Record forms included for printing and tracking your child's progress
• US English
• UK English
- iOS 12.1 support
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Pleased with the results
I have a child, nearly four with Down syndrome, and have waited some time for downs ed to release the See and learn apps. I use the paper versions successfully with Theo but he prefers using the I pad for lessons. The interface has, as you would expect from specialists, a clear and easy to use interface that interests him without distracting him with lots of buttons or sounds. I can see thought has gone into the choice of words to practice and the program should be seen as a way to practice sounds rather than build up an extensive vocabulary. I have some query over the choice of words, it's difficult to Flashcards verbs ( picture of a slide for down ?). However it achieves it primary purpose. As to cost. It is expensive relative to cheapness of apps however I have easily spent £13 on apps that have proved useless. If expansion packs simply add to this platform then I will consider it money well spent. Do keep expanding it to other phonemes
My Son Eli is seven years old and loved this App. I find it very helpful in developing his pronunciation and word skills. The visual aspect was a great idea connecting play and learning at the same time. Eli has Down syndrome and responded very enthusiastically to this new learning technique.
- Down Syndrome Education Enterprises C.I.C.
- 70.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Down Syndrome Education Enterprises CIC
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.