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Based on the top-selling autism curriculum tool, Language Builder® Picture Cards. SIX core autism education activities -- infinitely customizable presentations. Professionally designed, used by Therapists, Teachers & Parents to teach children with autism, speech-language delay or special needs. You design the lessons: customize speech or text commands, card positions, prompts and prompt fading, target and distractor words, reinforcers, and more. The Pro version lets you upload your own images & customize labels, associated instructions & categories. And you can now create unlimited student users, with stored word lists, settings & reports.

“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

Comes complete with 600+ Language Builder® images including Animals, Foods, Transportation, Furniture, Clothing, Toys, Everyday Objects, Insects, Sea Life, Musical Instruments, Tools, Body Parts, Safety Sign, Shapes and Colors. Save $$ hundreds on traditional flash cards.

“The photos are exactly what you would expect from Language Builder – colorful, realistic and 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 or 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.

+ 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.” Therapists gauge response and deliver reinforcement to allow for shaping of 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 and 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!
+ You choose the words and the distractors
+ Customize the presentation of the cards
+ Choose from 1 to 6 cards in the selection field
+ Select from multiple prompts, and methods of prompt fading
+ Realistic voice commands and reinforcers (no robotic tone!)
+ Choose visual, music and voice reward for finishing a drill
+ Save $$ hundreds on traditional flash cards
+ Appeal to students who are drawn to the iPad
+ Your cards won’t get torn, worn out or lost!

Stages Learning Materials 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 have dedicated our lives 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 Materials will partner with you to make the most of every stage.

What's New

Version 1.3.0

Bug fixes to prevent crashes which occurred in specific circumstances.
Push notification capability added to allow communication of new features and helpful information to users.

Ratings and Reviews

Keeps Getting Better!


The new updates are great! I was able to make a profile for each of my students and save their settings for each activity. This saves me a lot of time because I don't have to write down individual student settings and reset them each time a different kid uses the app. Also I love the reports feature because it takes data for me on how the students are doing. The best part about the update has been that I can make my own flash cards- I've used this so much already and it's really useful for my students who need to see their own objects to learn words before generalizing to similar items. Keep up the good work, Stages!

New features allow saved lessons!


Exciting news! The latest update to the Language Builder from Stages App is now available! This release gives you the ability to create multiple accounts for unlimited students, save settings for those student activities, and generate reports to track student progress. The pro version update even lets you add your own flash cards using the camera on your iPad!

If you already own the Language Builder from Stages App, the update is yours free! If you have yet to purchase, this is a great time!

Buyer beware


This app does not allow you to create and SAVE lessons for future use! There are much more affordable apps that allow you to use similar cards AND create lessons.


Stages Publishing, Inc.
385.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014


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