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Laureate First Words™ App for iPad®!
The new Laureate First Words app features the same research-based curriculum and proven instructional methods that are found in our Mac and Windows versions. Like its predecessors, this new app provides the consistent, focused, and supportive environment that many people with special needs require to learn an initial vocabulary.
All New Sterling Editions!
Following Directions®: One and Two-Level Commands
Following Directions®: Left and Right
The new Sterling Editions of the Following Directions program series will help students with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and developmental disabilties listen more effectively, follow a teacher's directions, and more fully participate in an inclusionary classroom.
New! Language for Theory of Mind® 1: Understanding Others' Perceptions, Wants, & Needs
Theory of Mind (ToM) involves the recognition that other people have sensations, desires, knowledge, thoughts, and beliefs which influence their behavior. This program helps children understand what others can or cannot see, feel, hear, taste, and smell. It also introduces other people's wants and needs which is important to understanding their behavior.
Dr. Mary Sweig Wilson Recognized for Contributions to Field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
(June 11, 2012 – Winooski, VT) Laureate Learning Systems, a company dedicated to developing innovative software for individuals with special needs, is pleased to announce that its Founder and President Dr. Mary Sweig Wilson will receive the 2012 Special Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). This Award is given in recognition of her significant achievements and many contributions to the field of developmental disabilities. Dr. Wilson will accept this Award at the 136th AAIDD Annual Meeting on June 20 in Charlotte, NC.
Laureate Awarded NIH Funding to Develop Software for Children with Autism
Laureate recently received a $1.6 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to develop research-based vocabulary intervention software for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other communication disorders.Read more...
This exciting new speech recognition program makes practicing articulation skills fun! Children speak into a microphone to play a variety of entertaining games. With captivating characters, over 10 unique games, and multiple levels of difficulty, Say-N-Play will motivate children to improve their articulation. (Windows only)
New Attainment Talkers
The AT6 is a very lightweight talker with 6 message keys (each 2” inch square) and 10 seconds of recording time per message. Users can hold the talker with two hands and activate speech with their thumbs or use it on a tabletop. Only $59!
The AT24 is a slim, lightweight talker with 24 messages (3/4” active areas) and 10 seconds of recording time per message. It can be used as a handheld talker or works on a tabletop with non-skid pads to prevent sliding. Only $69!
Language Activities of Daily Living
These all-new Sterling Editions encourage users to explore and interact with functional vocabulary words in realistic contexts. Each program offers 6 captivating scenes and trains over 130 common objects and their functions. Both children and adults will build their functional language skills and independence.
Laureate’s Syntax Package is designed to help students with language impairments and English language learners master syntax and become better communicators.
Laureate is offering a FREE Download of our Syntax Tests program to help you assess 33 basic grammatical forms essential to sentence comprehension and production. Built-in reports will help you determine whether a student could benefit from LanguageLinks: Syntax Assessment & Intervention and Prepositions!