PRC is pleased to introduce the next part of a series of apps
featuring the six Stages of Language Development featured in our AAC Language Lab
(www.AACLanguageLab.com). This app focuses on Language Stage Three and is a
great tool to use with augmentative communicators.
The person communicating in Language Stage Three begins to use simple sentences,
and starts adding some grammar markings, including plurals, negatives, -ing verbs,
and increasing their prepositions. Their simple sentences may include a helping verb
(e.g., “I can go!”) or the word “to” (I like to eat). When children are in this stage, they
may be focusing on many goals at once. This app acknowledges that, and is designed
to incorporate multiple aspects language features at this stage.
Some expected outcomes of Stage Three include speaking in complete simple
sentences, knowledge and expression of plural noun concepts, and the use of
prepositions to show position.
PRC is a global leader in the development of AAC Solutions including Augmentative
and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, computer access products, and
other assistive technology for people with severe speech disorders. An employee-
owned company, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Wooster, OH, PRC has
enabled thousands of children and adults worldwide with speech disorders to achieve
spontaneous, independent, and interactive communication regardless of their disability,
literacy level, or motor skills.
Check out www.aaclanguagelab.com and www.prentrom.com for more information
about stages of language development as well as augmentative communication. For a
complete list of PRC’s language lab applications go to http://applab.prentrom.com/