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Special Learning Launches New Mobile App for Teaching Basic Language to Individuals with Autism and Special Needs

November 21, 2013

The Expanding Language App provides a means for individuals with speech and language deficits to communicate and build functional language skills using a simple icon-based platform for the iPhone and iPad.

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 21, 2013

Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today the release of its newest mobile teaching application for the iPhone and iPad, the Expanding Language app. The robust and intuitive features of the app allow users with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other language deficits to effectively communicate their basic wants and needs as well as build on foundational vocabulary necessary to increase academic success and maximize independence.

“The Expanding Language app provides children with ASD and other speech and language disabilities with a fun, easy-to-use and socially acceptable way to expand their vocabulary,” said Karen Chung, Founder and Chief Executive Office of Special Learning Inc. "Individuals with all levels of disabilities can easily navigate the app as an assistive device, allowing children to have a voice and learn about common objects in their world at the same time.”

Developed under the guidance of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and other experts in the field of Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, the Expanding Language app offers complete customizability to meet the needs of each unique learner by adding and changing new categories, items, voices, themes, labels, and more. In addition, facilitators will have access to additional administrative options including the ability to track and record frequency data, as well as supporting and backing up the device with Special Learning’s backend user support interface, the Mobile Dashboard ™.

Features of Expanding Language App:

  •     Easy-to-use icon-based system preloaded with 450 vibrant, real-life images of everyday items.
  •     Library of nearly 1000 additional images to choose from located in our online Mobile Dashboard™
  •     Fully customizable platform for creating and adding as many new categories and items as the user prefers, right from your device.
  •     Ability to record customized voices for any item, right from the user’s device.
  •     Ability to track and record frequency data.
  •     Ability to support, customize and back-up the app with our unique and easy-to-use Mobile Dashboard ™.

Special Learning’s Expanding Language app is available for iPhone and iPad devices and can be purchased from iTunes or the App Store for $39.99.

For additional information about the Expanding Language app, visit http://www.special-learning.com/mobileapps.

To obtain more information about Special Learning, visit http://www.special-learning.com/home.

About Special Learning, Inc.

Special Learning is the leading global provider of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions. Special Learning designs mobile applications and educational resources based on clinical evidence-based research to ensure that every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is capable of attaining an abundant and fulfilling life. Through its comprehensive web portal, Special Learning provides the global autism community with a range of ABA training and educational products, web-based and downloadable tools and professional services to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably. Follow Special Learning on Facebook and Twitter.

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