Steps to Language & Score

Designed to support children to
develop the skills needed for symbol based communication.

Steps to Language is a vocabulary package designed to support children to develop the skills needed for symbol based communication. It has 3 stages so that the child can gradually build their language skills in a similar way to how
young children learn to talk. Some of the unique features that support this development include:
- A simple, color-coded navigation system
- Access to an increasing selection of core words
- A guided selection system - when a core word is selected, a pathway is highlighted to suggest folders that the child might look in next to continue building a phrase
- A range of topic based folders
- Access to quick phrases for social language
- Phonic based keyboards with predictive text to support developing literacy skills.

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Steps to Language

Steps to Language is a vocabulary package that grows with the child. Its stages aim to support the child from the beginning of their communication journey all the way through to becoming a competent communicator. Steps to Language was designed by Sarah Alderman, a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who has worked in the field of AAC for 10 years. Sarah has gained post graduate qualifications in AAC and Assistive Technology and currently works within education settings, supporting children aged from 2-19.

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Steps to Language Level 1

Steps for Language Level 1 is a great place for children to explore using symbols for communication. It can be used with a child who is starting out on their communication journey or a child who has had some exposure to symbol communication through the models of other AAC apps. The unique features of Steps to Language support the child and to gradually help them develop skills in line with typical language development. The core vocabulary has been carefully selected to reflect common first words of young children, with specific references to words that are functional in language.

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Steps to Language Level 2

Steps to Language Level 2 builds on the skills developed exclusively from Level 1. They will immediately see that the home screen is similar but with the addition of nine new core words and one new folder. There are more opportunities to build phrases and to use more complex vocabulary that reflects the demands of the classroom as well as the child’s maturing social skills. At Level 2, some simple elements of grammar are introduced, such as Pronouns and Prepositions.

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Steps to Language Level 3

Steps to Language Level 3 is a comprehensive vocabulary set that maintains the simple navigation format of the previous two levels in Steps to Language while using subcategories to provide an extensive vocabulary. The screen layout has eleven folders on the right side of the screen and twenty core vocabulary words on the left side. At Level 3, more elements of grammar are introduced including word endings.
 

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Score 400 - US version

With this 400 version of SCORE you can get to know SCORE in an accessible way. This version has 8 rows and 10 columns, making it accessible to more people in terms of operation and visual possibilities. Both the core and fringe vocabulary has been reduced. Specifically, you have the SCORE full 400 layout here. You can of course add and adjust vocabulary yourself. In addition, the simple multimedia options such as music, video, calculator, internet radio, youtube and camera are available. SCORE is a symbol vocabulary that grows with the language development of the user. So you can start working with it from a young age. SCORE is based on extensive scientific research and user experience. It allows to build sentences and experiment with language. Thanks to a fixed core vocabulary and an expandable peripheral vocabulary, you can use SCORE to measure.

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Score 1000

With this 1000 version of SCORE you can get to know SCORE in an accessible way. This version has 8 rows and 10 columns, making it accessible to more people in terms of operation and visual possibilities. Both the core and fringe vocabulary has been reduced. In concrete terms, you have the 1000 layout of SCORE full here. You can of course add and adjust vocabulary yourself. All multimedia possibilities of SCORE full such as music, video, calculator, internet radio, youtube, sms, e-mail and camera available. The grammatical options and fold-out note bar of SCORE full are also present in this version. SCORE is a symbol vocabulary that grows with the language development of the user. You can therefore start working with it from a young age. SCORE is based on extensive scientific research and user experience. It allows to build sentences and experiment with language. Thanks to a fixed core vocabulary and expandable peripheral vocabulary, you can use SCORE to measure.

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Visual Scene Read

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.

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Visual Scene Snack

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.

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Visual Scene Template

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.

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Visual Scene TV

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.

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Visual Scene Music

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.

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Visual Scene Play

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.

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Visual Scene Birthday

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.

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Visual Scene Family

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.

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Visual Scene Make

A Visual Scene Display (VSD) is an image or a photograph of a familiar scene with stored messages to encourage meaningful communication. These photographs tend to be personal images, enabling the individual to communicate about things that are important to them within their current context. The idea is that they activate ‘hotspots’ on the image, which will then provide them with relevant vocabulary.