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December 2016 Newsletter

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We've been busy! In the past 3 years, Stages has gone from offering all printed products, to offering 8 award-winning educational apps. Have you tried them all?


Language Builder® App
The Language Builder from Stages App is based on the Language Builder Picture Noun Cards, Sets 1 & 2, which are used by BCBA’s, SLP’s Teachers and Parents to teach basic language skills to children with autism or related developmental challenges. Version 1.2 upgrade is now available for download for Basic and Pro.

Learn more on how to use the App and Cards together!

NEW! Block Builder App
The Language Builder Blocks App combines traditional blocks with meaningful technology. We were committed to creating a product that unabashedly celebrated the joys of childhood—self-discovery, play and imagination. The result? Language Builder® Blocks. Or as we like to say, “Blocks, welcome to the 21st century!”

Don't forget to check out our 4 accompanying lesson plans on communication, numbers, storytelling, and engineering skills!
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Link4fun Books and Link4fun Cards Apps

Printed books and flashcards link seamlessly with the iPad... no wires, bluetooth, wifi, or any other physical or technical connection required. Turn the pages of the book, or tap the cards on the iPad screen, and the apps come to life! Research shows that when more sensory activities are involved, lessons are better absorbed and more neural pathways are formed, so Link4fun products are also links for learning!


Picture Bingo App
Traditional classroom Bingo meets beautiful real-photo images! Now with a new digital twist. Pair this FREE Bingo Caller’s App with the Link4Fun Picture Recognition Bingo Games from Stages Learning Materials to call bingo words in 6 languages. 

Use our accompanying lesson plan on building descriptive vocabulary skills!


See.Touch.Learn. App

Picture cards are an integral part of an effective learning program and are used to help teach new words and concepts and foster self-expression. The See.Touch.Learn app combines the effectiveness of picture cards with the power and interactivity of the iPad. Create custom exercises and lessons, automatically track performance, and carry your entire library collection with you at all times.

Autism in the News:

Huffington Post, December 6.
Increased symmetry between the left and right sides of the brain in autistic children was found to contribute to the increased ability to observe details in the environment. This advantage comes at the expense of the ability to integrate details into a coherent picture, such as, by analogy, seeing the trees but not the forest, an fMRI study at San Diego State University finds. Read More ...
Smartphone App detects early sign of autism using eye-tracking
Parent Herald, November 27.
University of New York undergraduate developed an app to incorporate recent technological advances in tracking young children's eye movements in response to social scences, allowing for early detection of signs of autism. Read More ...


Thanks again for visiting our site and checking out our resources! We hope you find them to be useful in your home, classroom and daily life!

Warm Regards,

Angela Nelson


President, Stages Learning Materials