Language Builder: Picture Nouns

  • The Language Builder: Picture Noun Card set is a tremendous tool for teaching key language concepts to preschool age children; children and adults with autism, developmental delay, or speech/language delay; or to anyone first learning or re-learning basic language skills. Experts in the developmental and language fields have provided guidance in content and format, and each image has been specially selected for its familiarity and appeal to children, as well as for its place in cognitive development.

    The Language Builder: Picture Noun Card set is designed to teach:

    • Receptive Labeling ("show me the apple" "give me the book")
    • Expressive Labeling ("what is it?")
    • Matching Identical Cards
    • Matching Similar Cards
    • Sorting into Categories
    • Adjectives, Functions, Storytelling and more

    This 350 card set includes stunning, child-pleasing, bright, photographic images from nine basic categories: animals, foods, vehicles, furniture, clothing, toys, everyday objects, shapes, and colors. 

      The set also comes with divider cards, preprinted stickers for custom organizing, and a sturdy “work-from” box. Each card is a standard photo 3 ½" x 5" size to allow easy incorporation of your own pictures. Real photos make great language builders! 

    • The full Language Builder Picture Card Set includes 350 Images.

      The first 105 images form the Basic Stage Set with 6 Each of the following Cards:

      Apple, Cookie, Cat, Bird, Airplane, Car, Shoes, Shirt, Chair, Bed, Bicycle, Ball, Spoon, Cup, & Flower

      The following are individual images from the set:

      Foods

      Banana, Grapes, Orange, Watermelon, Strawberries, Peach, Grapefruit, Corn, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Carrots, Peas, Salad, Spaghetti, Noodles, Rice, Soup, Sandwich, Tacos, Pizza, Burger, Hotdog, Corn Dog, Chicken, Chicken Nuggets, French Fries, Cake, Cupcake, Donuts, Cereal (flakes), Cereal (O's), Bagel, Bread, Toast, Eggs, Cheese, Butter, Ketchup, Peanut Butter, Crackers, Corn Chips, Cheese Puffs, Pretzels, Popcorn, Jello, Ice Cream, Popsicle, Raisins, Fruit Roll, Candy, Gummy Bears, Gum, Milk, Soda & Juice

      Animals

      Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Zebra, Giraffe, Kangaroo, Bear, Alligator, Snake, Lizard, Turtle, Spider, Frog, Fish, Duck, Turkey, Chicken, Pig, Sheep, Goat, Cow, Horse, Dog, Rabbit & Mouse

      Vehicles

      Truck, Van, Jeep, Motorcycle, Bus, Mail Truck, Fire Truck, Ambulance, Police Car, Tow Truck, Shipping Truck, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, Tractor, Train, Boat, Ship & Helicopter

      Clothing

      Pants, Jeans, Shorts, Dress, Skirt, Sweater, Jacket, Sweat Shirt, Swim Suit (girl’s), Swim Suit (boy’s), Underwear (boy’s), Underwear (girl’s), Socks, Belt, Hat & Gloves

      Furniture

      Couch, Coffee Table, Dining Table, Crib, Dresser & Desk

      Toys

      Baseball Bat, Baseball Glove, Wagon Tricycle, Helmet, Roller Blades, Slide, Swing, Bucket, Shovel, Bubbles, Balloons, Legos, Blocks, Tinker Toys, Play Dough, Crayons, Paints, Dinosaurs, Teddy Bear, Baby Doll, Barbie Doll, Puzzle, View Master, Cassette Player, Potato Head & Toy Car

      Everyday Objects

      Plate, Bowl, Knife, Fork, Frying Pan, Hammer, Pillow, Trash Can, Vacuum, Broom, Stove, Stairs, Lamp, Toilet, Bathtub, Sink, Towel, Soap (liquid), Soap (bar), Toothbrush, Hair Brush, Comb, Cell Phone, Camera, Computer, Television, iPod, Headphones, Compact Disk, iPad, Umbrella, Keys, Glasses, Clock, Pencil, Scissors, Books, Back Pack, Lunch Box, Guitar, Stroller, Swimming Pool, Clouds, Grass, Leaf, Rocks & Dirt

      The following Colors & Shapes each have a duplicate card for matching:

      Colors

      Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Black, Brown, Pink, White, & Grey

      Shapes

      Square, Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Diamond, Oval, Heart, Star, Moon, Octagon, Pentagon, & Arrow

      Distractor Cards

      3 Blank Cards to be used as distractor cards when introducing new words

    • The following are free resources for Activities, Lesson Plans, Record Keeping Aids and Articles related to the Language Builder Picture Cards:

      FAQ

      Data Keeping Sheets

      Download a Free-Trial -- 20 Free Language Builder Cards

      Background on Teaching Autism Language with Pictures

      Why Real Photos? What about Cartoons?

      Encouraging Emerging Language and Receptive Vocabulary

      Building Vocabulary

      From Basic Vocabulary to Building Sentences

      Labeling and Requesting

      Using Picture Cards to Aid in Communication

      Using the Language Builder App and Language Builder Picture Cards Together

      Expressive Labeling Lesson Plan

       

    • Downloadable Instruction Manual PDF 

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    Basic Stage Set

    The Language Builder: Picture Noun Card set is the only flashcard set to offer the Basic Stage Set to teach matching skills and facilitate generalization.

    Typical ABA and early autism education programs start by teaching children matching skills. Once a child can match two identical cards, they move on to matching similar cards, learning that even though one is orange and one is grey... one is fluffy and one is sleek... they are all cats

    It can be difficult and time consuming to find 6 different images of multiple items. Language Builder Nouns save you valuable time, and insure the cards all work well together. 

    Track your Progress

    The back of each card is numbered and gives a label and category for the image, as well as suggested activities appropriate to the card.

    An included activity booklet provides more detailed instruction ideas. The cards are coated with a hi-gloss varnish for durability and all images appear horizontally for consistent presentation. 


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