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Learnigo Product Feature: Active Speech program

Learnigo's Active Speech Program

Expressive language, an integral aspect of language acquisition, plays a pivotal role in shaping our ability to communicate effectively. In typical language development, understanding (receptive) language comes first, followed by speaking (expressive) language.
Communication helps us connect with others. Struggles with communication can affect a child’s social, academic, or emotional well-being. Providing intervention, when needed, is key to supporting a student’s communication skills.

Expressive Language Disorders

The first signs of an expressive language disorder may manifest in early childhood, often becoming noticeable as a child begins to develop speech and language skills. Children with expressive language disorders may exhibit difficulties in verbally expressing themselves, such as limited vocabulary, incomplete sentences, or struggles with grammar. They may also have trouble organizing their thoughts coherently or conveying their ideas effectively. 

Additionally, delays in reaching language milestones, such as babbling, using single words, or combining words into simple sentences, could indicate an expressive language disorder. These challenges may impact a child’s ability to communicate effectively with others, leading to frustration and potential social or academic difficulties. Early identification and intervention with the help of a speech-language pathologist are crucial in addressing expressive language disorders and promoting positive outcomes for affected individuals (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2021).

Possible Indicators of  an expressive language disorder include (Feldman H. M., 2005):

  1. Lack of communication reciprocity, e.g., not engaging in joint attention. 
  2. Minimal or absence of babbling.
  3. Absence of single words by the age of 18 months.
  4. Limited vocabulary (fewer than 50 words) and/or absence of two-word combinations by the age of 2.

Learnigo’s Active Speech Program

Our Active Speech Program focuses on the foundational elements of expressive language and provides ample opportunities for practice and growth. The interactive digital activities equip learners with the tools they need to articulate their thoughts, express their emotions, and engage meaningfully with the world around them. In addition, Learnigo’s Understanding Speech can be used to support receptive language skills, a natural complement to our Active Speech program.  As receptive language skills are acquired before expressive language skills,  our Active Speech Program is the 2nd in a two-part program.

The program prioritizes the main components of language for verbal expression by gradually progressing from single words to full sentences. The activities focus on fundamental elements of language, such as nouns, verbs, and adjectives, through activities like vocabulary labeling, word combinations, and descriptive exercises.

Discover the key features of the Learnigo SLP: Active Speech Program:

  • Includes over 800 interactive activity screens, designed with evidence-based methods to effectively target word, phrase, and sentence production.
  • Enhance learning with more than 50 printable worksheets, offering extra practice opportunities.
Learnigo Active Speech Program Screenshot Example of Gifts Activity
  • Tailor learning experiences to a diverse range of targets, including frequently used vocabulary (nouns, verbs, etc.) and engaging themes like seasons and jobs.
  • Promote flexibility as the program adapts seamlessly to individual learners, whether they have language delays or not, and can be utilized in both one-on-one and group settings.
Learnigo Active Speech Program Screenshot Example of School Desk Activity
  • Encourage generalization of skills through repeated practice in various contexts.
  • Stay motivated with a built-in reward system featuring music and animations to celebrate correct answers.
  • Track and share student progress effortlessly with comprehensive data-tracking capabilities.

These examples are just a few of the interactive activities that await you at Learnigo! We invite you to try our free 30-day Trial! There, you can sample some of the activities in worksheets included in the dynamic Active Speech program.

Access the free Active Speech lesson plan here!

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2021). Expressive Language Disorder [Fact sheet]. Retrieved from

Feldman H. M. (2005). Evaluation and management of language and speech disorders in preschool children. Pediatrics in review, 26(4), 131–142.