Chip is in first grade, and has had a full-time tutor since he was three. His poor communication skills are causing him social difficulty, and he has difficulty expressing himself. He struggles with understanding language concepts.
Weakness in concept imagery—the ability to create an imaged whole—prevents Chip from comprehending and expressing language well.
Individuals of all ages can experience a significant weakness in the ability to create an imaged whole.
This causes weakness in:
- Difficulty with verbal and non-verbal expression
- Difficulty formulating sentences
- Difficulty following directions
- Apparent disengagement or frustration
The Talkies® program—the primer to the Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) program—is designed for students who need simpler, smaller steps of instruction to establish the imagery-language connection.
The goal of Talkies is to develop the dual coding imagery and language as a base for language comprehension and expression. Talkies is especially helpful for students with a limited oral vocabulary and/or limited ability to verbalize.
Research indicates Talkies benefits students previously diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Talkies is also ideal for any preschool child.