Webber Hear It! Say It! Learn It!: Speech Sounds Instructional Software Program$99.95 Softcover (inc CD)
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- Webber Hear It! Say It! Learn It!interactive speech & language program to teach 16 speech sounds & phonemic awareness...plus phonics!
Eureka! Here is an interactive speech and language program that teaches 16 speech sounds and phonemic awareness...plus phonics! Webber Hear It! Say It! Learn It! has easy-to-follow scripted lessons with entertaining software to teach children to listen for and say the most frequently occurring speech sounds. After intensive speech sound training and auditory bombardment, the students learn the letters that represent each sound, how to recognise the letters in words, and how to write them.
The pre and post-tests are excellent for progress monitoring. The interactive CD-ROM is an awesome motivator and reinforces the skills learned in the lessons. As an added bonus, the CD-ROM tracks data for an unlimited number of students and lets you print all the pages in the workbooks!
Webber Hear It! Say It! Learn It!
- Developed by SLPs and evidence-based
- 16 sounds and letters (B, F, M, T, G, P, D, K/C, H, V, N, W, L, S, R, J)
- Improves awareness of speech sounds before introducing written symbols (letters)
- Go from speech and language to early literacy
- Sound-loaded auditory bombardment stories for 16 sounds
- Core program activities to reinforce learning
- Positive reinforcement system for motivation
- Unlimited data tracking
- Combine research and practice with a practical program
- Book 1 - 168 pages to teach sounds and letters (B, F, M, T, G, P, D, and K/C)
- Book 2 - 196 pages to teach sounds and letters ( H, V, N, W, L, S, R, and J)
- Pre-tests, Post-tests, and Midway Review
- Use as an RTI program
Webber Hear It! Say It! Learn It! Interactive Book-Software Program is compatible with SMART Board.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is Hear It! Say It! Learn It! ?
- What letters and sounds are part of Hear It! Say It! Learn It! and why?
- Who can implement Hear It! Say It! Learn It! ?
- Can I use the CD-ROM alone—without the Program Resource Books?
- Is Hear It! Say It! Learn It!™ evidence based?
- Who will benefit from Hear It! Say It! Learn It! ?
- Can Hear It! Say It! Learn It! function as an RtI program?
- Where do I begin if the student already knows a letter and its sound?
- Should I read the Auditory Bombardment Story, or let the student watch/listen on the CD-ROM?
- When do I choose "No Text" or "Text" for the Auditory Bombardment Story on the CD-ROM?
- What computers will the program work with?
- Does the program install on the computer’s hard drive?
- Can I use the program on more than on computer?
- How many students can I enter into the program?
Hear It! Say It! Learn It! is an interactive speech and language program that teaches intense awareness of 16 speech sounds and letters. It helps children improve their speech, auditory discrimination, auditory processing, visual discrimination, early reading, and fine motor skills!
HSL includes two Program Resource Books and an interactive CD-ROM. First, the therapist/teacher has the student complete a Resource Book task. To reinforce what he/she has learned, the student then completes the corresponding activity on the CD-ROM.
HSL introduces a target sound along with a sound "image" ( Bubble Sound "B"). The child then listens to an auditory bombardment story, completes auditory discrimination tasks, and learns to recognize and write the letter. As he/she becomes familiar with the letter that makes the sound, the language-literacy loop begins to form. There are also optional worksheets for letter-writing practice, extension activities for more sound- and letter-identification practice, and assessments to establish benchmarks and monitor progress.
HSL teaches the B, F, M, T, G, P, D, K/C, H, V, N, W, L, S, R, and J sounds and letters. These are the most common consonant singletons at the beginning and ending of simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words. HSL does not include Q, X, and Z—which occur much less frequently in CVC words—and digraphs and blends because they represent a level of complexity beyond the scope of the program.
There are four units to the program with four sounds/letters in each unit. To avoid confusion, the teaching sequence of the sounds/letters is maximally contrastive within each unit. For example, a student first learns B (voiced, bilabial, plosive) and then learns F (unvoiced, labiodental, fricative).
Speech-language pathologists, special educators, reading specialists, and classroom teachers can all use HSL with individual students, small groups, and even full classes.
HSL is a step-by-step learning program. The most comprehensive way to implement this program is to follow the specific guidelines in Resource Book 1 in which the child completes a Resource Book task and then the follow-up activities on the CD-ROM. We do not recommend using just the CD-ROM.
HSL is based on Adele Gerber’s Beginning Reading Through Speech approach. The first trial for the approach was in 2000-2001 with 38 students who scored "Below Basic" on the pre-test of Houghton-Mifflin Test of Emergent Literacy. Over a six-month period, all 38 students improved from "Below Basic" to "Basic" or "Proficient" in the 12 areas tested—rhyme, beginning sounds, blending onsets and rhymes, concepts of print, letter naming, segmenting onsets and rhymes, phoneme blending, phoneme segmenting, word recognition, fluency, word writing, and sentence dictation.
HSL is perfect for children who are beginning to learn sounds and letters and are at the beginning stages of early reading—appropriate for preschool through 3rd grade, depending upon the needs of the child.
HSL will benefit other children as well. Children with auditory discrimination or auditory processing needs, phonological processing issues, and visual perceptual difficulties can all benefit from activities in this program. The introduction to each sound helps children become aware of what their lips, tongues, voices, and lungs are doing for that sound. The auditory tasks teach students to listen to the difference between sounds and to identify target sounds. The letter identification tasks focus on the visual discrimination of letters. Additional activities involving forming the letter, creating a letter flash card, and practicing early writing all help develop fine motor skills and offer a kinesthetic aspect to learning. HSL’s extension activities promote carry-over learning of all the above skills.
HSL is evidence based and provides pre- and posttests, unit assessments, and a midway and final review. Resource Book 1 includes data collection sheets, and the interactive CD-ROM tracks data for an unlimited number of students. The guidelines for implementing the program are in Resource Book 1.
The HSL authors suggest allowing the student to listen to the auditory bombardment story, to make the flashcard, and to master each activity on the CD-ROM before moving on to the next chapter.
You have the choice of reading the story, having the student listen to the story on the CD-ROM, or both. Your decision may depend on the size of the group, or if you have students working on different chapters simultaneously.
Choose "No Text" in the beginning, so the child can listen to the auditory bombardment story without the distraction of text. Once the student has completed the unit and mastered the letter/sound for the chapter, choose "Text" and allow the student to listen to the story again while looking for the target letter.
HSL will work with Windows® computers that run Windows XP or Vista and Macintosh computers that run OSX.
No, HSL runs from the CD-ROM drive and generally does not require installation from a person who has administrative rights to the computer. The program, however, saves data and student progress files to the computer’s hard drive, so have your students work on the same computer each time they use HSL to preserve and record their progress.
Yes, you can have different students work from different computers; however, the CD-ROM has to be loaded into a computer’s disk drive to work properly. You will need two disks, for example, if you want two students to use the program at the same time on two different computers. (Remember: Since HSL saves data and student progress files to the computer’s hard drive, have a student work on the same computer each time he/she uses HSL to preserve and record the child’s progress.)
HSL can save data on an unlimited number of students. You can easily erase student data files you no longer need.
- Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10
- Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
- 256 MB RAM
- 10 MB hard drive space
- CD or DVD drive
- PowerPC or Intel Processor
- 256 MB RAM
- 10 MB hard drive space
- CD or DVD drive