This novel program allows the teacher to present the student with recorded
examples of words and listen to how they repeat them.
The aim is to let the student listen carefully to a word and compare their
own attempt to reproduce the sound. This process may be repeated as required
before moving on to the next word, whilst a separate program allows the
pupil to record and save their attempts for checking later.
Visual display of phonemes
A useful feature of the program is a display of a mouth saying the appropriate
phonemes. When required, this will 'mouth' the sequence making up a word.
The editor supplied with Chatback enables the teacher to quickly prepare
new word lists.
Speech & Language Therapy in Practice (www.speechmag.com)
.... USEFUL? It does what it says! It allows you to record individual
spoken words and organise them into lists for practice. It’s a bit
like a more sophisticated version of the old ‘Language Master’
machine, for those of you with long memories. There are four separate
programmes in the package....
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Speech Therapist (Canada) wrote:
.... The pupil we were really targeting has made incredible progress.
Not only in the aspect of speech but in his confidence in his own learning.
Thanks for helping us out in making this available to our students.
SENCO (England) wrote:
.... He was truly amazed it was his voice he was hearing. He asked
me to do it to prove it was actually recording. He is desperate now to
make his voice sound like the 'teacher'. So many thanks brilliant resource
- I wish you could have seen the look of amazement on his face followed
by total concentration.
Special Needs Support Officer (Ireland) wrote:
.... I have looked at the Chatback programme from Xavier and I
think it is excellent for speech and Language difficulties and the Xavier
people are very helpful - continue to be impressed by what this programme
.... The program is easy to use with very clear navigation buttons
and good fonts on bright backgrounds.