Not sure if your child or student is emergent, intermediate, or advanced? Here's how Brittany, our co-founder and resident Speech Language Pathologist, thinks about the levels when creating materials.
Our materials are categorized into three difficulty levels. The descriptions below give some guidance around selecting what is right for your child or student. Please be aware that every child is different and may not fit perfectly into a description below. In that case, we suggest trying out different levels of materials to find lessons that are the best match. Ideally these lessons will challenge your child and help them grow but are not too difficult.
Emergent: This may be a good place to start if your learner is below the age of 7, has limited cognitive abilities, or is brand new to a skill (i.e. it’s the first time they’ve started to work on it).
Intermediate: This level of material may be best for your learner if they are within the ages of 7-13, are able to perform a skill with some help but not on their own, or have been working on a skill for some time and are ready for the next level of difficulty.
Advanced: This level would be best for learners older than 13, are ready to be challenged by a skill, and can perform the skill with a small amount of help, or on their own in some settings but not in all. For example, an individual may understand when adults use sarcasm but have trouble understanding when peers are sarcastic.