We believe that linguistic skills involve an implicit focus on the meaning or intention of what one is trying to communicate. Our hypothesis is that a child's metalinguistic ability can be strengthened by providing visual feedback.
Wordcraft, is an interactive iPad application where children (ages 4 - 8) can build sentences and immediately see the sentences visualized. In this way, we create a concrete representation of oral language and also allow for linguistic manipulations. The app is structured in a game-like format to increase engagement and encourage play.