Talkies® Kit

SKU: 1311015

A program workshop, provided by Lindamood-Bell, is recommended to implement this program and use these materials.  Receive an exclusive discount on this kit when you register for a workshop.  Click here to view upcoming events, or call 800-233-1820 to learn more. 

The Talkies Kit provides theory, tools, and specific steps to implement Nanci Bell and Christy Bonetti's Talkies program. Talkies is the primer to the acclaimed Visualizing and Verbalizing® program for students who need simpler, smaller steps of instruction to establish the connection between language and mental imagery.

The Talkies program aligns with a theory of cognition, Dual Coding Theory, and through sequential steps brings the nonverbal code of imagery to consciousness. The goal is to engage the individual to consciously create and access mental representations and stimulate his or her awareness of the imagery-language connection. Talkies is not intended to diagnose or be an exclusive treatment for speech-language pathology and audiology disorders.

Talkies instruction may benefit students with prior third-party diagnoses of expressive language delays or autism spectrum disorders.

All Talkies Kit Components are available for individual sale (except for the Talkies Toys). The Talkies Kit includes:

  • Talkies Teacher's Manual - The Talkies® Teacher's Manual details the theory and sequential steps to engage students and bring the nonverbal code of imagery to consciousness. Includes a  Flash Drive with additional material.
  • Toys and Magic Bag
  • Colored Felts - Five sets of seven different colored felts in a poly bag.
  • Picture to Picture Easel Book - Picture to Picture Easel Book with teacher prompts.
  • Large Picture to Picture Posters - Set of 11" x 17" Picture to Picture posters.
  • Illustrated Picture Structure Word Cards  - Large cards with Structure Word names and illustrations.
  • Picture Structure Word Boards - Set of three Structure Word Boards.
  • Talking Cards Box - Talking Cards include Movement Cards, Article Cards, Sequence Cards, Structure Word Cards, and more. 
  • Magic Door, Window, and Stones
  • Word and Sentence Reference Booklet - Handy reference book with words and sentences for use with the Talkies® program.
  • Student Progress Monitoring Charts - Track student progress through the steps of the Talkies® program. 
  • Picturing Vocabulary! Book - The Picturing Vocabulary! Set—another V/V® companion—has hundreds of pictures, concrete representations of words, for students to image and memorize. It is perfect for individuals who need to develop basic oral vocabulary, including young children (ages 2–5) and English Language Learners.
  • Picturing Vocabulary! Cards Box, including over 400 cards
  • Picturing Vocabulary! Tracking Charts

  • Talkies professional development workshops are offered by Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. To learn more, visit

    Toys in kit, and referenced examples in manual, may differ from those shown.
    Warning: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.