( a message for Romunde)
Here you will find the max objects and help files for speech and listen: http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~aka/max/
Download them and put them in your max folder.
Get a microphone (anyone have one that Romunde can use?)
Practice some phrases that listen can recognize. I added “shut the door” to the list of words listen can recognize, and then used Junior’s voice in the speech help file to speak the phrase. It gave positive results just using the built in mic on my mac. I am sure that, with some thoughts about how people behave, you can incorporate this into the Connect the Dots work. It is just a case of trial and error, and finding something that makes sense!