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REFERENCE SITES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
These Reference Sites have advance copies of all our software. It is well worth contacting your local site to see what they have to offer. The LEA IT Centres offer excellent training and support and many supply software to schools. Centres with a national brief are marked in red. We support a maximum of 100 Sites. For details contact Sukhjit Gill on 01457 819790.
Edinburgh IT Support Unit 1st Floor, 154 McDonald Road Edinburgh EH7 4NN 0131 469 2990 Essex ICT SEN Little Heath School, Hainault Rd., Little Heath Romford, Essex RM6 5RX 0208 599 4864 Essex Redbridge SERC Ethel Davis School, 258 Barley Lane Ilford IG3 8XS 0208 599 1768 Fife IT Unit, Auchterderran Centre Woodend Road, Cardenden Fife KY5 0NE 01592 414633 Flintshire ICT Unit Education Department, County Hall Mold CH7 6ND 01352 704222 Glasgow SENICT Service Richmond Park School, 30 Logan Street Glasgow G5 0HP 0141 418 0829 Grimsby Ed. Development Ctr. Holme Hill, Heneage Road Grimsby DN32 9DZ 01472 323276 Guernsey ECC Grange Road, St. Peter Port Guernsey GY1 1RQ Morayshire Elgin Academy Room T4, Morriston Road, Elgin Morayshire IV30 4ND 01343 563374 National Blind Children’s Society Bradbury House, Market Street, Highbridge Somerset TA9 3BW 01278 764764 NE Lincolnshire Ed. Development Ctr. Holme Hill, Heneage Road Grimsby DN32 9DZ 01472 323276 Norfolk Access Through Technology Children’s Services, Hewitt School, Cecil Rd., Norwich NR1 2TJ 01603 671400 Norfolk Learning Support Base Old Court House, 34 Yarmouth Rd, N. Walsham Norfolk NR28 9AT 01692 409517 Norfolk SENIT Centre 6 Hannant Road, North Walsham Norfolk NR28 9ES 07976 720440 North Yorkshire Henshaw’s College Bogs Lane Harrogate HG1 4ED 01423 886451 Northants Children & Families (IPS) Admin Bldg., St John’s Ctr., St John’s Rd Tiffield NN12 8AA 01604 857382 Northants Wren Spinney School Westover Road, Kettering Northants NN15 7LB 01536 481939 Northumberland EDC Hepscott Park, Stannington, Morpeth Northumberland NE61 6NF 01670 533554 Nottingham Education IT Educ. Dept., Sir John Robinson Way, Arnold Nottingham NG5 6DA 0115 854 6096 Nottingham Aspley Wood School Robins Wood Road, Aspley Nottingham NG8 3LD 0115 913 1400 Nottinghamshire Fountaindale School Nottingham Road Mansfield NG18 5BA 01623 792671 Oxfordshire Cricket Road ICT Centre Room L3, Cricket Road Oxford OX4 3DW 01865 428034 Oxfordshire HFT Karten CTEC Centre Milton Heights, Near Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 4DR 01235 835507 Oxfordshire ICT/PD Centre c/o Omerod Sch., Waynflete Rd, Headington Oxford OX3 8DD 01865 742379 Powys IT Support Team County Hall, Llandrindod Wells Powys LD1 5LG 01597 826266 Preston Lancashire LEIS 5th Floor, Joint Div. Offices, 8 East Cliff Preston PR1 3JT 01772 532131 Redcar and Cleveland ICT Centre 2nd Floor, Education Dvt Ctr., Corporation Rd. Redcar TS10 1HA 01642 286688 Ripon Schools ICT Services Highfield House, Kearsley Rd, Ripon North Yorks HG4 2SG 0845 330 2922 Scunthorpe St Hugh’s Secondary Sch. Bushfield Road, Scunthorpe S. Humbs., DN16 1NB 01724 842960 Sefton STEPS Netherton Moss Primary Sch. Site, Swifts Lane Bootle, Liverpool L30 3TT 0151 285 5081 Shropshire Technology Centre Monkmoor Site, Racecourse Crescent Shrewsbury SY2 5BP 01743 233628 Solihull Learning Support Service Keepers Ldg., Chelmsley Rd, Chelmsley Wood Birmingham B37 7RS 0121 770 6267 Somerset PIMSS Team Holway Centre, Keats Road, Taunton Somerset TA1 2JB 01823 334475 S. Lanarkshire SEN Microtech. Support Cluster Office, Uddingston Grammar School Station Road G71 7BS 01698 818501 Stockport Learning Support Service The Cheadle Heath Centre, Edgeley Road Stockport SK3 0RJ 0161 428 8260 Stockton ICT Unit The Education Centre, Junction Road, Norton Stockton-on-Tees TS20 1PR 01642 527668 Suffolk Learning Support Thomas Wolsey School, 642 Old Norwich Rd. Ipswich IP1 6LU 01473 467600 Sunderland Physical Disability Team Oxclose Community School, Dilston Close Washington NE38 0LN 0191 219 3775 Surrey Moor House School Hurst Green, Oxted Surrey RH8 9AQ 01883 712271 Surrey SEN/ICT Children’s Service SW Area Office, Grosvenor House, Cross Lanes Guildford GU1 1FA 01483 517355 Swansea Education Effectiveness Service Y.G.G. Bryn Tawe, Heol Gwyrosydd, Penlan Swansea SA5 7BU 01792 562674 Swindon Education Support Service Saltway Centre, Pearl Rd., Middleleaze Swindon SN5 5TD 01793 465369 Trafford SNICTA Cherry Manor Primary School, Cherry Lane Sale M33 4GY 0161 912 3686 Truro Education Advisory Service Penweathers Centre, Tresawls Road, Truro Cornwall PL25 5DP 01872 323300 Tunbridge Wells COMPAID Trust Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells Kent TN2 4QJ 08452 412134 University of Paisley Sch. of Education University Campus, Ayr Beech Grove Ayr KA8 0SR 01292 886486 University of Strathclyde Jordanhill Campus, 76 Southbrae Drive Glasgow G13 1PP 0141 950 3000 Wakefield EdIT Centre Woolley Hall, Woolley Wakefield WF4 2JR

Aberdeen TASSCC Summerhill Centre, Stronsay Drive Aberdeen AB15 6JA 01224 346127 Aberdeenshire Aspects Special Technology Service, Dover Lodge Fraserburgh AB43 9LS 01346 512488 AbilityNet Suite 1, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road Worcester WR2 4BN 01905 420520 ACE Centre Advisory Trust 92 Windmill Road, Headington Oxford OX3 7DR 01865 759800 ACE Centre - North Hollinwood Bus. Ctr., Albert St., Hollinwood Oldham OL8 3QL 0161 684 2333 Aidis Trust 3 Gunthorpe Street London E1 7RQ

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Birmingham BASS Software Services Martineau Ed. Ctr., 74 Balden Rd., Harborne Birmingham B32 2EH 0121 303 8019 Bolton SENIAS Castle Hill Centre, Castleton Street Bolton BL2 2JW 01204 338060 Borders Howdenburn Primary School Lothian Road Jedburgh TD8 6LA 01835 862542 Bury TCSC The Seedfield Centre, Parkinson Street Bury BL9 6NY 0161 253 6933 Caerfyddin Griffith Jones Centre St. Clears, Carmarthen Caerfyddin SA33 4BT 01994 231866 CALL Centre University of Edinburgh Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road Edinburgh EH8 8AQ 0131 651 6236 CENMAC Charlton School, Charlton Park Road London SE7 8JB 0208 854 1019 Cheshire Chestnut Lodge School Green Lane, Widnes Cheshire WA8 7HF 0151 424 0679 Cheshire Halton Learning Support Svc. Hallwood Park School, Hallwood Park, Runcorn Cheshire WA7 2FL 01928 714502 Chorley Lancashire Schools’ ICT Centre Southport Road, Chorley Lancashire PR7 1NX 01257 516381 COMPAID Trust Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells Kent TN2 4QJ 08452 412134 Cornwall Education Advisory Service Penweathers Centre, Tresawls Road, Truro Cornwall PL25 5DP 01872 323300 Coventry Corporate Training Centre Elm Bank, Mile Lane Coventry CV1 2LQ 02476 527416 Denbigh Education Centre Lon Ganol, Middle Lane Denbigh LL16 3UW 01824 712066 Devon ICT/SEN Centre Kennicott Lodge, Ashburton Rd, Totnes Devon TQ9 5JY 01803 862301 Dundee ASSIST, Floor D, Gardyne Road Dundee DD5 1NY 01382 438047 Dundee Tayside Rehab. Services TORT Centre, Ninewells Hospital Dundee DD1 9SY 01382 496300 Durham Education Development Centre County Council, Enterprise Way Spennymoor DL16 6YP 01388 424900 East Sussex Eastbourne CLC St Mary’s House, St Leonard’s Road Eastbourne BN21 3UU 01323 747333

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Gwynedd Cwmni Cynnal Tech. Unit Maesincla, Caernarfon Gwynedd LL55 1RS 01286 677686 Halton Learning Support Service Hallwood Park School, Hallwood Park, Runcorn Cheshire WA7 2FL 01928 714502 Harrogate Henshaw’s College Bogs Lane Harrogate HG1 4ED 01423 886451 Hereford IT Dept., Ed. and Conf. Ctr. PO Box 185, Blackfriars Street Hereford HR4 9ZR 01432 260834 Highlands IT/SEN Advisory Service Area Education Office, Castle Street Dingwall IV15 9HU 01349 863441 Hounslow Education Centre Martindale Road, Hounslow West Middlesex TW4 7HE 0208 583 4160 Ilford Redbridge SERC Ethel Davis School, 258 Barley Lane Ilford IG3 8XS 0208 599 1768 Kent & Canterbury Hospital Rehab. Engineering, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury Kent CT1 3NG 01227 864067 Kent Education and Libraries The Old Railway School, Newtown, Ashford Kent TN24 0PF 01233 629859 Lancashire LEIS 5th Floor, Joint Div. Offices, 8 East Cliff Preston PR1 3JT 01772 532131 Lancashire Schools’ ICT Centre Southport Road, Chorley Lancashire PR7 1NX 01257 516381 Lancashire SENIAS Castle Hill Centre, Castleton Street Bolton BL2 2JW 01204 338060 Lancaster St Martin’s College Computer Centre, Bowerham Road Lancaster LA1 3JD 01524 384384 Leicester Early Years Support Centre New Parks House, Pindar Road Leicester LE3 9RN 0116 225 4790 Lincolnshire St Francis School Wickenby Crescent Lincoln LN1 3TJ 01522 526498 Middlesex Hounslow Education Centre Martindale Road, Hounslow West Middlesex TW4 7HE 0208 583 4160 Milton Keynes UK SENDIS MKC Support Ctr., Venturer Gate, Middleton, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ 01908 375072

01226 392355

Warrington Education Department New Town House, Buttermarket Street Warrington WA1 2NJ 01925 442925 West Glamorgan Baglan IT Centre Elmwood Road, Baglan Port Talbot SA12 8TF 01639 779500 West Midlands BASS Software Services Martineau Ed. Ctr., 74 Balden Rd., Harborne Birmingham B32 2EH 0121 303 8019 West Midlands Sandwell EMU Popes Lane, Oldbury West Midlands B69 4PJ 0121 544 2001 West Sussex Manor Green Primary Sch. Lady Margaret Road, Ifield Crawley RH11 0DU 01293 526873 Widnes Chestnut Lodge School Green Lane, Widnes Cheshire WA8 7HF 0151 424 0679 Wimbledon Linden Lodge School 61 Princes Way, Wimbledon London SW19 6JB 0208 788 0107 Wiltshire PDC 3 Lancaster Park, Bowerhill Melksham SN12 6TT

01225 793349

Wolverhampton Penn Hall School, Vicarage Road, Penn Wolverhampton WV4 5HP 01902 558355 Wrexham Erlas Centre Bryn Estyn Road Wrexham LL13 9TY

01978 317676

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Our 2007 Assistive Technology Handbook was so well received that we have printed thousands more of the 2008 edition and packed it with more advice, hints and tips. Our 42” Interactive Plasma Screens were very popular too and the 50” version even more so. So take a look at the eye-popping 65” version on pages 6 to 8. This should bring school assemblies to life! There are some great price savings too. Our new MyBoard software on page 9 is the perfect partner to any interactive plasma, whiteboard or touch screen. With this software you can now create lots of activities including sorting, sequencing, literacy and numeracy tasks, colouring books, dot to dots, and more... as well as taking full advantage of the instant access these devices offer. But MyBoard has a double life. Remember My World, which I first put in a SEMERC catalogue sixteen years ago? Well the computer fuzzy-felt concept has been hugely popular ever since in delivering all aspects of the curriculum. MyBoard can do all that and much more. It will be a key classroom resource for years to come, and this is your chance to get your hands on it first! We now have a much increased product range from SEMERC. There are even more of these useful titles online too - please see www.inclusive.co.uk. Three times a year we attend Assistive Technology events in the United States to find out what is new there (have a look at the Simple Switch Box on page 85 that Roger Bates found last week – brilliant!). We always share a stand with our sister company, Inclusive TLC Inc. We have quite a following with American special educators who thought SwitchIt! Dinosaurs Extra and SwitchIt! Transport Extra were “awesome”. What do you think? See page 23 for details. Also from the States, the Boardmaker Activity Pad is strongly featured in this handbook. The capability to store infinite speech-sets in chips on the overlay pockets rather than in the device itself makes this the most versatile simple speech output device yet. I hope you enjoy reading this handbook as much as we enjoyed writing it! Martin Littler, Managing Director Inclusive Catalogues
To receive our Early Years or Communication Catalogue, call us on 01457 819790, email inclusive@inclusive.co.uk or see: www.inclusive.co.uk

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The Inclusive Classroom Interactive Plasma Screen Early Interaction Make Something Happen! Making Choices Communication Get Creative! Older Learners Dyslexia Mouse & Keyboard Skills Curriculum Software SEMERC Corner IntelliTools Corner AlphaSmart Corner Literacy Aids Alternative Keyboards Alternative Mice Switch Access Communication Aids Touch Monitors Control/Other Hardware Access to Software

These icons show where IntelliKeys overlays are included or where at least some of the activities have switch access.

IntelliKeys overlays included Switch access included
In the sections covering early learning, where most programs have switch access, we also show which switch skills are needed. This will help you to provide progression.

Cause and effect Choosing with switches

Switch timing

Watch for this symbol for resources published by Inclusive (also shown in RED in the Index).

Terms and conditions
Please state whether you are ordering for Windows or Macintosh. Purchase orders are accepted from educational establishments. Otherwise, cheque with order or by Credit/ Debit card for telephone orders. Payment following a purchase order within 42 days of invoice date. We reserve the right to change prices where necessary. UK customers please add VAT at 17.5% to all prices. Carriage is £5.00 plus VAT on UK orders, except for some heavy items such as monitors or desks. See individual pages. We want you to have the right resources for your students. Goods in a resaleable condition can be returned and your money refunded up to 100 days after purchase if, in your opinion, they are unsuitable (provided our generous credit terms of 42 days have been honoured).

You can spend your Curriculum Online funds (eLCs) on all of our software. Just mark your purchase order eLCs and fax, post or email it to us. Let us do the rest!

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There are still many challenges ahead for special schools. irrespective of their access needs? So what is an Inclusive Classroom? An Inclusive Classroom is an environment where technology supports the meaningful inclusion of every child in every activity. technology will be their primary method of accessing the curriculum. It is a place where the ICT equipment and software we use complements our tried and tested teaching methods rather than dictating how we run our lessons. an award winning. As teachers. switches and interactive whiteboards. engaged.4 THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM • • • • • • • • • • Make your classroom INCLUSIVE! By Ian Bean. where for some. Software is another issue. Beacon special school. While this has brought significant advantages in terms of lesson delivery. Where software can be used by everyone. every child has access to a multimedia computer connected to the internet. auditory and visual (KAV) learning styles of our pupils. we are encouraged to extend our use of technology in the classroom beyond teaching specific ICT skills and towards embedding the use of technology across the whole school curriculum. Arguably technology has had the greatest impact in the teaching and learning of children with special educational needs. a history lesson about the Romans. Ian is passionate in his belief that technology has the potential to enable and empower all learners. Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ . which is carefully designed to work with a mouse. it has created other equally significant disadvantages. the evidence is clear – ICT has changed how we as teachers teach and how our pupils learn. meaningful and personalised learning experiences. Walk into any classroom in any school in the UK and you can’t help but see how technology is transforming education. interactive whiteboard technology has the potential to exclude rather than include. where learners are motivated. challenged and making progress. but how many of them can be used with switches or touch monitors as well as the mouse and keyboard? Wouldn’t it be just great if everyone could use the same software. touch monitor or mouse. group work and helping us to address the individual kinaesthetic. regardless of whether they use a switch. These days. Inclusive Technology is leading the way with technology that can really include ALL learners in every activity. their contributions valued and their achievements celebrated. our innovative height adjustable Interactive Plasma Screen can overcome almost all of the problems associated with using interactive whiteboards (see pages 6 . but how the child might use that switch meaningfully in. delivering a world of unrivalled learning opportunities directly to the classroom. profound and complex learning difficulties. touch monitor. for example. For these children. For these children ICT can provide the scaffold of support necessary for them to achieve and make progress. From our Jumbo XL large key keyboards to our curriculum focused software. Becta ICT in Practice Award Winner and Information Manager of Inclusive Technology Described by BECTa as “a highly experienced and innovative ICT teacher and coordinator”. New communication devices such as the Boardmaker Activity Pad can be used with the whole class. These days our teaching has to reflect not just that a child uses a switch. Interactive whiteboards heralded a shift from the largely individual work on stand alone computers to whole class teaching from a single networked computer. He joined Inclusive from Priory Woods. primarily for those who lack the physical or cognitive skills to use the board in the same way as their more able peers. The Inclusive Classroom is an environment where everyone is included. From the ubiquitous interactive whiteboard to the digital photographs that adorn every classroom. Ian has an in-depth knowledge of assistive technology and has developed detailed assessment techniques and novel teaching strategies to exploit its full potential. Ian has taught learners of all ages with a wide range of severe.8). including everyone in the activity and giving those with communication difficulties an opportunity to take part in a way which meets their needs but does not single them out. providing them with rich. For example. keyboard. There are hundreds of programs available covering a huge range of topics.

co. INCLUSIVE INTERACTIVE PLASMA SCREEN This motivating. We have many types of switch. The user’s shadow does not blank out the screen.. including those of young children. inclusive and fun for all learners. but vital for those with physical difficulties.. with more online at: www. intuitive and easy to use! Many children can point to what they want and enjoy the result before they can understand the less direct access provided by a mouse. Our easy to use alternatives help include all pupils. The more severely disabled can join in too. Pages 6 to 8 More Inclusive Resources for your Classroom SOFTWARE Make sure that your software meets the different access needs of all pupils.• • • • • • • • • • THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM 5 All the help you need. You can use all of our software on a touch monitor or the Plasma Screen. From page 9 TOUCH MONITORS Simple. See pages 6 to 8 and 100 ALTERNATIVE KEYBOARDS We have a range of designs to meet diverse needs. mouse. touch monitor and IntelliKeys? Our software is designed to be educational. chunky keys to make each letter easy to find. the visually impaired or those with motor difficulties. Our adjustable height desks allow each learner to work at the right height. IntelliKeys (pictured) caters for many users with one keyboard using different overlays. using a wireless switch (pictured) or an Optimax rollerball. interactive plasma screen has many features that make it ideal for the Inclusive Classroom.inclusive. See page 99 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . From page 78 SWITCHES Enable computer access for those with more severe physical or cognitive difficulties. and its height adjustability makes it suitable for toddlers or wheelchair users. Jumbo XL (below) has colour coded. An ideal first keyboard! Pages 70 and 75 to 78 COMMUNICATION AIDS Help those with communication difficulties to join in and be heard. accessible. keyboard.uk From page 83 FURNITURE Correct seating and positioning is important for anyone. The Boardmaker Activity Pad is ideal for classroom activities and we have many more options too! From page 88 ALTERNATIVE MICE Many can struggle with the physical and cognitive demands of using a mouse. Can you use a switch.

Class Teacher. It is easy to move from room to room too. clear image .no filters to clean. “It grabs their interest no matter what you are teaching.very low failure rate. Five mounting positions on the stand provide a range from 39cm minimum (from floor to bottom of screen) to 167cm maximum (from floor to top of screen).no consumable items like projector lamps. • No projector . It makes them really want to learn. powered height adjustability The Interactive Plasma . • Low maintenance .no risk from staring into a high powered lamp. • No need to re-calibrate the screen when the height is adjusted.no cooling fan to distract the hearing impaired. EASY TO USE • No distracting shadow cast by the user. WHEELCHAIR USERS AND TALL TEACHERS! 65” VERSION OUT NOW! NEW MyBoard software is FREE with your Plasma See pages 9 and 67 AND CONVENIENT! • Low lifetime cost . • Quiet . easy. The screen is not affected by the user’s shadow or ambient light.good for visually impaired users. Just like an interactive whiteboard.ideal for learners with special educational needs . • Bright. wheelchair users and teachers! • Wide viewing angle and no hotspot . wheelchair users or tall teachers.no need to darken the room. • No moving parts like fans . Solving the accessibility problems associated with many whiteboards The screen is quickly and easily height adjustable to suit toddlers. it forms an ideal focus for group teaching – but it solves the accessibility problems associated with many whiteboards. so there is no confusion with the child’s shadow blanking out the area of the screen they are trying to touch – and no need to black out the room when using it. The Inclusive Interactive Plasma Screen is ideal for special needs classrooms.” Peter Hales.SAVE £600 See page 8 Make your classroom INCLUSIVE! The INCLUSIVE alternative to an interactive whiteboard! 50” . Music used to be a nightmare but they are into it right away. powered height adjustability . EASY HEIGHT ADJUSTABILITY • SUITS TODDLERS. The adjustability is powered and there is no need to recalibrate the screen each time.6 THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM • • • • • • • • • • 42” .suits toddlers.SAVE £900 See page 8 The Inclusive Interactive Plasma Screen ACCESSIBLE • Easy. • NO DISTRACTING SHADOWS • EXCELLENT IMAGE QUALITY • QUICK. Amberley Ridge School Quick.

no shadow . It has opened up a new world for our PMLD pupils. An infra-red beam detects the placement of the pointer or finger. See page 8 for pricing See www.” Rik Ludlow. Wheelchair users can access their programs in comfort and can demonstrate aspects of their day to the whole school using PowerPoint and movie presentations.) This also means that you do not need to exert pressure in order for your touch to be detected – although the commercial grade screen used on the Inclusive Plasma means it is robust enough to withstand repeated knocks with the knuckles too! The Laptop Shelf (included with the adjustable stand) is 350mm wide x 300mm deep. MUCH more easily adjusted to a useful height.you can use the pages as handouts . laptop not included. Headteacher. It has a space saving shallow profile and clear access under the screen. Special! Magazine “We were so delighted by our Plasma Screen that we ordered another one.• • • • • • • • • • THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM The Inclusive alternative to an Interactive Whiteboard! 7 The Inclusive Interactive Plasma Screen Height Adjustable Plasma Wall Lift NOW AVAILABLE WITH A HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE WALL LIFT Now your Plasma Screen can be supplied with a height adjustable wall mount. Amberley Ridge School Laptop Shelf Speakers and Brackets The Inclusive Plasma Screen uses infra-red surround technology.vital when teaching children with autism. so there is no membrane overlay to limit the viewing angle or introduce parallax error. clear. who are entranced by the quality and size of the graphics. (This is where the image does not quite correspond with the area to be pressed. Writer. Speakers and brackets are also included with the adjustable stand.” David Macdonald. ” Helen Morgan. The JBL Control 1 speakers offer excellent sound quality. Teacher. and helpful for everyone else! For wheelchair users and tall/short users. stable.inclusive. and unlike interactive whiteboards. Crownbridge Special School “We chose the Interactive Plasma Screens over conventional whiteboard technology because staff agreed overwhelmingly that it was superior. It has 750mm electrically driven height adjustment and the screen can start at floor level if required. Sorry. because of the distance between the touch sensitive panel and the screen.uk for more information .co. “I’d suggest the Interactive Plasma touch screen from Inclusive. Very mobile.

995 £100 £100 Why not come and see the Plasma at a venue near you at one of our Information Days? These free sessions are packed with know-how and product demonstrations. speakers. It operates up to 10 metres away from the receiver so it can be passed around the classroom for everyone to use. make innovative resources and help all learners take part! See page 105 for details or see: www. The robust. scroll wheel and buttons built-in.inclusive.8 THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM • • • • • • • • • • The Inclusive Interactive Plasma Screen Pricing and Purchasing Information Simply select your screen size and whether you prefer the adjustable stand or wall lift. Red. You can use more than one and they won’t interfere with each other.uk For further details. See page 79. green. mainland UK) Plasma Screen with Height Adjustable Wall Lift 42” high definition screen with wall lift 50” high definition screen with wall lift 65” full high definition screen with wall lift Delivery. You will also receive MyBoard software free! All Panasonic Plasma Screens include a two year on-site warranty. it is ideal for use with groups or in the classroom to ensure that everyone can join in! Lightweight and robustly constructed with no mechanical wearing parts.inclusive. OPTIMAX can be used as either a desktop or hand-held unit. fully installed with your laptop and a 15 to 20 minute demonstration provided to get you started. simply using a wireless switch such as the AbleNet Jelly Beamer or our new OPTIMAX Wireless Rollerball can enable them to take an active and meaningful part in group sessions on the Interactive Plasma Screen. speakers. installation and demonstration (per unit. or a switch adapted device such as a battery toy or IntelliKeys. please see: www.uk For those with limited movement. Wireless Keyboard £49 The Interactive Plasma . Plasma Screen with Height Adjustable Stand 42” high definition screen with stand. Then contact our friendly team on 01457 819790. Your screen will be delivered. Jelly Beamer £89 The Wireless Keyboard is perfect for use with an Interactive Plasma Screen or whiteboard. OPTIMAX Jelly Beamer Wireless Keyboard OPTIMAX is the very first wireless trackball specifically designed for users with motor skill difficulties. With an operating range in excess of 10 metres. brackets & laptop shelf £3. You can then operate it from 9m away. See page 77 for details. brackets & laptop shelf £9. mainland UK) Please call us for details of leasing options £3.995 65” full high definition screen with stand. speakers.995 £9. OPTIMAX Wireless Rollerball £149 Jelly Beamer has all the hard wearing features of an AbleNet switch and works the same way .995 Delivery. installation and demonstration (per unit. Be inspired to try new activities.co. It also has a rollerball. so everything on the screen can be accessed. blue or yellow. brackets & laptop shelf £4.but without cables! It includes a receiver that you simply plug into a switch interface attached to your computer.co.995 50” high definition screen with stand.995 £4.ideal for learners with special educational needs . rubberised casing means the keyboard will stand up to everyday use.

The sizing and positioning tools are really easy to use – great for whiteboards and clumsy fingers! Also see page 67. plus 2. try Big Bang or one of the SwitchIt! Extra series. Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . such as a sorting game for teaching shapes. 3D construction sets. maps. Insert your own photos into SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2 and you have created a giant drag and drop jigsaw. i-Board Purple is ideal for Reception classes. Remember that the Plasma Screen is not limited to these programs. LGfL) Please state which version you require Or buy all three titles and receive a (Red. colouring books. MyBoard includes lots of sample activities to get you started. sort and play with pictures and paint! This exciting new software from Inclusive Technology is ideal for whole class use on the interactive whiteboard or plasma screen. while i-Board Red is for Year One and i-Board Green is for Year Two. enabling discussion about processes and outcomes. Purple or Green): discount! Windows CD-Rom £65 Windows CD-Rom £150 5 user copy £95 5 user copy £240 10 user copy £160 10 user copy £380 Site licence £195 Site licence £485 You can use any software on your Plasma Screen Instead of clicking the mouse. Windows CD-Rom 5 user copy Site licence £69 £138 £207 i-board Interactive i-board Interactive is a treasure trove of focused cross-curricular interactive activities for teacher-led whiteboard teaching and guided pupil use. spelling. design and technology activities.000 pictures you can use. board games. children enjoy it. Teachers love it.” David Mason (Content Manager. literacy games. Make activities for your learners. “It has quickly become one of the most popular software offers on London Grid. just touch the screen! For attention grabbing cause and effect activities. numeracy tasks. or just let them be creative! There are lots of easy-touse tools and resources for making motivating activities. Use it to interact with any software you currently own or may buy in the future. number bonds .anything! Make your own sorting and sequencing activities. It can also be used with a mouse. These skills can be used to make decisions in ChooseIt! Maker 2 or the Choose and Tell programs. Touch Balloons or IT Mouse Skills can help develop early targeting skills. They are designed to be used in collaboration. MyBoard also has a choice of simple sets of tools that are ideal for less able learners. circuit diagrams and all sorts of scenes to promote creative play.• • • • • • • • • • THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM Ideal for use with your Interactive Plasma Screen! 9 MyBoard Create. dot-to-dots.

engaged in the activity and hopefully showing signs of enjoyment. The school also had an interactive plasma screen running the ‘Colours’ level of Big Bang. This displayed bright colours which filled the room. Computers are another really useful tool for children at an experiential level. Make careful observations and record the child’s responses to the various programs. it is not always necessary to know that the child recognises the actual images. Try using clear. The ‘Movement’ level in Big Bang is an excellent tool to use when teaching visual tracking skills. smelling and tasting. listening.looking and listening ICT is a very powerful tool we can use to provide meaningful access to the curriculum for learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties (Additional Support Needs in Scotland). projector wheels showing colour blends. lots of coloured fabrics and tactile materials.10 EARLY INTERACTION • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Experiential learning . you can always model the movement to press the switch using the child’s hand. simple drawings with heavy lines such as PCS or Rebus symbols from Boardmaker or Communicate in Print 2. and used the computer with her interactive whiteboard to look and listen to the farm animals. may not be able to sufficiently process a photograph to make sense of the image. particularly those with visual impairment. Individual objects can be made to move across the screen. and in specific directions such as left to right or up and down. such as the AbleNet PowerLink. especially if accompanied by an interesting or familiar sound. Look for patterns of consistent response. We are looking for evidence that the child is aware of the stimulus. Touching the screen even slightly caused the colour and sounds to change. remembering that some children with PMLD see and respond to some colours better than others. For her more able pupils. A lovely example was seen recently where a school themed their multi-sensory room each term in line with the current curriculum topic.inclusive. she photographed the images from the book and used them to make an interactive storybook in SwitchIt! Maker 2 and cognition exercises in ChooseIt! Maker 2.co. animation and video. extending the experience to include photographs. accompanied by the gentle sounds of water bubbling.uk . Experiment.co. At this early stage. together with a range of fluorescing materials for use with ultraviolet light. Some children respond well to seeing photographs and will look at them. which allow you to connect devices such as fibre optics or fans and control them with switches. For example. Multi-sensory work is often carried through to the classroom and other areas of school through the use of mains controllers. Some schools have installed digital projectors or interactive plasma screens into their multi-sensory rooms to enable them to use a computer and software. Programs such as SwitchIt! Patterns provide a multitude of animated geometric patterns in colours which you can select from a high contrast palette. She also had animal sounds and repeated lines from the story recorded on BIGmacks. The room had been set up with spotlights in primary colours. often accompanied by hand or feet massage to help the child develop proprioceptive skills. feeling. wheel projectors. For many children with PMLD. At this very early stage of learning.uk • www. in this instance. The teacher had made a story sack for the book with soft toys and tactile materials. Flash cards from the SwitchIt! Extra series feature images at various levels of complexity which can be used to support multi-sensory work across the curriculum. a teacher with class of children with PMLD/SLD used the animal flash cards in SwitchIt! Farm Extra to extend her literacy sessions using the book Who’s in the Shed? by Brenda Parkes. At this stage it is unlikely that the child will use the switch themselves but it should always be available and if appropriate. mirror balls and music are used to provide auditory and visual stimulation. colour. Some children. observe and record the child’s reaction. Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive. Slideshows made in SwitchIt! Maker 2 allow us to use images and sounds from any source and on any topic. Try presenting the patterns in black and white as this is often the most successful. The movement speed can also be set at a rate that the child can follow. ICT begins in the multi-sensory room where devices such as bubble tubes. we concentrate our efforts on providing multi-sensory learning experiences designed to stimulate the five senses of looking.

they may begin to explore the source of the stimulation by leaning forward or reaching out.uk for Sensory Software titles such as Ameba. touch monitor. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £49 5 user copy £98 Site licence £147 K-1 has more advanced options too.inclusive. Maze On and more inclusive@inclusive. beginning her journey towards an understanding of cause and effect. keyboard. while others because of more profound cognitive difficulties may never progress beyond looking and listening. Judy’s teacher noted which animations and colour combinations produced this response and changed the program’s settings to use just those. All of Inclusive Technology’s programs have been carefully designed to respond if the screen is touched. Use a mouse.uk • Freephone: 0800 975 6090 . Plazma. but as time went on.inclusive. Big Bang can be set to display bright colours and animation on a touch monitor that will change if the screen is touched.co. You can even save your animated sequence and play it back as a screen saver! Why not have it on show at a parents’ evening? Or simply print out your design. set the background and change the music. stimulating movement and crazy sound effects to match! Big Bang grabs the user’s attention and encourages interaction with the computer. fixing (holding attention on an object) and tracking (following movement). the patterns created are always different. contrasting colours and large buttons to appeal to young children. flying bubbles and stars. Switch. 11 Judy began to reach out and touch the screen. or one or two switches. Big Bang has eye catching images..• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • EARLY INTERACTION Making the transition If the child enjoys the experience. Judy. Every child’s journey is unique to them. It develops the visual skills associated with location (finding something on the screen). Build It!. touch monitor or mouse. Not every child will progress like Judy. she began to shuffle forward in her chair to get closer to the touch monitor.co.. Some will be physically unable to touch the screen. keyboard.co. see www. Or build up the action gradually by pressing a switch with Big Bang Builds.uk • www. In design mode. or simply change the colour of the screen with Big Bang Colour. a year two pupil with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Activities are fully configurable. As in a real kaleidoscope. Big Bang Action has explosive animated fireworks. Windows CD-Rom £29 Sensory Software. began using the computer by looking and listening to the high contrast animations in SwitchIt! Patterns. Pre-set the colours and shapes or allow the program to constantly change them in an exciting display. After a couple of months and with much encouragement from classroom staff. Initially Judy took no part in controlling the program. For example. and wiggling worms. you can choose from different shapes and colours. See crazy objects moving around the screen in Big Bang Movement K-1 is a beautiful on-screen kaleidoscope that you can turn and ‘shake’. IntelliKeys. K-1 has bright. Touch monitors and interactive plasma screens are useful tools to facilitate the progression from experiential learning to early cause and effect. Big Bang K-1 A superb collection of cause and effect activities for students with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

page 101 Photographs are widely used in an SEN setting. For example. Where do we start? The MDVI learner may need a lot of help and encouragement to develop an understanding of themselves. While independent control is the desired outcome for the child. there is much groundwork to do before this can happen. but give them lots of time to absorb and make sense of what is going on. • Well defined images on clear screens . including touch screens.the SwitchIt! Extra titles . Hygiene. This term is now often used to describe children who have visual difficulties that are mainly caused by an inability to process and make sense of visual information.try SwitchIt! Patterns or SwitchIt! Pictures. using a PowerLink to turn on a fan or lights. Inclusive Technology’s programs have been designed to incorporate many features that make them suitable for children with visual difficulties: • Bright. provide stimulating auditory and visual feedback. colourful images with a high level impact . More software for Early Interaction Also see the SwitchIt! series on pages 21 to 23. by: • • • • • Providing real objects that relate to the program being used. We may also be working in an inclusive classroom setting where the software is not especially suitable for the MDVI child.Cerebral visual impairment. Weather and People. to images that respond to movement. Developing visual skills Cam On The computer provides an important tool for developing visual skills. Additional Support Needs .co. A large number of children with cerebral palsy have been found to have this difficulty. and for use in the assessment process. However. not to be confused with the term Cortical visual impairment. These range from simple distortions (e. PMLD . Christmas.Farm.multiple difficulties with a MSI . rather than a problem caused by a defect in the operation of the eye. and are fun too. The WebCam is not included. Allowing them to use the program before the other children in a one-to-one situation. • Options to define and set limited colours . Care must be taken to ensure that we do not overload the child with a bombardment of sensory experiences.uk . Definitions visual impairment.the term used in Scotland for special needs. They are rewarding to use.Switch Skills 1. leading them from an understanding of cause and effect to developing an ability to make choices. SwitchIt! Patterns and Pictures can be used in this way before introducing the idea of control by using a switch or touch screen.g. a switch controlled communicator to provide familiar sounds or a computer program. they may be able to recognise a heavy line drawing. but by using additional resources we can help them make sense of what is going on and to feel a part of the class. The classroom can often be an overwhelming experience and we may need to consider the use of a carefully controlled learning environment. This may be beneficial as the child can be given visual and auditory experiences in a situation where they are comfortable and feel secure. mean that children with severe and complex physical difficulties can usually be provided with a method of controlling the equipment. the Let’s Go series on page 28 and Touch Balloons on page 13 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Printing out key parts of the program. it is important to look for ways of extending the child’s experiences.normally their own image! You may like to think of it as a hall of mirrors. Supporting visual experiences While the computer can be a useful means of providing the pupil with purely visual and auditory stimulation. as it can produce bright and controllable images.a single yellow balloon on a black background can be used to look for evidence of eye tracking. let alone an awareness of their surroundings. When it comes to interpreting more complex images and giving them meaning. with six different styles (or mirrors) to look at and interact with. Let’s Go To Town and Let’s Go To The Seaside. Cam On is a fun cause and effect program that uses a WebCam (with optional switch input) to enable a user to interact with a picture of whatever the WebCam is looking at . Touch Balloons. CVI . to colour changes. Windows CD-Rom £39 Cam On plus WebCam £55 Also see: USB WebCam. • Programs that can be used to develop and refine visual skills . for example.for example. Programs such as Big Bang. The wide range of access methods available. but it has been found that many children with Cerebral Visual Impairment may not be able to make any sense of photographs. When we find things that elicit positive responses we can consider introducing some control. Providing additional time and opportunities to use the program.profound and multiple learning difficulties. but you can buy Cam On together with a WebCam at the special price below. Touch Balloons also provides controllable images that can be made to move .inclusive. MDVI .multiple sensory impairments.12 EARLY INTERACTION • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Technology for the MDVI learner The computer and associated technologies have much to offer for the MDVI child. ‘Mediating’ the activity by having an adult explain what is going on. we should consider ways of providing supporting tactile and sensory materials. small and fat). switches of different types and so on. Big Bang.

See page 85 for details. Encourage the learner to touch the screen. Technology provides us with a wide range of tools that can be used to help a child develop their understanding of cause and effect. a child with severe motor difficulties might use a switch to 13 operate toys. Other students may need sensory or non-contact switches. Some children with physical. choose the direction of travel. An example of this may be recording a cheery greeting onto a BIGmack single message communicator.inclusive. such as the Large Adjustable Pressure Switch or those from the AbleNet range. The majority of learners with severe and complex learning difficulties should be able to operate standard switches. Change the background. As babies we developed and generalised our own understanding of causation.co. As the child reaches out and touches the screen (the action). Children instinctively explore new and interesting things with their hands.have the balloons float across a picture of your school! Use a mouse. either from other people or from objects around them. then remove their hand so they don’t obscure it and lessen the impact of the reward. the computer responds with a visual and auditory reward (the reaction). A child with visual or perceptual difficulties may use tactile overlays on an IntelliKeys alternative keyboard. you will need an interface to attach the switch to your computer. whiteboard or switch. ideally with their fingertips. For example. switches or an IntelliKeys may be a better solution to their access needs. Don’t forget. developing cause and effect means helping a child understand that they are able to extend influence and control over their immediate environment. Options include: change the pointer to a cross-hair to aim. A child with fewer physical difficulties may use a switch for toys and mains appliances and a touch monitor to interact with the computer.uk. or make it random. shapes and colours designed to be activated by a range of body movements. simple mains appliances and the computer. There are three main technologies we can use to support the development of a learner’s understanding of cause and effect. Touch monitors Touch monitors are the most direct method of interacting with a computer. Being able to identify and target an object is a pre-requisite skill to using a touch monitor to make choices. they elicit a response from those people around the child (the reaction). For the latest information about new products from Inclusive see: www. The technology you choose depends on the individual needs of the child. They work by detecting when the screen is being touched either with a finger or in some cases a pointing stick and converting that touch into a mouse click at the point where the screen was touched. Understanding cause and effect is one of the foundation stones upon which all future learning is built.co. alter the speed and number of balloons. noisy software such as Big Bang or the motivating sounds and images of the SwitchIt! Extra series increase the probability that the learner will make the step from passively looking and listening to actively touching and controlling.uk .inclusive. choose bold or pastel colours to develop visual skills. Touch monitors take advantage of this.• • • • • • • • • • MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! What do we mean by the term cause and effect? Simply put. visual or perceptual difficulties may not be able to use a touch monitor effectively. When the child presses the BIGmack (the action). As the learner’s skills improve. You can even add your own pictures . touch monitor. • Develop hand-eye coordination by popping balloons. We cried to get attention and threw toys on the floor to get our mothers to pick them up. For these learners. that an action on their part can cause a response. This makes it an ideal tool for early computer work at a cause and effect level. A wide variety is available on pages 83 to 84 or on our website: www. Touch Balloons Bright. TIP: Touch monitors work best for those learners who have the motor skills to be able to reach out and touch the screen comfortably. These are common examples of how we begin to understand that we are able to extend control and influence over the world we inhabit and those that share it with us. Windows CD-Rom £35 Additional user licence £12 Switches Switches come in many different sizes. try encouraging them to touch specific objects on the screen – Touch Balloons (right) is a useful program to help achieve this.

When the child releases the switch the effect stops. Some children with motor difficulties may not be able to maintain enough pressure to keep the switch held down. Open the battery compartment and slide the adaptor between the battery and the connector.co. including battery operated toys. Battery operated devices such as tape recorders can be made switch accessible with Battery Switch Adaptors (see panel. We would always recommend that the learner is properly assessed if he or she requires a more sophisticated switching system. Using toy control boxes You can extend the use of battery toys (and make them accessible to learners who cannot use momentary activation) using a Toy Control Box. The Cooperative Switch Box has a range of control options that help switch users learn to play together and take turns. for example. The child might then be motivated to press the switch again. Inclusive Technology is able to provide support for switch assessments held in school or can recommend an independent assessment service if you require an outside body to perform the assessment. After a short period. Toys are often used to introduce switches because they are highly motivating and often have educational value. The child could press a switch to send a toy car to a friend.14 MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! • • • • • • • • • • Choosing the right switch Choosing the right switch and positioning it appropriately can be a critical success factor for children with physical difficulties. choose whatever motivates the learner and provide opportunities throughout the day to practise. Please call our Information Team on 01457 819790 or email infoteam@ inclusive. latched and timed. This is the simplest setting and perhaps the easiest for children with profound difficulties to understand. It is motivating and fun! Best of all. The child presses the switch to start the effect then presses again to stop it. The effect is started and continues for a number of seconds before stopping. the system you choose should always be informed by the needs of the learner. Trim it with scissors if necessary. See www. While the switch is held down the effect continues. You will need to choose a toy with a simple ON/OFF switch. The child can then press the switch to start the music. Types of switch control Switches can be configured to work in a number of ways: •  Momentary - press and hold. How to make battery toys switch accessible It’s easy to make simple battery powered toys switch accessible using one of the Battery Switch Adaptors on page 87. or to knock over a pile of bricks that they have built. Battery operated toys and devices Playing with toys is a great way for children to experience cause and effect. The child presses and holds the switch down. mains powered appliances such as fans and fibre optics. The Toy Control Box (page 87) has connections for one or two toys and up to four switches. Those with more sophisticated controls such as ‘press the paw’ won’t work. •  Latched  -  press  for  ON. you can arrange for the green switch to make it go and the red switch to make it stop. One really effective way to use this is to connect the switch to a tape recorder with the child’s favourite music. For example. These offer a range of control modes including momentary.uk Close the battery compartment and plug in your switch. the choice should always be based on whatever works best with the child. The child presses and releases the switch.uk for further information.inclusive.  press  again  for OFF. together with the facility to connect two toys and up to four switches for cooperative play. they can be used to encourage group work.co. as well as a wide range of control options. You’re ready to go! Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ . using a battery toy such as a car. They are also especially useful when developing the use of two switches. Remember. Switches can be connected to a wide range of devices. This leads us into… •  Timed - press and release - effect lasts  for a number of seconds. This flexibility provides a breadth of experience for the learner. communication aids and the computer. There are no hard and fast rules about where to start or how to progress. This is arguably the least useful setting as the child needs to understand that the switch can have two different functions. The learner then presses the switch again to re-start the effect. whoever is working with the child can press the switch to stop the music. right).

fun activity and were very motivated by the toys. Infra-red remote control For many people music and television are key motivators. either used spoken language to tell me which toy it was. along with lots of options to tailor the experience to meet the needs of the child. connect any switch and choose the mode of operation (see the previous page) and you are ready to go. Which software? Once you have your switch connected. but the remote can be set to skip through the channels. A wide range of software is available which can be tailored specifically to meet the access and cognitive needs of the learner. This was recorded with “Ready… one. Simply plug your chosen device into the socket on the PowerLink. In Maths. leaving the switches exposed. All the pupils found this an exciting. There are lots of cause and effect programs you can choose from. Sarah Anderson. After the pupils had taken turns to play with the toys. Big Jack and Micro Jack (page 84) can ‘learn’ commands from ordinary remotes. but you can use a switch accessible infra-red remote control. or used photographs of the toys to point to. I hid them under a cloth. depending on the needs of the learner or the demands of the curriculum. Can there be a better way to experience cause and effect than by using a switch connected to a liquidiser to whip up a milk shake and then get to drink it? To connect switches to mains powered devices you need a control box such as the AbleNet PowerLink (page 87). Or you could use it to play a CD. What a fantastic effect! She’d look up and smile broadly. or skip to the next track. with a group of year two pupils whose ability ranged from P2ii – P7. five”. you can use a learning. However. It has four levels packed with high quality animations and engaging sounds and music. two. you need to choose a program to use with it. Infra-red controlled toys are available and these too can be programmed by the Big Jack or Micro Jack. switch accessible remote (see right). such as the ‘twirl o paint’. She was in charge of the BIGmack and once she activated it. four. we all joined in counting and tapping the table to the count. Delamere School Mains adaptors Switches can be used to control mains appliances such as foot spas. We then removed the cloth to find out if they were correct. And it was so much more fun than listening to those tapes of noises around the home! I’ve also used switches to enable all pupils to access toys that spin or turn. we used a selection of noisy. These devices plug into your computer’s keyboard or USB port and have sockets for up to five switches. Each pupil took a turn to choose a switch to activate and after listening to the noise the toy made. lighting effects and fans. One pupil was working on using BIGmacks in a range of situations at a simple cause and effect level. And the rest of the group were learning to rote count or match a counting name to the tap on the table. switch activated toys. I created an inclusive counting activity with a BIGmack. Using switches enabled me to create an activity that fully included each pupil and motivated them to take part. Using switches with the computer Switches can provide access to engaging and motivating activities on a computer. Big Bang (page 11) is a superb example of an early cause and effect program. a quacking duck. As part of the ‘listening’ aspect of our Science focus on using our senses. Don’t forget you can use eLCs to buy software from this catalogue! . a funky gorilla and a pig. To connect a switch to a computer you will need a switch interface (see the range on page 85). A TV may not turn on quickly enough to reinforce the cause and effect relationship. These included a drumming bunny. Some interfaces need a small driver program to be installed before they can be used. As these devices are controlled by infra-red you can’t use a PowerLink to turn them on/off. in our Science topic on ‘pushes and pulls’. three. some mains devices such as TVs and CD players cannot be switch adapted using a PowerLink. Remember. Their ability level is around P4 in most areas of the curriculum. This driver program is included in the package of your switch interface. often giggling at the response.• • • • • • • • • • MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! Using switches and toys in class 15 I have a group of eight pupils in a mixed year one and year two class.

Unlike touch monitors where the effect is very direct and happens under the child’s fingertips. Simple slideshows can be set up in SwitchIt! Maker 2 using a child’s favourite pictures. After the switch has been pressed. including those children working at cause and effect level.’ which will shift the child’s attention from the screen to the switch. Most switch software looks for these key presses in the same way that other programs might look for mouse clicks.. Try titles like the SwitchIt! Extra series. Some. For details see pages 20 to 23. In recent years. we always recommend the Crick USB Switch Interface. increasing the probability that they will interact with the computer. switches are a much more remote method of accessing a computer.often a short sequence of music. Focus their attention onto the screen and use prompts which will cue the child into what is about to happen. sounds and/or videos. such as the Crick USB (page 85).16 MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! • • • • • • • • • • . For some this can make it more difficult for them to understand that their switch press is controlling what is happening on the screen. The Crick USB Switch Interface has four switch sockets. Regular updates for the driver program are available free over the internet. they can be used by everyone in the class. All you need to do is plug in your switches and use them. remembering that some learners will need additional time to process what is expected of them. sound and animation. Which software? The program you choose depends upon the individual child. will automatically detect the switch program you are loading and will set itself up to work. so your computer can recognise and use it. Lots of Inclusive Technology’s cause and effect titles have clear curriculum links and because of their unrivalled access features. switch interface computer Which switch interface? For schools.. Profoundly impaired learners Those colleagues who work with more profoundly impaired learners will know that often these children respond better to sounds and images that are familiar to them. Avoid using vocal prompts such as ‘press the switch. Switch interfaces To use a switch with a computer you will need a switch interface. We need to give them a motivating reason to press the switch and this is usually some kind of reward . Switch interfaces work by converting the on/off action of the switch into an emulated key press. usually the spacebar and enter keys. It is quick to set up and works with all switch software including Clicker 5. A small software program is supplied with the interface if needed. Try to add breadth to the experience by using lots of different software and giving the child many opportunities to practise throughout the day. Most importantly for schools. switch interfaces have become much more sophisticated. or make your own cause and effect activities using SwitchIt! Maker 2. Advanced users can create profiles which can add switch access to programs which were not specifically designed for switches. no technical knowledge is needed to use them… simply load your switch software. plug in your switch(es) and everything will just work. Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ . Switch interfaces connect to your computer either through the keyboard socket or USB port. For example. encourage them to release the switch and to look at the screen and listen to the sounds and music they have created. Always give them enough time to press the switch.cont. pressing a switch in Big Bang can fill the screen with colourful animated graphics and music. When learners are first experiencing cause and effect it is important to choose software which the learner finds stimulating.

then being interrupted by something happening on the computer screen? As with any skill we are teaching. we learned that Jenny really enjoyed listening to her Mum singing nursery rhymes. or by touching the touch monitor. something the child found incredibly entertaining.99.• • • • • • • • • • MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! Case study – Jenny 17 Best described as a ‘people person’. TIP: It should be remembered that for some learners. Jenny had shown little or no interest in using the computer. rather the reward is the reactions of the people working with them. There are a number of reasons why this might be happening. this time using a cheap MP3 voice recorder we bought from Tesco for £14. Switch building Almost all cause and effect programs feature switch building levels. Try using other software or better still. Initially Jenny required lots of encouragement and ‘hand over hand’ prompting. for example with battery toys. Remember that software such as the SwitchIt! Extra series and Big Bang enable you to select which animations are played when the switch is pressed. Initially you should start at one step. After speaking to her parents. using the momentary method of activation if physically appropriate. switch building can serve as a useful next stage in the progression from cause and effect to making independent choices. commands or other messages. These usually involve the child creating a picture or scene. The BIGmack was used the following day in the classroom and Jenny responded really well. Replacing the switch with a Pal Pad switch that provides no auditory or tactile feedback can often help. Jenny loved seeing her family on the screen and listening to her Mum’s singing and within a couple of weeks she was pressing the switch independently. make an activity with SwitchIt! Maker 2 using images and sounds from known motivators. the reward for pressing the switch might not be looking and listening to the on-screen animation. For many learners. Try to observe the child using the switch in a number of different situations. Careful observation can help you identify those animations the learner finds stimulating. we moved her over to the computer and created a simple slideshow using SwitchIt! Maker 2. showing obvious signs of pleasure… smiling and vocalising. vibration or battery toys. A BIGmack was sent home with Jenny and her Mum used this to record a short song. Assessing the child’s understanding Assessing if a child has developed an understanding of cause and effect can be quite challenging. Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . When you feel the learner is ready you can change the settings to three presses. Jenny made good progress with this and Mum was happy to change the song on the BIGmack every couple of days. Jenny’s Mum provided some digital photographs of Jenny at home with her family and recorded more nursery rhymes. All switch building programs allow you to choose the number of steps the child will have to complete before receiving a reward. A lovely example of this was seen recently where a child was using SwitchIt! Farm Extra. a BIGmack with simple greetings. where a single switch press will build up the scene and play the animation. • Switch tapping and banging Some learners repeatedly tap or bang the switch. How can we be sure the child understands that their switch press is making the effect happen? Are they pressing the switch to explore the tactile and auditory feedback of the switch. It is good practice to always encourage the learner to move their hand away from the switch after it has been pressed. the support assistant performed the Makaton sign and did her own version of the animal noise. When we felt that Jenny was ready. and on the computer with a variety of different programs. and pressing a switch to see and hear the farm animals. we need to ensure that the child has generalised the concept. •  The  learner  does  not  understand  the  task. Often we’ll see a child press a switch then pause to look and listen to the pictures and sounds. • The  learner  is  not  motivated  by  the  activity. ‘building’ it step-by-step with repeated switch presses or mouse clicks. In this instance you might like to return to using switches with more concrete effects such as fans.  You could try using the momentary activation method where the child has to keep the switch pressed to receive the reward. Jenny has profound and multiple learning difficulties and responds best when interacting directly with other people around her. which helped model the movements that Jenny would need to press the switch independently. Each time the child pressed the switch to reveal a new animal. in much the same way as programs like Big Bang. Only move on when you are sure that the child fully understands that they are making the effect happen. •  The  learner  is  being  stimulated  by  the  auditory  and  tactile  feedback  from  the switch.

SwitchIt! Extra stories have no words.23). Sunflower: press when the bee reaches the middle of the flower. By far the best method we have found to teach this level is to use the stories in the SwitchIt! Extra series (pages 22 . each moving the story along towards the final reward animation. It also has options that allow you to make the games more difficult to provide progression. The cue can take the form of something popping onto the screen at set intervals (timing) as in Switch Skills 1 .uk . simply photograph the illustrations with your digital camera and record as much or as little of the narrative as the child needs.. the cue could arise from the positioning of something on the screen such as catching a fly in Spot On Games (targeting). Don’t be tempted to start with a very long reveal time. Try making on-screen versions of your weekly big book. Gorillas: press when you see the fruit.cont. The child is encouraged to look and listen. as well as to build on early cause and effect work by introducing the concept of sequences. waiting for a cue to press the switch. This is a very useful skill and a precursor to learning to scan with a single switch. Remember to use prompts which key into the unfolding story and increase the level of anticipation. Failing to do this might cause the child to repeatedly tap the switch just to see the final reward. The activities also encourage speaking and listening and help develop concentration skills.inclusive. it is always better to start with a short reveal time then increase it if the child finds it difficult to manage. building on previous switch work and reinforcing the skills they will need as they move towards choice making. The bright. that of learning to press the switch in response to a computer generated cue.” Try not to shift the focus back to the switch. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £49 5 user copy £98 Site licence £147 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Racing Cars: press when you see a car to make it race. rather. Traffic Lights: wait for the green light! Catch  the  Crocs: press your switch when you see a crocodile. The program keeps lots of useful statistics about your students’ performance. Switch timing programs such as Switch Skills 1 introduce a further skill. However. Switch building The key skill we are teaching is learning to complete a sequence and it is very important to ensure that the child pauses to notice and understand that the screen has changed after each press of the switch.co. Switch building programs help learners to improve their looking and listening skills. the narrative of the story can come from you or the child and can be differentiated to meet the child’s language level. The activities have exciting themes that provide all the motivation needed to help students who understand cause and effect to develop more disciplined switch use. Switch timing programs are often presented as games. Using stories allows us to talk to the learner about the narrative and help them identify what has changed. Switch Skills 1 Lots of switch timing fun! This collection of easy switch timing activities is fun for all ages.18 MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! • • • • • • • • • • . Switch timing programs help learners develop their looking and listening skills. Can you catch them all? Monster House: an introduction to switch scanning. Soccer Shoot: press to kick the ball. Learners with severe motor difficulties may find it difficult. Each story can be punctuated by up to five switch presses. Don’t waste time scanning the pages. switch timing is not for everyone. Remember to use the program options to set the length of time the cue will remain on the screen.can the child press the switch when the racing car appears? Alternatively. “What do you think will happen? Let’s find out. clear graphics are suitable for those with visual impairment and there are lots of sounds and music.. Other programs such as SwitchIt! Maker 2 can also be used at this level. if not impossible. Choose a door and press to see if a monster is inside. Switch timing So far all of our work has focused on the child pressing a switch or touching a screen to make something happen. to coordinate their movements to press a switch within a given time.

you can opt to have the user press each switch alternately. For example. This setting is also used for some two switch activities where the learner is required to press a specific switch in response to an on-screen prompt. or by the learner using a second switch. as it helps eliminate accidental activation. Auditory prompts Some of our programs provide auditory prompts when on-screen objects are scanned. The scan box colour option allows you to change the colour of highlight around the object. i. that the switch colour displayed on the screen matches the colour of the switch they are using to operate the program. Some programs like Switch Skills 1 help to develop timing skills. ‘Reveal time’ is the length of time that the object will remain on the screen before disappearing. If a choosing program such as Choose and Tell: Nursery Rhymes is used with a single switch. Number of steps Some programs have ‘switch building’ levels where the learner must press the switch a number of times to complete a sequence. such as those in the SwitchIt! Extra series. an object will appear on the screen for a number of seconds. This option allows you to set the number of presses that are required before the reward animation appears. or press a specific switch in response to an on-screen prompt. The on-screen prompt can also help introduce simple targeting. This option enables you to match the speed of the scan to the ability of the student. Children with poor motor control will need a longer reveal time to help them coordinate their movements and press the switch. a child with severe motor difficulties might require more time to coordinate their movements and press the switch. Learners with profound or complex learning difficulties often need more time to process things. scene or story. Number of switches This allows you select the number of switches that can be used with the program.co. it is better to start with a blank screen. These prompts provide clues to what might happen when that object is chosen. Momentary/latched or timed See Types of Switch Control on page 14 for further details. Scan speed Reveal time Press alternate/requested Some programs. With these programs. a ‘scanning’ process is used. this setting determines the amount of time the switch has to be held down before the computer accepts this as a valid switch press. Delay Often described as a ‘pre-acceptance delay’. “Can you touch the car?”. For many switch users at the cause and effect level. Auditory prompts are especially useful for learners with visual impairment. Here is an explanation of some of the more common options. Watch for this symbol. that object will be selected. This option allows you to select the colour of the switch prompt that is displayed on the screen. This is a useful feature for children who have spasmodic movements or tremors. Each press of the switch builds up a picture. prompting the child to press the switch in response. It shows cause and effect software in our catalogue For the latest information about new products from Inclusive see: www.uk .e. Switch colour Scan box colour When carrying out decision making activities using switches. If the switch is pressed when an object is highlighted. Background options Programs like Big Bang have the option to begin an activity with an on-screen prompt or to start with a blank screen. Evidence suggests that some learners will respond better when using a consistent highlight colour.• • • • • • • • • • MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! Switch Software Options 19 All of the software developed by Inclusive Technology contains options to enable you to tailor the way that the switch works to meet the access needs of the child. the computer will automatically scan each of the available choices. have levels that are designed to develop two switch skills without using scanning. The animation will only start after the switch has been pressed. If you are using a touch monitor or interactive whiteboard. In programs such as these. Short bursts of animation or music can be missed.inclusive. Which you choose depends on the needs of the child or the type of technology you are using. This involves the selectable objects on the screen being highlighted or ‘scanned’ in turn – either automatically by the computer. It is very important for some learners including many with Autism. Reward time This option allows you to shorten or lengthen the reward time. especially if the pupil also has difficulties with looking at the screen while simultaneously pressing a switch. some children will respond better with a target to touch. with the final press in the sequence triggering the animated reward.

or just a picture? Then add an image or some video. These activities are automatically accessible using a mouse. touch monitor. sample videos and music.inclusive.uk SwitchIt! Maker 2 will turn your text. Choose a picture 3. Make talking books starring your pupils. It’s that easy! SwitchIt! Maker 2 first asks you to choose a layout for a new page . SwitchIt! Maker 2 also has a library of over 1. whiteboard. a slide show of a recent trip or a life story for an adult learner.uk Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive. We also provide a wide variety of switches to help those with different physical difficulties to access a computer . including a selection of PCS symbols from Mayer-Johnson. movies and sounds into simple on-screen activities. Choose a layout 2. See: www.do you want words with a picture.see the range from page 83 or on our website at: www. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £69 5 user copy £138 Site licence £207 Making an activity in SwitchIt! Maker 2 Just follow these simple steps: Enjoy your own talking book or slideshow! 1. Then enjoy your activity! Export and import features let you transfer your activities to other computers or onto a CD. images.co.co. so students can take their activities home.20 MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! • • • • • • • • • • It’s easy to get started with our simple cause and effect switch software. see: www. Type in the text using your keyboard or the on-screen keyboard (great on a whiteboard). SwitchIt! Maker 2 is especially designed so that children can make activities as part of a lesson.uk . then add some music or have fun recording a voiceover.co. Add some text 4. keyboard or switches.com for further details. Add a sound or have fun recording one For lots more information about developing switch skills.inclusive. Also included is a freely copiable ‘player’ version.500 pictures.switchitmaker2.

stopwatch. Computer. radio. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £89 5 user copy £159 10 user copy £219 Network licence (Windows only) £329 SwitchIt! Gadgets Build gadgets. Lofty.uk for more information . camera. mouse. each with ten pictures to build. Black and white or colour. 21 a sw Use itch to make animate d B ob ! the Builder™ stories unfold Bob the Builder™ ©2006 HIT/K Chapman. mouse. A second activity option allows the picture to be partially hidden by a cloud. food mixer. Muck.newchildrenshospitalappeal. You can use a keyboard. touch monitor or switches and each program is fully configurable to suit the individual. SwitchIt! Pictures This fun cause and effect program has three levels of difficulty. Can you identify it? Windows 5 user copy £45 SwitchIt! Originals Set 2 SwitchIt! Patterns SwitchIt! At Home Build domestic appliances such as a kettle.org. You could also use a keyboard.uk Windows CD-Rom 5 user copy Site licence £49 £98 £147 Happy Duck The original SwitchIt! programs provide progression and age appropriate cause and effect activities for learners of all ages. Build patterns. Colour in the 45 line drawings. or set the colour options. Two switch option for turn-taking. SwitchIt! Scenes Make blue monster try different activities.• • • • • • • • • • MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! SwitchIt! Bob the Builder™ Have lots of fun adventures with Bob and Wendy. It includes animated and sound rewards. SwitchIt! Originals Set 1 Happy Duck is a delightful cause and effect program. This switch accessible program includes computer flash cards. switch. video. mobile phone and more. Abrakadabra Very early visual stimulus program. Dizzy and Scrambler. Scoop. Black and white images. whiteboard or IntelliKeys. Roley and Pilchard. We are delighted to donate all proceeds from this software to the new Children’s Hospital Appeal in Manchester! See www. then see them working. Complete with sound effects and a final sound reward. Benny. Bob the Builder™ and other characters are used with the kind permission of HIT Entertainment. all on the Bob the Builder™ theme. Scruffty and Spud. keyboard or mouse. pictures to build and animated stories. Windows/Mac Classic CD-Rom £89 5 user copy £159 10 user copy £219 Network licence (Windows only) £329 See www. SwitchIt! Diggers Have fun with ten big commercial vehicles including fork-lift.co. Use a touch monitor.inclusive. Farmer Pickles and Bird.you can use the pages as handouts . Travis. alarm clock. Windows CD-Rom £45 See visually stimulating images in a sequence or use them in early switch activities. This software is available for Windows 2000 and XP only and is available in the UK only due to licensing arrangements. see them animate. vacuum cleaner or microwave. diggers and tippers.

It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. or learn about sun safety with an animated story. pull a cracker and decorate the tree. plus many more to motivate your learners and include them in National Curriculum requirements. Press a switch and see flash cards appear. Now with lots of extra computer activities. SwitchIt! Christmas Extra A delightful cause and effect program that encourages students to think and SwitchIt! Hygiene Extra More switching fun. reviews and inspiration! SwitchIt! Weather Extra Explores the weather theme with characters designed to appeal to both young and older children. Now includes lots of extra activities. These programs now also include lots of extra on and off computer resources to help you deliver an entire topic. The program also covers the emergency services and a big burly refuse collector. lollipop lady. wind and rain and their effects: keeping warm. their young and where they live. hen and chick.com for further information. It also looks at the jobs that are carried out on the farm. Cow and calf. sheep and lamb. this time on the theme of personal hygiene. as well as a switch. Now with lots of extra activities.uk . worksheets and resources. showering. A great way of covering the PHSE Curriculum. worksheets to print out and additional resources to help you deliver this whole curriculum topic (see above right). cleaning teeth. The areas covered include hair care. Now with lots of extra activities and resources (see above right for details).inclusive.switchitseries. SwitchIt! Weather Extra covers the sun. “Excellent for language skill development. a picture build up or watch an animated story unfold.22 MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! • • • • • • • • • • SwitchIt! Extra software offers motivating and engaging cause and effect activities and is ideal for early language work. worksheets and resources (see above right for details). food hygiene and being well dressed. clean clothes. All the joys of the Christmas season in a fun-packed program! Build an on-screen snowman. Now complete with lots of extra activities and resources to support delivery of this exciting curriculum topic. The clear pictures are suitable for those with visual impairment and you can use a keyboard. See www. as well as in-depth teaching tips. touch monitor or IntelliKeys. You can even go sledging or jump in a big puddle! Press the switch to see flash cards all about the weather. postman and supermarket checkout assistant do their jobs. keeping cool and meteorological phenomena like rainbows and thunderstorms. SwitchIt! Farm Extra SwitchIt! Farm Extra develops thinking and language skills around farm animals.” ICT Coordinator SwitchIt! People Extra talk about the people they see every day. See how the nurse. interactive whiteboard. mouse.co.

endangerment and animal protection.what does the hedgehog eat and how does he avoid being eaten? Also think about camouflage and different methods of hunting for food.• • • • • • • • • • MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN! SwitchIt! Extra software . their habitat and how they hunt or forage. See the builders and their digger – watch out for the water pipe! This exciting new program looks at different habitats across the world. triceratops. SwitchIt! Wildlife Extra SwitchIt! Transport Extra See all kinds of modes of transport in this motivating new program. all on the wildlife theme. This accessible program also covers a brontosaurus. Join in the countdown and see the rocket launch. see crocodiles in an Australian swamp or go diving with sharks. See the pterodactyl catch fish to eat – but what eats the pterodactyl? What happens when the cavemen encounter a sabre toothed tiger? See if anyone can roar louder than the tyrannosaurus rex.and why does the male peacock look different from the female? Lots of computer flash cards. What will happen to the tiger if the bulldozer destroys its forest? What can frogs tell us about life cycles . Also includes a ferry. see the forklift unload the truck or go on holiday on the aeroplane. For details see www. Now switch users can explore the African savannah. fill in the missing letter. sorting and lotto. Discuss issues of habitat. taxi and train. school bus. animated stories and additional resources. ‘talk about’ cards. stegosaurus and more. the kind of animals that live there and their characteristics. reptiles and fish. Raise the sail in the dinghy.each CD includes a wide range of worksheets for you to print out and use. touch monitor or interactive whiteboard. including mammals. velociraptor. cherry picker. complete with sharks.com 23 Worksheets . Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom 5 user copy Site licence £59 £118 £177 Encounter lots of fascinating creatures in this exciting addition to the SwitchIt! series. SwitchIt! Dinosaurs Extra SwitchIt! Extra Prices Please specify the title you require when ordering. odd one out.now with extra resources! Computer Activities . Look at the food chain .switchitseries. behaviour and diet. tracking activities and small picture cards for matching. match words to pictures. Some of the Extra series also have worksheets that can be printed onto swell paper and put through a heat machine to create tactile activities. Use a mouse. colour flash cards. pictures to build. number lines. memory games. Watch as the mollusca turns into a fossil. and find out if the mammoth can rescue her baby from the tar pit. including dot to dot.each program has additional on-screen activities around its theme. number work 1 to 5. story sequencing cards. birds. colouring pages. Many different animals are covered. Look at the dinosaurs’ behaviour. car. insects. or will you get beaten by the speedboat? Experience an exciting helicopter rescue at sea. Will the wind blow.

The second choice box is Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive. Two switch scanning will give the user more control. in the make a sandwich activity in Let’s Go To The Seaside. pressing a BIGmack or their usual signal for ‘yes’. • Set up a very simple activity in ChooseIt! Maker 2 with two choice boxes. When the choice has been made. a brightly coloured picture) which leads to the reward. Before a user can master either of these skills.inclusive. For two switch scanning. One simple way to do this is to present the user with two switches.co. three.24 • MAKING CHOICES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The next step from cause and effect activities is enabling the user to make choices and select their preference. Create a red square outline which you can use as a ‘scan box’. the computer will highlight the objects on-screen in turn.g. Single switch users will need an appropriate scan speed. the user can construct a sandwich by touching the ingredients they want to add. just a simple choice. In single switch scanning. You can also change background and foreground colours to make the objects easier to see. If the person repeatedly presses the disconnected switch without realising nothing has happened. Touch Monitors For touch monitor users. • Off computer activities can support the development of scanning skills. • In any of the SwitchIt!… and Let’s Go… titles. when the chosen object is reached the user presses their switch to select it.uk . four or six options on-screen for a visual and musical reward. they can move towards actively making choices using a touch monitor. the second switch selects. For example. At an early stage this need not be right or wrong answers. As mentioned previously. The menus enable you to decrease the amount of objects on screen. TIP: Before moving on to choice making. they may need to work towards it with some intermediate steps. Switch Skills 1 has several activities which are designed to teach switch timing – showing the student that they need to wait and respond to something on the screen. In ChooseIt! Maker Let’s Go To The Seaside page 28 Don’t forget. 2 it is easy to set up activities which allow a person to choose between two. Touch Monitors: page 100 Once a user can target accurately. speaking. rather than touching anywhere. Set the Switch Access setting to ‘one or two switches’. one of which is not connected to anything. for example.. blank. Programs such as Touch Balloons and IT Mouse Skills encourage the user to touch in a particular place to make something happen.uk • www. they have not made the connection. e. The user ‘selects’ by nodding. of food and drink. it is important to make sure that the ‘effect’ is motivating enough for the user to want to press the correct switch. You can narrow down the choice by only leaving certain subjects ticked (start with only two).. the options can be changed to allow the user to choose a story from a picture menu. This can be expanded upon over time by having objects in the second choice box. but for physical or cognitive reasons a user may only be able to access one switch at a time. Move this between pictures. try starting with only two or three. The Let’s Go… series does just this. Another way to encourage choosing is to use programs which allow exploration of a scene. One has an obvious correct answer (e. a black cross or a very small version of the same picture. one switch moves the highlight between the objects in turn.co. Later you can add questions which need a correct response. Following are some ideas for achieving this. While this may be a tough skill for some people to develop. the first step in making a choice is to develop targeting skills. • The user will need to learn to press the switch at the appropriate time. Scan speeds of between 1 and 10 seconds are available on most software which supports switches. it is the first step towards more complex decision making and communication techniques. the story progresses by pressing the switch at the right time.g. it is vital to know that the user has fully made the cause and effect connection when using technology. but they should always be less exciting than the correct answer. you can practise these skills on your Plasma Screen too (pages 6 to 8) Switches Making a choice will involve a switch user being able to use scanning with either one or two switches.

cont. It turns your text. You can offer text choices as well as images. In the Access Menu select ‘No’ under ‘Do you want the sound and video to play automatically when the page is displayed?’. Auditory scanning is included too. touch monitor. Children can even take them home.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MAKING CHOICES Switches . • A simple way to introduce two switch scanning is to use a SwitchIt! Maker 2 activity with sounds on each slide. matching and choice activities for people with visual impairment . Another way is to use an IntelliKeys alternative keyboard and Overlay Maker 3 software. and the Ready-made resources on pages 56 and 64. By making an overlay which sends a number for each cell. • Some programs have auditory scanning which provides extra reinforcement to the user when each object is scanned – especially important for people with a visual impairment. When making tactile overlays. Slides one to nine in a ChooseIt! Maker 2 activity can be accessed by pressing the relevant number key on the keyboard. so you could make any overlay tactile with Braille. images and sounds into linear.make it motivating! Great for those who struggle with traditional picture tests.chooseitmaker2.have free choices for activities with no wrong answers! Vote for your favourite pop star. Moon or objects of reference. Also included is a freely copiable ‘player’ version to help you share your It’s easy to create decision making activities with ChooseIt! Maker 2. on-screen choice making activities.whatever their age and interests! Particularly useful for helping switch users learn to make choices using scanning techniques. and it allows you to import a wider range of image and sound files than ever before. number concepts etc. or pieces of music accompanied by a relevant picture. the auditory scanning mentioned above may be one way in which they can access choices.. Or use ChooseIt! Maker 2 to create your own . Windows/Mac OSX 5 user copy Site licence CD-Rom £69 £138 £207 Some ideas for using ChooseIt! Maker 2 That’s the one I want . 25 Visual Impairment For users with a visual impairment. it is easy to make tactile choosing activities. Sound lottos.it’s easy and the activities are switch accessible too! activities and quizzes that are accessible using a mouse. which story we should read or where to go today. Place one on top of a regular overlay and stick objects of reference to it.chooseitmaker2. This could be photographs of people the user knows and a recording of their voice to accompany it. This will mean that the user can press one switch to cycle through the pictures. but the sound will not play until they press the second switch. See www. See www..have the choices spoken out and press the switch to make your selection. whiteboard. When used in conjunction with SwitchIt! Maker 2. and have more than one correct answer if required.com Don’t forget you can use eLCs to buy software from this catalogue! . The program has over 1. A new export feature allows you to transfer your activities onto other computers or a CD. The appearance and functionality of the IntelliKeys can be changed using configurable overlays. Assessment . Make activities that really mean something to your students . the Transparent Overlays on page 70 can be useful.com for further information.500 useful example files. the activity can be made to ‘jump’ to the relevant slide. Then it can simply be removed again for use with other students. as you can create lots of appropriate and interesting activities in finely graded steps of progression. Choice making software .the software on these pages will help your learners develop essential choice making skills. including a selection of PCS symbols from Mayer-Johnson. Use familiar photographs or appropriate pictures to help assess language skills. keyboard or switches.

Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £69 5 user copy £138 Site licence £207 Two by Two Two by Two contains a huge selection of pairs matching games from LaraMera. Ideal for cooperative play as well as PSHE topics. Windows CD-Rom £49 Teddy Games Bursting with interesting activities for young children. find one the same. Win 2000-Vista/Mac OSX CD-Rom £69 5 user copy £138 Site licence £207 Add your own photos of children. touch screen. art. odd one out. There are readymade jigsaws. letters. The program has configurable settings and you can add your own pictures and sounds to create an endless range of activities. patterns. Lots of fun.26 MAKING CHOICES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A cause and effect level adds features to a face in response to a simple switch input. with a choice of screen styles that provides age appropriate activities for older children and adults with learning difficulties. There are 12 different activities: click to make something happen.. noses. who’s ringing the bell?. Windows CD-Rom £45 Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ . earrings and more. touch monitor. build a scene. You can also give people different eyes. Use a mouse. touch monitor or switches. SwitchIt! Facemaker is suitable for non-readers too. glasses. engaging students in creative exploration and experimentation. Jigsaws can also be printed out for use away from the computer. Use a mouse. fruit and vegetables. vehicles. parents (anybody!) to SwitchIt! Facemaker and decorate them with hats. who’s there?. You can tailor the activities to suit your learners and can access the program using a mouse. Match words. sort by colour. complete the picture.. word with picture. teachers. memory and language skills. supporting literacy and encouraging the use of mathematical language. This program is designed for very young children upwards. or even spots and face paint. Other options allow all learners to be creative according to their own ability. match the picture.children can even do it too! Pictures can be cut into two. interactive whiteboard or one or two switches. things at home. Buy SwitchIt! Facemaker with the Digital Blue Snap! Camera (page 103) for £118 (SAVE £30!) Create your own jigsaw puzzles quickly and easily with SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2. A set of printable resources is included for you to use away from the computer. It’s easier than ever to turn your pictures into on-screen jigsaws . animals. Completed faces are saved to a viewing gallery and can be printed out for further use. dominoes. Teddy provides instructions and rewards success. sound with picture. beards. or one or two switches. hair and funny ears. You can now add your own music or voice message to go with each picture. plants and more. numbers and many more. pictures and sounds to get you started. dress the teddy and find the other half. shapes. four or nine piece puzzles that can be completed in four ways. flags. animation and sound! Teddy Games helps develop visual perception. modelling (design and technology). It includes 150 games around colours. Or try dressing up a picture of the child’s pet! Nearly 100 features give you thousands of combinations. musical instruments. sounds. providing progression in skill level: • press a switch to build the picture • click a piece to make it jump into place • find the piece that fits a particular place • drag a piece into the right place.

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Choose and Tell programs encourage children to
make choices and create their own stories. The simple framework guides them through an adventure, but the children’s decisions make it all their own! These programs are switch accessible (complete with auditory scanning), and there are configurable options to suit the needs of the individual. “Imagine the look on the kids’ faces when they realise that Baa Baa Black Sheep can ride a motorbike or pilot a space ship... when they find treasure, real kids’ treasure... chips, chocolate or pizza!” - Ian Bean

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Choose a character...

How will they travel?

Where will they go?

Choose and Tell: Nursery Rhymes

Choose and Tell: Legends
Embark on a magical adventure based on legends from different cultures! Packed with fun decisions to make and challenging puzzles to solve, this accessible program is sure to motivate your students. Join Jason, Sir Lancelot, the Pharaoh, Hiawatha or Rama on a spellbinding adventure across five locations. Pick a destination and a mode of transport. Encounter monsters who will set a question relating to the Key Stage 1 curriculum, with a configurable difficulty level.

With Choose and Tell: Nursery Rhymes, you decide what happens next! Choose from Humpty Dumpty, The Grand Old Duke of York, Old Mother Hubbard, Old King Cole or Baa Baa Black Sheep. Where will you go and what will you do? Why not take Baa Baa Black Sheep off to the beach on a space rocket. Or will Humpty Dumpty visit the castle in his green boat? This is a great way to get children using their imagination and taking control of the story by making their own decisions. There are lots of fun adventures to enjoy and the results are beautifully illustrated, always entertaining and delightfully comical!

Choose and Tell: Fairy Tales

Choose and Tell Prices
Please specify the title you require when ordering. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £49 5 user copy £98 Site licence £147

Choose from Snow White, Beauty, Cinderella, Princess Aurora (also known as Sleeping Beauty) or Rapunzel. Then enjoy a magical adventure with special appeal for today’s children! Decide whether to travel in a pumpkin coach, or go for a funky moped or groovy rollerblades. Will you visit a fairy tale castle or go to the supermarket? Will your heroine find her Prince Charming - or will a magical kiss lead to a completely

different surprise? After all, frogs need love too… and of course, they all live happily ever after. The familiar characters will enchant your children, whilst encouraging them to use their imaginations, make decisions and think about creating a narrative.

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Let’s Go To Town
A superb story program with nine interactive scenes. First catch the bus and we’re off!

Once at the town you can choose food at the market, select clothes, buy an ice cream in the square, post a letter and finally catch the bus home again at the bus station.

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Let’s Go To The Seaside
Take a trip to the beach with the latest Let’s Go title from Inclusive Technology!

Ideal for early decision making activities and learning switch scanning!

Let’s Go To Town encourages decision making and discussion of real-life activities at a basic level. It suits students of all ages, principally with severe learning difficulties and/or little reading ability. The large, eye catching animations are designed with the visually impaired student in mind, and fun for all of us! The limited interaction is very useful for students learning scanning using one or two switches. Use a keyboard, mouse or alternative, switch, touch monitor or IntelliKeys. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £49 5 user copy £98 Site licence £147 Go paddling, choose sunglasses and a hat, try out a telescope or explore a rock pool. You can build your own sandcastle too, complete with flags, shells and tunnels! Let’s Go To The Seaside is a delightful on-screen story book with decision making activities and animations to link the story together. It encourages the discussion of preferences and promotes life skills. Each page has a limited number of things to click on, making it easy for those learning switch scanning skills. Let’s Go To The Seaside is also useful for developing early reading skills, recognising patterns and matching sizes and colour. It covers staying safe in the sun, picking up litter and simple sequencing in the sandwich making activity. You can access the program using a keyboard, mouse or alternative, switch, touch monitor or IntelliKeys. Windows/Mac CD-Rom 5 user copy Site licence £49 £98 £147 Let’s Go To The Seaside compatibility: Windows ’98, 2000, XP. Macintosh 8.6, 9, OSX.

Let’s Go To Town reviews...
“Simple to use with lots of opportunities for talk.” “Good for pupils to practice life skills in a safe environment.” “Excellent graphics and animation.” “Successful with pupils using IntelliKeys and switches.” “Easy to navigate.”

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Sherston Skill Builders

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This lovely series helps pupils practice and consolidate simple skills. They are suitable for pupils aged 3 to 13 years and can be used with either a mouse or single switch. Any pupil who needs to concentrate on a specific skill will benefit. Each program contains four focused tasks at four levels; eight familiar topics; configurable options and speech support; clear images and a simple interface. Buy three Skill Builders (specify Vol 1 or Vol 2) Single user: £90 5 user: £180 Unlimited user: £450 Or buy all six Skill Builders Single user: £160 5 user: £320 Unlimited user: £800

Skill Builders - Vol 1 Identification Skills

Skill Builders - Vol 1 Memory Skills

Skill Builders - Vol 1 Observation Skills

These activities focus pupils’ attention on the development of picture/word associations and the different attributes of given objects. These are essential skills in learning to identify and sort objects. There are also opportunities for the development of listening skills, vocabulary extension and the ability to follow instructions. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £34 5 user copy £69 Unlimited user £174 Please call us for more pricing options

Designed to reinforce verbal instructions with visual images. Verbal instructions are ‘chunked’ into small, simple phrases which can be repeated. Also useful for teaching children ‘silent rehearsal’ techniques. The facility to work with between two and five images also provides differentiation for your pupils and allows for progression. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £34 5 user copy £69 Unlimited user £174 Please call us for more pricing options

Designed to sharpen observation skills, which are central to the development of scientific and mathematical knowledge. A child’s ability to recognise and discriminate numbers, letters and symbols depends on learning to distinguish between similar shapes such as 5 and S, or 9, b, d, p and q or h, n and m. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £34 5 user copy £69 Unlimited user £174 Please call us for more pricing options

Skill Builders - Vol 2 Listening Skills

Skill Builders - Vol 2 Matching Skills

Skill Builders - Vol 2 Sorting Skills

Effective listening involves the ability to hear and process information, and differentiating sounds is crucial in developing phonic awareness. These activities help pupils to process what they have heard in order to recall the sounds and order of objects, letters and numbers. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £34 5 user copy £69 Unlimited user £174 Please call us for more pricing options

Successful matching requires the ability to recognise the criteria of size, shape and colour. These activities encourage pupils to consider the criteria by which things can be matched, and has plenty of opportunities for vocabulary extension in paired and group discussions. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £34 5 user copy £69 Unlimited user £174 Please call us for more pricing options

Encourages pupils to practice and refine essential sorting skills by learning to classify objects and images by a common characteristic. By identifying similarities and differences, and making comparisons, pupils will begin to classify and give reasons for their decisions. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £34 5 user copy £69 Unlimited user £174 Please call us for more pricing options

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participate and have fun! We have a great range of low cost communicators to meet any budget.uk. symbols or the written word are inexpensive and are relatively easy to produce. You can involve students in producing their own activities to make them truly meaningful and motivational. are easy to program and maintain and have a flexibility of use – perfect for busy classroom staff. making them ideal curriculum resource tools. numeracy or technology). Communication for all All schools can provide low-tech communication systems – paper based resources that include photographs. Past AAC experience. For more information on AAC. Expertise in choosing AAC devices and supporting their use can be patchy. Physical considerations affecting access to equipment.inclusive. Simple Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs) Give your pupil the power of a voice.inclusive.uk . There are many factors that can affect the choice of AAC methods and equipment. To meet the needs of switch users as well as students who press buttons directly.co. The Go Talk 4+. Assessment and provision Assessment of need is a continuing process and should be seen as a multi-disciplinary process.30 COMMUNICATION • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Inclusive Communication in the Classroom To be included in the curriculum (or in any environment’s activities). the new Boardmaker Activity Pad (BAP) is hard to beat for flexibility of presentation – from simple ‘talking pictures’ to selfchecking exercises. Symbol generating software can make this task even easier. have five levels of recording and high quality voice output. literacy. and the environmental considerations such as support and training for the pupil and their carers. vision). VOCAs are great for enabling pupils to initiate. Communication software Don’t forget.inclusive. Making your school environment meaningful and inclusive to all students couldn’t be simpler. Multiple message devices Multiple message devices can be truly flexible in use. it is also very important to be aware of the two-way nature of communication. a student must be able to communicate. They are inexpensive. See page 20 and 25 for further details. Why not try using them to make your own talking books and keyword overlays for your school library? To include all levels of learners. SwitchIt! Maker 2 and ChooseIt! Maker 2 are great for whole class communication. or www. Funding available. pictures. a school that includes students with communication difficulties will need to provide a range of AAC systems to meet different needs. Choosing an appropriate aid for a student in the classroom involves thinking about how they might access it and what they might say with it.uk/ communication_aids/index. making it a great inclusive school resource (page 96).shtml Which communication systems work well in schools? At Inclusive Technology we choose our products carefully. be this at the level of participation or in demonstrating the extent of their learning. including: • • • • • • The child’s cognitive ability. but has also made the choice of methods more difficult. Boardmaker V6 and Communicate: In Print 2 are popular tools – see pages 34 and 53. Environment – where and when equipment is to be used. Choosing an AAC system The wide range of devices and communication strategies now available has opened up AAC to many more users. plus loads of ideas on how you can get started with these easy to use devices (from page 88). the FL4SH Scanning Communicator has all the features you need. It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www.co. but the cost of both makes it important that a correct choice is made. all saved neatly in SmartPockets. Often a decision can and ideally should be made locally. but it can be helpful to call on external sources for help and information. While it is natural that considerable emphasis is placed on the pupil and meeting their needs. see page 98. Throughout the catalogue we have provided hints and tips on what features to look out for and lots of ideas on selecting suitable vocabulary – it’s time to get cracking with communication! Also check out the new Communicate: SymWriter for even more ways to produce quality resources (page 53). ensuring that they can withstand the rigours of classroom life. see our specialist Communication Catalogue or our communication website at: www. As such. For examples on what you can do with BAP.co. The Smart Overlay System in the AMDi Smart series makes changing activity overlays even easier (see page 93). 9+ and 20+ are some of our best selling communication aids. You could make use of the different programming levels for storing a range of activity overlays (for example. Sensory considerations (hearing.

there are now many more machines in all categories. and Boardmaker (page 34) is the most widely used program. • A large selection of support material is available. allowing for a mix of symbols and personalised material as required. with strangers or only in the classroom. We need to look at the whole child and their needs and then establish a range of communication support that is suitable. Even if they have a high-tech system.. will and should co-exist with high-tech if it is required. beginning with low-tech and ending with an expensive high-tech machine. many users will need a low-tech system either as a back up (technology does go wrong) or for use when the technology is not suitable. ideal for telling a story or jokes..in most cases in excess of their literacy abilities.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION Getting Started. The use of digital photography has had a considerable impact on the production of communication materials. These play a series of messages or sounds. Single message devices . such as paper charts and gesture. low-tech communication boards will be sufficient for all their needs. i.e. from single message to dynamic screen devices costing thousands. This is a trap we all fall into. Photograph based materials can be produced using standard PC software. Like PCS.page 88/89 These are the simplest devices to program and the easiest to use – but are limited to one message at a time. For other children. among them being Rebus now known as WLS or Widgit Literacy Symbols .cont. Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . but alternatives may be needed for some users. The benefits of using a standard symbol system (in this case PCS or Picture Communication Symbols) are considerable: • Access to a large library of professionally drawn symbols. as children need access to a large number of concepts . Two message devices . Is a system necessary? On most occasions the benefits are considerable. or through programs such as Boardmaker. Where do we start? Low-tech systems 31 It is tempting to look for a progression of AAC provision. available to meet a pupil’s immediate needs – even alongside a more complex device that may need much more time and effort to program.and Makaton symbols.page 90 These are still easy to use but offer that important extra – an element of choice and more control for the child using them.especially using familiar people... Low-tech systems . As they are so easy to use they are often available as a classroom tool. Other symbol systems are used. The computer has proved to be the ideal method for creating printed communication materials. these systems can be used in both low-tech printed communication charts and on VOCAs. VOCAs (Voice Output Communication Aids) The choice of devices has increased dramatically in the last year. Low-tech methods. • It is used in many schools and countries. They also need to be easily understood by other children. scenes and objects. Symbols and pictures are usually required rather than words. Some individuals will use their AAC almost all the time and others will use it in particular circumstances. Recent research has shown that some children will respond much better when using photograph based communication material .page 90 Sequencing devices . See our Communication Catalogue and website for lots more information. • Support and training can be easily obtained.

Windows CD-Rom £59 5 user copy £139 Site licence £349 Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ . It is at this stage of considering more complex and expensive equipment that the choice becomes more difficult and is more likely to involve buying a device for individual use.can the machine grow with the pupil or are you paying for features that will never be used? A list of required features can help a lot when looking through a catalogue. Windows CD-Rom £49 5 user copy £89 Home user copy £21 Primary site licence £239 Secondary site licence £339 ColorCards Interactive Everyday Objects Speaking for Myself PLUS has an extensive range of activities and resources for Key Stage 1 and those with special needs and speech and language difficulties. cognitive ability and how well they are able to access the communicator. so weight is a consideration.. so it can be useful to start with a needs list before attempting to make a final choice of device (or even stay with a low-tech solution): • How  many  messages . Much depends on their need. counting and sound recognition.is switch access required? • Portability . concentration and attention. A valuable addition to speech and language therapy. in many cases a choice will have to be made. than from having eight messages that remain the same for weeks on end. It also has additional activities such as flash cards and stories to print out. Speaking for Myself PLUS incorporates Signalong videos as well as PCS and Rebus symbols for accessibility. However. or seeking further help from local or national services. colouring. and not only in financial terms . pictures. and semantics/ categorisation. Which device? There are many factors that can influence the choice of equipment and it can be difficult to forecast how well the child will progress. The nursery rhymes can be listened to. problem solving. simple two and three word talking stories and useful activities around matching. • Access . Also see page 43. Software for Developing Communication Skills Speaking for Myself PLUS resource for ‘teaching reading to teaching talking’.you may want to stay with equipment you know and understand. Not all pupils will be able to move on to devices with a larger selection of messages. this CD also develops skills like turn-taking..the wrong choice and resulting failure may be a big set-back for the child. cognitive and reading skills and uses signing and symbols as bridges to the written and spoken word.what is the pupil’s cognitive ability and understanding of language? • How will the messages be represented . New developments such as the Boardmaker Activity Pad (page 97) can offer more flexibility and make it easier for pupils to share equipment. attending and listening. a child can get more from a single message device that can be quickly programmed with different messages throughout the day. watched and sung along with to further encourage productive speech. The program has 60 talking flash cards. so many schools have found it helpful to have a number of devices to use for a trial period. • Future needs . • Familiarity . talking to a supplier. Mistakes can be expensive. eight nursery rhymes. It provides an invaluable Uses photographs to reinforce skills of visual discrimination.some users will wish to carry their communicator.32 Where next? COMMUNICATION • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Moving On.using symbols. It helps build communication. text or tactile means? Is auditory feedback required? • How  will  the  messages  be  chosen? Consider the size of button and number of choices available. In some instances.

92. packed in a handy blue briefcase.you can use the pages as handouts . The signs are supplied as line drawings and in full colour.inclusive. email. It includes over 700 BSL graphics for use in symbol software. a calculator. A common example many of us will have played is Battleships. word processors or desktop publishing. prediction with symbols. Windows CD-Rom £360 5 user copy £790 Call us for further pricing options Boardmaker Activity Pad 97 For more options and further information. Use a mouse or other pointing device. The program also provides a way to handle most everyday tasks. It allows menus. Also included is a clear guide book about supporting signers. Accessible using a joystick.uk for more information . 94 FL4SH 96 Environmental Control 94 The Grid 2 is an integrated tool for communication and computer access. music player and a clock. 33 The Grid 2 There is a wealth of tools for symbol users. It teaches basic phrases by helping students learn the concept ‘who’ is ‘doing’ ‘what’. Windows CD-Rom 5 user copy £55 £139 Let’s Sign & Write makes it easy to create materials to support students who sign and encourage their peers to communicate This powerful teaching tool includes six PCS Learning Magnets sets and two magnetic Kidboards. It has top quality Acapela speech and the complete Widgit Rebus symbol library.co. Windows CD-Rom £49 Site licence £59 Barrier Games Barrier Games are activities that require players to give and receive instructions whilst being separated by some kind of barrier. verb morphology and ‘sound alike’ words. SMS text messaging. along with variation and extension ideas. a glossary of signs and lots of ideas for creating resources. a touch monitor or switches. There are also example files that you can use straight in Writing with Symbols 2000. The book also has advice for adapting the games for children with different ability levels. touch monitor or single switch. Single Message Devices 88 Two Message Devices 90 Sequencing Messages 90 Go Talks 88. It now has a built-in web browser. In addition to Rebus symbols you can use PCS. bursting with ideas for original games. The CD enables you to print out the resources and has full colour versions too. It can be used for dynamic screen communication or text based communication. The Grid 2 allows seamless integration between voice communication and other computer tasks. see Picture Sentence Key www. For text users. The sets include: • 90 Verbs • 90 Nouns • 90 Descriptive Words • 45 School Words • 45 Food Words • 45 Social Phrases and Questions Ideal for creating a host of activities for learners with special needs or emerging readers. They are ideal for developing oral language skills. Barrier Games Book and CD £25 See www. Learning Magnets Kit £130 with signs.uk PCS® Learning Magnets® Super Activity Kit Let’s Sign & Write This language structuring software is ideal for children with autism and language disorders. and its fully featured on-screen keyboard can control other Windows software. An animated picture is provided for each phrase.co. It has many photocopiable resources and full instructions for setting up and playing the games. photos and most other symbol libraries. mouse. Barrier Games is a superb teachers’ resource.inclusive. for users who do not require a full office suite. The powerful on-screen keyboard gives direct control over standard Windows software. websites and much more to be navigated under the direct control of the user.. Fast prediction and message stores help to speed up input. word processor. dialogue boxes. Uses PCS symbols..• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION Also see. including smart picture searching. 91.

behavioural problems and science. • Import your own digital photos or pictures.500 Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). sequencing and more. people.000 new symbols describing animals. • Draw buttons of any shape with the freeform tool. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £19 5 to 24 copies (each) £10 Include signs.000 coloured symbols that you can use in other software. now featuring over 4. Windows/Mac CD-Rom 5 to 24 copies (each) £19 £15 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. ears. overlays for communication aids like the Go Talk or Scan4. Included with WWS 2000. school. emotions and characters! It’s easy to create personalised faces with this library of facial features. health. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £99 2004 BM Addendum Library 1. It includes many skin tones. Just click the Symbolate button and symbols automatically appear! Create dynamic activities for counting. Windows/Mac CD-Rom 5 to 24 copies (each) £69 £49 mouths. • Align and centre button content. Boardmaker Addendum Libraries Extra symbols for Boardmaker or Writing with Symbols 2000. Send your registration number and original discs with order.200 symbols including bathroom skills. Volume I has over 500 animations. Upgrading Upgrade to Version 6 from Boardmaker V5 for £69. appearance and actions between two or more buttons. health problems. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £69 1998 BM Addendum Library 2006 BM Addendum Library 2000 BM Addendum Library Windows/Mac CD-Rom 5 to 24 copies (each) £19 £10 2002 BM Addendum Library Over 1. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £19 5 to 24 copies (each) £10 Make a Face Library Design faces.3.000 new symbols: behaviour. noses.inclusive. Clicker or Powerpoint. worksheets. posters. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £19 5 to 24 copies (each) £10 PCS Symbols Over 3. flags and country symbols.the powerful communication display maker! Create amazing symbol based communication and educational materials with Boardmaker. and much more! • Make a professional looking communication display in minutes. IntelliPics Studio. Boardmaker also includes more than 100 sample boards and 350 templates so you can quickly and easily create communication boards. Please specify which volume you require. grooming and more. 2000-2006 Addendum Bundle All four Addendum Libraries. food. • Quickly and easily swap content. • Print and/or save your display. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £80 Additional user licence £20 PCS Animations I and II Bundle Buy both volumes together. sorting. Help your students learn actions and concepts through animations. • Export boards to v. stories and other text. such as Clicker. Make a symbol for each person in the class and store them with your other Boardmaker symbols. sunglasses and more! Requires Boardmaker 5/6. Windows CD-Rom £199 BM & ’00 . story characters and more. whilst Volume II has over 880 new animations. hair colours and styles.’06 Addendums £239 Now you can quickly and easily add symbol support to sentences. Upgrade from any earlier version for £99. 600+ symbols.uk . • Quickly resize multiple buttons. The PCS Animations can be imported into programs like Speaking Dynamically Pro. science. animals. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £19 5 to 24 copies (each) £10 PCS Animations Volumes I and II Over 1. • Quickly find and paste symbols into your display with a mouse click. with new movable buttons! Other great new features include: • Drag and drop images from the internet or other programs. food. • Boardmaker V6 includes a simple draw program.co. eyes. 5. • Make symbols any size and give them coloured backgrounds.34 COMMUNICATION • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Boardmaker™ V6 Experience Version 6 of Boardmaker . schedules. face shapes. hats.

Symbols are not included so you need Boardmaker too. Communication Board is a sturdy soft board with clear pockets on both sides that hold 216mm x 279mm communication displays (symbols not included). Goldilocks and the Three Bears.large flip unit.32mm symbols) £19 Large yellow Flip ‘n Talk (51mm symbols) £19 Communication Board £5 CD with Boardmaker Displays (requires Boardmaker) Win/Mac £19 Flip ‘n Talk Kit . worksheets.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION Which Boardmaker package should I buy? Boardmaker V6 Boardmaker V6 is ideal for creating symbol based education and communication support materials. Flip ‘n Talk CD contains Boardmaker overlays ready to print and use with Communication Board. spiral bound set of 15 vinyl strips with picture tabs. Boardmaker Plus! is terrific for producing customised interactive books. Speaking Dynamically Pro Flip ‘n Talk A powerful and popular Alternative and Augmentative Communication software package using Picture Communication Symbols. abbreviation expansion and Scansoft voices. you will need the Boardmaker/Speaking Dynamically Pro Combo (below). The program combines selected features of Boardmaker and SD Pro to allow for easy creation of on-screen and printed classroom materials. Communication Board and CD £37 Flip ‘n Talk Kit . human sounding voice output. games and more. Small blue Flip ‘n Talk (25mm . Win or Mac CD-Rom £359 5 to 24 copies (each) £279 Buy the Combo with the Addendums: Win or Mac CD-Rom £419 5 to 24 copies (each) £319 Flip ‘n Talk is a sturdy. Bring activities to life and turn the computer into a student learning tool! With the ability to talk. Magnetic Kidboard Matt Magnetic Paper (5 sheets) £10 £8 Don’t forget you can use eLCs to buy software from this catalogue! . 35 Boardmaker Plus! V6 Boardmaker Plus! All the features of Boardmaker. Including laminated pages. posters. It supports standard Microsoft voices and has a collection of sample activities. Choose from Old McDonald had a Farm. It allows you to print communication books. schedules or other symbol supported materials. plus the ability to create on-screen activities for use on a stand-alone computer or with an interactive whiteboard or plasma screen. Two sizes available (see below). with ‘RealSpeak’ technology providing human sounding voice output. It comes with example page sets to get you started. For word prediction. Windows CD-Rom £249 5 to 24 copies (each) £209 BM Plus! & Addendums £299 5 to 24 copies (each) £249 Contact us for further pricing options. cut-outs. Vocabulary may be placed on both sides of the strips. The Three Little Pigs. Includes one red and one blue board. The Wheels on the Bus. or onto labels (not provided) to stick to Flip ‘n Talk strips. The Gingerbread Man and Jack and the Beanstalk. Communication Board and CD £37 Interactive Stories Wonderful interactive stories using PCS. Create interactive learning activities! Word prediction and abbreviation expansion features make this an excellent option for text users too. grids. templates and new programming tools that really save time. They are the perfect companion to use with magnetic tape or paper. communication boards and page turners. You can even play movies and launch other programs using this software. Turn your Boardmaker boards into speaking pages! RealSpeak voices provide an extremely clear. A great range of access options are available including button magnification. Coloured sticker labels help you easily flip between categories. auditory and visual scanning. providing the user with up to 30 vocabulary lists.small flip unit. A Cold and Snowy Day. It also has wonderful ready-made activities like Community Science and Cooking Up Fun. Win or Mac CD-Rom 5 copies or more (each) £199 £139 Boardmaker V6/SD Pro Combo Full versions of Boardmaker and SD Pro. The Combo turns Boardmaker boards into speaking pages. play recordings and jump from board to board at the click of a button. enabling you to quickly make portable magnetic displays of symbols or any other educational materials. Boardmaker V6/Speaking Dynamically Pro Combo For use on a dynamic communication aid. adapted for special needs use. Please specify Windows or Macintosh. worksheets. Here and There and Everywhere. Interactive Stories £13 Magnetic Kidboard These 23cm x 33cm boards are lightweight and colourful.

This is great on the interactive whiteboard. This is followed by another series of pages. To play the game. Remember that ChooseIt! Maker 2 is ideal for creating activities for switch scanning users. Digital Movie Creator 3 is ideal for taking short video clips for use in SwitchIt! Maker 2. they can be involved in deciding what their achievements are and what they would like on the page.com. you could add the name of each animal too.. I can … Some schools are using SwitchIt! Maker 2 (see page 20) to create simple ‘I can …’ books for their children. touch monitors. ICT can transform the way that we as teachers teach and how our pupils learn. The possibilities are endless… how about listening to spoken words and identifying them by reading the words in the choice box? This is really useful practice for those difficult homophones such as their. each linked to a particular skill area. When playing the game. first the sound and the Listen symbol. rollerballs.36 GET CREATIVE! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ICT . In our example… “What animal makes this noise?”. In our example. together with the sound effect. Add the sound effect that you want the children to guess. add your sound effect. Some children could make the pages themselves. The books start with a series of pages about the person. Continue to add pages in pairs. Continue to add more pages using different animal sounds and pictures. Save the sound effect into a folder on your desktop. Listen up! Both SwitchIt! Maker 2 and ChooseIt! Maker 2 can be used to create listening activities. choose the Listen symbol from the 50 free PCS symbols on the CD.uk . we’ll use animal noises. making them accessible to just about everyone. For switch scanning users. you can use any common access device.. there and they’re. On the next page tick the animal that matches your sound effect. add a picture of the animal. A bigger challenge.uk • www. then the animal picture and the sound effect. After trialling this kind of activity. On the first page. Simply type in the name of the sound effect you want and it will bring up a huge list. Activities created in SwitchIt! Maker 2 can be used with switches. in fact. children will hear the sound and be presented with a number of animals to choose from. remembering that one has to match the sound. or you could use sound effects previously saved on your computer.co. On the next page.. who they are. Depending on the level of the child.inclusive. Children love to read and share these books about themselves. If the child is able. What made that noise? Create an activity in SwitchIt! Maker 2 (page 20).. Set the number of on-screen choices based on the children’s ability. their likes and dislikes etc. Now add your question. Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive. For a bigger challenge. they may like to add a narration. Instead of recording an instruction.co. joysticks. touch monitor or mouse button to turn the page and reveal the answer. some schools have been inspired to create interactive records of achievement. have the children guess what is making the sound then press a switch. which are sent home with the children at the end of each term. You can have lots of fun getting the children to record these directly with a microphone. ‘In PE I can jump…’ The page is illustrated by either a photograph or a short video clip of the child jumping. Used creatively. Information Communication Technology gives us the tools to provide the level of support required to ensure that everyone can play a full and active role in classroom activities.Inclusive Creative Teaching! The Inclusive Classroom is a stimulating. use ChooseIt! Maker 2 (page 25). for example. Add animal pictures to each of the choice boxes. supportive environment that is conducive to creativity. Here are a couple of ideas… Lots of free sound effects are available on websites like findsounds.

Then add sound (it’s easier to record directly from a CD using a microphone). giving the impression of smooth movement when the animation is played back. it can take any combination of still photographs and digital video clips which can be transferred to the computer for use in SwitchIt! Maker 2 and ChooseIt! Maker 2 with a single mouse click.uk/events For the latest information about new products from Inclusive see: www. Photostory 3 creates the animated video and SwitchIt! Maker 2 adds the accessibility. Lights. The software that accompanies the camera is fantastic. you only need about 30 seconds.htm Free download of Microsoft Photostory 3: www. Do be careful if searching for pictures in school… sometimes the results are not what you might expect. for a cause and effect activity.middlesbrough. why not come along to one of our Information Days? See page 105 for details or see www. Child friendly and robust.sch.com A step-by-step guide to making pop videos with SwitchIt! Maker 2: www.com Pop art using Dazzle 03: www.co. Import your pictures into Photostory 3 and drag them into order on the timeline.htm From the simplest mark making with a touch screen to complex photo manipulation. If you are looking for more ideas and inspiration. The finished movie can be played on the computer or saved to a DVD disc and sent home. sound and special effects. One little used feature of the software is the ability to make stop frame animations.uk/subject/ict/training/switchvids.uk .pdf Free sound effects search engine: www. Some schools have used this to great effect as part of their digital literacy lessons.mspx Step-by-step guide to using Photostory 3: www. Photostory 3 only works on machines with Microsoft XP.priorywoods.inclusive. Art Useful websites See www.sch.middlesbrough.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • GET CREATIVE! Pop videos SwitchIt! Maker 2 can be used to make animated. After each frame the characters are moved a small amount. When complete.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default. For example. they created animations by setting up the stage with the painted backgrounds. painted backgrounds and sculpted the main characters with modelling clay.chooseitmaker2. perhaps the most popular is Google Images. computers give us a whole set of tools to explore the world of art.inclusive. That’s all you need to do. The photos were then loaded into Dazzle 03 and the tint tool was used with a choice of high intensity colours to paint over the different areas of the face. You will also need some photographs of your ‘pop star’. enabling you and your pupils to edit your clips and photos into movies using lots of text.switchitmaker2.middlesbrough.sch.co. action! Digital Movie Creator 3 (page 103) is an ideal classroom camera.com and www. Pupils used a digital camera to take portrait photos of each other in monochrome.uk/subject/ict/training/PhotoStory3. To make a pop video for a switch or touch screen user. Using the camera in the supplied cradle and connected to the computer.uk/subject/art/popart/warhol. Save your completed movie to the desktop. you will need access to a program called Photostory 3 which is available free from Microsoft (see panel below). camera. then positioned their characters and took a couple of frames by clicking the on-screen button.findsounds. Linda Bainbridge from Durham County Council’s Learning Support Service has created a useful stepby-step tutorial (see ‘Useful websites’ below). 37 • TIP: If you are not sure how to use Photostory 3. When the filming is complete.priorywoods. A teacher recently used the program Dazzle 03 (page 38) with her students to make their own ‘pop art’ prints in the style of Andy Warhol. drew a storyboard. switch accessible pop videos such as those on the popular Priory Woods website. use the Digital Movie Creator 3 software and microphone to add character voices or a narration.priorywoods. There are lots of websites where you can download pictures. it takes around 30 frames to make a second of animation. Now use SwitchIt! Maker 2 and create a one page activity without any text and add your movie file. Remember. Remember. pupils brainstormed a story. the artwork was printed out and assembled as a huge wall display. so don’t be afraid to take three or four frames between each move.

Also great fun on an interactive whiteboard! You can easily adjust the activities to meet the user’s needs. colouring and stamping. touch monitor or switches (if you use switches. With a unique new feature for Dazzle 03 – Save to Web – users can create and manage an online gallery of images that can be viewed from any online computer.co. create diagrams and manipulate imported images. layers. Paint-ING is very easy to use and enables you to create some weird and wonderful images! The program offers varying degrees of difficulty. an enhanced text tool and fill effects. New tools enable the user to create natural art effects on-screen by imitating the natural characteristics of using oil paints. Ideal with a whiteboard. It has a high contrast mode and four difficulty levels. and colour them in too! Children can choose a picture and paints. anywhere! Dazzle 03 is not just for art lessons: create maps for Geography or investigate shapes. sound effects and 56 different background options. being noisy and getting rewarded with funny animations”. Windows CD-Rom £39 Pablo Pablo is a new switch accessible colouring book. You can easily adjust the activities to suit the user’s needs.38 Splodge GET CREATIVE! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Paint-ING This is a great tool for everyone who likes painting. Windows CD-Rom £79 Site licence £399 Additional user licence £15 Additional CD-Rom £15 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Windows CD-Rom £39 Alphabet Paint 1-2-3 Paint Dazzle 03 “An enjoyable educational experience for everybody who likes colouring pictures. acrylic paints. symmetry and repeating patterns for Maths. Each painting step is accompanied by a sound to add motivation. Version 03 offers stamp banks.uk . from free painting and filling to more complex painting and stamping. Completing a picture gives an animation and sound reward for lots of motivation! The picture can then be printed to take home. mouse. watercolours. touch monitor or mouse. full of simple line drawings. The program includes six levels of difficulty. accompanied by suitable sound effects. the sound will come out of the left hand speaker. crayons. felt markers and dry brushes on canvas. It is designed for use with young children or those with learning difficulties. It includes an activity which rewards you for copying the image correctly. Windows CD-Rom Site licence £45 £220 This best-selling drawing program can be used effectively across all curriculum areas and Key Stages to paint and draw. sound and video help. The program uses stereo sound. then colour it in using one or two switches or a mouse. anytime.inclusive. so if you ‘splodge’ a picture on the left side of the screen. Use one or two switches. Windows CD-Rom £39 Seven different activities offer a vast range of ‘stamps’ and a variety of painting tools. This fun program enables users to place pictures on the screen. The 104 pictures and over 400 related sounds provide students with a strong visual and auditory association of the letter and its sound. Alphabet Paint helps to develop pre-reading skills and is designed for either young pupils or those who respond to additional stimulus. Windows CD-Rom £39 1-2-3 Paint has the same functions as Alphabet Paint. It offers ten different themes with over 180 quality images. IntelliKeys or touch monitor. It is accessible using a mouse. Choose from two colour palettes or create colours by blending. There are sounds associated with every painting option. the images will be positioned for you automatically). You can even add your own personally produced or scanned pictures.

fish. Ideal for teaching matching skills. the pupils put on a play based on a Romanian legend called ‘Finding the Sun’. pets and farm animals. play vehicles. Can you click your mouse or press a switch in time to the rhythm of the music? An animation appears on the screen and your instrument will add another animation as you play. and add sounds. animals. insects. Windows CD-Rom £35 5 user copy £69 10 user copy £89 Network licence £169 This amazingly flexible tool helps you create jigsaws. they could also send a copy to show to their Romanian friends. Picture This. games. Windows CD-Rom £55 10 user copy £239 Kingfisher Community School worked closely with a Romanian special school as part of the British Council funded Comenius Project. the school did not have any appropriately simple software. to evidence what they had learned. Select a background tune and then add percussion sounds or tune motifs. Drumkit has an alternative look for older learners too. communication boards. fun. people. from 4 to 64. said: “Although the Romanian pupils primarily have physical difficulties. food. touch monitor. Photos are simply arranged into 65 categories. Please specify the CD required. The Vehicles CD has over 40 movies about aeroplanes. Includes two IntelliKeys overlays. body parts. Or cut simple shapes out of a plain background for early shape matching activities. or puzzles where children piece together the letters of their name.. reading skills and receptive or expressive vocabulary. clothing. At Kingfisher. reading activities and more. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £29 Flash! Pro 2 Also see: SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2 page 26 SwitchIt! Maker 2 a hit in Romania Over 8. Project Coordinator at Kingfisher. addressing skills from shape and picture matching up to early word level reading skills. Mouse. wild animals. Create custom puzzles by cutting pieces of any shape and size out of your digital image.. Drumkit includes many tunes and settings. The school also used the program as part of their final project report. SwitchIt! Maker 2 made a huge impression on the visiting teachers – they will definitely keep using it after the end of the project!”. SwitchIt! Maker 2 allows teachers to add their own pictures and text. working vehicles and more. Each CD also has a selection of JPEG image files. boats. and nothing that could be operated using switches.500 colour photo flashcards that you can print out to stimulate speech and language. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £55 Don’t forget you can use eLCs to buy software from this catalogue! . emotions.000 photos for creating picture schedules. Fully switch accessible. so it is ideal for creating activities in different languages. but you can add your own music files and create activities. Tricia Ayrton. trains. Make onset and rime activities. You can add letters or words for early reading and writing exercises too. Make jigsaw activities in seconds using any digital picture. You can also create lotto boards with various coloured borders. Pro Over 5. locations and lots more. Windows CD-Rom £60 Additional user licence £20 These video files are useful learning tools and ideal for using in software like SwitchIt! Maker 2. music making software. The Animals CD has over 40 MPG movie files in categories including birds. vehicles. IntelliKeys or switch access. Learn to add rhythm. inset puzzles and much more! It provides both pre-reading and early reading activities. Includes a program for turning photos into various sized flashcards with or without text. Using the program’s free Player. Alongside this they created a SwitchIt! Maker 2 activity using pictures of the children showing off lots of Romanian items. including actions. Create sets of related activities for children to work through independently. With thanks to Tricia Ayrton of Kingfisher Community School.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • GET CREATIVE! Drumkit Jigworks from Crick 39 Useful resource programs to use with Maker software and in other creative activities! Video Bank Noisy. Choose how many pieces you want. and the zoo.

or use the stamp tool to add pictures to a background. see pages 68 .69 and: www. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £35 10 user copy £125 5 user copy £75 Unlimited licence £175 Help Kids Learn with Help Kidz Learn! Our new website. yet can be very easily modified. Six more beautifully designed activities to educate. Have fun with the onscreen colouring book. A button on the Clicker Grid opens Clicker Paint as a pop-up that provides the tools and canvas for you to compose a picture. With Clicker 5. inspire and entertain early learners.40 Beep! GET CREATIVE! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Lots of fun for young children and teachers too! This collection of six stimulating activities for three to five year olds is based on the themes of creative play and exploration. new Clicker activities and templates are supplied to get you started. Pupils can even create their own stamps! It’s easy to customise activities according to the abilities of your pupils.co. and manipulate objects in Helicopter Rescue. which then transfers to your Clicker Grid. Clicker Paint allows pupils to illustrate their writing and engage in a range of learning activities. Some activities start with a picture already on the canvas and with just the most relevant tools and colours available. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £35 5 user copy £75 10 user copy £125 Unlimited licence £175 If you liked Beep!. This can be done in a pictorial way to suit the needs of nonreaders.and in Clicker! This exciting new program fully integrates with Clicker 5 (page 54) and works as a powerful stand alone program as well. There are lots of free.uk Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive. It incorporates unique and innovative features that add new dimensions to classroom creativity. pupils can engage in a range of learning activities. Clicker Paint is incredibly pupil-friendly. observe and explore a scene in Worm World.helpkidzlearn. Match the hats in Snap.com. ready-made activities at LearningGrids. yet includes many powerful features that will motivate children of all abilities. sizes and expressions by popping the right bubble.co. try a musical paint box and build sentences with Word Robot. See www. The program is switch accessible too. offering endless opportunities for creative thinking and discussion. you’ll love Beep! Beep!. The templates make it easy for your pupils to create talking books with their own illustrations and for you to create new activities. navigate a maze or build a street scene and see it animate. With Clicker Paint. Dress baby in weird and wonderful costumes. interactive activities. The program is easy to use and supports many of the early learning goals. nursery schools and reception classes. complete a simple line drawing using only the fill tool and relevant colours. is designed to help parents support their children’s learning through fun. The activities are ready to use. Differentiate colours. Find and highlight objects with the circular brush. and begin to recognise and form letters in Alphabet. In addition to illustrating stories. Find the odd one out. For example. Not switch accessible. The program builds confidence in using the computer and develops hand-eye coordination skills. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £42 3 user copy £82 5 user copy £109 Site licence £259 For more titles from SEMERC. by making choices from a huge bank of features.com Clicker Paint Painting made easy . Windows/Mac CD-Rom £49 Additional user licence £15 30 user bundle £399 FacePaint 2 FacePaint 2 from SEMERC allows children to build up hundreds of different faces sequentially. The activities encourage children to express their ideas.uk . or by text entry for pupils who are reading and writing. Ideal for playgroups. Help Kidz Learn.inclusive.

41 One way to solve this is to use software into which you can place photographs. etc. or they can be involved in the construction of the activities. keyboard or switches. Many organisations have used SwitchIt! Maker 2 for clients to record personal information – such as in communication passports and person centred planning. With SwitchIt! Maker 2 you can create slide shows of photos and video clips which can be accompanied by music or sound recorded with a microphone.switchitmaker2. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £69 5 user copy £138 Site licence £207 Create your own on-screen jigsaw puzzles with SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2! Pictures can be cut into two. the challenge is to find resources which meet people’s learning levels but also have age appropriate content. making it a choosing exercise. four or nine pieces. ChooseIt! Maker 2 and SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2 enables you to do this. Digital photos and images grabbed from the internet can be easily inserted into activities. See page 26 for further details. four or nine piece puzzles that can be completed in four ways. images. whiteboard. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £69 5 user copy £138 Site licence £207 ChooseIt! Maker 2 makes it easy to create decision making activities and quizzes. or a CV for someone going on work experience. Framework software like SwitchIt! Maker 2. including images. Create step by step recipes complete with video. sound. try Jigworks on page 39. providing progression: • press a switch to build the picture • click a piece to make it jump into place • find the piece that fits a particular place • drag a piece into the right place. ChooseIt! Maker 2 and SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2 SwitchIt! Maker 2 ChooseIt! Maker 2 SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2 SwitchIt! Maker 2 turns your text. Activities can be prepared for people to use. such as motorcycles. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £69 5 user copy £138 Site licence £207 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . movies and sounds into simple on-screen activities. images and sounds which you know a person can relate to and are appropriate for their age. the user is rewarded with music and animation. touch monitor. You can use a mouse.com. chooseitmaker2.500 useful example files to get you started. people are more likely to be motivated by things they are already interested in. touch monitor. See page 25 for further details or www. have multiple correct answers or all of the answers can be correct. Create a multimedia life story for an adult. Also. There is a range of skill levels from cause and effect to dragging and dropping the pieces into place. symbols and video clips. Like SwitchIt! Maker 2. Add text. Many people find photographs with themselves or family members very motivating. SwitchIt! Maker 2. With ChooseIt! Maker 2 you can insert photographs and images. More able users can construct the activities independently as the program is very simple and straightforward to use. but make simple choosing and question/answer activities. interactive whiteboard or one or two switches. whiteboard. The possibilities are endless! The program is really easy to use and the activities are automatically accessible using a mouse. Add your own music or voice message to go with each picture. See page 20 for further details or www. SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2 turns photographs into simple jigsaws of two. Print the jigsaws out for more activities.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • OLDER LEARNERS When using technology for older learners with special educational needs. When the jigsaw is complete. images and sounds that appeal to your learners! The activities are automatically accessible using a mouse. touch screen. The activities can have simple correct/incorrect answers. the program is complete with over 1. For more than 9 pieces. pop music. keyboard or switches.com for more activity ideas.

The program includes personal care for men and women. They also need to be linked to the learners’ real world experiences. what’s wrong. leisure. such as a picture of brushing teeth in the bathroom. For people who need help with task sequencing. dressing and personal care skills. basic money skills. All of the programs listed below work well when used in discussion with peers and staff working with the learners. washing machine. Out and About 1 provides the user with a real ‘life skills’ environment. discuss and even record their own commentary while learning about household gadgets including the cooker. supermarkets and other ‘real world’ situations. information search.uk . it has builtin record keeping. Using a computer can be a very powerful way of experiencing situations in a ‘virtual world’.teeth.washing hands. receipt. Activities include picture matching.42 OLDER LEARNERS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Out and About . There are improved interfaces. watch.co. Others need assistance with more complex tasks like laundry and makeup. There are real life signs and symbols. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £75 5 user copy £150 Please call us for more pricing options Personal Success Out and About 3 Gadgets at Home Out and About 4 Money and Finance Reinforce hygiene. they have lots of real life videos and photographs. It includes activities based in restaurants. Some people need help with the basics . dressing for success and clothing care. There is a fun quiz on money matters and the program covers vocabulary such as PIN. Personal Success may be able to assist them or promote discussion with support staff. Associated. symbol and audio support. chicken korma and apple and blackberry crumble. online shopping. money. bus station and college. money recognition. Another piece of software aptly entitled Lifeskills: 24 Hours a Day contains photographs and illustrations and takes the user through different daily tasks. It includes shopping. flossing. this program reinforces existing money skills and introduces new ones. They are switch accessible and have audio and symbol support. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £75 5 user copy £150 Please call us for more pricing options It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. baked potatoes. Activities include reveal. ICT. washing face. word search and shopping list. Out and About 1 Plus The Living Community Out and About 2 Plus Around The Home Suitable for non-readers. Another area which older learners can cover using technology is that of life skills.these award winning titles from SEMERC are now improved and extended. switch. iron. microwave. age appropriate graphics and photographs and extended use of video. bank. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £79 5 user copy £125 Overlay pack for Personal Success £7 Users can listen. supermarket. finance. personal organisation and independence. As with the other Out and About titles. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £75 5 user copy £150 Please call us for more pricing options Entertaining interactive videos show how to cook dishes such as sausage and bean casserole. restaurant. sequencing. Aimed at individuals aged 14+ who need support with basic life skills around literacy. spell the word and word search. to reinforce learning. menus and user setup. hair. Out and About 1 uses photographs and video clips to promote life skills. toaster and kettle. differentiated activities include shelf life. Use printouts to rehearse activities and as picture cues in the bathroom or bedroom. put in order. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £75 5 user copy £150 Please call us for more pricing options Based around absorbing real life videos with follow-up activities and supporting resources. Areas covered include personal budgeting.inclusive. from getting dressed to choosing and paying for food. The pictures can be printed out for activities away from the computer and could be positioned in relevant places. along with many switch settings and accessibility options. spot the difference and jigsaw. use by dates and correct spelling. so are good as preparation for or review of a similar situation. Out and About 2 requires a higher level of literacy and numeracy. printable resources. ordering of money and change. mouthwash. wages and so on. travel. It contains activities based around information gathering and usage such as shopping. Organise them to reflect a naturally occurring sequence . spot the difference. brushing teeth.

Choose food in the cafe.. Read all about an animal lover’s relationship with a rather naughty creature. speed. Inclusive Technology and the JMU International Centre for Digital Content working together 43 27 39 65 Also see. timing and concentration: MiniPacman: help Pacman eat all the cookies and avoid the ghost. designed to help older learners develop their reading skills. turning sound effects on or off and so on. Input The program has been extensively trialled with service users and the input options and three levels of operation have proved very valuable.simple counting. concentration and attention.. Easy Games A valuable addition to speech and language therapy. Many options can be configured.uk: ColorCards Interactive Everyday Objects ColorCards Interactive uses photographs to reinforce skills of visual discrimination. MiniBreak: knock down the bricks by moving a bat to bounce the ball. mouse or USB joystick.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • OLDER LEARNERS Lifeskills: 24 hours a day High quality software for adults with learning difficulties Knowsley Borough Council. problem solving. ReadIt! CDs are interactive storybooks.co. Windows CD-Rom £49 5 CD pack £149 Network licence (Win NT4 only) £229 Switch Skills 1 SwitchIt! Series Touch Balloons SymWriter Ooops! Ziko World MegaMix Spot On Games Teen Tunes Plus Switch Friendly Games 18 21-23 13 53 At www. Makaton sign language and Signalong signing. Windows CD-Rom £45 5 user copy £89 Site licence £219 Six classic arcade style games that help develop the skills of observation.picture-to-picture matching. • Odd one out . and semantics/categorisation. whilst meeting the needs of users with visual and perceptual difficulties. to multi-press picture builds. including the difficulty level. Pay for the goods. audio-to-picture matching and part-to-whole matching.all about function. • What’s it for? . Windows CD-Rom £45 See www. Settings can be saved. Accessible using one or two switches. • How many? .co. fully narrated and with motivating animations. The graphics style is age appropriate.you can use the pages as handouts . a keyboard. Activities include: • Match the picture . touch monitor or switches. attending and listening. Users are presented with up to 31 different everyday scenarios in which they make decisions. Users find the animations stimulating to watch and take great pleasure in being able to help their chosen character.sort cards into categories. The story is age appropriate. having been written by an adult learner. Windows CD-Rom £25 Disco Disco develops cause and effect and switching skills. • Add on . There are many levels to play and you can create new ones using the program Editors. visit the Post Office or go shopping. Instruction is enabled through a wide range of support including Rebus symbols.. It also has a simplified text version to help less confident readers.inclusive. Windows CD-Rom £59 5 user copy £139 Site licence £349 ReadIt! The Creature This story from Gatehouse Books is now available as a ReadIt! CD.. The images and animations will entertain older children through to adults and the activities range from a single press to gain a reward.grouping/classification. More advanced students could develop their design skills by creating new challenges for each other. MiniSpace: shoot all of the objects before they land on you! MiniRabbit: help the rabbit to cross the river or the road. this CD also develops skills like turn-taking. MiniAsteroids: shoot the asteroids! MiniTetris: steer and rotate the falling blocks to make a complete row. Choose & Tell: Legends Drumkit Match Time can be through a mouse.inclusive.uk for more information . anticipation. Aimed at older learners with moderate learning difficulties.

The text-to-speech facility on a computer can be used to open up a wide range of possibilities. Special schools already have a higher adult to student ratio than mainstream schools. pear/pair/ pare. There is now such a large range of software and hardware products that it should be possible to provide solutions to promote the learning of every child. Formerly this was only applied to any child for whom there was no other physical or sensory explanation for the discrepancy and consequently was thought of as a mainstream condition. Most worksheets are produced on a computer. former chair of the British Dyslexia Association Computer Committee. The term ‘dyslexia’ has loosely become associated with any learning differences that prevent an average or above average child performing in literacy and/or numeracy activities at a level that their oral contributions would indicate. The implication for special schools is that they need to address the possibility that their students may also have tendencies to the ‘dysabilities’ of dyslexia. wordbanks and predictive typing are more supportive to Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive. Supporting writing A talking word processor is an essential tool for supporting writing. there/their. Wildcats and Rainbow Reading (Kingscourt) and Wellington Square (Semerc). Access to the curriculum For a child who is an inadequate reader. Older readers need age appropriate texts such as those provided in the Start to Finish range (Don Johnston). there are good selections of talking books such as the ReadIt! Younger Reader’s Library (page 57) and those from Crick and Sherston. The problem arises for a busy classroom teacher to identify and select what should be used and when! The main areas where ICT can help are: • promoting reading • supporting writing • supporting numeracy • providing remediation • developing organisational skills “Especially for younger readers. Text scanned into a suitable format can be downloaded into an MP3 player and used with a headset to provide audio support for discreet reading of a paper book. or even all the text. impairment. etc.uk .). Now that the ‘dyslexic gene’ has been identified and it is accepted that it runs in families. There are many dedicated word processors and even Word can talk if there is a screen reader available. ADHD. can be ‘read’ privately by the student and as many times as needed to understand. that may complicate their learning.co. deafness and emotional or behavioural difficulties. dyspraxia and dyscalculia.” See page 57. hearing Using ReadOn to help access the curriculum.inclusive. In the long term. teachers of these children are interested in improving their interaction with text and developing strategies to promote more independent learning. they can become ‘talking worksheets’.co. because of copyright issues).44 DYSLEXIA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Using technology to support learners with dyslexia By Judith Stansfield. Especially for younger readers. Difficult words and phrases. Electronic Library (Carron Practicals). A word processor that also has Rebus support when needed is an excellent aid to increase confidence in spelling. where the wrong Rebus picture helps the student to try for the correct spelling (for example. especially with homonyms. accessing curricular material can seem an insurmountable obstacle and it is not good for self esteem to be reliant on someone else to disclose the information for a lesson.uk • www. The Rebuses can be used for creating text and then removed for the final printout. Talking wordgrids. Screen readers or ReadOn (page 46) can be used to create talking books from texts that are out of copyright and available in digital format or from a selection of scanned textbook pages (not the whole book. there are good selections of talking books such as the ReadIt! Younger Reader’s Library. it is highly likely that children with a physical or sensory disability who come from dyslexic families could also have dyslexic learning differences. Such a facility allows the student to hear if text is mis-typed and a half-finished sentence can be read out as a prompt to complete the sentence. It also needs to be recognised that undiagnosed dysabilities may play a large part in impeding the learning of children with Aspergers. so if a student has access to a computer with a talking word processor. which should make it easier to introduce and support the personal equipment and ICT strategies that could liberate the learning of their pupils. however.

V. diagramming.co. Communicating through Writing.co. Add hyperlinks to a website.tosuccess.org www. MathsWiz (page 63) and IntelliMathics (www. Neo (page 72) can also run the Co:Writer prediction program.uk www.co. A speech recognition system (SRS). A digital watch makes it easier to respond to requests on what the time is. Spotting Special Needs. disorganised or dyspraxic users.co. Inspiration V8 is interactive whiteboard enabled and synchronises with Inspiration for Palm OS. the text can be saved to a word processor to produce a final document. Write to Read with ICT (SEN Marketing). very robust solution that is also economical on batteries. Older students with reasonable manual dexterity can find using a PDA helpful for organising their time as well as keeping track of contacts.calsc. It is useful to find a typing training program that appeals to the student. email etc. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 5 user copy £115 Please call us for more pricing options For the latest information about new products from Inclusive see: www. often with reassuring support. is useful for older students who have to produce long essays or projects.org www. and using the stylus or very small keyboard can be a problem for younger.uk www. Now with a useful mind mapping view.uk www.hi2U.uk) are good for concept development. 50+ templates included. See http://dyslexic.com www. Hillage.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DYSLEXIA Supporting writing .inclusive.bdadyslexia.co. and there is some fun involved as with WordShark. webbing and pre-writing to help the learner develop thinking skills and structure their research or other work. 45 Software for Organisational Skills Inspiration V8 Numeracy Some children have certain problems with numeracy without necessarily being dyscalculic.co. Count on your computer (SEN Marketing). Using a Rebus word processor to compile visual timetables to plan the school day or week is helpful. it still requires a lot of training attention and is not very practical in a classroom. making notes.com Useful books English Teachers Yearbook 2006/7.org. writing and visual learning tool for 4 . Helps students to express themselves visually and recognise the connection between words and their meanings. Now you can see symbols paired with words in Writing View. such as Dragon Naturally Speaking. Includes 75 ready-made activities. so that the keyboard can be used to type as quickly as the student thinks.r-e-m.uk/ articles. and are especially useful where levels/activities can be selected by the teacher. LASS and LADS (Lucid) and Lexion are excellent for discovering the learning strengths and weaknesses of a student and Lexion has the bonus of providing activities to work on these. Mobile text producers such as the AlphaSmart have been used extensively in mainstream schools to provide a relatively cheap. there comes a point where it is more advantageous to help them use technology to provide coping life skills. Matching Dyslexic Difficulties to IT.dyslexia.widgit. The program includes tools for outlining.. planning. Inspiration V8 is a brainstorming and concept mapping tool for visual thinking. Although greatly improved. com/database/articles/matching.org.php?page=comms Andi Sanderson. whilst learning to use a simple spreadsheet and a calculator can help with the mechanics of calculation. Longer term benefits can be derived from regular use of a memory trainer such as Memory Booster (Lucid) or Mastering Memory or Time to Revise (CALSC). concept mapping. Using software for remediation of spelling and arithmetic can be productive. A tape recorder or recordable MP3 player can be useful for initial ideas or making notes. that can be followed at home.html D. A reading. but this is often accompanied by good visuo-spatial ability.clickergrids.donjohnston..co. Organisational skills One of the common dyslexic traits is poor organisational skills. See www.sherston. Many number programs provide practice in arithmetic skills.inclusive. It is essential to keep backing up the information.1 Useful websites You may find the following useful for providing further information about dyslexia and about using technology to support learners with specific learning difficulties: www. Stansfield.7 year olds.com www.dyslexic.uk www. as is using an electronic organiser.carronpracticals. and liable to be spending much time in the repair shop. especially if the student wants to progress.co.com www.uk www.uk www. J. as seeing the correct words is easier and a more positive activity than trying to remember them. Use it to: • brainstorm ideas with pictures/words • organise information visually • create stories and descriptions using visual tools • explore new ideas with thought webs and visual mapping. LexiaUK and NumberShark. Nessy. a poor speller than a spellcheck. so whilst it is worth persevering with concept teaching and remedial practice. Most of these activities used to depend on the student having access to a computer in the classroom or a laptop that is power hungry. Building mind maps of ideas can be very helpful and if this is done on a computer. p32. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £59 5 to 9 user licences (each) £38 Please call us for more pricing options Kidspiration 2. organising and learning. Students can even draw their own on-screen symbols.inclusive. Crivelli. often over a holiday period.uk www.semerc. CoPS. Useful right across the curriculum.uk .cont.

• Comprehension. reading and reading comprehension. Students can also use the auditory word assistance for help with tricky words. • Assembling syllables. and as they improve. It then automatically creates exercises to address the difficulty. ReadOn uses letter. Lexion is a computer based system for stimulating and training people with language related learning disorders.uk . create a painting or a clay model that represents the word. It will read out the word and then show or read a definition from the Oxford Concise Dictionary. matching a picture to a sounded word. The exercises also cover a wide range of areas. The Lexion analysis helps to assess whether a child will have difficulties in reading and writing during their first years in school. This information can be used as a basis for further work. Settings can be personalised. read reversed out words . • Writing the word. Regardless of reading level. Reading Pen Plus can also language translate and it can capture text to be uploaded to a computer. Lexion teacher licence Additional teacher licence Site licence £250 £50 £680 Lexion Lexion makes it easy to assess pupils who are struggling with reading and writing. • Letter sequencing. The Reading Pen now has an English voice. Simply select a test for their age and area of difficulty and Lexion will analyse the result. it allows the student to experience reading with minimal supervision and support. They could. Batteries included. Text can be entered or copied into ReadOn (hard copy text can be loaded using Optical Character Recognition). spatial skills. comprehension support. Reading Pen Oxford Edition ReadOn This amazing device scans printed text and displays it in large characters. including phonological awareness. The student can then use ReadOn’s visual tracking options to read it. phrase or paragraph highlighting to help prevent the student from being distracted by all the other text on the page. hopefully resulting in an increased willingness to read and improved ability. This visual clue can then be added to ReadOn and be used to assist with their decoding in future. visual imagery. The display flips over for lefthanded people. Lexion has also been designed to engage interest and improve concentration. letter-sound correspondence. clay models or word lists. displaying the results in charts and text. for example. or where a certain level of ability should have been reached. It can also be used as a screening tool when a new stage in reading and writing education is to begin. which might include multi-sensory activities. It covers the most fundamental processes in learning reading and writing.even words split between two lines! Adjustable volume. spelling and remembering sequences. syntax and comprehension. It will display syllables. The pupil can practice the exercises either at school or at home. building words from component sounds or syllables. spell words letter by letter. Reading Pen Oxford Edition £170 Reading Pen Plus £218 See our literacy aids from on page 74 This comprehensive learning tool is designed to help people of all ages to overcome the reading problems associated with dyslexia. Features include visual tracking exercises. Words for which they seek assistance are automatically recorded in an individual word bank. they can be re-tested to assess progress. word. Students can also use the voices to listen back to their work – an invaluable editing tool. ReadOn’s writing options include a talking spell checker and auditory feedback of letter names and words during typing. • Matching words to a picture or sound.co.46 DYSLEXIA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The assessments cover a great many areas.exercises in grammar. dyslexia or aphasia. grammar. Mistakes can be made and risks taken. auditory feedback and customised visual cues for problem words. syllable and morpheme segmentation and blending. including phonological awareness.inclusive. simpler menu operation and enhanced scanning. including: • Phonology. Windows CD-Rom 5 user copy 10 user copy Primary site licence Secondary site licence £99 £245 £290 £345 £495 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. arithmetic and understanding the clock. • Sentences and texts .

• Assessments to track progress. Successful trials have shown Nessy helps to rebuild self confidence and improve literacy skills.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DYSLEXIA Developing Reading and Spelling Skills 47 Nessy Nessy is an interactive. It is easy to add new words for learners to practice and the program keeps student records too. WordShark 3S includes phonics.. as well as National Curriculum subject word lists for Key Stages 3 and 4. • Storybooks with decodable text. It combines the excitement of computer games with the serious task of learning to read and spell. It is easily understood.500 printable activity sheets. common letter patterns. The program helps dyslexic students between 5 and 16 years old to learn to read. mnemonics and computer games. As well as the familiar look . multimedia resource that enables pupils of various ages and ability levels to read. graphics and text to teach and reinforce word recognition and spelling. The word lists are arranged in three alternative structured courses covering the Literacy Hour UK spellings and word recognition. • Add your own words into the games. and all ages. The clear. I love it!” Julian Swindale.cover . word division. alphabet and dictionary skills and more. prefixes. activity sheets.000 extra words from the KS3 Curriculum and sentences that show the words in context. onset-rime activities. The games and selection of 1. The games are fantastic for learning. It also has lists of words for the Literacy Hour Framework. high frequency words. onset and rime. Windows CD-Rom Additional user licence Site licence £59 £10 £259 Also see: 20 user network licence 25 user network licence £520 £600 textHELP Read & Write 48 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . Nessy combines a system of structured incremental phonics linked with language. gives a simple lesson structure that saves time planning and can be used by class assistants without guidance. write and spell with confidence. mnemonics and computer games. and teaches through understanding. Suitable for home and school use. spelling rules. Windows CD-Rom 5 CD pack 10 user network licence 15 user network licence £58 £230 £360 £440 Starspell 2. visual and auditory patterns. • 586 different versions of 12 animated computer games. enthusiasm and enjoyment. plus hangman and anagram games.. yet effective way. The highly motivational game based learning has also proved a hit with EBD. Windows CD-Rom £102 3 user copy £255 5 user copy £355 Please call us for more pricing options “Nessy really has made a huge difference. Each of the 120 lessons follows a structured.500 pre-recorded words are designed to assist those with specific learning difficulties. rules and word lists. • Animated spelling rules. Variable speeds and other options meet all grades of skill. it includes words in context sentences. activity sheets.listen . delivered in a simple and fun way. write and spell in a fun. EAL. homophones.check format. phonic approach supported by printable card games.3 This popular and useful program is ideal for the Literacy Hour. It is easy to use. • Motivational writing activities. Based on 40 years of research and practical teaching at the Bristol Dyslexia Centre. concrete methods. • A library of ready-made mnemonics. use of words in context. Asperger’s and mainstream pupils. phonic based structure includes printable card games. fun.write . The latest version has 3. Its 36 different games use sound. Down’s Syndrome. • 1. suffixes. secondary school/adult SEN and the three stages of the book Alpha to Omega. roots. Sefton Park Infants School WordShark 3S This popular teaching resource is used widely in schools. writing skills and vocabulary development. • 259 card and board games.

Excel. with accented characters too. This information is saved for each user. Includes on-screen keyboards for several languages. The source is automatically recorded and information is classified by topic. • PDF Aloud . Every grid contains words or phrases that can be sent to the word processor with a click. Swedish and Latin. adding word prediction. phonetic spell checker. confidence and speed of writing.0 A powerful tool for those with dyslexia or physical disabilities. including the internet. or have text highlighted as it is read out. child friendly Sassoon font and easy network support. Windows CD-Rom £60 Additional user licence £20 Dragon Naturally Speaking . It also learns the words you use frequently and recently. including a 30. One key press then finishes the word for you. It also has a Word Wizard word finder that combines a dictionary and thesaurus. a talking dictionary and talking simple calculator. The screen reader can read menus and dialogues. it can also enhance your grids with prediction. Windows CD-Rom £149 This ‘floating’ toolbar helps improve reading and writing skills with features such as speech feedback.0 Screen reading. Teachers can monitor spelling mistakes and usage logs. • Speech enabled Scientific Calculator. word prediction and on‑screen keyboards! Penfriend XL has additional features including word prediction in French. • Pronunciation Tutor to develop more accurate speech and pronunciation. e-mails and more . Windows CD-Rom Additional user licence £120 £30 textHELP Read & Write Gold 8 Additional features include: • Converts scanned papers into word files that can be read aloud or edited. Free noise-cancelling microphone included.all by speaking! It’s over three times faster than typing and amazingly accurate. Faster writing. It includes high quality speech so you can hear words or phrases before you write. Corel. If you have suitable voices installed. Windows CD-Rom £140 Primary site licence £495 Secondary site licence £795 Penfriend XL 3. You can also surf the web. No need to touch a keyboard or make repetitive mouse movements. • Converts text into audio files for use on portable audio devices. Italian. • Fact Folder research tool.48 DYSLEXIA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Supporting Reading and Writing WordBar V2 textHELP Read & Write Standard 8 Penfriend XP 3. so you can get started right away. Capture text or images from any application. Just use your voice to dictate and edit in Word. or use a compatible Bluetooth microphone. together with individual settings. Spanish. Penfriend XP helps with spelling. edit student lexicons and add topic specific vocabulary. improved spelling and accuracy.enables speech with synchronised highlighting in PDF files. Features include high quality speech feedback. Voice recognition is great for those with literacy difficulties: it improves spelling and increases the speed at which users can get their thoughts onto paper. Penfriend XP works with your word processor and tries to guess the word you are typing. Now with even better prediction and more lexicons. never makes a spelling mistake and learns as you use it. Choose to hear text as you type letter by letter. You can even dictate into a handheld device away from your PC.000 word lexicon for adult users. phonetic spell checking. Dutch. it can speak in many European languages. WordPerfect. Convert your research into text or a slide show. adjustable height tabs. No script reading required. It is a toolbar which sits along the bottom of your screen and attaches itself to whatever word processor you are using. customise the program and change the toolbar style. word processed documents and web pages. Hear icons and menus too. reports. speech and an on-screen keyboard to almost any software. and control your mouse and the entire desktop! Dragon is now up to 99% accurate. launch programs. Portuguese. It promotes independent learning and improves the accuracy and vocabulary of written work. and virtually all Windows based applications. such as web pages or word processed documents. Windows CD-Rom Additional user licence £60 £20 WordBar V2 from Crick provides writing support for students. word prediction based on sentence context and specialist dictionaries. word prediction and homophone support. Teachers can select preferences. Compatible with Clicker 5. word by word or sentence by sentence. If you use Clicker 4/5. Windows CD-Rom £320 Macintosh CD-Rom £320 Primary site licence £1095 Secondary site licence £1795 PDF Aloud £59 Screen Reader £25 Also see: Handwriting for Windows 60 NEO2 72 Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ .Preferred 9 Watch your words appear as you talk! Dragon gives you the power to create documents. German. It also reads out almost any text. Version 2 has great new features including new file and grid templates that are suitable for all ages.

all they need to do is pass over little characters. Mazes. ideal for low vision. and a drop-down column of characters will appear. letters and numbers. IT Mouse Skills CatchMe Have fun while learning the many applications of the mouse! Move the mouse over an object. It does not require any button pressing . moving the mouse pointer around the screen. Young children will enjoy colouring in on-screen pictures in programs like Alphabet Paint. pupils with physical difficulties can achieve neater presentation and greater accuracy. which then disappear with a satisfying sound! The next activity encourages the learner to start clicking. shapes.• • • • • • • • • • MOUSE & KEYBOARD SKILLS Developing mouse and keyboard skills can be of particular benefit for those who struggle to use a pen or pencil to record their work. 49 Developing mouse skills Using a mouse or one of the many alternative devices on pages 78 to 82 requires a combination of motor.uk for more information . Accuracy is encouraged when the learner drops the character down a hole! The final activity is around drop-down menus. You could introduce some further simple activities to help pupils consolidate their mouse skills. to help teach the first essential skill.inclusive. Painting and Uncovering are ideal for teaching the important functions of a mouse in an entertaining and motivating fashion. click timing and doubleclicking. drag along a path and practice using drop-down menus. They can click anywhere on the screen to make a fun character appear. mazes or revealing a picture. Introductions to each activity are provided and the successful completion of a task is met with a range of pleasing rewards. allowing the user to concentrate on one element of mouse use at a time. Click on the odd one out in the row. Many games are configurable. cognitive and physical skills that can be a considerable challenge to many learners. click on the odd one out to see an on-screen reward. Windows CD-Rom £45 Site licence £220 See www. drag and drop.6+ CD-Rom £45 Additional user licence £12 CatchMe is excellent for practising mouse and whiteboard skills. Improve hand-eye coordination by targeting and dragging colours. Customise the colours and sound effects too. Those with learning difficulties may find that a computer helps them to focus on the content of their work rather than the process of recording it. Setups will be remembered when re-starting the program. You could practice targeting too – can they put a character in each corner of the screen? Further activities help to learn double-clicking and click timing before moving on to drag and drop. With a computer. The activities in IT Mouse Skills require a minimum of cognitive and perceptual ability. Various clicking activities can be found such as clicking anywhere. Adjust the difficulty level and change the background for high contrast. The activities Ballooning. You can even add your own digital images and sounds to provide extra motivation. If the pupil tends to hold down their mouse button and needs to learn to let go. or exploring a beach scene in Let’s Go To The Seaside. You could also introduce some fun choosing activities with programs like the Choose and Tell series. This lovely program has many options to tailor each of its activities to the needs of the learner. Windows/Mac OSX 8.co. the program’s options can make the character appear when the button is released.you can use the pages as handouts . It begins with ‘mouse over’. Again. or try games with balloons.

with plenty of short sessions being more effective than one long session. It is aimed at teenagers. This removable. UltraKey 5 has high quality graphics. purple for vowels and yellow for punctuation keys. or words that have their letters close together (such as ‘tree’. transparent sleeve has lowercase stickers on the inside. practice content. achievable and motivating.co. or that is picture supported. Other typing tutors include Five Finger Typist for learning to type with one hand and Touch Type. letter recognition and spelling. For pupils with learning difficulties. Touch typing Once the pupil has some keyboard awareness. Other activities for helping achieve keyboard familiarity could include simple spelling. You can also set up word lists to make the learning experience relevant. it helps if they know their way around the keys. speech feedback and animation that helps motivate learners to practice as well as encouraging good posture. Another option is the Kidglove (page 77). First Keys 2 helps develop early literacy skills as well as keyboard awareness. Colour coded keys can also help to jog the child’s memory (were they looking for a green key?) and are useful when giving verbal prompts. The alphabet keys are very clear and other keys. which speaks the next letter to be typed and allows you to change the font. keyboard display and voice usage. The learner could work alongside another child or a teaching assistant. It introduces letters through a variety of activities that teach key position. These include simple copy typing or filling in the gaps in a piece of text. The Jumbo XL (page 75) uses bright green for consonants. which might distract. ‘red’ and ‘wear’). size and colour. Ideal for eleven years old and upwards. The program analyses any incorrect keys pressed and provides exercises to work on areas of difficulty. you could customise your keyboard using lowercase stickers (page 77). Activities should be kept short. ‘was’. Pupils can get to know the keyboard by making a game of typing common words. Windows/Mac CD-Rom 1 station school edition Home user copy (home use only) £39 £29 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Awesome graphics and animation Resident website with additional activities Includes ergonomic. but can also suit younger and/or older learners. methodical approach to developing the user’s keyboarding skills. making it suitable for visually impaired users.50 MOUSE & KEYBOARD SKILLS • • • • • • • • • • Developing keyboard skills Whether a child uses a physical keyboard or an on-screen version. words and whole sentences. There are high contrast gloves for those with low vision too. using an onscreen keyboard. can be blanked out with removable stickers. Alternatively. You could add to the motivation using a talking word processor that will read the word out when the space bar is pressed. initial letter and letter recognition activities and Cloze exercises. health and safety instruction You can easily add custom practice and typing tests Choice of text size for special needs Speech for those with reading difficulties Record keeping with easy management Completely network friendly Rhyming activities can help too – typing words that rhyme can help familiarise the child with typing patterns for words with similar endings. those with poor handwriting but reasonable fine motor skills may benefit from a touch typing program. A friendly but powerful learning management system makes UltraKey 5 the most comprehensive solution available for schools. NOW! UK English version Keyboarding instruction with stunning 3D multimedia and voice accompanied instruction.uk . a keyboard with lowercase letters (page 76) can help with letter recognition. Typing tutors Keyboard familiarity Typing tutors take a structured.inclusive. UltraKey 5 UltraKey 5 is especially suited to the classroom because it can be adapted to individual learning needs including text size. The keys are introduced letter by letter and there is the opportunity to practice typing individual letters.

Windows CD-Rom 5 user copy 10 user copy £40 £88 £124 Learn to type with Kewala and friends in this exciting Australian adventure! Helps you type quickly and correctly with 10 fingers without looking at the keyboard. 51 • First Keys 2 and it includes an extensive range of images. TypeQuick is a 10 to 15 hour adventure. • Look Cover Spell: see the picture and text. Crush Rocky under a giant snowball. Key locations are taught by matching letters with pictures and speech. So you can put unlimited numbers of individuals through the training as long as they are not all logged on at once! Please state whether you require a stand alone or network version. then introduces the others through a range of exercises. font size and font colour . • Build the Text: text and picture appear. Lessons are graded. behind which is a structured course of lessons. Touch Type 2 Nessy Fingers Five Finger Typist This on-screen typing tutor works at your own pace.• • • • • • • • • • MOUSE & KEYBOARD SKILLS TypeQuick for Students TIP: You could try a program like First Keys 2 on an interactive plasma screen to add extra motivation – the child will still be learning how the keyboard is laid out. Ideal for 7 . Nine fantastic games using real words and sentences provide all the motivation needed! Explore the land of Ness and battle dragons and ghosts. It teaches the keyboarding technique for singlehanded touch typing on the QWERTY keyboard. • Initial Letter: match a letter key to the initial letter of a picture prompt. with nine levels of difficulty. Touch Type 2 is suitable for all ages and is adaptable for special needs. The program speaks the next letter to be typed and has the option of changing the font. It suits young children or older pupils with learning difficulties and the clear layout and speech feedback are suitable for those with low vision. Individ. A full on-screen picture of the keyboard teaches the home keys first. but with gaps. then complete exercises which introduce new keys and revise keys already learned. You can add your own too. Configurable. Users learn the home position. The application remembers the last lesson worked on in a user’s document file. The key positions are taught in the sequence of the alphabet. •  Match  the  Text: type in the whole word or phrase to match the text.suitable for visually impaired users. hear it. NB: the 5 & 10 packs enable 5 & 10 users to use the program at one time. what progress you have made and how fast you are typing. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £51 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . Score goals against the boss gorilla or win trophies in the hall of fame. starting with simple exercises. Set personal speed and accuracy targets. then type it. The program also includes a monitoring system to show where you need practice. An animated hand graphic on the screen shows the correct hand movement as keys are typed.14 year olds. The word then disappears and the student must type it in.   •  Spell  from  Picture: the student must type a word using a picture clue. Type your name and the computer recognises where you are. Windows home user copy £17 5 user network £75 Please contact us for additional options A complete set of typing lessons for both the right and left hand. See the letter. but on the first input the remaining text disappears. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £35 This touch typing program also helps children improve their spelling skills. •  Fill  the  Gaps: shows the picture and text. (home) user copy Win/Mac £21 Family (4 users on 1 PC) £49 5 PC pack £245 10 PC pack £395 Additional user licence £39 First Keys 2 develops keyboard awareness and early literacy skills.

52 CURRICULUM SOFTWARE • • • • • • • • • • • • Literacy In early 1979. for example. ideal for supporting MFL lessons. books and worksheets. amend. Communicate: In Print 2 is the ideal tool to create symbolised versions of books to support independent reading in the literacy hour. with less need for manual corrections. They can be accessed using a mouse. this time as part of a desktop publishing (DTP) program. computers and word processors are commonplace and many of us use them every day in our work or for our leisure. has the facility to use Widgit Literacy Symbols (previously known as Rebus symbols). In-built functions automatically format the document for us. including the facility to create switch accessible grids. Text to speech technology used in other word processors can read out whole documents. Communicate: In Print 2 also makes use of the Widgit Literacy Symbol set. when the most common technology for entering text was the humble typewriter. WWS2000 has been replaced by Communicate: SymWriter. correcting spelling mistakes as we make them.uk . an outline of a car over the word ‘car’.co. Writing with Symbols 2000 or Communicate: In Print 2. and some word processors even allow the addition of sounds. It is little wonder then that computers are playing an increasing role in supporting the development of literacy skills. single words or even individual letters as they are typed. Grids can be made to support any topic and at any level. These programs have sophisticated features designed to provide additional support to the learner with special needs. Cut. especially for those pupils with special educational needs. allows the author to move individual words or whole paragraphs without having to re-type each and every word. At its simplest. This was a revolutionary concept back in 1979. touch monitor or switch scanning. It features a pictorial spell checker and can use grids in much the same manner as programs like Clicker 5. pictures and sounds. Documents can be created using any combination of text and images. Symbols can be printed in grids for communication books or for use with PECS. Clicker 5’s flexibility ensures that the program will continue to support your pupils as their skills and confidence grow. for example. The real power of word processing lies in the way the computer can automate and simplify some aspects of the process of writing text. That program was Wordstar. an American company named Micropro released software that would fundamentally change the way human beings would handle text. often pressing keys on a keyboard at almost the same time as they begin to use pens and pencils. These days however. Research tells us that by presenting key information carrying words in this way it can help a child decode text by assisting the recognition and retention of the words. video clips and links to pages stored on the worldwide web. Widgit Literacy Symbols were designed to provide additional support to children experiencing reading and writing difficulties by ‘drawing’ a small representative picture above or below the word. whole words and sentences. from talking storybooks and simple sentence building. format and print text with a keyboard. This adds some very useful features designed to support emergent writers. the world’s first commercially successful word processor. Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive. Clicker 5. for example. DTP programs are similar to word processors but have many extra features that provide flexibility when creating and printing documents such as posters. Perhaps the biggest improvement is the use of ‘Smart Symbolising Technology’. Writing with Symbols 2000 is another specialised word processor with many of the same features as Clicker 5. Wordstar gave those lucky enough to have access to a computer the ability to enter. It allows the child to see the meaning of words as they type them. WWS2000 however. Developed over 20 years ago and now used extensively in special schools. making them ideal for use in the Inclusive Classroom environment. This enables more accurate symbolisation of text. Children routinely use them in our homes and in schools. right through to topic specific word banks. copy and paste. Specialised word processors Most special schools have access to at least one of the more specialised word processors such as Clicker 5. this allows the child to write simply by choosing pictures. The program can work in multiple languages. which the child can use to enter letters. Many schools use them to create visual timetables to help children on the autistic spectrum make sense of their day. enables you to create on-screen grids using any combination of words.

The pictorial spell checker helps users understand the meaning of selected words by illustrating them with symbols. text and symbol. templates and posters. Some schools are extending this concept to include an element of ICT. Communicate: In Print 2 from Digital story sacks We’re all familiar with the concept of story sacks. and text writers with a limited vocabulary.co. see www. frames and tables. a big bag filled with props to bring our literacy sessions alive for children with severe and complex special needs. worksheets. • 7. The program can automatically add symbols to your writing. SymWriter works in multiple languages and other language databases will be available in the future. SymWriter enables users to see the meaning of words as they write. comprehension activities made in ChooseIt! Maker 2 or writing grids for use with Clicker 5. why not come along to one of our Information Days? They are held regularly at venues around the country. It can also help by illustrating the meaning of words as they are typed. SymWriter makes writing easier with the aid of grids and buttons. see page 105 or www. They have switch accessible on-screen talking versions of the book made quickly and simply in SwitchIt! Maker 2 and. Use them in speech bubbles. or read back whole documents. or you can add your own. Writing grids can also be created in SymWriter. In Print 2 will also format your designs into a book layout. Windows CD-Rom £129 Let’s Sign & Write has British Sign 5 user copy £292 Language graphics that you can use in 10 user copy £413 symbol software. symbol supported desktop publishing package for creating books. depending on the ability of the pupils. Supporting word processing SymWriter will provide a symbol for each word as the user types. text boxes. • 1. whether or not you are using symbols in the finished document.• • • • • • • • • • • • CURRICULUM SOFTWARE Literacy Communicate: SymWriter from The exciting successor to Writing with Symbols! Ideal for simple word/symbol processing for emergent writers.uk/events Communicate: In Print 2 is a flexible. For more information. It is easy to add your own digital images too.000 Widgit Literacy Symbols in colour and black and white and 1. words and sentences as they are created. The symbols appear automatically in a side panel. If you would like to learn how to make your own digital story sacks. flash cards.500 symbols as line drawings and in colour to support literacy. It has a pictorial spell checker and speech output too. inclusive. in text. Did you know? along with curriculum resources.500 Widgit Pictures (clip art and photographs). You can even create grid layouts for worksheets or timetables. page 33 For more options. so is great for making and printing adapted. • Flexible layout creation.com/SIP Don’t forget you can use eLCs to buy software from this catalogue! . enabling users to construct sentences from whole words or phrases.500 colour images for illustration. They use BIGmack communication devices with repeated lines or sound effects from the story recorded onto them. symbol supported books. contact Inclusive 53 Do I need Communicate: SymWriter or Communicate: In Print 2? Creating resources Using In Print 2 gives you the ability to import photos and pictures. It makes book creation easy and you can print them in a ready to fold format or as single sheets. It’s easy to create grids and buttons and position them wherever you like. The program includes over 8. But Communicate: In Print 2 is more than a writing tool. This can help support emerging writers by giving an indication that they have typed the word correctly. draw text boxes and create grid layouts. Communicate: In Print 2 includes: • The Widgit Rebus symbol set. New ‘smart’ symbolising technology enables more accurate symbolisation of text.widgit. This helps support those who cannot write text but can write using symbols. Many colleagues now routinely paste symbols above the key information-carrying words in their big books. Windows CD-Rom £89 5 user copy £201 10 user copy £285 For FREE resources to use with Communicate: In Print 2. This means it is the package to use for making posters and information signs with symbol support. newsletters. The program can speak out individual letters. illustrating the word just typed or chosen. the layout capabilities and smart printing help you create all kinds of materials with a really professional finish. or symbol formats. with less need for manual corrections.

Children experiment by inventing and recording their own rhymes. such as a dog’s bark or a cow’s moo. winning six BETT Awards and now used in over 40. CD3 . you can add your own images and if you have Penfriend. rhyming couplets and longer rhymes..000 schools worldwide. Clicker Animations Enhance Clicker’s writing support for verbs. reading and writing all 42 phonemes.inclusive. CD1 . If you wish. pictures and sounds. writing and spelling activities using new and unknown words. street.co.Read and Write Reinforces synthetic phonic skills through reading. Windows/Mac CD-Rom Additional user licence £80 £20 Find Out & Write About . you can have word prediction within your Clicker grids too. Fun stories with decodable text help practice skills. its unique combination of talking word processor and Clicker grids is even better! New features include an almost human speech engine. increasing children’s sensitivity to the sounds in words. It can be used alongside any phonics scheme.uk . These CDs follow the current recommendations for phonics teaching and help develop the skills required to decode unknown words. Requires Clicker 5. beach and farm.uk for further information.Noisy Bears Discriminate between ‘action noises’ in a fun talking book with six bear characters.54 Clicker 5 CURRICULUM SOFTWARE • • • • • • • • • • • • Literacy Clicker Pricing Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £120 Additional user licence £25 Upgrade from Clicker 4 £75     (serial number required with order) Upgrade additional user licence £20 Essential Clicker Add-ons These resources all require Clicker 4/5.uk • www. and children gain synthetic phonic skills by blending sounds to build words. The CD includes 100 original animations and over 500 ready-made Clicker grids on various themes. Also create your own storybooks with recorded sound effects. Children learn to recognise initial phonemes and matching sounds. Windows/Mac site licence £75 For ten years.inclusive. Clicker 5 now uses just one file to store a whole set of Clicker grids. Clicker 5 is ideal for early readers and writers. They can hear a word spoken before they write it.. Recording your own sounds helps develop speaking skills too. garden.Sounds Around Listen to and discriminate between sounds in a park.000 coloured symbols. curriculum based CDs. and also provides direct access to free resources at www.Sounds and Letters Introduces the major grapheme/phoneme correspondences. Text from the grid is entered into Clicker Writer (included) with a simple mouse click.inclusive. Switch access included. for supporting struggling writers and extending older writers. CD4 . learning to focus on patterns in words and differentiating between their sounds. Suitable for whiteboards and for individual work. Now. There are many opportunities to explore the locations.uk Clicker Phonics Clicker Phonics gets your children going with phonics and delivers engaging materials at the right level for their needs.LearningGrids. CD2 . See www. Its talking word processor lets you write with pictures and words. Factual. Turn on the instant pictures feature and immediately your pupil’s writing is picture supported. including ‘Jolly Phonics’. children tune into the sounds of language. Rhyme and alliteration help develop attention to detail. Ideal for 3 to 6 year olds. each with an interactive talking book and Clicker grids.co. CD6 . Let’s go! Now we move on to synthetic phonics! Fun activities build fluency in hearing.co. Each letter sound and shape is introduced. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £25 Site licence £75 Please specify title required. Clicker has been helping children of all abilities to achieve success. and Clicker grids give students instant access to words. CD5 . This builds the foundation of young children’s abilities to hear and discriminate between sounds in words. Get ready! The first two CDs help with discriminating between sounds. pop-up grids to help create talking books and a new picture library. Get set! In these CDs. too.Alphabet Animals Meet fun ‘alliterative characters’ and play with ‘silly’ sounds.com PCS Symbols Over 3. plus older pupils who are struggling with reading.Rhyme Time These activities encourage children to recognise and play with rhyming words. See www. saying.co. Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive. and takes children from the first steps of discriminating environmental sounds right up to systematic synthetic phonics. record sounds and complete a range of activities.

the QWERTY layout reduced the number of times it would jam . try making a keyboard with a photograph of the child and just the letters of their name below. There is an enormous choice and as with any technology. such as the Jumbo XL. perhaps mirroring the SATPIN letter sequence used at the start of popular phonics programmes? Create a blank keyboard and add each letter one at a time as the child learns to recognise them.contact us for details. which the children used on the interactive whiteboard. The text in these books can be configured to display and be read at different levels of complexity. First Keys 2 is another useful program to support letter recognition and keyboarding skills (pages 50/51). programs like Nessy Fingers (page 51) can make this fun. the rest of the world outside of school uses QWERTY keyboards and there is a compelling argument that we should use ‘standard’ keyboards wherever possible. the choice of keyboard should always be informed by the needs of the child. it leaves us with a slight problem. leaving the other keys blank. as well as having lots of other adventures while learning the key positions. but just use the letters of the child’s name. Used together with a talking word processor such as Clicker 5 or Writing with Symbols 2000.in 2007. One teacher used it to create an interactive talking version of her weekly big book. As the child progresses change the overlay to reflect a standard QWERTY layout. which some children can find quite boring. the computer will read out the child’s name. the sequence of letters they have learned is all jumbled up.• • • • • • • • • • • • CURRICULUM SOFTWARE Literacy Learning to type To use a word processor effectively. Keyboards are available in ABC layout. For younger children. Using the text from the book. we need to learn how to use a keyboard.51 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . When the child has touched all of the letters. she had created a range of differentiated activities for her pupil’s individual work. as our pupils are unlikely to find ABC layout keyboards in the ‘real’ world. the teacher created a word list. Learning the keyboard layout takes lots of practice. Creating keyboards with Overlay Maker 3 is quick and easy. 55 Making simplified keyboards with IntelliKeys USB Using an IntelliKeys board and a copy of Overlay Maker 3. How about making a keyboard with just the letters you are working on. The program is configurable and allows personal targets to be set. making it much harder for them to find the letter they require. For children with severe learning difficulties. it supplies all the motivation needed. when they come to use a keyboard. Children learn the sequence of letters in the alphabet at a very early age. It offers the facility to create six different activities from the same word list. Those with only one useable hand or very restricted movement might benefit from a smaller keyboard. Keyboards come in all shapes and sizes to meet the specific needs of the child. and simply by ticking a couple of boxes in the options menu. However. enabling easy differentiation for the less able child. A forty five day evaluation copy to try at school is available . For example. and for some children it may help them learn their way around the keyboard more quickly. While this was true back in 1878 when the typewriter was first patented . Ask 100 people why the keyboard has a QWERTY layout and almost all of them will tell you it is to speed up typing. Pupils with poor vision might require a high contrast or large print keyboard to help them see the letters. ABCDE etc. Children can explore the land of Ness and battle dragons. young children or those children with some level of dyspraxia may benefit from a keyboard with larger keys. you can make your own simplified keyboards. However. Talking animated storybooks such as those in the ReadIt! Younger Reader’s Library (page 57) feature high quality animations and sounds that can really bring stories to life. Traditional tools such as word and symbol processors can provide children with just the right amount of support they need to write independently. such as the Compact or Ultra Compact Keyboard (pictured bottom right). Delivered as a series of fantastic games and using real words and sentences. the child can be encouraged to touch and listen to each letter in turn. Also see: Mouse & Keyboard Skills pages 49 . Technology has much to offer teaching and learning in literacy.

Windows CD-Rom 5 user copy 10 user copy Network licence £29 £59 £89 £159 Initial Letter Graphemes Initial Blend Graphemes This useful CD looks at the matching and recognition of written letters. With several motivating round-up activities. pictures. sh. common vocabulary for sight reading and more. while full speech support and switch access options provide access to learning by almost all students. There is one activity for each letter as well as a selection of round-up activities. which are structured using a positive reinforcement strategy.inclusive. It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Each activity has a graded sequence of 20 to 40 simply presented multiple-choice questions. Designed by a teacher with over 20 years’ experience in primary and special schools. covering middle and end phonemes and graphemes. Also letter reversals. difficult spellings and grammar. qu and tr. vocal utterances.g.co. th.no need for additional software! Alphabet Initial Letter Phonemes Initial Blend Phonemes Covers the sounds of the 26 letters.56 CURRICULUM SOFTWARE • • • • • • • • • • • • Listening Skills Literacy Series These useful CDs each contain over 20 activities that map directly to the DfES Primary Strategy Letters and Sounds document. high frequency words. You can also use each CD on its own . There is one activity for each letter. Correct answers result in a short animated sequence with music and spoken reinforcement. speech or music in an activity. Also includes fun round-up activities. both individually spoken and spoken at the beginning of words. Grapheme recognition is not required.inclusive. The CDs include simple performance reporting. This CD covers the sounds of the 26 most common initial consonant blends. through to sorting whole words alphabetically. although graphemes are introduced passively. for “bl” and “cl” together). sequencing sounds. as well as those with special needs who need extra practice. rhyming and alliteration. Covers most of Phase 1 of the Letters and Sounds document. musical instruments. Over 40 activities focus on learning the names of the 26 letters (rather than their phonic sounds) and on dictionary skills. with five extra activities for each of the long vowel sounds. counting syllables. both individually and in pairs. matching upper and lowercase and the British Sign Language alphabet. Includes distinguishing letters from other symbols. nursery rhymes. so you can record student progress. No grapheme recognition is required. you can modify them using ChooseIt! Maker 2 (see page 25). Should the activity content not quite fit your specific needs. the series is ideal for pupils at the Foundation Stage and KS1. Practice matching and identifying environmental sounds. although graphemes are introduced passively. Prices Please specify the title you require when ordering. Common blends are covered. Covers matching and recognition of written blends. ChooseIt! Maker 2 is very easy to use and allows you to change the text. music styles. One activity for each of ch. A further 13 activities introduce more blends in pairs (e. A choice of round-up activities includes VC and CVC blending.uk . simple instructions.co. Watch www. a-z.uk for more titles coming soon.

ready to load and use! Try it .co. perfect for the Literacy Hour. which provides the support that less confident readers need to encourage them to read independently. fully narrated and beautifully animated. Dominoes and more. including Make a Clock. Sequencing. Hop in the car and join the family on a fun day at the zoo. What Time When. Match to Line Drawing and Match to Silhouettes. They are accessible using one or two switches and have selectable background and text colours to support learners with a visual impairment. interactive stories which are brilliant on your whiteboard and aimed at Foundation/KS1 children? ReadIt! gives us titles which have many options for accessibility or differentiation. An enchanting tale of one child’s very special day! The Sleepy Farmer has additional computer activities including a Sound Lotto game. Set the Clock. The Time of My Life also has a Talking Clock (ideal for the whiteboard) and Match Time . Colouring Pages. Join in the fun as the animals try to wake up the sleepy farmer who just won’t get out of bed. Each CD is packed with resources including matching games. Each carefully crafted story helps children develop reading and listening skills in a fun. Clear pictures and strong. It has many printable worksheets too.simple matching exercises using analogue and digital watches and clocks. Each includes a CD-Rom and a full colour illustrated book. There are many printable worksheets too. The Best Thing has additional computer activities: Make Your Own Animal Pictures. Read either the full text or a simplified version of each story. Dominoes and more. Writing Numbers. so we can concentrate on the teaching and learning in our classes. Colouring Pages. animated stories for younger children. Learn to Write Numbers. Matching.enjoy it . Sequencing and more. Flash Cards. such as switch access or full and shortened versions of the text built-in as integral features of the software.• • • • • • • • • • • • CURRICULUM SOFTWARE Introducing the ReadIt! Series 57 Inclusive Technology presents ReadIt!. ReadIt! Younger Readers’ Library Delightful. simple storylines with the literary features. The ReadIt! CDs feature imaginatively written. which will engage even the most reluctant of readers. Making Sets. a series of interactive. Flash Cards.you can use the pages as handouts .uk for more information . engaging way. Write Time. or on a touch monitor/standard computer for individual or small group work. including Simple Counting. including Simple Counting. animated storybooks. together with over fifty ready-to-print flash cards and worksheets to use away from the computer. Hadrian Education Centre See www. ReadIt! stories can be used as a ‘big book’ on an interactive whiteboard.ReadIt!” . Single user pack: £29 5 user pack: £59 10 user pack: £79 5 extra books: £20 Or buy all three titles! Single user pack: £79 5 user pack: £159 10 user pack: £199 The Sleepy Farmer The Best Thing The Time of My Life An enchanting farmyard tale focusing on animal sounds. Matching. A beautifully animated story designed to help children recognise the time with a variety of time pieces. such as repetition. “Inclusive. See and hear all of the animals… but what was the best thing? Supports the early learning goals. Carol Allen. There are many printable worksheets too. Sequencing.inclusive. Make Your Own Farm Pictures and Animal Sound games. that we are looking for are all here. Flash Cards. Please specify the title required when ordering. age appropriate stories. picture builds and talking clocks.

Digital cameras free children from these difficulties and enable them to share their ideas and opinions through pictures and video. Windows CD-Rom £34 5 user copy £69 Unlimited user £174 Please call us for more pricing options Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ . Save your favourite sites in an easy to access viewer.inclusive. This program makes it easy to create decision making. Mini Matchers 2 . Each has a clear interface and attractive images. Many children with special needs have difficulty organising their ideas and getting them down on paper. Mini Matchers 3 . Change from one view to another at the click of a button. It seems that for some children.uk for details). Now.58 CURRICULUM SOFTWARE • • • • • • • • • • • • Literacy Digital literacy Communicate: By Choice Communicate: Webwide Digital cameras are one of the most exciting innovations to come to the classroom in the last few years. either from scratch or using a simple template editor. match pictures with labels or an object to its silhouette. The activities help all pupils enjoy a feeling of achievement. Three topics included: whose home?. Complete simple two-piece puzzles that animate when answered correctly. sound and animated feedback. whose baby? and whose tail?. For further information see: Digital Movie Creator 3 page 103 Mini Matchers 1 . matching and sequencing activities. touch monitor. Make activities around specific vocabulary. Change the background colour too – ideal for those with a visual impairment. things that go together and opposites. Two activity types and three topics to choose from: who’s hiding?. Suitable for whiteboard. optional reward screens and speech support. Now you can simply convert them to symbols! Or view them as text in a pre-set size and colour. Hear the pages read with speech synthesis. such as ‘find the tallest’. they can be used by everyone. Digital still and video cameras are now almost commonplace in special schools. Available as a stand alone product or as an add-on to Communicate: In Print 2 (from £40: see www. It includes many ready-made activities and you can create your own. even very young children regularly use digital cameras to take photographs and video clips as part of their learning across the curriculum. with the added advantage that when completed. Tools such as SwitchIt! Maker 2 simplify the process of organising photographs and video clips into coherent presentations. First year single account £69 Additional year £60 Mini Matchers Help young learners develop basic and early literacy skills with these delightful programs from Sherston. Please supply an email address for receipt of an account activation code. pencils are the barrier to self expression. find the word and find the rhyme. and their use has extended beyond staff taking photographs for evidential purposes. When you subscribe to Communicate: Webwide you can install it onto any computer you use to access the internet.complete simple two-piece puzzles that animate when answered correctly. Mouse or switch access. single column. Try sequencing using text or graphics. They can even be sent home to parents on a CD. One really interesting application of this technology is in digital literacy. irrespective of their access needs.complete simple SwitchIt! Maker 2 page 20 two-piece jigsaw puzzles that animate when answered correctly. co. mouse or switch. Windows CD-Rom £89 5 user copy £201 10 user copy £285 With Communicate: Webwide you can view web pages in symbols or plain text! Many web pages are too complex for those who struggle with text. Please specify which title you require. Play picture matching.choose from two activities (which piece? or which pair?). You can also sort the layout into a clear. Two activity types and three topics included: find the letter. The program uses the new Rebus colour symbols to provide diverse and motivating learning experiences and has speech.

along with a photo viewer section. A/An. touch monitor or mouse. It also helps those with specific learning difficulties. have full speech support. Match the Word to the Picture. Lexion Nouns This program contains 242 photographs that cover seven topics. keyboard. The series includes three programs that will help your pupils to develop their basic language skills. plus adults with dysphasia. such as Right or Wrong. as well as build and consolidate a strong vocabulary through the use of a comprehensive collection of photographs. The 15 different activities. and devise a program of motivating exercises to improve skills. • Suitable for whiteboards. See page 46 for further information. Students receive comprehension practice and learn to understand words in the context of a sentence. Please specify which title you require. Lexion can help identify specific areas a child may have difficulty in. • Configurable options. including parts of the body and everyday objects. Windows CD-Rom £49 Language Cards Interactive Language Cards Interactive is a brand new series of CD-Roms developed by Sherston in conjunction with LDA. • Switch off speech or text facility.Lexion can be a great tool for group as well as individual teaching. Each CD features: • Clear. 3 Prepositions & Adjectives 2 Includes 35 photo prepositions and 35 photo adjectives to help your pupils develop their vocabulary. • Full speech support throughout. Windows/Mac CD-Rom 3 user copy 5 user copy 10 user copy Unlimited user £49 £74 £99 £149 £249 3 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . The activities help improve listening skills and increase reaction speed to auditory prompts. Word Hunt. Lexion teacher licence Additional teacher licence Site licence £250 £50 £680 Verbs The program presents and explores 35 verbs in three activities. Which Word Does Not Belong?. Pupils will become familiar with a wide range of vocabulary through these stimulating activities. such as dyslexia. each at 1 four levels of difficulty. Each CD includes matching. The program is suitable for Reception class children to Year 9. 2 1 Lexion is a comprehensive assessment and training tool that is designed to help people with speech and language related learning disorders and/or dyslexia. to help pupils learn about actions and tense sequencing. Who am I?. Many children would benefit from structured training in basic language processes before and during the acquisition of reading and writing skills . The activities are carefully designed to support users with special educational needs and are switch accessible. Use one or two switches. Build a Sentence and Yes or No. • Mouse or switch mode.• • • • • • • • • • • • CURRICULUM SOFTWARE Literacy Words and Sentences 59 Words and Sentences helps students of all ages who are learning English. simple interface and images. finding and find the word activities. • Animated ‘rewards’.

the author of Handwriting for Windows The Handwriting Files The last in a very popular phonics series. Windows site licence £25 A to Z Activities to practice letter recognition and letter sounds etc. the long o sound can be spelt: oa as in boat.. This superb program is packed full of examples and rewarding activities and kids simply love it! Windows/Mac CD-Rom 5 user copy Site licence £34 £69 £175 Produce worksheets in simulated handwriting with the correct letter shapes and joins. changeable vowel sounds and r-controlled vowel sounds. The font follows accepted good practices and now offers additional styles. etc. Find the letter in a set of words.co. useable in a number of different ways. Choose the letter you wish to practice. Now with an enhanced word processor with support for tables and graphics. long and rcontrolled). The Handwriting Files also includes many worksheets to practice letter formation and handwriting. Windows/Mac CD-Rom 5 user copy Site licence £34 £69 £175 A collection of 19 poems that teach the different vowel sounds (short. Windows site licence £25 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. then choose your letter forms and style. vowels and digraph beginnings. Enter your text. Windows CD-Rom £29 Site licence £69 Smart Phonics 3 Vowel Sounds Superb CDs of printable resources from Kath Balcombe.uk . Windows/Mac CD-Rom 5 user copy Site licence £34 £69 £175 This follows on in the Smart Phonics series to successfully tackle digraph endings. such as italic and bold.inclusive. It includes a Personal Spelling Sampler which can be used as a record for students. Explore each letter and its phonic sound on a simple child friendly screen. Each poem concentrates on the different spelling patterns for an individual vowel sound. Memory games for words beginning with . For Windows 98 or later. The printable book gives suggestions on correct seating and positioning. Beautiful images and clear sound. Make choices about letter styles. Clearly presented with wonderfully illustrated cartoons and spoken instructions. Press the letter to see and hear a word and see a picture.60 CURRICULUM SOFTWARE • • • • • • • • • • • • Literacy Smart Phonics 2 Handwriting for Windows V3 Smart Phonics 1 The first in a series to make learning phonics fun. ow as in grow. vowel digraphs. o_e as in bone or ough as in dough. Word building activities. letter construction etc. this CD helps children learn blend beginnings. Word work activities are included. plus much more.. full of sound and colour. Windows CD-Rom £49 A Reference for Spelling A superb reference source which has comprehensive lists of words coded into word families. with finding activities and word making games. the magic ‘e’. e. blend beginnings and blend endings. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £34 5 user copy £69 Site licence £175 This comprehensive resource helps improve handwriting. This CD covers consonants. such as looped ‘k’. Create words by dragging sounds into the correct area.g.

Experiential learning For students working at this level.video clip of lots of balloons Learn More About Maths About video clips You can use www. for example: Slide 1 . The computer will not give the subconscious clues or signals to the correct answer which students are so adept at picking up on! Inevitably there is some ‘drill and practice’ involved in numeracy. pelmanism game using numerals.alltheweb. Decide which time intervals should be used by each level of difficulty in the time telling activities. before moving on to the more ’virtual world’ of the computer. but it can provide another way of generalising learning. Use a mouse. Select which activities a user will play. completing a sequence of numbers.2 balloons Slide 3 . ICT can provide motivating and fun ways to do this.uk for more information . it can be hard to find a breadth of tasks and resources which achieve similar goals. addition and subtraction practice. it is easy to create a simple counting activity which can be advanced by a switch. with saveable options. touch monitor. 61 When working at the earliest levels in numeracy. and where and how speech and sound rewards are used. Six activities to practice and reinforce essential early Maths skills and concepts: counting to 9 animated creatures. the spacebar or a touch monitor. Windows CD-Rom £49 See www. ICT can also be one way to prove whether a student has achieved a learning objective. mouse click. It won’t teach the students for you.you can use the pages as handouts . Thankfully there are many ICT resources available to support numeracy – some of which may not be obvious at first glance. This will strengthen the link between the concrete or physical and the abstract or virtual. By inserting digital images into SwitchIt! Maker 2. it usually takes less time to make your own and you get exactly the right content and length.1 balloon Slide 2 . though contrary to expectation. set the difficulty level. analogue and digital time telling.inclusive.co. The other advantage of using your own photos and video clips is that you can provide an activity containing photos of the same physical objects you may use for learning about number.• • • • • • • • • • • • CURRICULUM SOFTWARE Numeracy ICT can be a very powerful tool to reinforce practical numeracy skills. Audio commentary can be added to each slide to support the picture. Video clips (recorded on your digital camera or downloaded from the web) can make this even more motivating to use. Learn More About Maths is fully configurable. font.com to search for video clips. keyboard or single or two switch access. It is relatively easy to progress from sorting real cups to sorting cups on a whiteboard or plasma screen. we want to use ICT as a motivating way for them to experience early numeracy concepts.

Page 28. The complexity of the exercise is a combination of the pictures used and the question asked. Physical objects can be attached to the IntelliKeys overlay which relate to the pictures on the slides. it then becomes a matching activity. Let’s Go To The Seaside . Page 26.sending 2. SwitchIt! Jigsaw Maker 2 . audio or both. interactive whiteboard or switch(es). They do not need ChooseIt! Maker 2 to run. four or six options can be displayed on the screen to increase the complexity. 3. Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive.. Count to three at the bus stop. Let’s Go To Town .cont.count the pieces into the jigsaw. 3. rollerball. Select the right amount of fruit in the market place. but if need be they can be imported into the program and edited. Also see IntelliKeys Overlay Maker 3 70 71 • Many other programs have content which can be used for numeracy activities providing further breadth to lessons.co. Count rock pool creatures into a bucket. Page 39. This will ‘jump’ between the first three slides in your SwitchIt! Maker 2 activity. It can be used with a mouse. Providing you are willing to record your singing voice. Some examples are listed below: Beep! . and the question can be given in text. TIP: Make your first slide blank and put picture 1 on slide 2. three. If you use this activity in a group and with an interactive whiteboard or plasma screen. If the option for a prompt is turned on in the menu. Your IntelliKeys overlay needs to reflect this . As with SwitchIt! Maker 2. touch monitor.. the Jelly Beamer wireless switch enables everyone to take their turn.cut out jigsaws of numbers and amounts can be made to help with recognition. 2 and 3. Jigworks . 4 instead of 1. Page 40. Page 28. Press Play to see the action.the street scene. but more advanced students could be asked “Which is the highest number?” or “What is six minus three?”. Two. This is particularly useful for visually impaired students who can locate the tactile object and then get the audio reinforcement when they press on it. This then becomes an accessible activity which can be used in a group or by an individual to encourage recognition and anticipation of the next part of the song. Many activities can be downloaded from the website. Other programs at this level include: Making Sense with Numbers. counting songs can be split into one number per slide and each part illustrated with a photo or picture. The ChooseIt! Readymades (page 64) provide groups of pre-made activities in the ChooseIt! Maker 2 format.62 CURRICULUM SOFTWARE • • • • • • • • • • • • Numeracy Experiential learning .uk . your own images and sounds can be used so that the computer based activities are linked to the practical. ChooseIt! Maker 2 is perfect for making activities which require an answer. picture 2 on slide 3 etc.have fun building a sandcastle with up to five towers and flags. It can simply be passed around with no cables to get in the way or be too short! Recognition and response Using IntelliKeys SwitchIt! Maker 2 slides can easily be accessed by an IntelliKeys alternative keyboard. At a basic level the question could be “Can you find the number 3?”.discuss size. See page 25 for details. shape and colour in the clothes shop. two trees and one house. All the activities are linked to curriculum goals. Ask students to place a certain number of objects in the scene: three cars. Page 63. Make a simple overlay (using Overlay Maker 3) with three buttons which send numbers 1. 2. This will mean that there is no picture or sound until the first press of the IntelliKeys.

multiplication and division (from 2 x table to over 1000). Worksheets can be printed in a variety of formats. This CD from LaraMera gives access to higher level Maths concepts. touch monitor. touch monitor. volume. It addresses many of the difficulties which lead students to dislike Maths. The 500 topics offer a finely graded structured course. • Maths vocabulary. Suitable for mental methods or by use of a calculator. perimeter and area. memory games and magic squares. Number recognition (1-9). and reinforces essential early Maths skills and concepts using numbers up to 100 around money. Windows CD-Rom £49 Covers the same learning objectives as MathsWiz 1. Delightful graphics and animations with speech and sound. negatives with number line (including a thermometer). percentages and first quadrant coordinates. The program features 45 games to teach and reinforce numeracy in ways which add meaning and understanding to numbers. Levels 2 to 4 and towards Level 5. Exercises covering part of AT3 Levels 2 to 5.inclusive. calculations with fractions. powers. These include poor short term memory. Windows CD-Rom £49 Many programs work on simple number work to 10. Teachers can use MathsWiz 1 to create individual learning programmes and it provides complete performance recording features. 63 MathsWiz 1 has over 120 exercises forming a comprehensive revision resource for NC Maths AT2 “Number and Algebra”. NumberShark 4 covers: • Operations + . estimation and problem solving.x ÷. You can configure the level of difficulty for your users and access the program using a mouse. limited attention span and poor sequencing skills. memory activities and painting by numbers. It has twelve different activities to practice. Further exercises to complement your own SoW or topics can also be created. Windows CD-Rom £55 5 CD pack £189 Network licence £385 At www. • Numbers to 7 digits. isolating one new level of difficulty at a time. money problems and the 24 hour clock. Geometry including angles. complete a sequence of numerals. • Negative numbers. coordinates in four quadrants. The exercises cover addition and subtraction. with saveable options. time including use of analogue clocks and calculations. from numbers up to ten to over 1000.co. dotto-dot. fractions and decimals. Park the car by choosing the right number or have fun with Numberhunt.uk: Bubble Reef Knowsley Woods IntelliTools ReadyMade Fractions Show Me Maths Star Fractions Don’t forget you can use eLCs to buy software from this catalogue! . Windows CD-Rom £55 5 CD pack £189 Network licence £385 • Worded problems. Windows CD-Rom £50 3 CD pack £135 5 CD pack £215 10 user network licence £360 20 user network licence £520 Please call Inclusive Technology for more options Making Sense with Numbers From 1 to 100 MathsWiz 2 This fun software includes nine different activities around early number work. or one or two switches. or one or two switches. but from Levels 3 to 6. • Percentages. simple equations. decimals and fractions (including comparison). Variable speeds and other options meet different skill levels. You can select a range of numbers and From 1 to 100 will present activities for that range. are also supported: weight and length including unit comparison. mouse. keyboard. The games are played with your chosen units of work (topic). Keyboard. addition and subtraction. Some questions are multiple choice while others require a typed answer. Personalised learning can be supported by setting up individual programmes of work and records of student activities are kept. Additional exercises cover percentage equivalences. Fully configurable.• • • • • • • • • • • • CURRICULUM SOFTWARE MathsWiz 1 NumberShark 4 The latest version of this popular software helps anyone improve their basic numeracy. each of which generates a new set of ‘sums’ every time you play. particularly measures. counting. dominoes.

Number 0 to 100 Money Time This CD has 23 activities based around the 100 square. from coin recognition to working out change. positional words. giving greater realism whilst retaining clarity for VI students. Should the activity content not quite fit your specific needs. length.64 CURRICULUM SOFTWARE • • • • • • • • • • • • Numeracy Series Number 0 to 5 These useful CDs each contain over 20 separate revision activities that map directly to Foundation Stage. opposites. Includes “What can you afford?” activities. counting sets. counting on (rote counting). Space & Measure 23 graded activities covering odd one out sets. nets. Number 5 to 10 Foundation Shape. 5s. They map directly to the Foundation Stage targets and P-Level descriptors. 2D and 3D shape.uk .co. Space & Measure Key Stage 1 Shape. They map directly to the Foundation Stage targets and P-Level descriptors. number bonds in 10s and doubling. Directly supports all areas of the NNS at KS1. Includes an activity on weeks. Full speech support and switch access options provide access to learning by almost all students. Correct answers result in a short animated sequence with music and spoken reinforcement. Over 25 activities about cash. the speech or music in an activity.. Many activities give you a choice of analogue or digital clocks. and simple performance reporting allows you to record student progress. less than and simple addition up to 10. ChooseIt! Maker 2 is very easy to use and allows you to change the text. Prices Please specify the title you require. more than. less than. Includes 21 activities covering matching and recognition of geometric 2D and 3D shapes. covering more than. weight. The activities are structured using a positive reinforcement strategy without the need for on-screen help. 24 activities around time. capacity and planes of symmetry. counting sides. from times onthe-hour up to counting on and back in units of 5 minutes. while a fun ‘monkey story’ game on each CD adds to the motivation. numeral recognition and matching sets to numerals. Windows CD-Rom £29 5 user copy £59 10 user copy £89 Network licence (Windows only) £159 Buy all seven! Single user £149 • 5 user £319 • 10 user £479 • Network £849 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. and everything in between. you can modify them using ChooseIt! Maker 2 (see page 25). counting sets of objects. Each of the 20+ activities consist of a graded sequence of 20 to 40 simply presented multiplechoice questions. the pictures. P-Scales or National Numeracy Strategy targets. numeral recognition. These 25 activities cover colour. You can also use each of these CDs on their own.inclusive. months and seasons. 21 graded activities covering comparison of quantity. Coin images are enhanced photographs. counting back. 10s etc. sequencing shapes. These activities were designed by a teacher and Maths & ICT Coordinator with over 20 years experience in primary and special schools. counting in 2s. sequencing shapes and time awareness (non-clock time). counting on (rote counting).

This kind of activity probably works best in a group. Options can be saved for different users and you can view their results. shape or combinations of these variables. Page 63. The level can be tailored and the program relates directly to the National Numeracy Strategy. Level 2 introduces minutes in fifteen minute intervals while Level 3 uses all the minutes within an hour. Match Time A basic program for students learning to tell the time. up to 20. The level can be set for up to 10. Windows CD-Rom £49 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . Editing ChooseIt! Readymades Activities What do you do if you want a student to use the ChooseIt! Ready-mades but they find the theme from Coronation Street more motivating than the standard reward music? Or you wish to change the text? Or you just want to rearrange the page order? All the Ready-made activities can be imported into ChooseIt! Maker 2 (see page 25) and then edited. touch monitor. Page 63. • You can now edit any of the content within this activity! Of course. music and lots of surprises! Find the right answers to colour in a picture. help the mouse escape the cat or free the fish. Clicker 5 is generally considered to be a literacy program. Counting . The correct number of counters needs to be dragged into each of the boxes. addition and subtraction activities up to 100.• • • • • • • • • • • • CURRICULUM SOFTWARE Numeracy Group work As mentioned in the introduction.. turn off the sound effects. for example: choose the number range covered. or change the speed of the activities. give the activity a name. the interactive whiteboard or plasma screen is a great way to make the leap from physical to virtual objects. nine and twelve o’clock. From 1‑100 does just what it says – provides counting. Level 4 has clocks that are up to four hours earlier or later than the sample.draw boxes with a number next to each and have lots of counters on-screen. keyboard. Suitable for early learners and those with special needs. You can practice addition and subtraction with the help of many animations. Editing • Click the ‘Activities’ button. • In the box which appears. 65 More advanced users For more advanced users. • Tell the program you are importing ChooseIt! Maker 2 activities. addition. These will normally be in C:\Inclusive\ChooseIt Readymades\Activities. no need for extra software! New 123 CD from LaraMera has ten fun activities to practice and reinforce essential early maths skills and concepts using numbers from 1 to 20. • Find your imported activity in the relevant coloured folder. • From within ChooseIt! Maker 2. Some ideas include: Sorting .. Four progressively difficult levels provide multiple-choice matching exercises. • Click the ‘Edit’ button next to your activity. where the relevant guidance and rewards will come from the teacher rather than the computer. All whiteboard software and painting packages enable you to create simple drag and drop activities which can be saved and re-used. although many numeracy activities can be freely downloaded from the Crick website – or you can create your own.drag numerals or amounts into the correct order on a line.draw two circles and a few objects on-screen which need to be sorted by colour. Windows/Mac CD-Rom 5 CD pack £59 £115 • Browse to the ChooseIt! Readymades activities. • Select the folder of the activity you wish to import and click OK. subtraction. up to 30 etc. whiteboard. click the ‘Import’ button. and spoken cues too. size. Page 54. Number lines . and click OK. choose a folder in which to store it. one or two switches or IntelliKeys. Have fun firing a catapult at the correct number! You can adapt the activities to meet the needs of individual students. Level 1 has activities around matching the hour hand for three. six. Includes digital and analogue clocks. multiplication and division. there are packages which cover higher level skills and can progress with the learner: NumberShark 4 has activities for counting. sequencing. Use a mouse. you can use each Ready-made CD on its own.

any mouse click or keyboard press will produce interesting results! Mini Musical Monsters contains no speech and does not require reading skills. or a loud noise might make him jump. There are also two levels of play. text. Coping with Chaos is best used on a large display with a group of students and used as a motivating focus for discussion in a PSHE lesson. video and sound. learners will be encouraged to understand that other people have feelings just like they do. moved or deleted. learners can witness the consequences of inappropriate behaviour. The simpler level is for learners only able to understand ‘happy’. award winning educational and special needs software. Windows CD-Rom £49 Additional user licence £10 See www. My World 3 screens can contain pictures.). Add and edit text. Simple to learn and use as a powerful learning tool across the whole school curriculum. ‘bored’.co. then you decide what he does about it. By looking after Sam and relating to him.inclusive. Windows/Mac OSX CD-Rom £35 5 user copy £75 10 user copy £125 Unlimited licence £175 My World 3 Coping with Chaos has 14 different ministories featuring realistic animations in 3D. Children can have lots of fun experimenting with music making. Sam has his own fears and dislikes just like real people. Windows/Mac 5 user copy Site licence CD-Rom £49 £98 £147 Popular. Mini Musical Monsters from Q&D Multimedia has six beautifully designed activities for 3 to 5 year olds. These take place in six familiar locations (a classroom. rhythms and sound effects. Mini Musical Monsters is also ideal for developing vital ICT skills and will quickly build confidence in novice computer users . Coping with Chaos is best used as a tool for discussion about emotions and appropriate behaviour. Switch access options are available for learners who cannot use the mouse or a touch monitor. ‘sad’ and ‘angry’. These can be picked up. First you must recognise how Sam feels. providing greater situational variety. either one-toone or with a small group. Sam might be bothered by a wasp in the park. animation.66 CURRICULUM SOFTWARE • • • • • • • • • • • • Other Curriculum Software PSHE and Life Skills Music/Other Mini Musical Monsters Coping with Chaos This story based program about emotions and behaviour is designed for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. café etc. Compatible with: Windows 2000 and XP. Macintosh OSX. Sam goes to different places and you must help him cope with the things that happen to him there. It is hoped learners will be prompted to generalise these experiences and develop consideration for others. while the second level adds emotions like ‘scared’. and may be useful for some on the autistic spectrum. It is suitable for readers and non-readers and all on-screen text for learners has spoken support. It is a valuable addition to any early years or foundation stage setting.uk for My World software collections! Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive. By controlling Sam’s actions.co. ‘excited’ and ‘embarrassed’.uk .

board games..inclusive. network name and in or out of commission. MyBoard also has a choice of simple sets of tools for less able learners.anything! Make your own sorting and sequencing activities. • Location list. warranty expiry.• • • • • • • • • • • • CURRICULUM SOFTWARE Other Curriculum Software 67 MyBoard Create exciting activities across the curriculum! This exciting new software from Inclusive Technology is ideal for whole class use on the interactive whiteboard or plasma screen. specification. MyBoard includes lots of sample activities to get you started. • Software installation by machine audit. peripherals and software. plus 2. test for magnetic properties with a simple simulation. or just let them be creative! MyBoard provides lots of easy-to-use tools and resources for making motivating activities.. • Hyperlinks to suppliers’ websites and email addresses. design and technology activities.you can use the pages as handouts . Make activities for your learners. such as a sorting game for teaching shapes. Introduces a variety of new skills. numeracy tasks. £69 £138 £207 All About Materials IT Inventory . sort objects using the Venn method and test knowledge of the properties of materials. The on-screen text is read aloud. A simple notepad facility with talking word banks enables learners to quickly communicate their ideas in words and pictures. It is really easy to use – great for whiteboards and clumsy fingers! Windows CD-Rom 5 user copy Site licence Also see page 9. Reports include: • Warranty expiry. Developing ICT capability in school is all about sustainability. • Location. You can watch videos of heating/cooling experiments. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 5 user pack £59 10 user pack £79 Site licence £119 Key data includes:  • Serial numbers. spare part numbers and service history. and for the ICT Coordinator IT Inventory from Bransoft is designed to help hard working ICT coordinators manage their resources by maintaining a database of all their computers. • Value. literacy games. 3D construction sets.uk for more information .co. spelling. maps. circuit diagrams and all sorts of scenes to promote creative play. Time saving features include:  • Cloning records. • Support contacts. colouring books. making it suitable for early or non-readers. dot-to-dots. purchase history and insurance details.000 pictures you can use. Any school applying for ICT Mark will find this tool invaluable in saving time. It can also be used with a mouse. • Software automatically recorded or deleted against a list of computers. spreading workload and sharing knowledge that is all too often locked in the ICT coordinator’s head! Windows CD-Rom £99 See www. number bonds .

inclusive.co. Wake Up and Magic Painting for language work.. social and emotional development. They include teacher support materials and are suitable for whiteboards. Consolidates phonic skills and spelling strategies. (Please specify title when ordering. Printable follow-up activities and flexible user options. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £31 5 user copy £89 Site licence £189 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £31 5 user copy £89 Site licence £189 Touch Games 2 Enables users to learn the names of the letters of the alphabet and alphabetical order. dressing and face building activities. Includes 180 sentences of increasing phonic complexity. Series These exciting educational programs are designed to create role play activities based on children’s own experiences. graphic knowledge and phoneme/grapheme correspondence. At the Doctor’s. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 Supports those experiencing difficulty with visual perception. Four activities help with visual discrimination. visual figure ground skills. Touch or click to make fireworks blast off. Includes photocopiable extension activities. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 Reinforces the correct spelling of words in the context of sentences. The learner is required to correctly track the sentence as well as correctly typing it. See more titles at www. Also improves keyboard awareness. Choose from At the Toyshop. At the Post Office. follow a path with Postman Pete.) Touch Games 1 Windows/Mac CD-Rom 3 user copy 5 user copy 10 user copy Unlimited licence £39 £59 £79 £119 £199 Alphabet Track Word Track For mouse or touch monitor training. tracking.68 SEMERC CORNER • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A selection of software for special needs from SEMERC. visual discrimination and matching. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 All the fun of the fair! Lots more activities to develop the skills of cause and effect. spatial orientation. Helps with word recognition. Suits young mainstream learners (aged 6 to 9) as well as older learners. visual memory and visual closure.uk! At the. Each helps develop knowledge and understanding of the world and supports personal. Configurable difficulty level. Other activities help with short term memory and sequencing. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £31 5 user copy £89 Site licence £189 Touch Funfair Develops spelling skills through tracking the correct letters. for personalised activities.uk . with animated illustrations.. At the Garden Centre or At the Vet’s.inclusive. Annabel and Honey Bee teach tracking and mouse dragging. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 Spell Track Eye Track More Touch Games activities: Buzz Off. At the Café.co. You can add to the word lists too.

Helps develop vital early listening skills. Configurable activities with printable user records. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 Six attractive. Bright. Suitable for non-readers too. explore. now available for switch users (or use a mouse/keyboard). Jigsaw. and use their imagination. Particularly suitable for pupils who are at the early stages of acquiring spoken language. For mouse.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SEMERC CORNER Leaps and Bounds Leaps and Bounds 2 Leaps and Bounds 3 69 Six activities to introduce pre-school children and the developmentally young to a host of vital skills. They include mouse skills. Blow-up. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 Leaps and Bounds Switch A selection of activities from the Leaps and Bounds series. Also develops pre-reading skills and enhances decision making processes. visual and auditory stimulation. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 A totally enjoyable educational experience for young children. The program is text free and speech free. Reward pupils for saying specific words. Configurable for individual users and you can track progress through printable user records. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . Supports the main elements of Units 2–7 of the QCA Music Scheme of Work. left/right orientation and tracking. Also reinforces communication skills. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 Musical Leaps and Bounds Fun packed music and listening activities. Gradually reveal pictures through sound stimulus. switch or touch monitor. Windows/Mac CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 Sound Beginnings 1 Sound Beginnings 2 Sound Beginnings Making Sounds Encourages vocalisation and language development through exploration and skill building exercises. There is even a gallery that can be viewed showing saved screenshots from certain activities that a user has accessed. decision making. racing and placing. words and phonemes for your pupils and view each pupil’s user record. Activities include counting. switch or touch monitor. Children can respond. highly motivating activities form an imaginative and educational experience. express their ideas. Mouse. painting. Invaders and Floating activities from the PC only Sound Beginnings 1 and 2 programs. colourful characters stimulate young learners’ imaginations and encourage the development of vital early learning skills. Activities include mouse skills. experiment. left/right orientation and tracking. Engaging graphics. visual and auditory stimulation. You can select appropriate sounds. colourful characters to stimulate the imagination of young learners and encourage the development of vital early learning skills. as well as lengthening concentration span and enhancing visual and auditory memory. flying. Windows CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 More exciting activities using voice stimulus. The CD-Rom uses bright. making it suitable for the youngest of users. catchy music and plenty of surprises. decision making skills. Windows CD-Rom £39 3 user copy £59 5 user copy £79 Site licence £199 This PC and MAC dual format CD-Rom includes the Racing.

Save £30! More great IntelliTools bundle prices at www. Suitable for Windows ’98. USB cable included. Transparent Overlays £15 Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive. Ideal for students with physical. you could change the required response rate.uk .uk • www.co. Place the switch where it is convenient for the user! See page 85 for details. IntelliKeys USB £249 US Foolscap Paper US Foolscap Paper is just the right size for printing your overlays. Use IntelliKeys with Overlay Maker 3 software (opposite) to create your own overlays. A new overlay specifically designed for web access is included too. allowing easy access. or that contain just a few keyboard functions to make it easy for them to understand and use. 2000 or XP and IMac or G3 with OS 8. or tactile versions for the visually impaired.x. Make a simplified keyboard. Try adding Braille. US Foolscap Paper (1 ream) £13 Transparent Overlays Buy IntelliKeys with Overlay Maker 3 for £279. Create overlays for working on specific topics. Ideal for protecting overlays or for creating a tactile overlay to place on top of a pictorial overlay. matt plastic overlays. transparent. For example. Forty blank.co.inclusive. it will work with IntelliKeys! IntelliKeys simply plugs into the USB port and can be unplugged again while the computer is running. Dimensions: 330mm x 215mm. The dual switch sockets also include those who use switches. or one that will enter whole words or sentences at the touch of a button.6 or 9. You can also customise IntelliKeys for individuals using a simple on-screen control panel.mouse access through the board just works! IntelliKeys USB comes complete with a new set of standard overlays that reflect years of customer feedback. It also gives full access to both mouse and keyboard at all times.uk IntelliSwitch This wireless switch interface has a transmitter and a small receiver that plugs into a USB port on your computer. IntelliKeys can be used with Windows or Macintosh computers and if software runs with an ordinary keyboard or mouse. ME. inclusive. No need to run MouseKeys .70 INTELLITOOLS CORNER • • • • • • • • • • • • • IntelliKeys USB Create your own ideal keyboard! The look and functionality of IntelliKeys can be changed quickly and easily by placing overlays on its touch sensitive panel.co. The possibilities are endless! IntelliKeys comes with six standard overlays that are ready to use with any word processing program or any other software that requires keyboard input. You could design an overlay to help your students work on a specific topic. Moon or real objects to the sheet for users with a visual impairment. It is easy to create your own overlays too using Overlay Maker 3 software. visual or cognitive difficulties.

define switch content by selecting one of fifteen pre-sets. layout and text. Name and save your overlay. game boards. It is easy to design your own overlays. These programs will automatically make overlays to run with your activities. Print it! Print onto US foolscap sized paper and. It also has the same simple look and feel as ever. Overlay Maker 3 has many overlays that you can customise or simply print out and use. Overlay Maker 3® Match the keyboard to the learner with Overlay Maker 3 . durable acrylic.inclusive. so you don’t need to have both applications open or copy and paste. and flip and rotate pictures on keys.uk • www. Design it! It’s easy to design your keyboard using Overlay Maker 3.• • • • • • • • • • • • • INTELLITOOLS CORNER Creating Overlays for your IntelliKeys 71 1. 2. IntelliKeys Snap-In™ Set 2 Four keyguards with 9. high visibility or abc . optionally. They have holes that isolate each ‘key’ on the IntelliKeys to help the learner make accurate choices. £95 inclusive@inclusive. The black colour helps to enhance visual discrimination. IntelliKeys Snap-In™ Set 1 £95 Four keyguards with 2..the perfect partner for IntelliKeys. 15 and 20 holes. Ideal for using your IntelliKeys with IntelliMathics 3. There are off-computer activities to print out too. Each fits one of the standard overlays for IntelliKeys USB. along with teacher tutorials.. Win/Mac CD-Rom £69 Buy it with IntelliKeys USB for: £279 IntelliKeys USB Keyguards These really useful IntelliKeys keyguards are made of clear. Then decide what each key will do by typing in simple keystroke commands. laminate for longer lasting overlays. They also help prevent unwanted keystrokes. Simply create keys of any size and location. Includes a disc of matching Overlay Maker templates. There are also templates that match the IntelliKeys keyguards. calendars and more. It is very easy to organise your overlays too. Includes the IntelliTools picture library of over 300 useful images. Use it! Send the overlay to the board and it’s ready to use immediately. 3. including newsletters. They include alternative keyboards like Dvorak. but you can easily add your own digital pictures.ideal for younger learners or autistic students. They are useful for helping with accurate choice making as well as providing spatial separation. Alphabet USB Keyguard Basic Writing USB Keyguard QWERTY/Web USB Keyguard Maths Access USB Keyguard Mouse Access USB Keyguard BUY ALL 5 FOR:   £39 £39 £39 £39 £39 £165 BUY ALL 5 AND SAVE! IntelliKeys Snap-In™ Keyguards These lightweight keyguards simply snap onto IntelliKeys over an overlay. You can also insert common image files directly into keys.co. Your overlays will automatically work with switch scanning. 3. 4 and 6 holes.co. IntelliTalk 3 or IntelliPics Studio 3. The possibilities are endless. Overlay Maker 3 offers seamless access to Boardmaker symbol libraries that are installed. 12. Create your own IntelliKeys overlays! Version 3 of this useful software is even easier to use and includes lots of ready to use templates and activities.uk • Freephone: 0800 975 6090 . Version 3 also has many ready-made literacy and numeracy activities such as simple counting. apply backgrounds. make transparent keys. Choose suitable colours. with the simple creation of folders and sub-folders with different icons and notes.

home or field trips . plus named files and more.uk .91Kg.inclusive.5cm W x 24. Weight . SpanishEnglish word look-up. and essay questions.co. and still has the same wonderfully long battery life of up to 800 hours from just 3 AA batteries! can instantly be shown on a screen or interactive whiteboard. Neo also includes three AA batteries. Neo £169 Neo Class Set (5 units) £824 For more information and options see: www. USB cable. an IrDA port for printing or sending to IrDA devices. As well as mobile word processing capability. NEO2 NEO2 Class Set (5 units) £189 £921 See www.2. Neo offers a full size keyboard and an extraordinary battery life. NEO2 now enables teachers to create tests. wireless printing. AlphaSmart Manager software. The results The simple.72 ALPHASMART CORNER • • • • • • • • • • • • • AVAILABLE MARCH 2008 The latest in a much loved and well respected line of classroom writing tools from AlphaSmart. Now with free KAZ keyboarding instruction software. take notes and more. • With twice as much memory as Neo. lightweight and affordable. the first three of which will be marked and graded automatically! • Using wireless technology. instant access to eight file spaces. Like the AlphaSmart 3000. As well as Beamer and KAZ (the award winning typing tutor). NEO2 is as robust and easy to use as it predecessor. NEO2 has room for more software applications. rugged tool anywhere . You can also add new functions through SmartApplets. making this process much easier and more manageable in the classroom. NEO2 comes out of the box with AlphaQuiz.4.0lbs. across all ages and abilities. NEO2 has the great features of the original Neo.co. NEO2 can print to a network printer.7cm D. or take votes quickly and easily within their lessons. brainstorm.inclusive.school. It enables schools to get more ICT for their money. a word processor with spell check.uk Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive. and to integrate effortlessly with desktop and laptop computers. The large display can be used to view extra lines of text. short answer. low cost computer companion.uk for the latest news. AlphaWord Plus and Calculator SmartApplets. making it easier to see. Neo includes AlphaWord Plus. ask questions. or show the text in a larger size. Designed to provide a wide range of computing capability on its own. Take this lightweight. as well as get better use from the ICT that is already within the school.co. portable. word and paragraph counts. AlphaQuiz for designing and assessing quizzes. plus new ones that make it even better for classroom use.5cm H x 31. extra memory and more! Neo is still the best digital notebook or writing tool to be used in the classroom. prices and information! So what’s new? • Incorporating technology from AlphaSmart’s successful Classroom Response System (CRS).to write stories. Neo is easy to use. thesaurus. Compatible with Windows and Macintosh computers and many USB and IrDAenabled printers. true/false. but adds a 50% larger display and twice as much memory. Size . This additional software package allows teachers to set multiple choice. 0. it offers Kaz typing tutor.

Just attach them as you would to send work to a computer or laptop and they will work happily alongside the existing keyboard. 73 AlphaSmart Fabric Slipcase £7 AlphaSmart Neoprene Case This useful angled rest provides improved visual and physical access to the AlphaSmart 3000. AlphaSmart 3000 or Neo in simulated leather. They will all fit into the backpack for portability. Portable Fold Flat Rest £25 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . Portable “Fold Flat” Rest AlphaSmart Portfolio A professional quality case for your Dana. students began taking away the Neos to continue their work. Then collaboration could result in turn taking and editing the text. Maggie Wagstaff Advisory Teacher IT & SEN Allows you to protect. while the other thinks about what they will do after school that evening. pens and Removeable shoulder strap. Internal compartments for documents. carry and store your Dana or Neo. both to engage all of the students and to increase output. Neo or AlphaSmart 3000 along with your school materials.• • • • • • • • • • • • • ALPHASMART CORNER AlphaSmart Fabric Slipcase Maxess Angled Rest Simple. Neo or AlphaSmart 3000. Neos and Danas all offer this facility. £34 styluses. It will fit snugly into the Carrying Case along with your AlphaSmart. AlphaSmart Angled Rest £20 Allows you to snugly protect. you have seen it in countless school computer rooms… one types and decides what to type. downloading it at their next lesson as they attached the Neo to work alongside the main keyboard. Backpack £20 A stylish. clear plastic angled rest and metal keyguard for the Dana or Neo. affordable and portable notetakers for students who need access to word processing to support writing. A padded internal pouch for your notetaker with a quick release strap ensures protection. business cards. There are good examples of collaborative work . while each user had easy access to the keys that do the job! AlphaSmarts. In one case.but how much easier it would be if two keyboards were provided. This cleverly designed rest folds flat and fits in the bag with the AlphaSmart. With internal pockets for accessories and a shoulder strap. This shows how the right access devices can create a true connection with the task. AlphaSmart Neoprene Case £14 Dana/Neo Angled Rest and Keyguard Carrying Case £14 How much work would you do if you had to share a keyboard? Well. Dana/Neo Keyguard Dana/Neo Angled Rest £45 £20 Conveniently carries your Dana. carry and store your Dana. I have seen this work so successfully.

• Thesaurus with 500. Speaking Lang. word choice. rain. spelling. • Confusables feature. The Dynamic Pronunciation Guide will highlight and speak individual syllables and an ID button will identify keys on the keyboard. Speaking Language Master £102 This amazing device scans printed text and displays it in large characters. • Offers 500.000 word phonetic spell corrector. simpler menu operation and enhanced scanning. • Word list feature . • 130.inclusive. • Create your own personal word list. spell words letter by letter. writing and word study. • 10 word games to test vocabulary.74 LITERACY AIDS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Speaking Language Master . Collins English Dictionary £85 Speaking Language Master Designed to improve vocabulary.g. pronunciation. • Word bank from the National Literacy Association with 100+ key curriculum words grouped by topic and level.create lists for different users. • Confusable words function . but adapted for those with speech difficulties or visual impairment.000 definitions from the Merriam Webster dictionary. headphones and batteries. • Identifies and defines common confusables. rein and reign. • 300.000 synonym returns. as well as a carry case. • Speaks all words and definitions. Ed. Oxford Primary Dictionary £26 Reading Pen Oxford Edition • Speaking dictionary and thesaurus featuring 500.000 synonyms.Special Edition Chambers Speller (Large) Literacy Aids from See www. Master Spcl. £245 • Phonetic spell corrector links students to all definitions in the Oxford Primary Dictionary and Thesaurus. • ClariSpeech pronounces every word.000 word entries. e. • Grammar guide plus 10 word games. • Confusable words function.co.co.uk . Reading Pen Oxford Edition £170 Reading Pen Plus £218 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. read reversed out words . The speech function also pronounces learning games and it will read out the words typed or highlighted on-screen at the touch of a button. Includes press on locator dots and orientation keys for easy navigation. • Suitable for special needs use as well as Key Stages 1 and 2.000+ synonyms and antonyms.000 words and definitions and 250. It will display syllables. The display flips over for lefthanded people.uk for our full range of Franklin devices Pocket Thesaurus • Phonetic spell correction for 110.even words split between two lines! Adjustable volume. • Phonics key for easy access to pronunciation guide.highlights commonly confused words like discrete and discreet.inclusive.000 words from the Chambers Dictionary. The Reading Pen now has an English voice. Batteries included. Reading Pen Plus can also language translate and it can capture text to be uploaded to a computer. • Suitable for Key Stage 2 upwards. • Hear words and definitions read out. Pocket Thesaurus £14 • Phonetic spell correction for over 225. It will read out the word and then show or read a definition from the Oxford Concise Dictionary. Students can build vocabulary and improve their comprehension by listening to pronunciations and in-depth definitions. Chambers Speller (Large) £17 Oxford Primary Dictionary and Thesaurus Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus All the benefits of the Speaking Language Master. You can also store and play back up to 26 messages.

New Jumbo XL is an excellent first keyboard for young children.• • • • • • • • • • • ALTERNATIVE KEYBOARDS Large Keyboards “At Priory Woods School we used large keyboards with coloured. see www. and both offer versions suitable for older people and those with failing eyesight. Big Keys LX has fewer keys (and so less clutter) and you need to use keyboard shortcuts to get at the functionality. consonants and punctuation marks.” Ian Bean 75 Jumbo XL Keyboard Now with function keys and a USB connection! Which would you choose? Jumbo XL and Big Keys LX are well featured. trackball. Jumbo XL uses reliable membrane technology.4cm.you can use the pages as handouts . Most users want a QWERTY layout from the start.9 x 3.PS2 Big Keys LX has 60 large. with a life beyond 1 million strikes.inclusive. The keys help the user to recognise when they have been pressed with a nice distinct click and will not keep repeating a letter if held down. Keyguards and a glove are also available. It has chunky 25mm square keys that are colour coded and easy to find and press.uk for more information . and has a limited lifetime warranty. the Big Keys LX has upper or lowercase versions. a Windows key and Shift keys on both sides of the keyboard. Jumbo XL (lowercase) Jumbo XL (uppercase) Jumbo XL (lowercase. a mouse. Jumbo XL has all the standard keys including a full set of function keys. Jumbo XL has USB connectivity as standard. chunky keys. a Windows key and two shift keys.co. joystick or webcam etc. lowercase keys for primary children and white key uppercase versions for seniors. there are two extra USB ports on the right hand side. and saw many pupils make significant progress in keyboarding. They also help the user to identify vowels. white keys) Jumbo XL Keyguard Any Jumbo XL and Keyguard £49 £49 £49 £49 £55 £99 Big Keys LX . even for young children. with qwerty or abc layouts too. How will you connect your keyboard? Jumbo XL has a native USB keyboard connector and two extra USB sockets so you can plug in a mouse etc. including access to function keys.2 x 17. £99 £99 £99 £99 £99 £99 LX abc (coloured lowercase) LX QWERTY (coloured) LX qwerty (coloured. The overall dimensions of Jumbo XL are the same as a standard keyboard – 48. white keys) Jumbo XL (uppercase. The keyboard is Windows or Mac compatible (all keys have a Mac function). How far do you need a regular keyboard layout and functionality? Except for the numeric keypad.uk See www. large key keyboards. as well as bright colourful versions for a youngster’s first keyboard. lowercase) LX Clear Plastic Keyguard LX Metal Keyguard LX Clear Keyboard Glove £99 £99 £99 £55 £50 £18 LX ABC (white keys) LX abc (white lowercase keys) LX QWERTY (white keys) LX qwerty (white lowercase keys) LX QWERTY (high contrast) LX ABC (coloured) For more information about alternative keyboards. But if you want an alphabetical “ABC” layout. The keyboard has all the standard keys with the exception of the numeric keypad. It has separate function keys (F keys).inclusive. In addition. Both are rugged with inch square keys.co. It is available in a wide range of colours and layouts. Big Keys LX is a native PS2 device and USB adaptors are available at an additional £9 plus VAT (although it’s free from Inclusive with the Big Keys LX). These are really useful for attaching a numeric keypad.

• Reduces trailing wires. Lowercase Keyboard £19 Angled Keyboard Rest Clear Laptop Rest/Covered Laptop Rest The new Covered Laptop Rest (see right-hand photo) completely covers the keys. ideal if you struggle with a mouse. • USB/PS2 connector. Compact Keyboard with Roller Compact Keyguard £59  £45  BUY BOTH FOR £95! Wrist Rest Keyboard Keyguard • Can provide keyboard access to laptop computers. £25  £45  BUY BOTH FOR £65! Compact Keyboard Large Print Keyboard • Ideal for people with visual impairment. • Ideal for users with limited movement or younger children. • USB connection: easy set up.can easily be alternated with a standard keyboard.page 70 Create your own ideal keyboard! Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ . • Internet and multimedia control. • Extra large. £36 Ultra Compact Keyboard • Ideal for those with limited movement or who like to ‘fix’ themselves and use a small target area. • All the functionality of a standard keyboard. clear text. Ultra Compact Keyboard £25 Ultra Compact Keyguard £50 Lowercase Keyboard • An alternative PS2 keyboard for your PC with lowercase characters on the keys. • Integrated rollerball for builtin alternative mouse access. • A mouse and keyboard in one. • 483mm wide x 210mm deep. angled rest. • USB/PS2 connector. • Keyboard presses for web and email plus extra  internet and multimedia keys. Clear Laptop Rest (for laptops with 15” screen) Clear Laptop Rest (for laptops with 16” screen) Clear Compact Keyboard Rest Covered Laptop Rest Also see: IntelliKeys . • USB connection. Uppercase or lowercase (please specify when ordering). Angled Keyboard Rest £35 Above left: a clear. Compact Keyboard (grey) £45   Compact Windows Keyboard (black) £45 Compact Keyguard (grey or black) £45 Clear Compact Keyboard Rest £20 KEYBOARD PLUS KEYGUARD £85! Large Print Keyboard Cherry Internet Keyboard with Wrist Rest • Robust white keyboard. • Black with yellow letters. • Detachable wrist rest included. Ideal for fidgeters! £25 £28 £20 £45 • This lightweight rest gives improved visual and physical access to standard keyboards. Cherry Internet Keyboard Cherry Internet Keyguard £25  £45  BUY BOTH FOR £65! Compact Keyboards and Accessories Compact Keyboard with Mouse Pad • Size of a laptop keyboard: saves space. Keyboard with Mouse Pad Maxess Mouse Pad Keyguard £50  £50  BUY BOTH FOR £95! Compact Keyboard with Roller • Laptop keyboard sized: saves space. • USB connection. • USB connection .76 ALTERNATIVE KEYBOARDS • • • • • • • • • • • Standard Size Keyboards Cherry Internet Keyboard • Still struggling to find the right guard for your keyboard? Look no further. • PS2/USB connection. • Non-sensitive to dirt or liquids.

For Windows XP. Medigenic Keyboard and Mouse £195 Wizkeys is the brand new. Touch typists can feel the home key “bumps” through the glove.inclusive.. in place. This keyboard is also great for wheelchair users who may need a keyboard on their tray. orange for punctuation and green for actions. so it can be passed around the classroom for everyone to use. They can be thoroughly cleansed. Great for whiteboards. All in one effective.uk • www. Clear Keyboard Glove £18 These great new stickers include every key in upper and lowercase.white on black. high contrast vinyl stickers. Alphabet letters only. media player and internet browser functions. Y-key-key Dual Keyboard Connector £35 Ideal for environments where keyboards can collect biological contaminants and require attention to maintain disinfection. Clear and child friendly. The keyboard’s backlit keys are useful for low light environments too. £10 Alphabet Keyboard Stickers Clear Keyboard Glove Whatever your keyboard. Each pack contains four sheets of stickers . there are no nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide and they have a hypoallergenic and latex-free finish. yet is easy to remove if needed. Built-in dwell-click. A robust. Other keys which might distract are blanked out with removeable stickers.uk • Freephone: 0800 975 6090 . This keyboard and mouse system provides a built-in alert indicator that reminds users to clean them at regular intervals. resizable window. Alphabet Keyboard Stickers £5 Medigenic Keyboard and Mouse Wizkeys Y-key-key Dual Keyboard Connector This handy device connects two PS2 keyboards to a single PS2 port at the same time. Windows XP and 2000. In addition. rubberised casing means the keyboard will stand up to everyday use. High contrast gloves for those with low vision. The simple layout and colour coding makes it easy to find the keys: blue for letters (light blue for vowels). USB connection. White on black glove & keyboard £35 Black on yellow glove & keyboard £35 Black on white glove & keyboard £35 Lowercase glove & keyboard £35 Full Keyboard Stickers This Wireless Keyboard is perfect for use with an interactive plasma screen or whiteboard. Clevy Keyboard £49 Clevy Keyguard £49 The alphabet keys are clear as can be. It operates up to 10 metres away from the receiver.co. with large keys and lowercase letters. Powerful word prediction. A brilliant. Lowercase and uppercase.000 keyboards. black on white and black on yellow. It also has a rollerball. With USB and PS2 ports.. tough keyboard designed for younger children.• • • • • • • • • • • ALTERNATIVE KEYBOARDS Kid Glove and Keyboard Clevy Keyboard Wireless Keyboard 77 £49 The keyboard glove has lowercase stickers on the inside and comes with a keyboard which it fits like a . 5 sheets with 4 choices of style. we have the glove to fit! We have gloves for over 2. Extra keys give access to volume control. The clear construction ensures that keys are not obscured. yellow on black. Drag to resize feature. scroll wheel and buttons built-in so everything on the screen can be accessed. using hospital grade antibacterial wipes and sprays (or rinsed under a tap). Simply place an order and we will send a form for you to fill in to make sure you get the correct glove for your keyboard. spellbindingly simple on-screen keyboard! • • • • • • • Ideal for access difficulties. A high quality. clear plastic keyguard is also available: it clips firmly into place. red for numbers.co. Windows CD-Rom £45 Network licence £209 inclusive@inclusive.

co. • Large. no hand or wrist movement is necessary. handpointer and wrist rest. colour coded buttons (left/ right click. switchable left and right click buttons. the cursor does not have to be ‘driven’ around the screen by constant finger movement. drag lock and double-click). • Symmetrical design allows use with either hand. • Resettable memory provides an ‘orientation’ facility. particularly young children and those with motor skill difficulties and motor impairment. PS2 to USB Adaptor £9 Also see: www. Lomak is easy to use. • Ergonomic design . Connects two PS2 devices to the PS2 port on your PC. The simplest are those like the KidTRAC or PC TRAC. Your personal settings are stored in memory and will be retrieved each time the computer is powered up. • Buttons easily accessed without the need for hand/wrist movement.for controlling the keyboard AND mouse Lomak . • Auto detecting PS2 and USB protocols.uk Connects one PS2 mouse and one PS2 keyboard to a single USB port. • PC and Mac compatible. Y-mouse Dual Mouse Connector £35 This revolutionary new input device allows computer users to control the direction and speed of the cursor with a single. A hand or head pointer controls a beam of light that enters.inclusive. For Mac or PC. have guards or recessed buttons to make accidental presses less likely. • Easy plug and play installation (no additional drivers required). Unlike a mouse. Inputting is quick and natural.78 ALTERNATIVE KEYBOARDS/MICE • • • • • • • PS2 to USB Adaptor Lomak . Lomak Headpointer Set £945 For details see www. • Ultra reliable with no mechanically moving/wearing parts. Orbitrack £149 Y-mouse Dual Mouse Connector Connect a mouse and a Roller or KidTRAC at the same time. Lomak Handpointer Set £875 Headpointer Set Keyboard. These meet many needs but may not be appropriate for users with more severe motor control difficulties as they may touch the buttons accidentally. It is an affordable and effective alternative for anyone with a physical disability that prevents them from using a standard keyboard. like the Traxsys Rollers and Joysticks or the n-ABLER. headpointer and laptop stand.sloped case for comfortable wrist position and large palm/hand rest area. Some devices also allow the buttons to be controlled by external switches. with an intuitive layout and ergonomic design. Control the cursor with a single.inclusive. with little physical effort required. • Sealed against the ingress of fluids.co. and long term use may give rise to RSI.the light operated mouse and keyboard Lomak provides a whole new approach to the way a computer is operated. on/off audible alert signals and smart acceleration option.co. Many alternatives have a rollerball or joystick. More specialist devices. and unlike a touch pad. Two year warranty. • Soft touch. Physical difficulties can make it hard to control. The options on these pages may help. light touch! Orbitrack • Unique cursor control technology. • Soft touch operation (no pressure required). it represents a significant advance in computer input technology and is suitable for all computer users.uk . Orbitrack uses a control ring to manage cursor movement for precise targeting of objects on the screen. 50mm cursor control ring for easy operation and precise targeting. then confirms. • Four speed settings.co. any key or mouse function.inclusive. trackball or joystick. Handpointer Set Keyboard.uk for more information about using alternative computer access devices ALTERNATIVE MICE About alternative mice Many people find a standard mouse hard to use.uk • www. Requiring no hand or wrist movement. soft touch. Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive.

• Easy ‘plug and play’ installation. the OPTIMA is maintenance free and will give years of untroubled service. • Receiver unit with two additional sockets. • Precise tracking and cursor control. • Auto detecting PS2 and USB protocols. • Left/right and drag lock buttons. • Four cursor speed settings. • Responds to the lightest touch. A silky smooth ball movement and large footprint for stability make the OPTIMA ideal for a wide spectrum of computer users. Features include: • Durable optical technology with no mechanical wearing parts. • Large footprint for stability. • Easy ‘plug and play’ installation and auto detecting PS2 and USB protocols. 79 AVAILABLE MARCH 2008 • OPTIMAX Wireless Joystick is PC and Mac compatible. • Precise tracking and cursor control. OPTIMAX can be used as either a desktop or hand-held unit. it is ideal for use with groups or in the classroom to ensure that everyone can join in! Lightweight and robustly constructed. • Easy ‘plug and play’ installation (no additional drivers required). • Left/right and drag lock buttons. • Colour coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation. • Audible alert for speed setting. • Low profile provides a natural hand rest for comfortable operation. Three different handles included! Features include: • Robust construction. • Sockets allow the left/right click buttons to be operated using your own switches. • OPTIMA Joystick is PC and Mac compatible. and the bidirectional radio link provides interference free operation.inclusive. • Precise tracking and cursor control. • Ideal for use in group sessions or classroom settings. • Large footprint for stable operation. • OPTIMA Rollerball is PC and Mac compatible. • Large free running ball requiring only the lightest touch. • Large footprint for stability.uk for more information The OPTIMA Rollerball uses durable. • Colour coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation. optical technology for precise tracking and control of the cursor. • Provides a natural hand rest. • Silky smooth ball movement. • Trackball sockets to operate left/right click buttons from remote switches. • Up to 6 months battery life. OPTIMAX Wireless Rollerball £149 OPTIMA Rollerball constructed with no mechanical wearing parts. • Two additional sockets for switches. • Easy ‘plug and play’ installation. Optical technology ensures precise cursor control and silky smooth ball movement. • Four cursor speed settings. With an operating range in excess of 10 metres.co. OPTIMA Joystick £169 • Colour coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental operation. • Provides a natural hand rest. This compact joystick does not require fine motor skills and is suitable for a wide spectrum of computer users. • Left/right and drag lock buttons. • Two year manufacturer warranty. • Colour coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation. OPTIMA Rollerball £99 See www. ideal for users with motor skill difficulties. OPTIMAX Wireless Joystick £225 OPTIMA Joystick OPTIMAX Wireless Rollerball OPTIMAX is the very first wireless trackball specifically designed for users with motor skill difficulties. • PC and Mac compatible. • Light touch movement. • Sockets to operate left/right click buttons from remote switches.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ALTERNATIVE MICE OPTIMAX Wireless Joystick A unique wireless joystick. • Free running ball requiring only the lightest touch. OPTIMA Joystick responds to the lightest touch for accurate navigation and precise targeting of objects on the computer screen. • Precise tracking and cursor control. • Audible alert for speed setting. Robustly Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . • Three different handles included! • Interference free operating range exceeding 10 metres.

You can use TrackerPro for drawing or other applications requiring fine control. • Gravity feature: snaps the cursor to clickable items for fast navigation.uk . ease of use and performance in outdoor light make it the ideal choice for users that use head movement to access their computer. The tiny speed switch on the back gives additional adjustability. It is also extremely small and compact. Together with the five sub-flush.80 ALTERNATIVE MICE • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • n-ABLER allows fingertip control with minimal hand movement. • Five pointer speeds . • One touch drag lock for easy dragging and dropping. Light. it makes for easy navigation and manipulation of objects on the screen. double-click and latching drag lock buttons. Presented in an age neutral cream. n-ABLER Rollerball £199 n-ABLER Joystick £240 EasiTrax SmartNAV 3 Pro SmartNAV features: • Very fast cursor movement (with adjustable speed if required).suitable for experienced users and those just starting out with a pointing device. you can move the cursor accurately using TrackerPro’s unique joystick mode. easy to use and requiring minimal hand movement to operate. The unique USB cable also has a built-in switch jack. Simply move your head to position the cursor! A full dwellclicking system and on-screen keyboard are included in the software. • Clever. pixel perfect tracking. TrackerPro With clever LED support! This innovative joystick features three multi-function buttons with tactile and visual feedback. n-ABLER is compatible with PC or Apple Macintosh. For clicking. accuracy. User preferences can be saved. and its simple plug and go setup means it is ready to use in seconds. The device also has a large footprint for stability. TrackerPro TrackerPro with Magic Cursor £585 £685 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. • Visual and tactile feedback. offering increased usability without cluttering up the joystick. n-ABLER (for USB & PS2) A highly adaptable mouse alternative.co. you can use a single switch or a dwell program such as Madentec’s Magic Cursor for Windows. EasiTrax £127 TrackerPro’s smoothness. X-Y axis lock and scroll button. The hi-res camera gives ultra smooth. and allows you to be completely mobile without the need for battery packs or power adaptors. EasiTrax combines the benefits of both rollerballs and joysticks in one! SmartNAV 3 Pro gives you hands free control of a computer. colour coded function buttons. • Sunlight resistant. n-ABLER has switchable left and right click buttons. the EasiTrax is suitable for learners of all ages. • One touch scroll lock for quick and easy page navigation. hidden LED support. • Share control in Cooperative Mode. ranges and speeds. adjustable cursor speed and easy ‘plug and play’ installation. and much more. TrackerPro’s small size and outstanding adjustability make it much easier for the therapist to position and for the individual to use. Even if you don’t have perfect head control. SmartNAV 3 Pro £240 The Inclusive EasiTrax represents a major advance in the design of pointing devices for those with special needs. Colour LEDs and an optional buzzer provide confirmation of all button operations. n-ABLER’s large. Simply attach one of the reflective dots to your glasses or forehead and TrackerPro starts to work immediately. This hands free mouse is very quick to set up and can be tailored to individual movement. • Plug in a switch for clicking if needed.inclusive. • Pixel accurate pointing and control with Precision Mode for fine movement. The symmetrical design and reversible button functionality allows for left or right-handed use. reducing fatigue. free moving trackball requires only a light touch. SmartNAV 3 Pro also has smoothing control to dampen unwanted head movement. • USB with PS2 adaptor. separate X and Y scaling for users with limited range of motion. TrackerPro operates from a USB port or a compatible AAC device.

but is removable if not required.uk for more information . Inclusive KidTRAC PC PS2 £79 Inclusive KidTRAC Max USB £89 The popular and robust Traxsys Roller now has coloured buttons to make it easier to see which one to press. Now includes the Roller Plus Switch Box so that the buttons can be operated by switches.) Roller II USB/PS2 £95 Roller Joystick II (for USB & PS2) A robust trackerball with extra functions.you can use the pages as handouts .co. Roller Plus USB/PS2 £249 Rollerball Rests Traxsys Roller Plus Joystick The joystick version of the new Roller II from Traxsys has colour coded buttons that match the three new switch sockets. Inclusive KidTRAC is great for operating switch software that allows mouse clicks for switch input. The roller has three switch sockets to allow switch operation of the buttons. PC TRAC PC PS2 (grey only) £59 MaxTRAC Pro USB £69 The Roller Plus comes with one red and one blue switch. red and green (drag lock) buttons. making it easier to navigate menus or even draw straight lines. It comes with a USB connector and a PS2 adaptor. right-click and double-click • latching drag as on the Roller • button to control pointer speed • button that allows only up/down or left/right movements of the pointer. Please specify the colour required when ordering. KidTRAC PC PS2 KidTRAC Max USB £59 £69 This is a similar product to the Microspeed KidTRAC.press the drag button and the button stays ‘locked’ until you press again.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ALTERNATIVE MICE Microspeed KidTRAC PC TRAC/MaxTRAC Pro 81 Save £70! Buy a Traxsys Roller Plus or Roller Plus Joystick and receive two FREE Large Adjustable Pressure Switches. The removable guard helps prevent inadvertent button pressing. Buttons can be replaced by switches using the Roller Plus Switch Box. three button trackerball which is 100% Microsoft mouse compatible. The guard avoids unwanted presses. USB connector with PS2 adaptor. Screw holes beneath allow easy fixing to a surface or wheelchair tray. Roller Plus Joystick USB/PS2 £285 See www.inclusive. A large. Separate buttons to emulate: • click. affordable. The Joystick Plus comes with one yellow and one green switch. Useful ‘drag lock’ feature . Shallow 20° rest 14cm x 22cm £19 Shallow 45° rest 14cm x 22cm £19 Some users with physical difficulties may find it easier to control a joystick than a ball. Easy to use: just plug in and go! The low profile case is a natural hand rest and minimises the wrist angle. useful where the user has significant physical disabilities. sturdy. We can supply coloured switches to match (those pictured are not included). (Switches not included. but in age neutral grey and now in black. which is now included FREE (worth £25). Roller II (for USB & PS2) Traxsys Roller Plus Inclusive KidTRAC SEE ABOVE NOW WITH TWO FREE SWITCHES! A KidTRAC with switch sockets! The jacks allow switch operation of the blue. Additional handles (the SoftKnob and T-bar) are supplied FREE by Inclusive Technology. Roller Joystick II USB/PS2 £179 NOW WITH TWO FREE SWITCHES! (see above) These angled rests are designed for special needs rollers and joysticks. All the same functionality as the Roller Plus. Additional handles (the SoftKnob and T-bar) are supplied FREE by Inclusive Technology.

this stylish optical mouse has the latest wireless technology.net Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive. it is generally the best fit for children up to five years old.inclusive. These allow switch access to the left-click and right-click functions.co.82 ALTERNATIVE MICE • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • BIGtrack My First Mouse from These mice are just the right size for little hands and have attractive designs that appeal to young children. suitable for desktop computers. yellow and blue colouring to help denote the different buttons.5mm sockets. We now supply the version with the longer wire. Optical technology. • There is no need for fine motor skills to operate BIGtrack. My First Mouse (specify choice) £12 Single Button Mouse Tiny Mouse Originally designed for children. Wireless Mouse USB £19 This is a small and stylish optical mouse (above left). Just plug it in and you’re away! BIGtrack £49 Wireless Mouse Small Optical Mouse Switch Accessible BIGtrack BIGtrack is also available with two standard 3. • Two big mouse buttons. Designed with the youngest of computer users in mind. Simply plug the receiver into the USB port on your computer and you’re ready to go. this BIG trackball has many features that make it ideal for users who don’t have the fine motor skills required by a mouse. Powered by 2 x AAA batteries. The Educational RYB version has bright red. Compatible with Windows ’98/SE/2000/ ME/XP. • The design is suitable for the desktop or your lap. The wheel button is fully customisable and is intended for use as an automatic double-click . USB and PS2.) BIGtrack with switch sockets £79 Ideal for laptops. BIGtrack also allows for a second mouse to be connected simultaneously. this mouse is great for both SEN and Foundation pupils that have problems distinguishing between a left and right mouse click.this can be a difficult manoeuvre for young hands and minds. The version with a shorter wire for laptops is currently unavailable. Tiny Mouse USB £19 The large 3 inch ball has left and right mouse click buttons. Single Button Mouse USB £24 The Tiny Mouse is about half the size of a typical standard mouse. The optical technology means there is no mouse ball to stick and no need for a mouse mat. Highly requested from teachers across the country. Optical Mouse USB/PS2 £25 Find out more about including all learners. My Bee and the Ladybird are fun characters that will really motivate your learners. No more messing with fiddly glide pads. High resolution precision movement and intelligent battery saving. • High contrast colours. The ICTS NOF training materials are free and online at www. which are located behind the trackball to help prevent unwanted clicks.a swipe at the ball and at the buttons works just as well. BIGtrack has these great features: • Simple to set up.uk . Requires USB connection and Windows ’98 or later version. (Switches are sold separately. They are easy to use too – just plug and play. BIGtrack is easy to install and works on any Windows or Macintosh computer that has a USB or PS2 port. BIGtrack doesn’t require control with the fingertips . Because of its chunky size. together with a unique design that allows you to store the USB receiver inside the mouse.

Available in red. They are designed to be tolerant of rough usage. A selection is available from Inclusive (see page 85). Pal Pads come with a foam rubber backing you can attach to the back to minimise slipping. blue and yellow. or a switch adapted device such as a battery toy or IntelliKeys. switch interface computer AbleNet Switches • responsive across the entire surface • easily mounted with the flange base • flexible .36mm (1.64mm (2.but without cables! It includes a receiver that you simply plug into a switch interface attached to your computer. green. Jelly Bean Switch £27 Four switches in all four colours £98 Jelly Beamer has all the hard wearing features of an AbleNet switch and works the same way . You can use more than one and they won’t interfere with each other. blue and yellow. Ideal for those users who are distracted by audible clicks or those who require a very low profile switch and can exert very little pressure. yet are very rigid and durable. press once for ON and again for OFF. Jelly Bean Switches are available in red. blue or yellow. has cable storage in the base. green. Includes three bases: standard flange base. Direct mode runs the device as long as the switch is held down. green. Three sizes and four colours: red.5mm jack • complete with audible feedback Jelly Beamer NOW . blue and yellow).2 ounces of force will activate Adaptivation’s Pal Pad switches. Jelly Beamer £89 Specs  Switch .buy four AbleNet switches for £98! Buy four Big Switches. Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 .• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SWITCH ACCESS Get Switching! 83 Switches make it easy for young children or those with physical or learning difficulties to use a computer.diameter 127mm (5”). You can then operate it from 9m away. with Latch mode. one in each colour (red. Don’t forget that you will need a switch interface to connect the switches to your computer. Big Switch £27 Four switches in all four colours £98 Jelly Bean . green and yellow.six foot lead. Specs Switch £27 Four switches in all four colours £98 Pal Pad Switches aids.4”) diameter. Red. a space saving flush base and a strap for mounting onto objects or your wrist. Available in red. Simply press and see it happen! It’s easy to get started using simple cause and effect switch software like SwitchIt! Weather. green. Jelly Beans or Specs Switches. They can be operated with the slightest touch whether from directly above or at a shallow angle.5”) diameter. They can be plugged into communication Combines a wireless Jelly Beamer with a Switch Latch and Timer for operating toys or appliances (see page 87). Please state size and colour when ordering. approximately 3mm thick. The  Big  Switch . Timed Minutes runs it from 1 to 60 minutes. battery operated devices or computer interfaces. 3. blue and yellow. blue. Pal Pads are flat switches. There are four modes of control: Timed Seconds runs the device from 1 to 60 seconds with each press. green. Mini Pal Pad (51mm x 51mm) £25 Small Pal Pad (64mm x 102mm) £25 Large Pal Pad (114mm x 152mm) £25 Jelly Beamer with SLAT £129 Only 1.

Both have a 1. re-usable switch adhesive for flat surfaces. See above for details. Buy all four and save money! One Large Adjustable Switch £33 Four switches in all four colours £100 This simple. Buy all four and save money.5”) version of the adjustable switch. • Transmission range: 10-15m.uk .84 SWITCH ACCESS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Micro Jack Big Jack Large Adjustable Pressure Switch Some users can only exert the lightest pressure to operate a switch. Access Switch £19 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Red. Available in red. CD or video etc. • Programmable macros . • Battery: 3 x type SR44 . Big Jack can learn commands from other remote control units to operate a television.uk Access Switch See page 86 and www. Available in red. blue and yellow. • Two switch jacks for access by two external switches. Medium Snap Switch Cap Large Snap Switch Cap £4 £4 A 64mm (2.5 V (AA) batteries. and many more! This great new switch has an ingenious clear cover that screws onto the switch. This large. For example. • 6 programmable infra-red functions. Others prefer a firm pressure to minimise unwanted presses. preventing it from accidentally falling off. toys or even cameras.included.5mm jack plug. yellow. One Medium Adjustable Switch £33 Four switches in all four colours £100 Ultrastick™ Adhesive £9 Tough. • Three programmable functions.inclusive. Grasp. durable caps that snap on and off. It can be used to control any device which currently uses an infra-red remote control. • Takes 4 x 1.press one switch to automatically send a sequence of multiple commands. The hexagonal base tessellates and fits the standard Big Switch Mounting Plate. • Trainable infra-red remote control that ‘learns’ functions from other transmitters (for a TV. blue and yellow. perhaps from tremor. in small steps. The Small version is 32mm diameter and will accept symbols up to 1mm thick. Micro Jack can be accessed with external switches (not included). There is no small size (too easy to swallow).co. • Weight: 280g (including batteries). • Six switch jacks for access by up to six external switches (not included). Microlight and Soft switches from Tash. • Transmission range: 20-30m. stereo or any infra-red controlled device. • Weight: 35g (including batteries). Ensure your switches are positioned securely For more specialist switches see www. Simple to program and use.4 metre cable with a standard 3. • One built-in button.).inclusive. it could turn the volume up three times rather than having to press the switch three times. sticky. 1 Jelly Bean and 2 Specs circles. robust switch allows easy adjustment of the operating pressure. Micro Jack £213 Ideal for everybody who needs to use switches for environment control! Big Jack is a six function trainable infrared transmitter that can be operated with switches. The Medium Access Switch is 65mm diameter and you can fit symbols or objects up to 2mm thick under its clear cover.uk See our website for mechanical and sensory switches from ERi. • Size: 140 x 100 x 38mm. DVD. from light to heavy. or one rectangle (please specify).co. green or blue (please specify size and colour).inclusive. CD player. Just twist the large 127mm (5”) cap and the pressure needed can be changed. trainable remote control can control many electrical devices including a TV. green. Big Jack £299 Medium Adjustable Pressure Switch AbleNet Snap Switch Caps Placing pictures on switches is simple with these clear. It works! Available in 2 Jelly Bean circles. large size fits Big Switch or BIGmack.co. Medium fits the Jelly Bean. green. A useful size that can be cut to shape. • Size: 46 x 36 x 16mm.

Allows switches to send space. double-clicks and mouse drags. • Optional auditory feedback. • Requires 2 AA batteries when used wirelessly. esc. really inexpensive switch interface ideal for use with Inclusive Technology switch operated software. Use it to connect switches to a computer with a USB port. allowing you to operate any software that can be controlled by these keys. IntelliSwitch £178 Mouser 4 allows mouse buttons to be switched off. It uses a database of accessible software titles. • Use up to 5 separate IntelliSwitch transmitters with a single USB receiver on the same computer (you can set the receiver to receive 5 separate signals that do not interfere with each other). including Classroom Suite. • 5 switch input jacks (plug in up to 5 switches with 3. backspace. A light indicates which row is operational. Just press the switch to toggle between lines and set the key presses you require. 1. Operate switch Mouser 4 accessible software and IntelliKeys software.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SWITCH ACCESS Connecting Switches to Your Computer Don’t forget you will need an interface to connect switches to your computer. but also other software from other publishers. up arrow. Requires Windows ’98 and above/Mac OS 9 or X. Easy to use and no software to install . enter. 3. • The control panel contains 25 pre-sets and allows you to choose what you want to do with the switch. This switch adaptor is supported by most switch accessible software. down arrow. Mouser 4 USB £109 Also see IntelliKeys 70 inclusive@inclusive.not only when using Clicker.co. You can also operate the buttons from switches using the three jack sockets. USB interface.simply connect to a USB port on your computer. right arrow. It comes with Sensory’s Switch Driver software to allow it to be used with programs that do not directly support switch access. This interface sets itself up for the application you are using . Simple Switch Box USB £35 Crick USB Switch Interface Have you ever become frustrated setting up different switch boxes for different applications? This clever and reliable USB switch interface does it for you. It works by radio signal. mouse clicks. 0 and click. Suitable for two switches.uk • Freephone: 0800 975 6090 . It cannot be used with programs that 85 QuizWORKS USB Switch Interface require other switch inputs: please contact us if you require further information. you can even set up your switches to open other applications! CE marked and FCC approved. which can be updated free of charge from www. Crick USB Switch Interface £99 A switch interface for Windows or Macintosh. ClozePro or Jigworks. so it doesn’t matter if there is a wall in the way. It comes with USBKeys2 software that can detect the application you are using and set up your switches for the appropriate key presses or mouse clicks. left arrow. • Two built-in recessed switches allow you to assist the user. Joy Cable 2 £49 IntelliSwitch This wireless switch interface has a transmitter and a small receiver that plugs into a USB port on your computer. You can place the IntelliSwitch anywhere where it is convenient for the user and it will operate from up to 20 feet away.com You can also add settings for your favourite applications quickly and easily. USB lead included. tab.inclusive. plug in one or two switches and you are ready to use programs such as the Inclusive SwitchIt! and Maker series. It also turns one USB port into two PS2 and two USB ports.co. QuizWORKS USB Switch Interface £59 Joy Cable 2 The simplest switch connection available! Just plug in the switches. Simple Switch Box A new. 2. It can capture key presses or combination key presses.switchindex. Get switch access to mouse click software! Mouser 4 plugs straight into your computer’s USB port . 4. The two jack sockets allow switch presses to send Space and Enter. It works with almost all switch accessible software on Windows and Macintosh computers.5mm connectors). and a USB port.no need for additional software.uk • www.

co. More Options.all of these mountings require a Mounting Plate to attach switches or other devices. Big Switch Mounting Plate £9 Jelly Bean Mounting Plate £9 Specs Switch Mounting Plate £9 Rectangular Plate 279mm x 114mm £9 Rectangular Plate 203mm x 114mm £9 Camera Mounting Bracket £10 Short Arm Switch Mounting £59 Magic Arm (MAG) £99 One lever tightens up all joints and fixes switch position. There are various sizes to suit all AbleNet and Adjustable Pressure Switches. A short version of the Lightweight Switch Mounting. Ideal for use with an individual or in assessment situations. Big. Jelly Bean and Specs Switches and two sizes of rectangular plate. Maxess Small Switch Mount £16 Maxess Medium Switch Mount £18 Maxess Large Switch Mount £21 Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive. Maxess Mounting System Maxess Switch Tray Maxess Switch Mounts Developed with therapists and switch users. Simple solutions such as the re-usable Ultrastick (page 84) can secure most switches to tables. inclusive. A durable. where a range of secure switch positions need to be tried.. the mounts offer various positioning options. 152mm (6”) mounting. Includes clamp. Don’t forget the mounting plates when ordering a mounting arm. digital or still camera. stopping them moving around and deterring fiddlers. Each extends to 51cm (20”). Choosing the right switch and positioning it appropriately can be a critical success factor for children who use switches.. Mounting Plates NOTE  . Lightweight Switch Mounting £59 A lighter duty but less expensive switch mounting (above left). With the Magic or Variable Friction Arms. Doublesided mounts enable switches to be positioned at different angles. these mounts enable switches to be securely positioned and repositioned in the most efficient and comfortable way for the user. Variable Friction Arm (VFA) £99 Tighten large knob to fix position. Why not pick up a camera mount too? Connect it to your mounting arm and attach any video.86 SWITCH ACCESS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • their hand away from a horizontally mounted switch. The Maxess Mounting System (below) provides a platform to securely position and reposition switches. simply clamp the mount to the surface.co. If you would like more information. the Maxess Switch Tray holds switches or switch mounts firmly in place. These doublesided switch mounts give two alternative mounting surfaces (55º and 85º). The MAG and VFA hold up to 2Kg. you can easily mount switches to surfaces such as tables and wheelchairs. Cushioned for comfort. Clamp included. why not attend one of our FREE Information Days or book a training day at your establishment? See www. The ergonomic design enables wires to be tidied away. Includes clamp.uk/training/ for further details. They can fit other devices via female 10mm (3/8”) or 6mm (1/4”) standard camera mount threads. With Universal Switch Mounts. Used with the Maxess Switch Tray. A fixing pack is included for one switch. All four accept mounting plates for Adjustable. position the switch so the learner can use it and tighten it up (below).uk . great for learners who have problems lifting Universal Switch Mountings Mount switches quickly and easily to surfaces such as table edges. trolleys or trays. Switch Positioning and Mounting We supply a wide range of switches and mounts to help meet the access needs of your learners. There are three sizes: 540mm x 290mm £40 350mm x 350mm £35 240mm x 360mm £30 Many switch users have greater control with the switch at an angle. Gooseneck Switch Mounting £59 A very heavy duty and stable gooseneck mount (above right). a great solution for those who find it difficult to hold a camera.

• Latch Mode: one activation turns the appliance on. without interference. Direct mode runs the device as long as the switch is held down. switches and battery adaptors are not included. they know that the switch press causes the device to operate. remote switch that allows you to operate your PowerLink from across the room (up to 6 metres)! No wires to get in the way. One user . Sorry.co. Connections for one or two toys and up to four switches provide opportunities for many activities. There are four modes of control: Timed Seconds runs the device from 1 to 60 seconds with each press. by using two switches. Timed: the appliance remains on for 1 to 60 seconds with one activation. Switch on a toy from as far away as 9 metres! Jelly Beamer with SLAT £129 A control unit to connect mains appliances to a switch safely for easy activation.co. An infra-red. Watching a child operate a toy using a battery adaptor and a switch can help establish whether they understand cause and effect: that is. press once for ON and again for OFF.inclusive.two switch inputs. There are four modes of control: • Direct Mode: keeps the appliance on only while the switch is activated. Choice SLAT £79 Learn to turn on one of two toys.uk for more information .inclusive. the child can press to send the toy to a friend. Dual SLAT £79 As above. AirLink Remote Switch £69 • Timed Minutes Mode: allows the appliance to run for 1 to 60 minutes. PowerLink £110 AirLink Remote Switch AbleNet Toy Control Timers Battery Switch Adaptors Single SLAT £62 Achieve a timed or latched mode of switch control with battery toys or appliances. the next turns it off.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SWITCH ACCESS Connecting Switches to Battery Operated Devices Toys and simple devices are often used to introduce switches because they are highly motivating and educational.a simple introduction to two switch activities and cognitively easy as each switch performs a consistent action. Timed Minutes runs it from 1 to 60 minutes.uk for our Cooperative Switch Box. AA Battery Adaptor £7 C/D Battery Adaptor £7 Also see www. toys.5mm jack for a switch. the second turns it off. Choose a toy to play with. Teal with black base. Ideal for helping switch users learn to work together and take turns! See www. Also with a 3. games or appliances in a choice making activity. AirLink also has a lead so it will work as a standard 64mm (2. More than one pupil can each use their own Jelly Beamer with Wireless Switch Latch and Timer at the same time.you can use the pages as handouts . press again to turn off • hold down the switch to keep playing • turn on with one switch. Moving toys are also good for group work. 87 Connecting Switches to Mains Operated Devices AbleNet PowerLink® Jelly Beamer with SLAT Toy Control Box £75 Combines a wireless Jelly Beamer with a Switch Latch and Timer for operating toys or appliances. Adapt any battery operated toy or device for switch operation.5”) switch too. So much more than just the usual latching timing and direct play options with just one toy. Have one switch make a toy car go and another make it stop . It has an infra-red receiver for wireless use with the AirLink Remote Switch. turn off with the other. but this time two switch users can control their own toy or appliance. Modes of control include: • play for a designated time • press the switch to turn on. Latch: one switch press turns the appliance on. with Latch mode. • Timed Seconds Mode: allows the appliance to run for 1 to 60 seconds.

• Green. • Free Snap Switch Cap for securing pictures or symbols to the top. Go Talk Button £6 Go Talk One £9 • • • • Large picture display. Great sound with adjustable volume. • 6. • A pen point is needed to record. • Angled base for easy access. One-shot timer prevents message repetition when pressed continually. 51mm square button. Talking Symbols Notepad (3 pack) £45 £9 One Talker • 10 seconds recording time. • • • • 10 seconds recording time. red. A child could play a repeated phrase from a story or a chorus from a song. • Easily interlocks with other Partner/ Pluses to create multi-message communicators. yellow. blue or black. Personal Talker Talking Symbols Notepad • 10 seconds recording time with great sound quality.can they produce a message at the right time? It is easy to change the message. • See AbleNet accessories on page 94. Slim and lightweight. • Add a picture or symbol to represent the message. • 8 seconds quality recording time. yellow.inclusive.connect a toy and link the speech output with a reward. You could place it in a doorway to give a verbal cue as people walk past. • A slight movement will activate the motion sensitive device.5mm switch jack. • Light touch message activation. • Light touch.88 COMMUNICATION AIDS • • • • • • • • • • • • • Single Message Communicators The simple way for people with speech problems to make themselves heard! They are also a fun way to develop switch skills and assess a users’ understanding . giving lots of opportunities to join in.5mm. • Free toy cable . eliminating accidental erasure. Compact size (51mm diameter). or use the built-in magnet to display on a metal surface. red. Record messages up to 20 seconds each. Lex £95 No Touch Talker £35 Go Talk Button WITH LEVELS! • • • • Large 127mm x 178mm activation area. • Batteries included. • Activate by pressing the play button or begin teaching single switch access using the self-adhesive ‘bumper’ (included). • Recorded message (10 seconds) or chime tone available. Start with one and add more as skills are acquired! • Elevated platform and slot for picture cards . You’ll be impressed with how good it sounds! • 57 x 120 x 6. Put it in your pocket.ideal for teaching object discrimination.uk .35cm x 11. • Green. blue or black. A toy control option adds an extra dimension by playing a message whilst switching on a battery toy. 10 second message.11cm x 3. AbleNet BIGmack® £83 AbleNet LITTLEmack™ £83 Partner/Plus £45 • • • • • • BIG 127mm target area. External 3. • Mounts on any surface using the hook and loop strip or internal magnet. • 75 second memory. Three ‘levels’ of message can be stored.18cm.co. Large button for easy use. • Batteries included. Free toy cable and Snap Switch Cap. • A handy little communicator that fits in your palm or your pocket! £10 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Volume control and on/off switch. • 64mm target area. 75 second memory.

symbols and/or text into VoicePod’s plastic sleeves. • Message repeats until you choose to move on. Each has an ID strip to ensure that VoicePod plays back the right message. Choosing ... •  Batteries included. 89 More choices. slide it into the pod and it will automatically play the corresponding message. •  Remind users that “Gym class begins in five minutes.” •  Add a picture cue for further information. increases motivation and adds meaning to words and pictures. Remember to change the message often.yellow £14 Promotes independent working. TimeCue £10 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 .. “you’re it!”. Joining  in  games . “my turn”. “na na na na nah”. Giving  information . Try using it for quizzes/sorting activities. wolf whistle/raspberry blow (if you dare!). iMemo • Insert photos into the 24 transparent ‘envelopes’ and record up to 10 second messages for each. Along the way .“what’s up?”. images or text. time to go. then set the clock to play it back at just the right time. “that’s right” (as choices are shown).“hey there”. • Replaceable button cell batteries..“come here Mum”. Being nosy . Voice Cue £22 •  A single message speech output device that links to a digital clock. • Pocket size . Single Messages. Holds standard 10cm x 15cm photos. “Barry came in today”. •  Messages can have two playback times for example. Talking Tins Kit .“everyone line up!”. Leave  taking . “see ya later”. •  Place photos. “morning!”. pictures. Talking Photo Album £20 • Record multiple messages. “I need a break”. -  Keep an interactive record of a school trip.” or “It’s three o’clock. “cool”. • The use of this album is only limited by your imagination! You could use it to: -  Reinforce vocabulary and reading words.g. home or in the community. • Built-in LED torch. “got to go”. “rubbish”.“you can’t catch me”. symbols. •  Holds a maximum of 72 messages (up to 9 seconds each).43mm x 93mm x 12mm. “I’m tired”.. •  Requires two AA batteries (included).• • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION AIDS Single Message VOCAs Talking Tins . “look at what I did”.cheering. VoicePod £45 Talking Photo Album Talking Tins . two-sided sleeves included. -  Make a talking timetable. find the pictures of items beginning with ‘s’. • Red Talking Tins allow messages to be stored on levels. •  Record a message. or connect to any object using the adaptor or strap supplied. 3 adaptors & 3 straps. -  Show choices for dinner or snacks. Fun time. -  Tell a story. • Easily attached to key ring/neck strap. Going home. Giving  Information . -  Keep a diary.Yellow • 10 seconds recording time. hear “take your medication” twice a day. sound effects. •  Encourages independence at school.“I want that one”. e. -  Use it to help with conversation. Activity time. repetitive lines in a story/song. 3 adaptors & 3 straps. “what did you do last night?”. “let’s play a game/sing a song”. to allow as many communication opportunities as possible! In the morning..“guess what I’ve been up to”. Set the clock to play them back at particular times.red £20 Each Kit has 3 tins. in tomorrow”... • 120 seconds total recording time.Red WITH LEVELS! • 30 seconds recording time. •  36 re-usable. •  ‘Replay’ button repeats the message. Taking part . Direct others .. Greetings . •  Record a corresponding message.. • Magnetic caps make talking labels for food cans.. with step by step instructions. Each Kit has 3 tins.. Express  opinions . -  Show the options for leisure activities. “I need to take …. Talking Tins Kit . •  TimeCue is light and portable. •  The student can choose a picture.lines of a play/.“I’ve brought something to show you”. iMemo £10 TimeCue Voice Cue •  Hear verbal reminders when you need them! •  Record up to five messages (60 seconds total). • Replaceable button cell batteries.. -  Support daily tasks like making breakfast. Get attention . Record “That’s right” or “Try again” onto the cards for the child to check their answers.“byeeee”. -  Create a communication passport.“are we nearly there?”. Folds flat to fit neatly in a bag or pocket.

• Reverse mode to step through the sequence backwards. • Record sequential messages up to 60 seconds. • Size: 55mm x 90mm x 11mm. Also see: Boardmaker Accessories Switch Mounts 34 94 86 Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive. Sequencer £115 • • • • • • Angled base for easy access. Two Message Devices Moving on to two messages can create more opportunities to interact and it introduces choice. • Total 72 seconds of recording time. blue or purple. Square picture size of 89mm. • FREE toy/appliance cable. give a sequence of instructions to a carer or friend. • A single panel device. Ten seconds per message. Randomizer • Like the Sequencer. choose colours for a game or pick team mates. • Easy to mount with a threaded base. Includes two Snap Switch Caps. Roll dice. Step-by-Step with Levels £135 • Like LITTLE Step-by-Step (above). BIG Step-by-Step See above. • Output jack for toys or appliances. Record sequential messages up to 75 seconds! • FREE Snap Switch Cap. LITTLE Step-by-Step iTalk2 £69 £116 • Ideal for recording step by step instructions. £105 BIGmack Page 88. but with an angled base for easy access. Save money too! Complete with Snap Switch Caps and toy cables. • • • • • 16 seconds per message. • Uses a 9 volt battery (included). • Two levels or sets of messages. • Adjustable volume.inclusive. •  64mm target area.. £115 • Record as many messages as needed up to 90 seconds.90 COMMUNICATION AIDS • • • • • • • • • • • • • Sequencing Messages Stepped communicators are still operated by a single switch but produce sequences of messages. • You can change one step without affecting the others. yellow. • Press play to hear the cue as often as needed. • Press the button (or a connected switch) to play them back in sequence.uk . • External switch jack. green. or count objects as they are placed in front of them. Pictures on the buttons help associate them with the message and can help develop vocabulary. The user could read the text from a storybook. Built-in symbol storage area. • BIG 127mm button.uk • www. Getting Started.co. • Crystal clear sound. • Batteries and clip included. • P r e s s ‘forward’ for the next step or ‘rewind’ for the previous one. Change each overlay individually. but plays back your messages in a random order. Input jack for switch access.. Three of our most popular communicators to get you started. • Repeat mode continually repeats any single message. 64mm diameter activation areas. Partner One/Stepper Getting Started with £249 Communicators NOW WITH A FREE talkbook worth £25! See page 94. BIG Step-by-Step £116 StepPAD £19 Partner/Two £99 A stepped communicator with a BIG button. Output jack for connection to toys. but stores three sets or ‘levels’ of message for different activities or times of day. • Input jack for external switches.co. • Red. • Square picture size of 89mm. Includes dual toy/appliance jacks. iTalk2 See above. •  Just like BIG Step-by-Step. • 75 second memory.

A superb.. 4 and 8 message grid options. This sturdy mounting system keeps the SuperTalker firmly in place. • Storage compartment for overlays. • Requires four AA size batteries (should give in excess of six months use). Devices with Multiple Messages Tech/Four £149 91 Partner/Four Traxsys Inclusive 4talk4 • Square layout minimises range of motion needed. SuperTalker Stand £100 inclusive@inclusive. SuperTalker SuperTalker with switch access £125 £250 VoicePal 8K £179 SuperTalker Adjustable Stand • 8 messages of up to 11 seconds each. Record up to four sets or ‘levels’ of messages. • Four switch plates (76 x 102mm) help with object discrimination. • Total message time of 4. 2. Partner/Four £149 With LEDs £169 With LEDs/Vibrating £195 Base Trainer £149 Go Talk 4+ £89 • Super sensitive 76mm x 76mm buttons. Press to say “Make the toy rabbit jump” and see it happen! Switches and toys not included (but the batteries and two toy leads are). Quick and easy removal. • Record lock prevents accidental erasure. as the learner progresses. • Can be controlled with a switch. • • • • 8 seconds per message. • Two AA batteries included. 4talk4 has excellent.• • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION AIDS Moving On.5 seconds). NOW WITH A FREE 4pic4 worth £15 .co. ‘core’ • Two buttons that don’t change with the levels (ideal for saying ‘hello’). It also includes sockets for the connection of external switches and battery operated devices.see page 96. • Delayed activation option (switch must be held down for 0 to 2. • Record messages of any length up to the total. coloured buttons each have their own message. • Also available with switch access: like the standard version. • Option to repeat a message up to 10 times if the switch is held down. robust speech output device from Traxsys. Volume control with lock. • 4 messages of up to 8 seconds each.co. • Eight ‘levels’ or sets of messages. • Using a Taction Pad. • 8 seconds per message. • Two output jacks for connecting toys. • Two input jacks for switch access.5 minutes.uk • www. • Meets developing communication needs with 1. Four large. change the grid to add more buttons. Flexible! From one to eight message locations SuperTalker™ • Size: 305mm x 220mm x 45mm. Two input jacks for switch access. • Plug a switch into the ‘step ahead’ jack and you can use it like a sequential message device.uk • Freephone: 0800 975 6090 . • Size: 147mm x 95mm x 32mm. • Two input jacks for switch access. Adjustable back allows for different viewing angles. • Begin with a single message button and. Two output jacks to connect toys. play messages by touching nearly any object (one Taction Pad and one Mini Pal Pad included). Plastic inserts allow you to add pictures to represent each message.. clear speech with adjustable volume (loud enough for school assembly).inclusive. • Requires 4 AA batteries. • Two output jacks for connecting toys. • Great sound quality. Optional vibrating feedback and LED illuminated feedback available for ease of operation by visually impaired users. • Eight minutes total recording time. • Square picture size of 70mm. 4talk4 £229 • A communicator and a learning tool in one device! • The cardholder and hook and loop securing strip on an elevated platform allow for a picture or object to be added. • Weight (with batteries): 284g. plus 16 minute memory and 8 input jacks to enable direct switch control (not via scanning) and 2 jacks for attaching toys. • Five ‘levels’ of messages.

Tech/Speak 32 x 2 levels £339 Tech/Speak 32 x 4 levels £399 Tech/Speak 32 x 6 levels £489 Tech/Speak 32 x 12 levels £699 Includes Symbol Holder/ Keyguards A major advance in light. •  Size: 305mm x 229mm x 22mm. up to the maximum recording time available. • Storage compartment for overlays. •  Great volume and sound control. Go Talk 20+ Thirty two message cells each give a clear message of up to two seconds. ideal for shopping lists. Also available with extended memory and/ or jack sockets for attaching switches. Lingo also has a headphone jack. • Whole level erase option. so very portable. • Two AA batteries (included). The eighth “memo” button can be recorded with up to 60 seconds worth of sequential messages. • Free carry case worth £22 included. • Three volume settings (tip: record on the lowest).6cm and weighs 127.inclusive. four and eight location layouts.uk Listen to Me £59 • Up to 10 seconds per message.3cm x 2.5cm square sleeves hold symbols or pictures (inserted individually). Also available with extended memory and/or jack sockets for switches: www.uk for details. • Light (215g) and small (143mm x 76mm x 25mm). •  20 buttons with five levels. each with a clear message of up to four seconds. New messages can be added without erasing existing ones. See www. Three useful ‘core’ messages stay the same on each level. and yet loud enough to attract attention in the busiest classroom. • See page 94 for Go Talk accessories. • 5cm buttons.uk/ communication_aids/index.inclusive.co. small enough for a pocket or to wear (belt clip included). wearable communication aids. • See page 94 for Go Talk accessories. Black grid/ grey base or a white grid/blue base (please specify when ordering). Lingo measures 6. • Up to 14 seconds per message. • Requires two AA batteries.inclusive. • Level lock prevents unintentional changes. •  Five ‘core’ message buttons stay the same even if the level is changed. • Record lock stops accidental erasure.6 grams (4. • Clear 2. • Operates from three AA batteries or the mains (AC adaptor supplied). Each can be individually recorded or erased and given a new message. Tech/Talk 8 x 6 levels £299 Tech/Talk 8 x 8 levels £339 Tech/Talk 8 x 12 levels £489 Tech/Speak 32 • Five message levels. • Includes a jack for an audio input lead for recording direct from a CD. • Holds up to 25 messages on five levels.5 oz). Lingo has seven message buttons. LED feedback shows which button has been pressed. • Great sound quality. Go Talk 20+ £125 Pocket Go Talk • Single switch scanning capability (with adjustable scan speed). •  Easy sequential recording. • With a carry case/ moisture guard. • Adjustable volume. step-bystep instructions etc. The Lingo comes complete with a combined Symbol Holder/Keyguard which allows for two.4cm x 13.co.92 COMMUNICATION AIDS • • • • • • • • • • • • • Go Talk 9+ £99 Tech/Talk 8 Lingo £129 Eight message cells. •  Large 25mm square keys. • Total message time of nine minutes. whole level erasing and built-in overlay storage. Available with a black grid/grey base or a white grid/ blue base (please specify when ordering). Pocket Go Talk £99 Call 01457 819790 for our Communication Handbook or see www. •  15 minutes total recording time.shtml Also see: AMDi Accessories AbleNet Accessories Go Talk Accessories 94 94 94 Inclusive Technology • Riverside Court • Huddersfield Road • Delph • Oldham • OL3 5FZ . Volume adjusts from a whisper to crystal clear speech. Easy to use with rechargeable batteries and useful low battery and low memory indicators and lockable volume control. each giving 25 seconds of clear digital recording.co. •  Requires two AA batteries.

• Standard message length of 10 seconds per message.728 seconds total = 28. Light touch water resistant membrane panel. Levels Scanning Total Recording Time Smart Overlays External Flash Card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes See www. • Light touch membrane panel.8 min.8 minutes. Rechargeable battery.25 seconds per message = 1. and 4 input jacks for switch access available. • Interchangeable FLASH memory. • 2. • Rear mounted volume/level controls. It also has a transparent top grid which can be easily removed. controls hidden behind a door and a low battery indicator located on the grid. a handle for easy carrying. 128 6 28. Smart/128 can be used for pictorial communication. Lightweight and portable (shoulder strap included). using a standard hole punch. • One year manufacturer’s warranty.4 min. 16. 8 6 8 min. • Optional 4 output jacks for external connections to control toys. Interchangeable Flash Memory System Each interchangeable flash memory card holds 6 levels of recorded voice with up to 30 minutes of recording time. page 95. • 6 levels for up to 768 messages. • Square picture size of 32mm. Smart/Talk with 6 Levels £525 Lightweight and portable. • See the Smart/Start activities. • Standard message length of 10 seconds per message. 8. appliances etc. Without it. • External speaker and record jacks for increased flexibility. this new device has all the great new features of the Smart series.co. Each Smart Series device then senses the hole pattern on the overlay. 32 and 128 locations. This makes changing levels quick and easy – simply change the overlay and the level is changed accordingly! Each device also has: • • • • • • • ‘Real Voice’ high quality audio reproduction. a slimmer profile.inclusive. Smart/Speak with 6 Levels £595 Smart/Talk Message Cells • Record 128 messages per level. Smart/ Scan 32+ 32 6 Yes 42. • Record and play back 32 messages per level.you can use the pages as handouts . Smart 128 with 6 Levels £749 Smart/ Scan 8+ 8 6 Yes 10. Smart Overlay System that is easily created with Tech/Overlay Designer (included). including parts and labour. ‘Time Lock’ recording control technology.. • Square picture size of 70mm. 16. 4. an interchangeable flash memory system. • 6 levels for up to 48 messages. • Optional carrying cover and/or deluxe carrying case.uk for more information . Smart Overlay System Each overlay can be keyed by simply punching a hole in the designated area. • Record 8 messages per level. Removable top grid for easy cleaning. This brings a whole new level of versatility. 32. • Smart Overlay System 1-6 levels. • Optional interchangeable keyguards: 4. Smart/128 1. This will give you unlimited numbers of levels on your device! Smart/128 Smart/Talk Smart/Speak The Smart/128 has 128 locations that allow for more extensive communication. the Smart/128 is a standard static 128 location AAC device. including a smart overlay system.• • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION AIDS The AMDi “Smart” Series 93 The Smart Series from AMDi incorporates many new features. • 6 levels for up to 192 independent messages. With the grid. Smart/ Speak 32 6 32 min. 8. • Rear mounted volume and level controls.8 min.

•  Four power sockets included. •  Four programmable power sockets included as standard. enlarge. Customise your grid layouts! Easily removable with the tool supplied. The Tech/Talk with ECU has all the features and benefits of the standard Tech/ Talk. Step-by-Step with Levels and iTalk2. •  Optional extended message length of 4. •  External speaker and record jacks. Go Talk Carry Stand •  Lightweight. ECU Accessories Extra RF Power Socket RF Controlled Bulb ECU Carry Case £35 £39 £59 AbleNet Accessories AbleNet Travel Strap Belt Mount Durable travel strap with quick release buckle. Suits BIGmack. Tech/Talk ECU £585 Tech/Talk ECU + switch jacks £649 Each Environmental Control Unit has: •  ‘Real Voice’ high quality audio. •  Square picture size of 70mm. •  Message length of 4. •  Program. Please specify when ordering. •  Four electrical devices or light fixtures can be controlled. Store images. •  Square picture size of 32mm. •  Interchangeable overlays. •  Removable grid for easy cleaning. The first row on each level enables environmental control. laptop style bag for SuperTalker. •  Extended 9 second message length. •  One year manufacturer’s warranty. •  Optional 8 input jacks for switch access.5 seconds. water resistant panel.uk . but it can also control up to four electrical devices or special light bulbs.co. The detachable case mounts anywhere. Travel Strap Belt Mount £12 AMDi Accessories talkbook £25 Go Talk Accessories Go Talk Overlay Software •  Makes it easy to create overlays. •  Optional light bulbs available. Also available with built-in infra-red for various TV controls – call us for details.inclusive. even on a wall. •  Change the text colour. •  Includes templates for the Go Talks. •  Rechargeable battery included. LITTLE Step-byStep. durable green vinyl folder that holds Go Talks securely when closed. Tech/Caps £15 AbleNet Carry Bag Easy Mounting Base £20 Suits LITTLEmack. Suits LITTLEmack. Caps suit the Tech/Talk 8 grid (4 pack) or the Tech/Speak 32 grid (8 pack). •  Portable (shoulder strap included). •  Optional light bulbs are available.5 seconds each. record and play back eight messages per level. or opens for use as a stand. •  Fits the Go Talk 4+. Travel Strap Shoulder Mount £12 £40 A roomy. Black or white. 9+ and 20+. •  2. size and font. Tech/Scan or Tech/Speak £45 £25 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www.94 COMMUNICATION AIDS • • • • • • • • • • • • • Environmental Control Units from AMDi About ECUs from AMDi Tech/Speak plus Environmental Control Unit Tech/Talk plus Environmental Control Unit Turn on the lights! All the features and benefits of the standard Tech/Speak plus the ability to control up to 32 electrical devices and/or lights! The Tech/Speak ECU offers 32 messages and six sets or ‘levels’ of messages. •  Includes over a thousand images. or wear it around the waist (works with Travel Strap Belt Mount). BIG Stepby-Step and SuperTalker. use it as a display easel or a communication book! Includes 20 plastic inserts for Tech/Scans and original Tech/Talks (where overlays are inserted from the top). Tech/Speak ECU £795 Tech/Speak ECU + switch jacks £855 The BETT Award winning Environmental Control Unit (ECU) turns four remote electrical appliances on or off whilst giving clear. •  Six levels for up to 48 messages. overlays. rotate and crop pictures. Windows CD-Rom £39 5 CD pack £89 Travel Strap Shoulder Mount Durable nylon travel strap with quickrelease buckle. LITTLE Stepby-Step and Step-by-Step with Levels. programmable speech messages. •  A light touch. gridmaking software and more.25 seconds per message as standard. Go Talk Carry Stand Carry Case for Tech/Talk. and move.

as well as: •  Access  via  single  or  two  switch  scanning. • Two switch scanning capabilities for use with step and row/column scanning.uk • www. •  Interchangeable FLASH memory. • Three modes of operation: row/column.row/column.195 Tech/Scan Smart/Start Let’s Talk: On The Farm Pre-recorded. Tech/Scan 8 Plus £889 As above. Includes rechargeable battery and charger. Story telling.co. • Ideas for extended activities to print out and record yourself. Quizzes. •  External  earphone  jack  at  the  front of the unit.  •  LED  scanning  together  with  auditory prompts. Tech/Scan 8 £699 With 8 messages on 8 levels.uk AVAILABLE JANUARY 2008 This collection of fun filled TALKING activities for the Smart/ Talk and Smart/Scan 8 is designed to complement SwitchIt! Farm Extra or any farm related activity. using switches with a scanning system is the main alternative.• • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION AIDS About Scanning and Communication Aids For people not able to directly press buttons but wanting to access more than one or two messages. • Extra overlay templates. but with additional. The pack contains: • 6 pre-recorded levels of activities on a Memory Card. •  Smart Overlay System. All have a black grid on a grey base. Smart/Scan 8 Plus Smart/Scan 32 Plus • 6 levels for up to 48 messages. 2. Tech/Scan 32 £849 32 messages on 6 levels and 3 scan modes . but with additional.linear and step scan. Also available with extended memory at: www. Scanning refers to the way items on a screen or buttons on a device are highlighted in turn (either automatically or by pressing a switch). Activities include: • • • • Animal names and noises.inclusive. It can be supplied with rechargeable batteries and a charger for £70 extra. Includes rechargeable battery and charger. •  Choose  from  three  scan  speeds:  4. • Linear or step scanning modes. Tech/Scan 32 Plus £1099 As above.co. • 10 seconds per message = 480 seconds total = 8 minutes. a switch is pressed to select it. Smart/Scan 8 Plus £995 • 6 levels for up to 192 messages. linear and step scan. AMDi Smart/Scan The new Smart/Scan devices have the advantages of the Smart series. Singing. • Two switch scanning capabilities for use with step scanning. extend language skills. • 6 printed and ready to use overlays. • 10 seconds per message = 1920 seconds total = 32 minutes. Used on the Smart/Talk. Let’s Talk: On The Farm £50 More titles coming soon .5 seconds.inclusive. ready to go activities for the Smart/Talk and Smart/Scan 8 Just put the memory card and overlay into the Smart/Talk or Smart/Scan 8 and you’re ready to go! These are useful scanning versions of the Tech/Talk and Tech/Speak devices on page 92.inclusive. It can be supplied with rechargeable batteries and a charger for £70 extra.uk • Freephone: 0800 975 6090 . reinforce learning and enable expression of understanding. Smart/Scan 32 Plus £1. optional auditory prompts at each level. linear and step scanning. optional auditory prompts at each level.see: www. and when the highlight reaches the desired item.25 seconds and 1 second. 95 This is cognitively more difficult than direct access and physically may require repeated or timed movements that often need lots of practice in order to achieve. this model has 2 scan modes .co. the activities help increase participation.uk Also see: Smart/Talk 93 inclusive@inclusive.co.

step scan and two switch step scan. It also includes a single switch “dwell” scan mode. a travel strap/shoulder mount. a rechargeable battery pack with an AC adaptor.messages can be accessed by pressing the buttons or by scanning. • 16 minutes recording time. blue. £16 FL4SH Memory & Overlays Additional memory. 12 additional overlays. step scan. FL4SH Communicator £699 The FL4SH Deluxe Kit also includes an extra 8 minute memory module. You can activate FL4SH using the buttons. sleeves and colour coded labels. FL4SH Deluxe Kit The durable plastic overlays use barcode technology. so FL4SH gives access to a huge number of messages that can be changed in a hurry. In this activity. Helps develop skills .they will not need to remember which messages are on which level. • Choose from automatic scan. £20 About FL4SH Including all learners . auditory scanning and can use single or two switch scanning. The light above the active area will light up to reinforce which one has been pressed. switches or switch scanning. Two toy leads are included. • It’s easy to program the overlays with the messages you want. The frame lighting clearly indicates which button is being scanned and replicates the scan box used in some software. colour coding labels. • The activated button lights up. a leather carry bag. where pressing the switch controls the scan and dwelling on the one you want causes it to activate. with auditory scanning options. 8 minutes with 12 sleeves or 16 minutes and 24 sleeves.uk . 4pic4 with 10 inserts 4pic4 with 20 inserts £15 £20 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Two switch scanning for the user who can manage two switches and have more control. clear speech and a real outcome (with toys connected). Encourage your switch users to understand scanning and choice making. No more re-recording or changing levels! FL4SH Scanning Communicator FL4SH has various switch scanning options automatic scan.inclusive. • Adjustable viewing angle. This is especially useful when many staff or carers may be assisting the user . twelve blank overlay sleeves and three QuickStart overlay sleeves. 4 AA batteries and a toy/appliance cable. FL4SH is complete with built-in overlay storage. as are additional memory modules and overlays. £15 Mounting Plate for FL4SH An easy mounting solution.co. • Volume control with lockout feature. one memory module.96 COMMUNICATION AIDS • • • • • • • • • • • • • This new communicator from AbleNet detects your overlays and automatically plays the right message. FL4SH Deluxe Kit £799 FL4SH Colour Keyguards Choose purple. Standard  switch  sockets . FL4SH recognises which one has been inserted and switches to the appropriate group of messages.FL4SH can easily be operated with the user’s preferred switch(es). Store your images or create a simple communication easel or book. Now with a FREE 4pic4! Bright lights. a cell will light up and the user then scans to (or presses it) in order to get a personalised auditory reward. • Mounting options are available. and two switch scanning. Press the areas to hear the message. which also makes it useful as an assessment tool. • Step by step functionality. starting at a realistically slow speed. Scan4 has sockets to connect battery operated devices. It has very bright scanning lights.as the overlays are barcoded. Scan4 £349 4pic4 This ringbinder with plastic inserts is an ideal partner for the 4talk4 or Scan4. Traditional single switch scanning. two Jelly Bean switches. • Headphone jack. pink or green.the ‘chase the light’ overlay can assist in the teaching of scanning. Easy  to  use . Scan4 can also be used in direct mode. £55/£79 FL4SH 3-Ring Binder Store your additional overlay sleeves or display them easel style for partner assisted scanning activities. toy/appliance jack and external messages jack. a binder for additional overlays. Or why not make FL4SH wireless by connecting one or two Jelly Beamers? Traxsys Inclusive Scan4 This scanning version of the 4talk4 has been carefully designed to introduce scanning techniques.

• Buttons can be made switch accessible (switch jacks built-in). durable SmartPockets. keyguards and other accessories are available. Shoulder Strap and Smart Pocket Carrier. • Built-in retractable carry handle. See page 98. Activities must be printed on letter size paper and cut apart before inserting into a SmartPocket. Activities are easily created in Boardmaker (sample activities and templates included). Additional SmartPocket™ packs. • Requires four AA batteries. • Guard prevents users removing the SmartPocket. • Slide the pocket into the BAP. as they can have access to the curriculum using differentiated and personalised activities. • Insert the activity sheet into a SmartPocket. • Up to 32 programmable buttons per activity. rather than conforming to a grid. Can be used with the SmartPocket Carrier. Can be attached inside the Boardmaker Activity Pad Carrier. buttons are assigned and recorded. BAP includes: • Over 125 sample activities and templates. BoardMaker Activity Pad Carrier £40 Keyguards SmartPocket Binder A two inch. Complete Carrier £69  Smart Pockets 5 Pack 10 Pack £39 £69 30 Pack 100 Pack £179 £549 1 x 2 Keyguard 2 x 2 Keyguard 4 x 2 Keyguard 4 x 4 Keyguard £20 £20 £20 £20 Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090 . Protect your Boardmaker Activity Pad! This durable and flexible carrier is a must have for those who take their Boardmaker Activity Pad everywhere they go. and everything is saved to a chip on the SmartPocket itself. • Everything is saved to a chip on the SmartPocket itself and each pocket carries its own recording time! Boardmaker Activity Pad Accessories SmartPocket Carrier Holds up to 12 SmartPockets (6 clear pockets). Two activities are held in each reusable SmartPocket. NB. • Size: 292mm x 242mm x 45mm. • Volume control and headphone facility. visual stimulation and tactile activation. two-ring binder that can protect and store lots of SmartPockets. SmartPocket Carrier £29 Boardmaker Activity Pad Carrier Shoulder Strap £10 A useful shoulder strap that clips directly on to your Activity Pad or the Boardmaker Activity Pad Carrying Case. Buttons can be located almost anywhere. Boardmaker Activity Pad £499 97 How do I use the BAP? • Print your Boardmaker activities onto a sheet of paper. SmartPocket Binder £7 Boardmaker Activity Pad Complete Carrier This bundle includes the Boardmaker Activity Pad Carrier. • 10 double-sided. • Assign buttons and record voice or sound on the BAP. carrying options.• • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION AIDS Boardmaker Activity Pad Boardmaker Activity Pad (BAP) puts interactive activities right into the hands of the learner! Using innovative patented technology. Learners with special needs especially benefit. BAP uses voice output. printed activities are inserted into SmartPockets that slide easily into the BAP. Weight: 386g. You could also use photographs or other printed material. • Up to four minutes recording time per SmartPocket. Each pocket carries its own recording time.

Engine It needs a new one. Use real pictures and photographs that have meaning for the user and make the pictures speak for themselves! The girl is jumping. Orange juice More please BAP also makes an ideal flexible communication aid. cut your own digital photos to size. My Grandma Also see the Smart/128 for communication using visual scene displays (page 93) Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • Email: inclusive@inclusive. Hi. Simply design the activity. Making it motivational I love talking about cars.co.uk . can we fix it?! Have clips of music to make it fun. print pictures from the Internet or use a page from a magazine. I’m Lofty. You can program the buttons so that they will only play in the correct sequence. You don’t need to use Boardmaker software. for self checking. Record answers in the blanks too. put it in a Boardmaker Activity Pad SmartPocket.. Keep pressing the button for the next question. Sequencer: It’s Jack’s/ Holly’s/Anium’s turn Communication I want to tell you something on my home page. Use SmartPockets to make layers of vocabulary categories or use for different communication settings. Try a Harry Potter quiz page. assign the buttons and record! Or simply follow the on-screen instructions.98 COMMUNICATION AIDS • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ideas For Using Your Boardmaker Activity Pad These examples were created using Boardmaker V6. Bad Sequencer button Great for making quizzes and question and answer routines. Wheel Forced order Curriculum support Literacy activities come to life with real voice output. . Where’s Scoop? Where’s Bob? Everyday routines Share with all the class to make choice making fun. Encourage independent learning Or just start simply so you can chat about the things that are important to you! That’s yucky! Older learners? Answer using the coloured circles. Perfect for sentence sequencing. Just slide in and you are ready to chat. Who’s the Headmaster at Hogwarts? Harry’s best friends are… Who teaches potions? etc..

• Infra-red for learning universal remote control.245 £2. Height Adjustable Desk £395 Castors £25 Delivery is £50 per desk See www. 99 Why choose a dynamic screen communication aid? Dynamic screen communication aids offer the potential of storing hundreds of spoken messages and the advantage of being able to configure the screen with a few or many buttons. • 2 USB type B function connectors. easy to find ports and a moisture resistant faceplate. on foam wedges or using standing frames. • Visual and audio scanning with auto.inclusive.75kg and comes in a case made of tough plastic. Just turn the removable handle. switch. Weighing 1.you can use the pages as handouts . These sophisticated devices also have a full range of access options to meet most access needs. Maple and silver finish. • Auto zoom is available for touch enter selectors.5kg. • 2 jacks for standard switches. two switch and inverse auto-scan options. • Mouse pause and mouse click. the MiniMo has both a handle and a strap to make it easy to carry by hand or over the shoulder. Note: screens shown to the left are samples only and are not supplied as part of the system.uk for more information . Support provided by DynaVox MiniMo MightyMo £2.• • • • • • • • • • • • • COMMUNICATION AIDS MightyMo and MiniMo MightyMo and MiniMo combine dynamic. full colour display screens with powerful communication and programming tools that make them the clear choice when it comes to digitised speech output solutions. The average battery run time for typical use is 12 hours. Adjusting the height could not be simpler. The case has a strong gripping surface. The average battery run time for typical use is 8 hours.co. The worktop is 1200mm x 650mm. Access methods: • Touch screen with adjustable hold/ release times. with shelf clearance over the worktop of 120mm. Full shelf trolley £540 With six-way 13amp power block £570 Half shelf trolley £535 With six-way 13amp power block £565 Base unit and rail £530 With six-way 13amp power block £560 Delivery is £15 per trolley The new Height Adjustable Desk makes it really easy to meet the needs of children as well as teachers! The height range goes from 500mm to 650mm and there is a work surface of 1200mm x 600mm. Interfaces:  • Integral microphone and external microphone jack for digitised speech and sound. For people who are developing expressive language skills at a rapid pace and are likely to need a lot of vocabulary. the MightyMo or MiniMo could be the perfect solution.545 Atkinson Vari-X Adjustable Trolley Get the computer just the right height for each learner! Height Adjustable Desk Base unit and rail Full shelf The Atkinson Vari-X trolley adjusts to the needs of all learners including the very young. Brakes are fitted to all the large wheels for safety (exclusive to Inclusive Technology). or with a guard rail. and the learning infra-red can be a great motivational feature when used with toys and appliances. Available in full shelf or half shelf styles. Half shelf The trolley provides worktop heights from 240mm to 1060mm. those in wheelchairs. • Speaker port for external speaker or private audio scanning. touch enter/exit modes. audio touch. The MightyMo is approximately 2.

Just touch the screen and it happens! LCD Touch Arm The LCD touch arm fits our LCD touch monitors. ELO Touch Monitors are covered by a 3 year return to manufacturer warranty. See page 27.100 TOUCH MONITORS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Just touch the glass • Incredibly robust • Nothing to fall off • Get right into the corners • They just work! Touch monitors are the most natural way to use any point and click software.develop and refine targeting skills.simple. whilst offering stability in use. provided and administered by ELO ChooseIt! Maker 2 . Touch Balloons .uk . The flat panel comes with a removable tilt base with a VESA mounting option. Software supplied as single user copies. a mouse may require too much motor skill and switches may be too indirect. ELO touch monitors incorporate state of the art electronics and components and are low maintenance. They require very little effort to manoeuvre. Available with a clamp or flat plate for bolts (please specify). gross/fine targeting and simple decision making. humidity and wash down. They feature all the outstanding accuracy. which means you can operate them with your finger. 15” and 17”.co. This may involve the use of a height adjustable trolley (page 99) or mounting the screen on a flexible arm. They feature IntelliTouch SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) technology. Extends/ retracts up to 61cm. Includes a booklet of teaching ideas and recording sheets. However. The touch monitors come in two popular sizes. sit at computers that are incorrectly positioned. ELO 15” Touch Monitor £269 ELO 17” Touch Monitor £299 There is a delivery charge of £15 per monitor. IT Mouse Skills . Maximum reach of 480mm. Choose and Tell: Nursery Rhymes . See page 25. push your LCD out of the way when not in use. Touch Monitor Collection £198 Save £84 on individual prices! OR buy it for £168 when you purchase a Touch Monitor too! £168 It’s quick and easy to buy online! See www. Using your touch monitor All too often learners. Touch monitors operate with standard mouse operated programs and provide the most direct input method of all. from cause and effect through sequencing. especially younger ones. LX Desk Mount LCD Arm £139 ELO Touch Monitors ELO LCD Touch Monitors The Touch Monitor Software Collection This software helps teach touch skills at all levels.introduces simple decision making activities. reliability and quality expected from ELO Touch Systems. progressive targeting activities. Page 21. LCD Touch Arm £139 Why use a touch monitor? Pointing at something you want is a natural way to communicate. The ELO LCD touch monitors are available in three sizes: 15”. See page 11. Their wheelchair may not fit under the table or they might have trouble reaching the screen.create your own decision making activities.activities at an early ‘whole hand’ cause and effect level. SwitchIt! Pictures . LX Desk Mount LCD Arm Touch monitor mounts These robust. ergonomic mounts (right) will help position your touch monitor to meet the access needs of your students. See page 13. The user watches the screen and uses it as an input method. Reposition it with a touch. There is a direct connection between action and result.inclusive. The LCDs use ELO’s Accutouch technology which has been designed to be robust and reliable. 17” and the new 19” model. Impervious to liquid spills and splashes. Drift free operation for a lifetime of 35 million finger touches. so ideal for classroom use. Young children often point accurately and with understanding long before they can react in other ways. Provides unparalleled range of motion and keeps cables tidily cleared away. Connect the LX to a surface edge of 13 to 47mm or through a hole 8 to 51mm wide and up to 63mm thick.create images by completing simple sequences. ELO 15” LCD Touch Monitor £419 ELO 17” LCD Touch Monitor £510 ELO 19” LCD Touch Monitor £845 Big Bang . Try to ensure that they are seated comfortably and can easily activate the touch monitor. Bright. a stylus or a pointing device. Not suitable for the Atkinson Vari-X Trolley. See page 49. noisy computer programs can provide the stimulus needed by children and people with special needs. these screens are the most contamination resistant available.

• Information can be downloaded via USB.uk • Freephone: 0800 975 6090 . Pupils can create procedures that involve simple directional buttons or more complex special procedures. • Recordings are easy to view and read using the software. there are touch sensors on the bumpers as well as sensors to detect sound or changing light levels. inclusive@inclusive. • Log-Box includes a plug-in temperature probe and is compatible with other external sensors available. The number keys can control the amount of turn and movement. Pro-Bot can operate independently or alongside your PC via a USB connection. In addition. chart or table formats. The memory can store over 100 commands. NB . bar chart.inclusive. light and sound) are built-in and clearly labelled to avoid confusion . Windows ’98. Log-Box £75 Log-Box 4 pack £240 Log-Box 6 pack £330 USB WebCam Ideal for the classroom! The clever stand allows it to be attached to a flat screen or a laptop screen. easy to use data logger from TTS Group – the makers of Bee-Bot and Pro-Bot! • Log-Box is specifically designed for smaller hands to hold easily. Procedures can be activated by the sensors too. you could make ProBot beep and switch its headlights on if the room lights are switched off. Log-Box is ideal for Key Stages 1 and 2 in England and P1-3 and P4-7 in Scotland.co. The easiest way is to use a microphone which plugs into your computer’s microphone socket. which work just like Bee-Bot. Simply use the programming arrows. Routes taken can be drawn using the simple pen mechanism and a standard felt tip pen. It helps deliver the ICT QCA Unit 4E ‘Modelling Effects On Screen’. USB WebCam £19 USB WebCam with Cam On £55 The team at TTS has listened to teachers’ requirements for data logging equipment and has developed the Log-Box in response. but is ideal for teaching more advanced control techniques. • The neck strap frees up hands when working outside.• • • • • • • • • CONTROL/OTHER HARDWARE 101 Pro-Bot Probotix This new floor robot is lots of fun.co.an easy way to add music to these programs is to use the microphone . making it really easy to position. This one is especially useful as it comes with a stand and flexible arm. SwitchIt! Maker 2. attractive car design has strong child appeal and ProBot is robust and durable.just hold it near your CD player’s speaker.so you could buy more than one per class! All the sensors (for temperature. even if powered off or when the batteries are changed. Clicker 5 etc. • You can choose how data is displayed: try the graph. ChooseIt! Maker 2. It’s great when used with software like Cam On (page 12).uk • www. allow us to add our own sounds. and affordable too . • It has a robust design that can withstand outdoor fieldwork. Windows CD-Rom £24 5 user copy £59 10 user copy £79 Primary site licence £89 Secondary site licence £199 Microphone Personalising programs by using familiar pictures and sounds can make them really meaningful to your students. or it can sit on top of a monitor or any flat surface. like the Bee-Bot on page 102. or if you simply want to chat to friends or share images and videos. Pro-Bot Pro-Bot 4 pack Pro-Bot 6 pack £75 £240 £330 This user friendly on-screen logo programming software can work independently or with the Pro-Bot. with three differentiated levels to help meet pupil requirements.just log in and go. or use more complex commands. Microphone £9 Log-Box is the new. 2000 and XP. It is really easy to use. The bright.

Ideal for teaching control in the Foundation Stage and KS1. not included). “An excellent robot that represents extremely good value for money. two chargers and three sets of rechargeable batteries. Busy Street Mat £21 Bee-Bot Starter Pack Includes 1 Bee-Bot. Bee-Bot Starter Pack £99 Tel: 01457 819790 • Fax: 01457 819799 • inclusive@inclusive. white or green shells.uk • www. With support notes and photocopiable game cards.co.inclusive. Race Track Mat £15 Ideal for developing literacy and ICT skills. A large memory of up to 40 steps means you can send your Bee-Bot across the room to friends or around your own obstacle course. Comprehensive support notes are also included. You could customise your Bee-Bots with clip-on shells to race each other. Bee-Bot Sequence Cards £12 Help Bee-Bot to find different shapes and colours as he navigates this bright and colourful mat. These really help with developing directional language and provide lots of fun and educational activities too! 1 2 3 4 1 Alphabet Mat Race Track Mat Can Bee-Bot follow the track and win the race? Can he finish in time? Great for group activities. A bundle is also available with six Bee-Bots.co. Pack of ten. 1 battery charger. Your learners could design their own mats too! Transparent Grid Mat £9 Have fun exploring and hunting for treasure.uk . Perfect for group work. Can you make Bee-Bot find a letter? Can he spell out particular words? Features upper and lowercase letters. literacy and numeracy.” TES Teacher Bee-Bot Bundle £199 A great selection of activity mats is available for use with your Bee-Bot. Bee-Bot will confirm moves and commands with flashing eyes and optional sounds. Sequence Cards and 10 white Clip-On Shells. The mat is ready printed with a grid to suit the Bee-Bot. Clip-On Shells (specify colour) £5 Giant Sequence Cards 49 durable cards to help plan your Bee-Bot program.102 CONTROL • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • B e e-B o t Bee-Bot £44 Learn all about control and directional language with Bee-Bot! Easy to use with big arrow buttons and very robust. 3 activity mats (Treasure Island. Alphabet Mat £24 2 Treasure Island Mat Transparent Grid Mat A transparent mat for creating your own activities. Bee-Bot is fantastic for children of all abilities. Treasure Island Mat £15 3 Shape Size & Colour Mat Clip-On Shells Clip the shells onto your Bee-Bot! You could use them as a base for customising him with craft materials. Complete with support notes. Size & Colour Mat £15 4 Busy Street Mat This mat supports a wide range of subjects including ICT. Combine mathematics and ICT whilst having fun! Shape. 4 batteries. Choose from red. You could place it on top of a map or other image (sorry. It works on rough or smooth surfaces and is small enough to use on a table. Busy Street and Transparent Grid).

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Calc-U-Vue® Talking Calculator Digital Blue ‘Snap!’ Education Camera
Capture images up to 3.0 mega pixels and video clips (without sound) at 320 x 240 pixels. The camera holds approximately 15 high resolution and up to 37 low resolution images in its 32MB memory, which can be expanded via a secure digital memory card slot. The camera includes a 38mm TFT colour preview screen, automatic flash, self-timer, digital zoom and a speaker that gives audio cues to indicate that a picture has been taken. Easy picture download via USB. Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included).

This talking calculator provides spoken repetition of every button pressed - perfect for students with dyslexia or a visual impairment. It is made from durable plastic and has an 8 digit display, a sliding case cover, speaker, and a headphone jack for use with any standard headphones. It also includes repeat and adjustable volume functions. Dimensions: 11cm x 14cm. Requires 2 AA batteries (included). Calc-U-Vue £18 Calc-U-Vue 10 units £175

The camera also includes intuitive image editing software (unlimited site licence for Windows). Snap! Camera £79 Snap! Camera 5 pack £375

Digital Movie Creator 3
Version 3 has lots of new features, including: • Improved video resolution - now 640 x 480 pixels when used independently of a computer. • Improved digital still image resolution - now 1.3 mega pixels. • Conventional view finder or 1.5” flip-out colour LCD screen. • 32MB built-in memory (as Digital Movie Creator 2), giving up to 6 minutes of video capacity, but now expandable via a secure digital (SD) memory card slot. • Digital video out port to connect directly to a digital projector or suitable TV. • Easy download via USB. DMC3 also includes a special education version of the intuitive video editing software with improved network functionality, compatibility with a larger range of video file types and an expanded library of UK localised photos and video. Unlimited school site licence included, as well as a comprehensive teacher’s resource pack. Digital Movie Creator 3 £99 Digital Movie Creator 3 - 5 pack £470

Sci-Plus 300 Talking Scientific Calculator

This talking scientific calculator allows those with low vision to perform scientific, statistical and trigonometric calculations. It has a large, clear, high contrast 8 digit LCD display and a clearly audible voice from the earphone socket. It has a rugged portable case of 22.5cm x 15.2cm x 3.5cm, and 2cm high visibility keys. A long life lithium battery and universal charger are included, along with a large print user manual. Choose lime green, ruby red, blueberry, cash silver or bumblebee yellow. Also available is the Sci-Plus 200, a non-talking version. Sci-Plus 200 (non-talking) Calc. £165 Sci-Plus 300 Talking Calculator £220

Digital Movie Creator 2

Digital Blue Head Camera

Hook and Loop Dots
Versatile little dots! There are fifteen pairs of hook and loop dots per pack. Hook and Loop Dots £2

Dual Lock Fastener
Extra strong hook and loop strip for firm fixing! Provided in a handy 30cm length. Dual Lock £3

Digital Movie Creator 2 takes both video and still shots. It is wonderfully easy to operate and can be mounted for switch users too. The software is packed full of hundreds of special effects to enhance your film, from aliens creeping across the screen to ships sinking; birds whirling around people’s heads or fireworks exploding. It captivates the imagination and is excellent on whiteboards and for group activities. Runs on AAA batteries or powered via its USB cable when attached to the computer. With 16MB of memory. For Windows ME, 2000 and XP. Digital Movie Creator 2 £79 Digital Movie Creator 2 - 5 pack £375

This video camera is specifically designed to be worn on the user’s head using the strap supplied. Ideal for those with poor motor control, or where the pupil needs the free use of both hands whilst recording (e.g. in sports). Also attach it to a Bee-Bot to record its journey! Captures video at 320 x 240 pixels (640 x 480 when attached to a PC). A built-in laser pointer helps aim the camera and there is an easy to locate video capture button. The memory is expandable using SD cards (32MB card supplied, enabling up to 5 minutes of video and sound to be captured when remote from a computer). Easy USB download of video. Intuitive video editing software is also supplied. Digital Blue Head Camera £79 Digital Blue Head Cam - 5 pack £375

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TRAINING AND EVENTS • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Consultancy
With many years of experience working in the field of special educational needs and ICT, our Information Team are regularly booked as consultants. Our clients have included SEN services, local education authorities, special and mainstream schools and units, early years settings, adult centres and services, educational charities and educational computer companies. Recent consultancies include: • Working with LEA Advisors to audit equipment and make recommendations for the development of ICT in two new generic special schools formed from the amalgamation of three MLD, SLD and PMLD schools. • Working with schools to provide a review of the use of ICT across the curriculum, making recommendations for potential progress and helping to write ICT development plans. • Working with schools to support the assessment of clients requiring access devices or electronic communication aids. “Thank you for all of your help. The report helped us identify our strengths and your suggestions for further action will help us build on them and move the school forward.”

Meet the Information and Training Team
Our team has extensive experience in using technology to support learners with special educational needs in a variety of settings. They constantly keep up to date with developments in the field, examining and sharing good practice from around the world.

Roger Bates – Information Director
Roger Bates worked in special schools including schools catering for learning difficulties, physical and sensory difficulties and behavioural difficulties. In 1986 he became manager of the Northern ACE Centre, providing services to support learning through the use of assistive technology. There, he developed numerous training courses on the use of ICT with pupils with communication difficulties. Roger developed Inclusive’s consultancy service. Email: roger@inclusive.co.uk

Ian Bean – Information and Training Manager
Ian joined Inclusive from Priory Woods, an award wining Beacon special school. He has taught learners with a wide range of difficulties and has an indepth knowledge of assistive technology. He is also an experienced training provider and has devised and delivered courses in schools and colleges throughout the country. Ian is a former BECTa ICT in Practice Award winner for Inclusion, an award winning web designer and a popular speaker at conferences around the world. Email: ianbean@inclusive.co.uk

Fil McIntyre – Information and Training Officer
Fil worked for the Royal School for the Deaf and Communication Disorders, where he supported learners with a range of special needs including autism, hearing difficulties, visual impairment and PMLD. He has extensive practical knowledge in using ICT to enhance the learning and communication skills of learners with special needs and in supporting teachers, therapists and support staff in using ICT to suit individual learner’s requirements. Email: fil@inclusive.co.uk  

Sandra Thistlethwaite – Speech and Language Therapist
Sandra is a qualified speech and language therapist. She worked for the NHS for over 10 years, supporting pupils with physical disabilities/autistic spectrum disorder and young adults with learning disabilities. Sandra then became the assessment coordinator and resource manager for the ACE Centre North, and played a significant role in the management of the Communication Aid Project before joining Inclusive Technology. Email: sandra@inclusive.co.uk  

Training
As leader of the ICTS consortium, we delivered training to over 7,000 teachers, therapists and support staff. This training was praised by the DfES, the TTA, the Welsh Office and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland. Since then, our training has gone from strength to strength. We continue to provide high quality training to clients that is tailored specifically to the needs of their school and informed by best practice from around the world. We now also offer training in our new ICT training suite - see the back cover for details. Recent training days include: • Training on the use of ICT to support teaching and learning across the curriculum in an all age special school. • Training in the use of access devices and other assistive technologies, highlighting progression routes to aid planning and target setting. • Training which exemplified key aspects of the Equals scheme of work for ICT. “Tailored the course to the whole group, excellent, very easy to listen to with lots of practical ideas.”

Information Service
Inclusive Technology provides a telephone and email Information Service designed to ensure you choose the right products and help you get the best from them in your classroom. To use this service, simply call 01457 819790 and ask for the Information Team. Alternatively, you could send an email to one of the addresses above. “Thanks for all of your help on the phone. The Pal Pad switch worked exactly as you said it would. Simon’s switch tapping is already much reduced.”

Presentations
Our Team are all experienced, popular speakers and regularly present and lead seminars at conferences and exhibitions around the world. Log on to our website to see our current bookings. If you are interested in booking one of our team to speak at your event, please call Ian Bean on 01457 819790 to discuss your requirements. “A real teacher who knows the problems and the pitfalls. An excellent talk, lively and entertaining, which made me realise that there are so many ways to unlock a child’s potential.”

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Information Days
These FREE, practice focused professional development days are packed with information, advice and inspiration. They are suitable for teachers, therapists and support staff working in nurseries, schools, colleges and adult centres, in fact anywhere where ICT is used to support the communication, learning and leisure of children and adults with SEN. Our focus is the Inclusive Classroom, where we will be exemplifying and expanding on many of the ideas presented in this resource guide. Information Days are free - but booking is essential! For more information call us on 01457 819790 or see: www.inclusive.co.uk/events

See us at: Liverpool 5 Dec 2007  •  Northampton 6 Feb 2008  •  Glasgow 5 March 2008  •  Dublin 14 May 2008  •  Peterborough 4 June 2008. See www.inclusive.co.uk for updates!

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Exhibitions
Inclusive exhibits at a large number of special needs and ICT events around the country. We also organise the popular Special Needs Fringe, held every year alongside the massive BETT exhibition at Olympia. Why not come along to an exhibition and see a wide range of our products? Our stands are manned by members of our Information Team, so no hard sell, just an opportunity for you to discuss products with colleagues who have used them in the classroom.

The Special Needs Fringe
9 - 11 January 2008, Olympia Hilton, London
A dedicated event for special needs ICT, organised by Inclusive Technology and sponsored by Special Children magazine. It also provides free refreshments and somewhere to sit and chat with colleagues. Take in BETT too at Olympia next door.

Call 01457 819790 or see: www.inclusive.co.uk/exhibitions

“It was good to see all of the new programs and speak with the guy on the stand. He had lots of ideas that will really work for some of my class.”

Also see Inclusive at: Special Needs North, GMEX, Manchester, 18 – 19 April 2008. The exciting exhibition from TES Education and nasen. www.teachingexhibitions.co.uk

These are just some of the ways that we can help your school, college, SEN Support Service or organisation. For more information, please call 01457 819790 and speak to the Information Team.

Call our friendly team on 01457 819790 or Freephone 0800 975 6090

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