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1 Overview of AT Tools and Software (commercial)

2 One might need many tools in the toolbox Everyone needs a pencil Patty King Debaun …we just have to figure out which ones will work, be innovative and let them be creative, find something that motivates and engages them

3 My dad had to have many different pencils in his toolbox Mouth stick and felt tipped pen Mouth stick & keyboard with word prediction & a talking word processor Letter board with eye blinks (or nods) & eye gaze Dictates as someone scribes Voice recognition (Dragon Naturally Speaking and Dragon Dictate)

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5 Start with the Low Tech move to High Tech

6 Writing Process Writing is one of the most complex activities expected of a student. Getting the idea Formulating it into words Mechanics of writing Fine motor activity - holding and moving the pencil Letter formation Sound - letter association Spelling / letter order Grammar / word order/ punctuation Spatial organization/ spacing/ left to right/ top to bottom Edit/ drafts

7 Use of a keyboard eliminates or reduces effort involved in the deleted areas. Getting the idea Formulating it into words Mechanics of writing Fine motor activity - holding and moving the pencil Letter formation Sound letter association Spelling / letter order Grammar / word order/ punctuation Spatial organization/ spacing/ left to right/ top to bottom Edit/ drafts

8 Sometimes alternate access to the computer needs to be considered.. Alternate mice Alternate mice Alternate keyboards Alternate keyboards Voice Output Communication Aids/ Voice Output Communication Aids/ Speech Generating Device Speech Generating Device

9 Alternate Mice Mousekeys Touch Screens Trackballs Joysticks Head Mouse

10 Penny and Giles joystick and 2 jelly bean switches with holder writing response in Clicker

11 Mini Keyboards Onscreen keyboards Keyboard with keyguard Programmable keyboards Expanded Keyboards Alternate Keyboards

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13 IntelliKeys for writing journal

14 Onscreen keyboard example with an Alphabetical Layout Classroom suite (IntelliTools) Free… Click and Type Windows Accessibility features

15 Windows Accessibility feature Free ON SCREEN KEYBOARD

16 Vanguard connected with Serial Keys and cable to the computer and Writing with Symbols * choice of Minspeak or PCS symbols Using a Speech Generating Device can enhance computer use

17 Journal

18 Integrated Computer and Communication System Eco 14 (PRC) or a V or V Max (Dynavox)

19 SGD/ VOCA emulation with Kurzweil

20 PRC (Prentke Romich/ Minspeak page on an ECO

21 Technology/ software/ or low tech ideas that are available to assist and enhance in the remaining areas. Getting the idea Formulating it into words Mechanics of writing Fine motor activity - holding and moving the pencil Letter formation Sound letter association Spelling / letter order Grammar / word order/ punctuation Spatial organization/ spacing/ left to right/ top to bottom Edit/ drafts

22 Writing Process The following technology is available to help in these areas: Getting the Idea – Kidspiration, Inspiration, Read Write and Think, Graphic Organizers, Clicker 5, Clicker Paint, Tux Paint, Photos, CS4, Formulating it into words/ story – Clicker 5, Writing with Symbols, Classroom suite, Kurzweil 3000, Cloze Pro Sound Letter Association – Earobics, Simon Sounds it out, Essential Skills, Clicker 5 Wordmaker, Balanced Literacy (IntelliTools) CS4 Spelling / Letter order - Co:Writer, Spell checkers, Kurzweil 3000, Word Q (word prediction), Clicker 5, CS4 Grammar / Word order - Co:writer, WriteOutLoud, Kurzweil 3000, Word processor with grammar and spellchecker, Word Q, Word Talk, Cloze Pro

23 Inspiration/ Kidspiration VideoVideo Word Prediction (Word Q/ Co:writer 6) Cloze Pro Dragon Naturally Speaking/ Speak Q Writing Software Demo

24 Reading Software Simon Sounds It Out / Stages 1 and 2 PSAP Essential Skills Balanced Literacy PSAP Word Maker PSAP Start To Finish Books PSAP Balanced Literacy Classroom Suite 4 Clicker 5 Cloze Pro Earobics Kurzweil PSAP

25 Balanced Literacy by IntelliTools * Ready Made Primary Writing Activities CD

26 Simon Sounds it Out and Word Maker software

27 Math Software Math Pad and Math Pad plus (fractions and decimals) (Intellitools) * Scientific Note Book * Number Concepts 1 and 2 (Intellitools) PSAP Millies Math House Zoo Zillions Math Money Skills (Marble Soft) PSAP Time Scales PSAP Attainment Money Series * SET-BC software School District own copies of these and you an borrow them from Student Services Departments

28 Using Single Switch Hardware Hardware required –Switch (one or two) Jelly bean Leaf switch String switch Pillow switch Lever switch –Switch interface Switch hopper Don Johnson switch interface *SET-BC provides these

29 Single Switch Software Soft Touch * –Switch Basics –Teen Tunes –Concepts on the move –Songs I sing RJ Cooper * –101 animations –Teen switch progressions –Early and advanced switch games –2+2 Marblesoft –Money skills –Early Learning suite SimTech –Switch wars, arcade, kids Inclusive Technology –Switch it maker –Choose it maker Mayer Johnson –Animals galore –Food for thought

30 Vision Hardware and Software Braille Hardware –Pac Mate –Braille Note –Mount Baton Brailler –Romeo Braille Printer Vision Software - Jaws (Screen Reader) - Magic (Screen Enlargement) - Duxbury (Braille Translator) * SET-BC Provides all of these

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