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Life Activities & Work Skills Software

Including literacy, job search, grocery shopping, social skills, drugs, violence, computer, & survival signs involving community, school, employment, & transportation
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The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party CD, unlike any other product on the market, was developed for the teaching of social skills through its innovative use of interactive video sequences. Children on the screen act out social emotions, appropriate body space, and voice volume step by step to teach basic social understanding and behavioral skills. These lessons target children with a cognitive age of 4-8 years. Not currently available in Macintosh.

System Requirements
• 200 MHz or higher, 600 Megabytes of available Hard Drive Space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16 bit color monitor, 800 x 600 Resolution or better Video card compatibility, Mouse
Win 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP
Mac OSX or above

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Birthday Party
$79.99
Bundle
$395.96
1 User
AC-CS07

5 Users
AC-CS57

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AC-CSN07

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Community Success Software
Prepare for community outings

• Presents step-by-step instructions in community activities and the social skills needed for each activity.
• Realistic illustrations, instructive auditory cues and easy use gives students the opportunity to rehearse skills before they go out.
• Social skills picture both “good” and “not so good” behaviors.
• The 45 activities are organized by category: Shopping, transportation, eating out, important places and appointments.
• Activities range from basic (using restrooms) to complex (grocery shopping).
• Create an activity sequence to reflect an actual outing or have students “explore” on their own.
• Print colorful illustrations of social skills and instructional steps for classroom use or as community cues.

Win 98/ME/2000/XP
Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX Native, Classic

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1 User
$189.00
5 Users
$479.00
Overlay
$10.00
1 CD
AC-CW07

5 CDs
AC-CW57
Computers at Work Software
Teach work skills at the computer

• Vocational software that’s ideal for long term training of school to work students.
• Focuses on actual computer skills that prepare users for office jobs.
• Computers at Work, which includes Data Entry and Order Processing, challenges students to work independently for an hour or more while learning real office procedures.
3 levels of difficulty, working independently for an hour or more while learning real office procedures. As skills improve, users progress from simple tasks to jobs common in today’s workplace:
• A student tracking system provides data needed for IEPs/Transitions Plans
• Student results for each session are recorded and long term performance is tabulated
• A System Manager is included to track student performance and provide data for IEPs/Transition Plans.
Win/Mac CD, 190 Data Entry account cards, 190 Order Processing account cards.

Win 98/ME/2000/XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2, OS X Classic, OS X Native

Computers at Work CD

1 CD
$169.00
5 CDs
$429.00
1 User
AC-GR07

5 Users
AC-GR75

Grooming for Life CD
Personal care routines

- This video-based CD stresses the importance of personal care routines in maintaining a good appearance.
- Provides a “book” and “movie” option for each of five segments.
- The “movies” feature five young adults who prepare for an active day by completing grooming, hygiene and dressing tasks step-by-step.
- The storyline, based on the Looking Good video, is engaging and fun.
- The movies are closed captioned.
- Total running time is approximately 25 minutes.
- The books reinforce and expand the concepts in the movies.
- You can choose a “talking” selection which reads the text aloud.

Win 98-XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX

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1 User
$59.00
5 Users
$129.00
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Job Search Curriculum

The Job Search Curriculum blends structured exploration using simulated Web sites with traditional methods of responding to job ads.

Use JobWeb Win/Mac CD to get valuable vocational information by exploring 30 simulated Web sites using your Internet browser. Exploration is guided by structured activities like: Job vocabulary search, company background investigation, submitting interest in a job via email and printing job applications.

The Job Ads & Career Paths book focuses on the work application process for jobs commonly found in local newspapers. Includes 150 student worksheets that can be photocopied or printed from PDFs. Worksheets cover job comparisons, interest matching and “finding the details.” By Ellen McPeek Glisan. Book, spiral bound, 233 pages. with printable PDFs on a Win/Mac CD

Win 98-XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX

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$99.00
TF-2094

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The "Just Like..." Series
Grades 2-8, Inclusion

The 4 animated stories in the Just Like series offer much-needed support for children facing difficult behavioral issues. Topics such as bullying, disruptive behavior, and dealing with parental expectations and conflict at home are de-mystified by the series. Each story and the accompanying activities facilitate exchange between students, teachers, and guidance counselors about issues relating to personal and social development that affect emotional well-being, behavior, and learning. Each CD in the series is based on a true story, and portrays children who display courage, humor and compassion when faced with adversity. The aim of the series is to give children a sense of hope and a belief that change can happen, as well as to foster empathy, tolerance, and understanding in the classroom, school, and community.

Win 95 or later, 166 MHz, 64 MB RAM, 800 x 600, 256 colors
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1 User
69.95
5 Users
$209.85
1 CD
AC-LF-07

5 CDs
AC-LF-57

Life in Focus CD
Life and work skill software with royalty free color photographs for functional vocabulary development

Life in Focus is a unique collection of 4800 digital photographs on one CD, designed for life skill, language and functional vocabulary instruction. Places, people, objects, daily tasks and many other situations are presented in digitally mastered, color photographs. Each photo presents subjects in context as you would see them in everyday life.

Life in Focus includes a management tool that lets you search thumbnails by keyword or browse through categories of pictures. Main categories include: Animals, community, home, people, school, shopping, signs and workplace/industry. Selected images can be saved or printed. Print feature lets you add text and is ideal for creating illustrated books and instruction sheets. Interactive help menu and tutorial makes Life in Focus easy-to-use. All images are royalty-free! Use them any way you would normally use a JPEG file: e-mail, word processing document or a digital slide show presentation.

Win 98/ME/2000/XP
Mac OS 8.6-9.2, OSX Classic, Native
 
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1 CD
$79.00
5 CDs
$199.00
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My Community

My Community CD teaches children and young people appropriate social behaviors, interactions, expectations, and safety precautions with various peers and adults within their community. This CD incorporates video of real people interacting in different community settings such as a restaurant, doctor's office, friend's house, grocery store, and neighborhood and allows the user to predict what should be appropriately said or done next. This multilevel program targets individuals with a cognitive age of 5-15 years. This program is both Macintosh (OSX and above) and IBM PC compatible.

System Requirements
Win 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP
Mac OSX or above
• 200 MHz or higher, 600 Megabytes of available Hard Drive Space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16 bit color monitor, 800 x 600 Resolution or better Video card compatibility, Mouse
  
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My Community
$89.99
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$395.96
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My School Day

School Day has over 100 different scenarios for the older child (cognitive age 6-12 years of age) that demonstrates appropriate interaction, social behaviors, social problem solving, and peer relationships within a school setting and allows them to interact! This program has unique features that allow the facilitator to tailor the video sequences to best fit each child's individual skill level.  Not currently available in Macintosh.

System Requirements
Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP
Mac OSX or above
Hardware :
• 200 MHz or higher, 600 Megabytes of available Hard Drive Space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16 bit color monitor, 800 x 600 Resolution or better Video card compatibility, Mouse

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My School Day
$89.99
Bundle
$395.96
TF-9048

Out and About 2
Special Education
BETT Award Winner 2003 - Best Special Needs Secondary Software

This second CD-ROM in this popular series contains advanced reading and writing activities, as well as activities involving money, pricing and general life skill issues designed for older learners.

The activities include: Cooking, Shopping, Use-by dates, Spelling, Information gathering, Sequencing and Word processing.

Features:
- Can be used by non-readers
- Uses real-life signs and symbols
- Age appropriate graphics and photographs
- Choice of male or female voice to guide you through the program

Win 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT; Pentium 266 MHz; 32 MB RAM; 800 x 600 video, 16 bit color; sound card; 8 x CD-ROM drive for a standalone installation (not required for networked workstations).

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1 User
$79.95
5 Users
$239.85
Package 1
OB w MSSpeech

GS-OBMS

Package 2
OB w NeoSpeech

GS-OBNS01

Package 2 x 5
GS-OBNS05

Package 2 x 10
GS-OBNS10

Package 2 x 25
GS-OBNS25

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Overboard
Communication Overlay and Board Designer

5 Options (each has 5500 Gus symbols):
Package 1: Overboard design software with Microsoft Speech
Package 2: Overboard design software with NeoSpeech
Package 3: 5 pack of Overboard with NeoSpeech
10 pack of Overboard with NeoSpeech
25 pack of Overboard with NeoSpeech

System Requirements:
Windows 98-XP, 74 MB (version 2.2.0, 11/01/2005)
Mac OSX 10.3/10.4, 20 MB (version 2.13, 11/13/2005)

Click here to listen to difference between Microsoft Speech and Neospeech. Requires Windows Media Player.
 


Other Options

Package 1
OB w MSSpeech

$169.00
Package 2
OB w NeoSpeech

$199.00
Pkg 3 - 5 Pack
$649.00
Other Options
1 User
AC-PS07

5 Users
AC-PS57

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AC-PSN07

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Personal Success Software
Prepare for community outings

• Targets essential activities for personal care—both simple and challenging.
• Addresses 53 activities step-by-step, each with additional tips covering safety and convenience issues.
• Activities are organized into topics: Personal care for women, men, and either sex; dressing for success, women and men; and clothing care.
• Instructors can select a personalized list for each participant.
• Students review frequently performed activities at the computer.
• Organize them to reflect a naturally occurring sequence: washing hands, brushing teeth, flossing, mouthwash.
• Use printouts to rehearse activities or as take-home picture cues.

Win 98/ME/2000/XP   Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX Native, Classic

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1 User
$129.00
5 Users
$329.00
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$10.00
1 CD
AC-CD-07

5 CDs
AC-CD-57

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AC-N07

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Picture Cue Dictionary
Picture cues for life skill instruction

5 interactive programs help students perform everyday activities independently. Instructors sequence pictures and students review them at the computer. Or, print out pictures to use in actual activities. Features 450 picture cues, quality speech, personalized picture lists printouts and a choice between display and multiple choice presentations.
Programs Included:
Looking Good presents personal care activities that can be sequenced to reflect a student’s routine. Keeping House features housekeeping activities like sweeping, vacuuming and cleaning. Select-A-Meal presents food choices for restaurant or in-home dining. Shopping Smart helps organize a grocery shopping list. Plan Your Day is a scheduling program that lets you set the time of each activity.

Win 98-XP   Mac OS 8.6-9.2, OSX Classic, Native
 
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1 CD
$99.00

5 CDs
$249.00

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PS-01

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Preschool Playtime Volume 1
Early Intervention Social Skills for Toddlers, Nursery School and Kindergarten Children Age 3 - 7

Preschool Playtime Volume 1 teaches the young child (toddler, nursery school, kindergarten) basic manners and behaviors such as greetings, interrupting, listening, waiting and apologizing through real-life social situations like a day at the park, in preschool or going to a play date. Just by regular use of this fun software tool, children aged 3-7 can rapidly improve a full spectrum of friendship skills and play skills, including taking turns, sharing, requesting, cooperating and following directions.

System Requirements
Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP/Vista
Mac OSX or above

Social Skills Builder Preschool Playtime Volume 1 image

Social Skills Builder Preschool Playtime Volume 1 image

$69.99
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Preschool Playtime Volume 2
Early Intervention Social Skills for Toddlers, Nursery School and Kindergarten Children Age 3 - 7

Preschool Playtime Volume 2 is an extension of the material covered in Preschool Playtime Volume 1, and reinforces appropriate peer interactions and play skills in toddlers and preschoolers. Proper choices and behaviors are taught through a variety of real-life social situations, such as going to a play date, playing at the park or interacting with classmates at nursery school or kindergarten.

System Requirements
Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP/Vista
Mac OSX or above

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Social Skills Builder Preschool Playtime Volume 2 image

$69.99
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School Rules Volume 1

School Rules Volume 1 teaches acceptable behaviors during structured activities related to the classroom, group work, and physical education along with unstructured times on hallway interaction and lockers. This volume also targets the sensitive issues of PE locker room and personal hygiene. It targets cognitive ages 8-18. This program is both Macintosh (OSX or above) and IBM PC compatible.

System Requirements
Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP
Mac OSX or above
• 200 MHz or higher, 600 Megabytes of available Hard Drive Space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16 bit color monitor, 800 x 600 Resolution or better Video card compatibility, Mouse
  
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School Rules
$89.99
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$395.96
SS-04

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School Rules Volume 2

School Rules Volume 2 teaches social interpretation skills during unstructured times where social rules are most challenging. This CD uses scenarios such as getting lunch, waiting in line, eating, talking to friends, or just "hanging out" to demonstrate social awareness. In addition this volume also addresses time management, organizational skills, and use of schedules at school. This program is both Macintosh (OSX or above) and IBM PC compatible.

System Requirements
Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP
Mac OSX or above
• 200 MHz or higher
• 600 Megabytes of available Hard Drive Space
• 4x CD-ROM drive
• 16 bit color monitor
• 800 x 600 Resolution or better Video card compatibility
• Mouse

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School Rules 2
$89.99
Bundle
$395.96
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ST-250-SD

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Shop 'til You Drop
When we shop we make lots of choices. Shop 'til You Drop gives your students a chance to make their own choices. Play the money game then spend money buying fast food or better yet, buy clothes with a credit card!

Win ME-XP Mac OS 8.1-9.2/OSX Classic

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$109.00
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$49.00
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Social Skill Builder Series Bundle

A 10% savings by buying bundle rather than individual programs. Includes all 5 CDs of the Social Skill Builder series: My Community, My School Day, School Rules Volume 1, School Rules Volume 2, and The Birthday Party.

System Requirements
Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP
Mac OSX or above
• 200 MHz or higher, 600 Megabytes of available Hard Drive Space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16 bit color monitor, 800 x 600 Resolution or better Video card compatibility, Mouse
  
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$395.96
1 CD
AC-SOS07

5 CDs
AC-SOS57

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AC-TRM-N07

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Social Skills at School CD

Social Skills at School is a Win/Mac CD video based program with 5 engaging stories featuring talented child actors. They grapple with common social situations seen every day in every school: classroom, recess, and cafeteria. Skills are shown step by step and further discussed by a narrator. Provides a Book and Movie option for each story. The book option reinforces skills addressed in the movies. You can choose a talking selection which reads the text aloud. Movies are closed-captioned and based on the award winning Know the Code video.

Stories include:
• Charles Gets Teased
• Dion Scores!
• Kristi's First Day
• Shana and the Secret
• Tameka and the Bully

Win 98, ME, 2000, XP   Mac OS8.6-9.2, OSX Classic, Native  
  




1 User
$99.00
5 Users
$199.00
1 User
AC-SSK07

5 Users
AC-SSK57

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Social Skills at Work

• Features real-life workers with disabilities and their employers in on-the-job settings.
• It covers 5 valuable skill areas: Dress right, be on time, be friendly, be a team player and be ready to work.
• Provides a book and movie option for each skill area.
• Books option reinforces and expands the skills addressed in the movies.
• You can choose a talking selection which reads the text aloud.
• Movies are closed-captioned and based on an award-winning It's All Part of the Job video.
• Touch screen compatible

Win 98/ME/2000/XP   Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX

 
Social Skills at Work CD
1 User
$99.00
5 Users
$249.00
1 CD Set
AC-CNJ-10

5 CD Sets
AC-CNJ-15

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Social Skills on the Job CD Set

This video-based 3-CD series presents job related social skills one step at a time. Each skill has 3 phases: Instructional, Multiple Choice Review and What’s Next. Features live-action video, simple interface and a management system with pre- and post-assessments. Personal Social Skills CD covers: Take Responsibility, Be Dependable, Accept Consequences, Maintain Grooming, Be Polite, Tell the Truth, Be Positive, Have Self Control and Be Assertive. Initiating Social Skills CD features: Greet Others, Introduce Self, Ask for Help, Follow Directions, Join Others in a Group, Apologize, Give a Compliment and Make a Complaint. Responsive Social Skills CD includes: Listen Then Respond, Follow Directions, Understand Others’ Feelings, Handle Criticism, Peer Pressure, Solve a Problem and Deal with an Angry Person. Off-computer, print activities included on each CD. Touch screen & single-switch compatible

Win/Mac 3 CDs
 
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1 CD Set
$279.00
5 CD Sets
$629.00
1 User
AC-CN50

5 Users
AC-CN55

Survival Signs: School Signs

Helps students master 80 of the most common signs and words found in your school. Words and signs include Emergency Exit, First Aid, and School Zone Crossing.

Win 98-XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX

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1 User
$99.00

5 Users
$249.00
1 User
AC-CNV07

5 Users
AC-CNV57

Survival Signs: Employment Signs

This program presents 80 employment signs in real work situations. Signs vary from common (Exit and No Smoking) to specific (Employees must wash hands).


Win  98-XP   Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX
 
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1 User
$99.00
5 Users
$249.00
1 User
AC-CN20

5 Users
AC-CN25

Survival Signs: Information Signs

More basic information signs in your community. Includes 80 signs and words from Cafeteria and Do Not Touch to Recycle and Use Other Door!

Also available in the Survival Signs Software Series.

Win 98/ME/2000/XP   Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX

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1 CD
$99.00
5 CDs
$249.00
1 User
AC-CN60

5 Users
AC-CN65

Survival Signs: Transportation Signs

Teaches students 80 of the most important signs and words found in any public transportation system. Words/signs include Bus Station, Hospital and, Don't Walk.

Also available in the Survival Signs Software Series.

Win 98/ME/2000/XP   Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX

Survival Signs: Transportation Signs

1 CD
$99.00
5 CDs
$249.00
ST-TB CD

Task Builder
Build step-by-step visual tasks for the autistic student.

Task Builder is especially for students on the autism spectrum who need step-by-step visual information for doing tasks or following a schedule. This program can be used to teach or reinforce the tasks.

Win ME-XP Mac OS 9/Classic/OSX

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1 User
$130.00
5 Users
$525.00
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Teach Me Functional Foods

This Steps to Learning program features 116 food words including major food groups, fast foods, Mexican and Chinese foods. Use this program with your cooking and home economics classes and with activities of daily living curriculum. CD Overlay and testing program sold separately.

Win ME-XP, 128MB RAM
Mac OS 8.1-9.2/OSX Classic, 128MB RAM

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1 User
$115.00
5 Users
$450.00
1 User
AC-TI-07

5 Users
AC-TI-57

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Toward Independence
A well-rounded collection of 5 life-skill programs covers money skills, shopping, functional vocabulary, and community outings shown step-by-step.

Picture Shopping Cues make shopping easier by creating picture shopping lists from a bank of 288 food and non-food items. Students review lists before they shop. Spending Money lets students complete realistic money exercises and shop at a mall. Teachers can add denominations as skills progress. Looking for Community Words encourages students to explore eight neighborhoods by searching for assigned words. Let the computer compile a word list or customize for each student. WordWise Community combines text, pictures and speech in a functional vocabulary program. Students can record their pronunciations and compare them to the computer’s. Community Success Outings has 10 activities that everyone needs to know like grocery shopping and dining in a fast-food restaurant. Activities are shown step-by-step and include corresponding social skills.
Touch screen compatible

Win 98/ME/2000/XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX

Toward Independence CD

1 User
$159.00
5 Users
$399.00
5 Users
AC-WI-17

1 User
AC-WI-57

Youth At Risk CD-ROM Series

- This series confronts issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, school violence and self esteem.
- These 4 video-based programs show real kids dealing with actual life situations.
- Win/Mac CD-ROMs offer a “movie” and “book” option for each topic.

- Working It Out Together is a tutorial for teaching peer mediation techniques. It explores five stages of the conflict resolution process. Role plays bring the techniques to life.
- Violent Times features 13 teens who were exposed to violence. Some are perpetrators, some victims and others witnesses. They learn to cope with their past and prepare for their future.
- Straight Talk About Drugs features frank testimonials of 19 teens who’ve abused alcohol and drugs. Three segments follow a chronology of typical substance abuse patterns: Getting started, hitting bottom and recovery.
- Values and Social Skills covers self-esteem, morals, values and character issues. Violent Times, Straight Talk and Values and Social Skills each have 90 min. of digitized video.

Win/Mac

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1 User
$129.00
5 Users
$329.00

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