Sound Beginnings Making Sounds
Grades Kindergarten-1, Special Education, Inclusion, Win/Mac,
Sound Beginnings - Making Sounds is the third edition of this unique
vocalization program, designed to encourage communication in young
children and those with special education needs. Sound Beginnings
Making Sounds encompasses even more exciting activities using voice
stimulus. A simple microphone is all that is needed - no voice input
training or complicated configurations are needed.
This PC and MAC dual format CD-ROM includes the Racing, Jigsaw,
Blow-up, Invaders and Floating activities from the PC only Sound
Beginnings 1 and 2 programs.
The activities are particularly suitable for students who are at the
early stages of acquiring spoken language.
� Racing - Use sustained sound to keep a car moving around a race track.
Students explore usage of volume - the louder the sound becomes, the faster
the car will travel!.
� Jigsaw - Put a puzzle together with your voice! Every time you make a sound,
a piece of the puzzle will appear. Select the number of puzzle pieces. You
can even import your own photographs into a puzzle. Try this activity with a
digital photograph of the student you are working with.
� Blow up Balloon - Students make an extended sound to blow up a balloon. Say
"AAAAAHHHHHHHH" and the balloon gets bigger and rises until the student
� Invaders Game - Students say "fire" (or "hit", or "blast") to eliminate the
enemy creatures. Say "left" or "right" and the character moves by your
command to avoid getting hit. Teachers can select the number and speed of
things coming at the player.
� Floating � Sustain a sound for as long as possible in order to keep a
creature floating in the sky with her balloon.
Activities are fully configurable for various ability levels, and printable
user records are also available. There is even a gallery which can be viewed
showing saved screenshots from selected activities that the users have
played. Students will want to play over-and-over again!
Minimum system requirements
Win 98+, Pentium 200MHz, 64MB RAM, 800x600, sound, CD, speakers or headphones
Mac OSX+, OS9 (Classic)
� Autism Bundle
� Severe Disabilities Bundle - PMLD
� Headphones with microphone
� Speech Language Bundle
� Sound Beginnings
� Sound Beginnings Making Sounds