Assistive, Inclusive & Learning Technologies
by Turning Point Technology
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Communication

Literacy- Reading

Literacy software involving word, sentences, and reading
Item # Product Description Photo Price
1 User
AC-SI-07R5 Users
AC-SI-57R Switch Accessible Symbol  
Basic Sight Words CD

Basic Sight Words from the Dolch list, features 245 on-screen flash cards that combine speech and text. You can individualize a word list for each student or choose preprogrammed categories.
Features Instruction and Multiple Choice options. During Instruction, words are presented full-screen. Click "flip" to see and hear the word in a sentence. In Multiple Choice, pick one of three spoken words that match the text. Software tracks student performance. Print out words and sentences to make your own fl ash cards. Touch screen and single-switch compatible. Supplement with Basic Sight Words Flash Cards

Win 98-XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX
 
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1 User
$49.00
5 Users
$149.00
AC-DRC17

Daily Reading Comprehension (DRC) Software

This bundle of two CDs (Semester 1 and 2) features 274 talking books with computer-graded tests. Each book is linked to a date in history. DRC software automatically recognizes the date and selects the corresponding book. Or, you can assign books to students by date or category. Students can also explore the titles and read the books that interest them.

To help struggling readers, the software highlights text as it's read aloud by professional narrators. A sequence of questions, with an optional Hint feature, follows each book. Test results are stored for your review in individual student files.

Includes 2 CDs, Windows only, 2000 or later, touch screen compatible.
Get books and software in the Daily Reading Comprehension Package

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1 CD
$189.00
5 CDs
$429.00
5 CDs
$269.00
Nouns
AC-FN-17R

Verbs
AC-FV-17R

Words
AC-CNS-07R

Functional Words  More on Functional Words
Nouns, verbs and describing words in context with live action video

Three programs to choose from: Functional Nouns (240 nouns, 3 CDs), Functional Verbs (240 verbs, 3 CDs) or the Functional Words Sampler (40 nouns, 40 verbs, 1 CD). Teach low-level readers of any age to recognize important words they encounter every day. Features instructional videos showing words in context, multiple-choice questions, and problems requiring the student to place words in realistic photos. Includes student management system and print exercises in PDF files. Touch screen and single switch compatible
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Win 98-XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX
 
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Nouns
$249.00
Verbs
$249.00
Words Sampler
$99.00
 
TF-2017

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Fuzzbuzz Level 1: Word Learning
Grades Kindergarten-3, Inclusion

Kids master over 100 new vocabulary words with activities such as "The big pink TV" and "Beat the Slinx." 14 fun activities in Fuzzbuzz Level 1 guide students through the 3-step process of learning, matching, and reading. , the colorful characters in this rewarding program. Full audio support and the ability to customize activities for up to 20 students make Fuzzbuzz Level 1 ideal for students of all abilities.

Win 3.1, 486DX 66MHz, 8MB RAM, 640 x 480, 256 colors
Mac OS 7, 68040, 8MB RAM, 256 colors, 640 x 480

 
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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
Network
$449.95
TF-2018

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Fuzzbuzz Level 2: The Clan
Grades Kindergarten-3, Inclusion

Learning to read is unbelievably fun with the Fuzzbuzz Clan. Use this program independently, or as a follow-up to Fuzzbuzz Level 1. . Introduce students to 150 new words with matching and learning activities designed to increase sight vocabulary. A highly structured phonics program leads children through single letter sounds, triple consonant blends, and beyond.

Win 95+,P-75, 16 MB RAM, 800 x 600, 256 colors
Mac OS 7, Power Mac, 16 MB RAM, 256 colors, 800 x 600

  
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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
Network
$449.95
AC-GR-02 Getting Real with Reading

Teach word meanings and spelling for high priority words with an engaging hands-on tool! Students practice learning definitions, then self-check their spelling. Users simply slide the insert up or down until the desired word is located. Alphabetized words include number, calendar, direction, math and high frequency words plus homophones and synonyms. Set includes two durable laminated 91/2" x 5" WordRule sleeves and 9 color-coded laminated inserts.
 
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$59.00
 
TF-20103 Idiom Track More on Idiom Track
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Engaging, fun graphics illustrate the literal and real meaning of each idiom, grouped within categories such as animals, food and drink, color, and parts of the body. Activities to further practice and reinforce the meanings of idioms gradually build up the users" understanding and confidence in the social skills of communication (what does it mean? complete the idiom, choose the real meaning, choose the correct idiom). Some learners will need the support of more formal intervention to reach an acceptable level of understanding " Idiom Track enables this. Idiom Track is particularly well suited for use with those learning English as a Second Language.

Win 95, P-133 MHz, 32 MB RAM, sound card.
Mac OSX compatible
   
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1 User
$69.95
5 Users
$209.85
1 User
IT-LW01

5 Users
IT-LW05

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Learn More about Words
Different activities to practice and reinforce reading and spelling skills

For ages 5 to 9, but can be successfully used with older learners who need extra practice.

" Fill in missing letters from the alphabet
" Select the correct word for pictures
" Type in or select from the screen the correct letters to spell the word shown in the picture
" Finally the words are presented in Word Search and Crossword layouts
" All activities have 3 levels of difficulty
" The Learn More Toolkit (included) allows you to edit the wordlist.
" Add words, delete them or re-assign difficulty levels.
" Attach different pictures or sound files to words and even create your own new wordlists.

Win 95-XP, 16MB RAM, 256 color, Sound Card, CD ROM drive

learn more about words software

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1 User
$99.00
5 Users
$299.00
Book Options
1 book
AC-LSR02

5 books
AC-LSR10

Software Options
1 CD
AC-LSR07

5 CDs
AC-LSR57

Package
AC-LSR15

Life Skill Readers
Academic curriculum for student with cognitive disabilities.

Life Skill Readers is an illustrated basal reader and life skill exploration program with engaging photographs and simple text. Ideal for high school aged students with developmental disabilities who are reading at a second grade level or below, it helps low level readers increase their reading comprehension while informing them on a wide variety of functional life skill topics.

Presents 40 stories in 6 content areas: Community, Personal, School, Signs, Transportation and Work. Stories describe places (grocery stores, restaurants), things (community signs) and activities (going on a date). Each story has 3, 5, or 7 pages with study questions. Easy-to-read text is brought to life with engaging, colorful photos. By Craig Booth and Judi Kinney with photos by Beverly Potts.

Covered spiral bound book, 290 pgs., with a Win/Mac CD with printable PDF, 2005

Options:
" Books: 1 (AC-LSR02) or 5 (AC-LSR10) books
" Software: 1 (AC-LSR07) or 5 (AC-LSR57) CDs
" Package: 1 Book & 1 CD

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Book Options
1 book
$59.00
5 books
$159.00
Software Options
1 CD
$99.00
5 CDs
$249.00
Package
1 Book & 1 CD
$129.00
1 User
AC-LW07

5 Users
AC-LW57

Looking for Words
Explore community, home and school

Community exploration program combines reasoning skills with vocabulary building. Excellent for reading enrichment. Engaging graphics, interesting animation and clear speech help teach hundreds of words in context. Features �explore," "list," and "picture print" options. In "explore," students freely move to different locations, 24 in all, learning new words as they go. Select any object and it identifies itself. In "list" option, students search for specific words on their list. Where would you find a basketball, broom or mailbox? How about a fire hydrant, fire truck or toaster?

Use the "picture print" option to create student activities or illustrated vocabulary booklets. New feature lets teachers select specific words on student lists. Scores are saved to track skill development.

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

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1 User
$99.00
5 Users
$249.00
1 User
IT-MS02

5 Users
IT-MS06

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Making Sense with Letters

Different word building activities using 300 different graphics and sounds. Find the initial sound, fill in the missing letter, listen and type and unscramble the letters. Making Sense with Letters is designed for pre-school and pre-literacy use, to help develop visual perception, memory and language skills. There are 9 different activities, some requiring auditory perception as well as visual perception. Rewards take the form of a picture of the completed word, together with speech.

System Requirements:
Win 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP

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1 User
$99.00
5 Users
$299.00
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
1 User
IT-RD01

5 Users
IT-RD05

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Reading World

A delightful new collection of 21 different reading games designed for literacy development. The variety of activities is designed to widen letter and word recognition, build familiarity with alphabetical order and to increase spelling skills. Different types of activities allow you to work with letters, building words, or with whole words. Practice alphabetical order, matching pictures and words, guessing the word, typing the word and sorting words.

Play exciting games like bandit, flash words, letter factory, word worm and word tetris. Create new word lists that are completely relevant for your learners. Create groups of activities tailored for your students.

Win 9x/NT/ME/2000/XP

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1 User
$99.00
5 Users
$299.00
AC-SR-10R Stories and More Series

A great way to introduce literature concepts like character, setting and plot, plus teach reading comprehension skills! Features six stories on CD with printed books that match three of them. All stories on CD include multiple activities in addition to the talking book. The activities focus on plot prediction, character recognition and reading comprehension. The original book illustrations are also shown on screen with text. Students mouse-click to have the stories read aloud with the corresponding text highlighted.

The printed books are appropriate for a wide age range with reading levels varying from first to third grade. Since they match the CD stories exactly, the books compliment computer activities and are great to share with friends and family. Includes Time and Place and Animal Friends CDs; The Trek, The House on Maple Street and Galimoto printed soft cover books. Touch screen and single-switch compatible.

Win 98-XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX
 
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$159.00
1 User
TF-20585 Users
TF-2058-5
Spell Track  More on Spell TrackLearners ranging from pre-school to dyslexic adults will appreciate Spell Track's expertly designed, multi-sensory activities in: phonemic awareness, left-to-right tracking, word recognition, sequencing, segmenting, blending, and proofreading.

Win 95 or higher, P-133 MHz, 32 Mb RAM, sound card.
Mac OSX compatible
 
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1 User
$69.95
 
5 Users
$239.85
1 User
AC-SR-07

Stories and More Software

A great way to introduce literature concepts like character, setting and plot, plus teach reading comprehension skills! Features six stories on CD with printed books that match three of them. All stories on CD include multiple activities in addition to the talking book. The activities focus on plot prediction, character recognition and reading comprehension. The original book illustrations are also shown on screen with text. Students mouse-click to have the stories read aloud with the corresponding text highlighted.

The printed books are appropriate for a wide age range with reading levels varying from first to third grade. Since they match the CD stories exactly, the books compliment computer activities and are great to share with friends and family. Includes Time and Place and Animal Friends CDs; The Trek, The House on Maple Street and Galimoto printed soft cover books.
Touch screen and single-switch compatible.

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

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1 Unit
$99.00
5 Units
$249.00
TF-2120
Networkable Software
SuperSpell: A Day At The Beach
More on A Day at the Beach
Grades K-7, Inclusion

This incredibly comprehensive program is based on a sequential development of spelling skills, ranging from the simplest 3-letter words to harder multi-syllabic words. Teachers can even type in their own word lists, or record their voice in order to target students of all ability levels. The program's b developmental focus makes it ideal for kids of all ages. This one-of-a-kind package has three parts.

Win 3.1, 8MB RAM, 4x CD, SVGA
Mac
LC 3 +, 233 MHz, 8MB RAM, 4x CD  

 

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1 User
$99.95
5 Users
$299.85
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Take and Teach Language Kits
Intended for children with moderate to severe cognitive disability

Links to Take and Teach Topics:
All About Me, Community, Food, Nature, Occasions, and Special Kits

Each CD has the following items in pdf format:
1. A book on one of the themes above that introduces limited vocabulary and repetitive lines
2. An interactive computer book created with IntelliTools Classroom Suite
3. At least 2 vocabulary games
4. A songboard
5. Word cards
6. Sensory exploration activities and ideas for expanding language opportunities, such as cooking, crafts, math, and science
Supportive manipulatives are not included, but are available.
  
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Most $30.00
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  TF-2203 Teacher's Cupboard More on Cupboard
Gr K-2, Inclusion
Finalist for Teacher's Choice Awards 2001


One teacher would like an apple, the other a crown. Eager young learners must venture into magical lands with kangaroos and giants, to find the gifts their teachers most desire. Early readers and non-readers alike will dive into books with this interactive literacy program. Two wonderful adventures lead children through focused literacy activities where they practice skills such as identifying beginning letter sounds, story sequencing, and filling in missing words from a selection of pictures.

Win 3.1, 486, 66MHz, 8 MB RAM, 2x CD, SVGA.
Mac LC475, 8 MB RAM, 2x CD, 640 x 480, 256 colors
 
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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
  Teach Me Nouns Series More on Teach Me Nouns
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Teach Me Nouns is for students with articulation, sound production and speech production goals. The series has over 700 vocabulary words organized by target sound. Using the SoftTouch morphing activity, these programs help students make the connection between a photograph, line drawing, symbol and text for each word. These Steps to Learning Programs give you the ability to select specific words for each student. Music, movement, morphing and narration engage and motivate the students to select the words at their own pace and as often as they wish. Using the powerful changeable format, you can place the target words in different locations to ensure the students are making purposeful choices. you can also increase or decrease the number presented at one time to simplify or make the task more complex. As students choose the words over and over, they learn to hear the sound and often increase their ability to say the words. (Previous version was called Teach Me Phonemics.)   Win/Mac CD-ROMs
 
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ST-TMN1 Teach Me Nouns: Initial Sounds  More on Initial Sounds

Includes 180 nouns with target consonant sounds at the beginning of the word, such as <s> in sink.
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$115.00
ST-TMN3 Teach Me Nouns: Medial Sounds  More on Medial Sounds

Includes 188 nouns with target consonants in the middle of the word, such as <ng> in finger.
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$115.00
ST-TMN2 Teach Me Nouns: Final Sounds  More on Final Sounds

Includes 180 nouns with target consonant sounds at the end of words, such as <m> in drum.
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$115.00
ST-TMN4 Teach Me Nouns: Blends More on Blends

Includes 188 nouns with beginning 2 and 3 consonant blends, such as <str> in b.
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$115.00
TF-2303 Tell a Tale More on Tell a Tale
Grades K-2

Make a dragon lift weights in your story! This exciting software offers over 100 possible story combinations for young authors. Children will develop essential early reading and writing skills as they build their own 3-sentence stories. Each story has an opening, a setting, an actor, and action--all beautifully illustrated with animation to delight any youngsters.

Win 95+, 16MB RAM, SVGA, 4x CD
Mac OS8.1+, Power PC, 32MB RAM,  4x CD
 
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1 User
$49.95
5 Users
$149.85
TF-20116

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Two Wise Owls
Grades 1-7, switch accessible

Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move! That's how you spell Rhythm! Two Wise Owls is bursting with tons of mnemonic devices like this to help students remember difficult spellings! The program has been created to target pupils aged 7 and beyond as well as learners with specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia), as well as those who may find using mnemonics a useful tool for memorizing important information.

Minimum system requirements
Win 95+, 133 MHz, 32 MB RAM, sound card
Mac OSX compatible
 
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1 User
$69.95
5 Users
$209.85
Word Processor    More on Word Processor
Grades K-7, Inclusion
This is the most child-friendly word processor you've ever used. Designed for students, teachers, and parents, you can click anywhere on the page and just start typing - it's as easy as pencil and paper. With full multimedia support, you can drag-and-drop photographs, drawings, video, and audio�and your images stay right where you put them! You'll spend hours creating presentations, projects, and flyers based on the huge collection of clip art which is included on the desktop
 
Win 98-XP, 486 33 MHz, 32 MB RAM, 16 bit color, 800 x 600, 4x CD, speech facility available on Win 98 and later
Mac OS 8.0, 233 MHz, 24 MB RAM, 800 x 600, 4x CD, speech facility available on all Macs
 
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1 User
$99.95
 
5 Users
$299.85
 
TF-2070
5 Users

TF-2070-5P switch software

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Word Track  

Learners ranging from pre-school to dyslexic adults will appreciate Spell Track's expertly designed, multi-sensory activities in: phonemic awareness, left-to-right tracking, word recognition, sequencing, segmenting, blending, and proofreading.
 
Win 95-XP,Pentium 133 MHz, 32MB RAM, sound card
Mac
OSX compatible
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1 User
$69.95
5 Users
$239.85
1 User
AC-WO-07R

5 Users
AC-WO-57R

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AC-N075
  
WordWise CD
Functional literacy with pictures, text and speech

WordWise combines pictures, words, speech and print features to form a comprehensive language enrichment package. A student records her voice and compares it to the computer's for pronunciation training. Create an individual word list to build vocabulary. All 588 illustrations are realistic and appropriate for any age. Includes an instruction and multiple choice option. A new feature presents the written word with or without a picture. Touch screen and IntelliKeys compatible.

You can easily create a personalized word file for each student, or choose from seven preselected lists: Community, house, people, outdoor, actions, and adjectives. Print out custom picture books for each user. Picture printouts can be large, medium or small; color or black and white.
 
Win 98-XP Mac OS 8.6-9.2/OSX
 
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WordWise Master Cards below
1 User
$99.00
5 Users
$259.00
Overlay
$10.00
AC-WL-02 WordWise Master Cards

Blackline illustrations of the 588 most common vocabulary words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and expressions). Reproducible rights allow you to make wallet size language cards for each of your students. Ideal to use in the Personal Communication Book. Spiral bound, 105 pgs., 1996.
 
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$19.00

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