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Symbols Based Literacy

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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Go Talk Overlay Software v 3.0

This updated version comes with the complete Imagine Symbol Set and an integrated online search feature that gives you instant access to millions of images. You can export files in PDF, JPG, or PNG formats so it's easy to email overlays to others.

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Imagine Symbol Directory

The Imagine Symbol Directory features 4000 new communication and literacy symbols in print and digital formats. The book is organized by category with full-color illustrations�25 per page.

A corresponding DVD includes a PDF of the book plus high resolution JPEG files of each symbol with a search utility. These royalty-free images can be exported to your favorite program, e-mailed to a friend or printed from the PDF file. You can even photocopy the book!

Imagine Symbol set conveys vocabulary with realistic, contemporary, and colorful illustrations that are appropriate for any age. 15 topics include emotions, phrases, verbs and computer devices. Covered spiral bound book, 212 pgs., 2006. DVD with PDF of book and digital files of 4000 symbols.
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Switch Accessible Symbol

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

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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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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.

- 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 computers).
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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.

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Real World Picture Words Software - All 6 Programs

6 software programs, by Janie Haugen-McLane, help students with limited or no reading skills learn commonly used words heard in everyday life. The 1200 picture words have full-color illustrations and are taught in groups of five to increase comprehension and retention. Simple, easy-to-understand definitions and sentences are read aloud for each word, giving students both general and "real-world" meanings.

Sequence of Activities
Each picture word is introduced with its matching illustration. Once the word is read aloud, a series of activities helps students learn to identify, pronounce, define, and use the word.
Students will:
� Learn each word and its definition. Then, hear each word used in a sentence.
� Choose the correct picture and word from 2 choices and then 3 choices.
� Finally, identify each word and its picture from 5 choices.

� 1 - School & Basic Concept Words
� 2 - Body, Clothes, Grooming, & Health Words
� 3 - Grocery Store Food Words
� 4 - Community Words
� 5 - Household Words
� 6 - Kitchen & Bathroom Words

School & Basic Concept Words

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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!

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

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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.

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

Survival Signs: Transportation Signs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AC-MJ-W41R Writing with Symbols CD
A talking picture and word processing program with over 8000 illustrations

Writing With Symbols allows you to type and have pictures quickly pop in to illustrate word meanings. The program has 3 primary functions. 1st, it's a teacher utility to create printed activities used for individual or small group instruction, including picture stories, student schedules or illustrated directions. 2nd, it helps students who aren�t text ready write picture-based compositions. 3rd The program also functions as a talking word processor for students who can use text. Some specific features include spell checking; adjustable picture and text size; 3800 color and black and white Picture Communication Symbols; 4000 black and white rebus symbols and the ability to import graphics or photos.

Win 95 or later, sound card
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