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New PCS symbol libraries

New PCS symbol libraries

We have had a lot of queries recently about whether Mayer Johnson will be bringing out a 2010 PCS Addendum library. As many of you know, PCS Addendum libraries have been released every two years since 1998 – with the last addendum being released in 2008. In 2010, Mayer Johnson made the decision to bring out a number …

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Onset Rime: Developing early literacy with Boardmaker and Clicker 5

Onset Rime: Developing early literacy with Boardmaker and Clicker 5

After Spectronics’ recent series of workshops in New Zealand, many participants enthusiastically requested more information about onset rime activities and their importance in literacy development. So we thought it would also be good to share them with you here in our blog. Onset rime has been shown to be one of the most effective ways of improving phonological …

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Everybody’s talking about Talking Mats

Everybody’s talking about Talking Mats

Talking Mats are something that I have found really useful with some of the adults with complex communication needs that I have supported and I thought I would share with you what they are, why you would use them and where you can go for more information. Originally developed by Joan Murphy and Lois Cameron from the AAC …

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Ready-to-use pre-assembled Boardmaker Resources (and more) from Tassie

Ready-to-use pre-assembled Boardmaker Resources (and more) from Tassie

We have just added a new range of resources to our materials to support learning by students in special ed settings – and the really cool thing is that all of the hard work is done for you! Pear Shaped Learning Aids from Tassie are a clever team of two (Kristin Mathiassen, mother of a young boy with …

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Fun Power Templates for Boardmaker Plus

Fun Power Templates for Boardmaker Plus

I’m always looking for ways to save time when I am creating activities in Boardmaker Plus. As I am sure we all are! By now I hope you will have already heard of BoardmakerShare.com, where you can download and upload any Boardmaker activities. However, when you search this site there are some FREE, sophisticated interactive templates which go …

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FREE Online Training – new sessions for you!

FREE Online Training – new sessions for you!

You may be aware of our FREE Online Training Sessions that are available for a number of different software programs including Boardmaker, Communicate: Symwriter, Clicker 5 and Texthelp Read and Write Gold. The sessions go for about an hour and are delivered by either one of our teachers or speech pathologists who have had experience using the software. …

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BoardmakerShare.com

BoardmakerShare.com

Just a quick post since we’ve had a couple this week already. You may already be familiar with AdaptedLearning.com for uploading and downloading free Boardmaker boards. But you may not have heard that the site has been redesigned to make it even easier to use and provide more functionality. It has also been renamed BoardmakerShare.com. Check out the …

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Spectronics Activity Exchange – and the World Cup

Spectronics Activity Exchange – and the World Cup

The Spectronics Activity Exchange has been around for a while – but recently we have been working hard, revamping and re-organising the Activity Exchange and adding lots of new activities. Now when you visit our Activity Exhange at http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/activities you will see a wider range of assistive technologies covered. These include Boardmaker, Boardmaker Plus, Clicker 5, the Widgit …

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Boardmaker Plus Footy Tipping for 2010!

Boardmaker Plus Footy Tipping for 2010!

After lots of requests, we have now taken our Boardmaker Plus footy tipping one step further and developed interactive 2010 footy tipping packages for use in Boardmaker Plus for the following codes: Australian Rules Football National Rugby League Super 14′s Rugby

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Symbol Supported Text and Literacy

Symbol Supported Text and Literacy

Communicate: Symwriter, Communicate: In Print 2 and Boardmaker V6 all allow users to easily pair symbols with text as shown in the examples below. Symbol supported text generated in Communicate: Symwriter Symbol supported text generated in Boardmaker V6 As more and more software comes out which lets people pair symbols with words easily, we are getting more enquiries …

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