The Alphabet Training Stencils are a writing skills training system designed for use with children with eye hand coordination or fine motor disabilities. This set of 26 plastic lower case manuscript letter stencils aid in the development of the motions necessary for correct formation of letters. Included are cards illustrating each letter with red directional arrows to ensure proper pencil movements. The set is packaged in a plastic storage box. DIMENSIONS: Stencils are 1.75 inches high.
Author's Toolkit is a writing skills program designed to encourage students to explore new writing styles and instill confidence in writing for individuals with a developmental disability. Its objective is to help student's generate ideas and assist students in reviewing and editing their work. On screen prompts guide the user through each stage of the writing process. The prompts are tailored toward the specific type of writing that is being done, whther it be journal, short story, research pap
Birds Friends Hand Strengthening Play Dough Mat is a free printable designed for use by children with fine motor and grasping disabilities to improve fine motor skills with a bird theme. Adding a motor component to a leaning theme can be a strategy to help children learn through play while boosting the fine motor skills they need for tasks like holding a pencil grasp, having endurance while coloring and writing. This activity improves dexterity in pencil control, which plays a big part in fluid
Claro Mindfull is a concept mapping program and writing skills training system designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This software enables the user to brainstorm ideas, create exercises and games to aid learning, and turn visual thoughts into a linear essay. The user's thoughts are mapped using images, arrows/links, and text. Each idea on the concept map can have a recorded sound assoicated with it, and concept maps can be linked together so that an idea on one concept map
Claude and Maude is a writing skills training system designed for use by children with cognitive or fine motor disabilities. Claude, an animated rat, and Maude, an animated owl help motivate children to practice letter formation. Using the mouse, a touch screen, or a graphics pad, the child can trace a letter in a freehand manner. When the letter is complete, clicking on Maude will cause her to flutter, dance, and wink, and then Claude will tell the child how he/she has done. Claude checks to se
CubeWriter is an on-screen keyboard, writing program, and language tutorial program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, severe physical, or learning disabilities. This program can be used with a mouse, switch, touchscreen, alternative kebyboard, or regular keyboard. Features include the ability for each user to personalize word lists and choose personal settings to meet individual needs. Compatible with all text-based documents, this program also features three modes (Type, Wr
Dr. Peet's Picture / Writer is an academic tutorial program designed to develop early sight words, encourage simple sentence writing, promote hand/eye computer skills and nurture creativity for children who are developmentally disabled. This program joins writing and reading naturally. It guides first writers in creating simple sentences about things that are interesting to them. They simply click the mouse on pictures of people, clothes, vehicles, food, toys and music. The pictures turn into ta
This Fizzy Dough Pre-Cursive Handwriting is a do it yourself activity for children with upper extremity disabilities to learn cursive handwriting in a fun way.
The Freund Long Hand Writing Kit is a tactile script letter guide designed to teach cursive writing to individuals who are blind or have low vision. The main purpose of this kit is to teach students how to write their signature. Some of the concepts that are introduced are: how to hold a pen, pencil or crayon; the importance of good posture; left to right direction of handwriting; baseline and upper and lower areas where letters are formed; basic handwriting strokes; how letters are connected; a
The Handwriting Sets are a writing skills training system designed for use with individuals with cognitive or fine motor disabilities. Available in a choice of a cursive or a manuscript set, each set includes a beginning and advanced drill book, three mark and remark handwriting cards, and three erasable markers.
The Handwriting Stencils are a writing skills training system designed for use with individuals with cognitive, eye hand coordination, or fine motor disabilities. These clear plastic stencils mechanically guide the properly angled pencil through the formulation of each letter, forcing the hand to lift where normal lift occurs. Each set includes an uppercase stencil, a lowercase stencil, and suggested activities. Sets available include manuscript, cursive, and transitional. DIMENSIONS: The stenci
Inspiration is a word processor program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or brain injury or individuals who think visually. This visual learning tool helps develop ideas and organize thinking. Integrated diagramming and outlining views work together to aid in creating and modifying concepts and information. The diagramming view simplifies creating and modifying concept maps, webs, idea maps, and other graphical organizers. The intuitive interface keeps the focus on the
The IntelliTools Classroom Suite is an academic reading, writing and math tutorial program and an assessment and evaluation system for children with cognitive or learning disabilities from pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) through the fifth grade. This software was developed based upon the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that combines two educational paradigms—systematic, explicit instruction and flexible creativity tools. It is designed to allow teachers to have control over specific l
Kidspiration is a word processor program and writing skills training system designed for use by children with learning disabilities and others who learn better visually. It uses principles of visual learning to help students in kindergarten through the 5th grade to see, organize, and develop their ideas. It helps young readers and writers build confidence in organizing information, understanding concepts, and expressing their thoughts. It is similar to Inspiration (see separate entry) but design
Kin-Tac Alphabet Cards are a writing skills training system designed for use with individuals with cognitive, eye hand, or fine motor disabilities. This set provides kinesthetic and tactile reinforcement as users trace the letters of the alphabet with their fingers. Each of the 26 plastic cards features one letter of the alphabet (both upper and lowercase) recessed into its surface. A choice of a manuscript set and a cursive set is offered.
MEville to WEville, is designed for use by students with learning, communication, cognitive, or reading disabilities. This curriculum systematically integrates reading, writing, speaking, augmentative communication, and listening for elementary students with disabilities in the moderate to severe range. It was developed to build a classroom community that promotes a sense of belonging. Each unit offers students a new and different perspective on themselves, their families and their school. In Un
Motor Numbers are a writing skills training system designed for use by individuals with cognitive, eye hand, or fine motor disabilities. Each wooden plaque has one number from 0 to 9 cut into it and users move a wooden button along the shape of the number with their fingers or with a pencil. This activity provides kinesthetic and visual reinforcement of the skills needed to form each number. A wooden storage tray is included.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist children with cognitive, learning, severe physical, or neurological disabilities with letter and name recognition and fine motor development. Large paper keybpards are created. Students locate and touch the beginning letters of their names and practice writing their names. MATERIALS: Paper. TOOLS: Pen or marker. SKILLS REQUIRED: Drawing and lettering. AUTHOR: Robinson, B. TITLE: Assistive Technology Ideas that Work. WEB SITE: cenmi.org/mits/downloads/
Name Writing is a writing skills training system designed to help students learn to read and write their names for individuals with a cognitive disability. By breaking name writing down into specific basic skills, this proven program teaches students to "draw" their own first names from memory. The program consists of three instructional units: Letter Order - arranging letters in a specific order; Stencil Use - recognizing that particular marks in a consistent pattern hace special meaning; and T
The Patterns Primary Braille Spelling and English Program is a spelling and language skills tutorial program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This series is a companion to the Patterns Primary Braille Reading Program (see separate entry). There are four levels in the program. Level A (model 6-78362-00 Print Teacher's Kit and model 6-78363-00 Braille Teacher's Kit) corresponds to the Readiness, Preprimer, and Primer levels of the Patterns reading program. Level B (mo
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist children with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities in learning the proper grasp of a pencil for writing tasks. The child uses the ring finger and little finger to hold a small amount of rolled up tissue or putty in the palm of the hand while doing a writing task, promoting the appropriate grasp without verbal reminders. MATERIALS: Putty or tissue and pencil. AUTHOR: Turner, G. TITLE: Assistive Technology Ideas that Work. WEB SITE: cenmi.org/mits
School-Rite Handwriting Guides are a writing skills training system designed for use with children with eye hand coordination or fine motor disabilities. Available in upper case manuscript, lower case manuscript, upper case cursive, and lower case cursive (each sold separately), these sturdy plastic stencils are designed so that the hand lifts automatically where normal lifting occurs in writing. These stencils assist in giving practice in forming the correct contour of each letters (arrows cue
The Sensible Pencil is a writing skills training system designed for use by young children and children with neurological, learning, or cognitive disabilities. This handwriting program teaches upper and lowercase manuscript letters and numbers and can be used with individuals and/or small groups. Features include pre- and post-tests and 200 practice pages. Self-contained and ready to use, this program is an ungraded, individualized, direct instruction program. The 200 exercises provide step-by-s
Student Writing and Research Center is a writing skills training system designed to make writing and researching reports easy for individuals who are developmentally disabled. This complete package includes the Student Writing Center (see separate entry) and Compton's Concise Encyclopedia. This program lets you conduct research, take notes and write your ideas in one integrated work environment. You can organize your thoughts and notes directly in your report or in a separate journal using cut a
The Student Writing Center is a writing skills training system that includes word processor and story writing programs designed to enhance writing skills for students with cognitive or physical disabilities. These programs lets students create worksheets, illustrated storybooks, newsletters, awards, bulletin board displays and more. The programs combine word processing tools with colorful graphics and page design options. They offer several fonts, type sizes, and type styles and the text automat
The Talking Pen is an eye hand coordination activity designed to improve fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and auditory discrimination for children with neurological or visual disabilities. This fiber optic pen traces patterns and when its tip strays from the line, it senses a change in reflected light and activates auditory and visual feedback. The feedback can be adjusted to meet user needs. Controls also enable adjustment of tip sensitivity and feedback volume. An earphone jack allows p
Teach Me English in ASL – Classroom is a language tutorial program presented in American Sign Language (ASL) for use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This series of 40 DVDs provides 185 lessons to teach ASL speakers how to read and write in English. It is intended for use in a classroom. The course covers a variety of topics including the alphabet, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, nouns, noun determiners, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and i
Teach Me English in ASL – Home Study is a language tutorial program presented in American Sign Language (ASL) for use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This series of 16 DVDs provides 185 lessons to teach ASL speakers how to read and write in English. It is intended for individual use in the home. The course covers a variety of topics including the alphabet, capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, nouns, noun determiners, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjuncti
Teach Me Idioms in ASL is a language training and vocabulary enhancement program presented in American Sign Language (ASL) for use by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This series of five DVDs teaches ASL speakers the meanings and examples of 500 of the most common idioms in English. It is intended for individual use in the home.
The Everyday-Life Reading & Writing (Binder 1) is a 3-ring open and close binder that is an educational tool or resource designed to help children with Autism develop reading skills along with everyday life skills, which special learners need to practice in order to master. Made for easy for copying. Each section is tabbed with a label. There is a CD that has printable pages. Some of the tasks covered in this binder include: reading the newspaper, instructions, schedules, websites, and email
The Ultimate Writing and Creativity Center is a word processor program designed to offer features that guide users through the five stages of writing for individuls who are developmenatally delayed. The full featured word processor enables children to create high quality reports, storybooks, newsletters, journals, and signs. Other features include Picture Place, where children are offered drawing and painting tools to illustrate their stories; Presentation Program, sllows children to play their
Who Do-What Where is a writing and reading skills training program designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program includes eight educational games with progressive activities to help children learn basic sentence parts and sentence structure, leading to success in building and analyzing simple sentences. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Apple Macintosh and IBM or compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For Macintosh computers, System 7 through 9 or OS X is required; for IB
Write This Way is a voice output word processor program designed to provide word processing for students with learning, hearing, or physical disabilities. The versatile word processing program is designed to recognize the specific language problems experienced most often by learning and hearing disabled students. Students will be able to concentrate on the development of the writing skills they need for success in school. A built in dictionary and grammar checker highlight spelling and grammatic
WriteStart is a writing skills training system designed for use with children with eye hand coordination and fine motor disabilities. This kit includes 30 large wipe-off cards with progressive exercises from pre-writing activiities such as mazes and tracking through formation of upper and lower case letters.The set includes a pencil and a triangular grip.
Writing Activities is a writing skills training system designed for use with children with communication disabilities. This program includes 13 writing activities and more than 240 boards. Users can compose stories by selecting words or pictures. Upon completion, writing exercises can be read aloud or printed in word or picture format. Activities include making grocery lists, to do lists, Christmas and Channukah lists, birthday and vacation lists, story composition, making greeting cards, writin
Writing with Symbols - Spanish is a picture-based voice output word processing program designed for use by children with cognitive or learning disabilities. This Spanish-language program is a version of Writing with Symbols 2000 (see entry). It enables individuals who do not recognize text to write with pictures. Picture symbols appear with each word as it is typed. The program also allows teachers and parents to make picture-based instructional materials, and includes a pictorial spell checker.
Writing with Symbols 2000 is a picture-based voice output word processing program designed for use by children with cognitive or learning disabilities. This program enables individuals who do not recognize text to write with pictures. Picture symbols appear with each word as it is typed. The program also allows teachers and parents to make picture-based instructional materials, and includes a pictorial spell checker. The program includes over 3,800 Picture Communication Symbols, each in black an