Assisting Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2d ed. (edited by Karen Hux and subtitled “The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists”) is a book written for Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) to prepare them for serving people with an often “hidden disability” who are indistinguishable from non-injured people. The three sections present 1) understanding TBI, including definitions, injury severity, and mechanics; 2) the role of the SLP in discussing major disorders associated with TBI, such as
Autism & PDD: Associations Interactive Software, model N44-0-WS, is a language tutorial program designed for use by children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder. This program teaches 45 pairs of things that go together in five computerized stories with animation and sound effects. Stories star a character called Buddy Bear. The program uses common everyday objects to teach association skills. Users are asked questions about the associations, with three response choices included f
Boardmaker® with Speaking Dynamically Pro v.6 is designed for individuals with significant speech or language disabilities, to build on the features of Boardmaker® Plus! and transform any computer into a speech output device and learning tool. It features natural sounding voices, word prediction, and includes all the features of Boardmaker® Plus!, including symbols supported in 44 languages.
Build-a-Sentence is a language tutorial program designed for use by children with developmental or learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, language disabilities, or hearing impairments, or adults with aphasia. This interactive program strengthens labelling of nouns, verbs, and objects and production of 2- and 3-part sentences. Features include graded levels of difficulty; use of high frequency everyday vocabulary; modification of vocabulary to suit user needs; practice nouns or pronouns
C-Speak Aphasia is a language tutorial program designed for use by adults with aphasia. The program provides a complete set of boards for use with Boardmaker, Boardmaker Plus, or Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro version 5 or higher. Pictures are selected on screen and combined to create a message which can be written or spoken. Little or no reading comprehension or spelling ability is required. Some boards are designed to be customized for the individual. The program includes a training
The Circus Program and The Circus Kit, models MW845 & MW840, are language and math skills training systems for children with learning disabilities. Appropriate for group or one-on-one tutorials, the Circus Progam consists of a magnetized display classboard, 200 metallic-backed visuals that adhere to the board, a progam manual, an audio cassette featuring songs and activities, make-your-own plastic for creating customized visuals and Wytebord erasable marking pens. The Circus Kit includes jus
The Community Helpers Thematic Activity Module is an independent living skills tutorial and language training system designed to teach students functioning at the Kindergarten through second grade levels to identify the jobs and duties of persons they encounter in the community, such as firefighters, police officers, and doctors. Health and safety issues are also discussed. The system utilizes a magnetized display board and metallic-backed visuals to illustrate concepts and encourage interactive
The Complete Language Development Program is a language training system and independent living skills tutorial designed to teach students functioning at the Kindergarten through third grade levels critical thinking and communication skills, basic reading and writing concepts, and community skills. The program includes The Community Kit (see separate entry), The Country Kit (see separate entry), The Home Kit (see separate entry), and The People in Action Kit. The People in Action Kit includes 169
eLr (Extra Language Resources) is a language tutorial program designed for use by children or adults with communication or language learning disabilities. Available online or through an offline CD, this program includes more than 10,000 computer/web activities (and always growing) to encourage spontaneous interactive sessions. Free home practice for families is included. Activity targets include phonology, phonological awareness, semantics, sentence processing, literacy, and oral narrative. Acti
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ---PURPOSE: To collect printed environmental language (advertisements, signs, etc.) and present it to children with low vision within their visual range to provide opportunities for learning of everyday printed language. Cereal boxes, milk cartons, can labels, bags, logos, and so forth are flattened, trimmed, placed within plastic page protectors, and stored in a three ring binder. The binder is used as a teaching tool for word matching, letters, etc. AUTHOR: McFadden, E.
The Foods We Eat Thematic Activity Module is an independent living skills tutorial and language training system designed to teach students functioning at the Kindergarten through second grade levels to recognize, name, and classify foods from the five basic food groups. The interactive learning approach also encourages students to select foods that create healthy meals. The system utilizes a magnetized display board and metallic-backed visuals to illustrate concepts and encourage interactive lea
Fridge Phonics is an educational toy designed for use by children with cognitive or communication disabilities. To use, place the letter in the magnetic letter reader and push the letter to hear its name and sound through a fun phonics song. The magnetic letter reader attaches securely to a refrigerator or other metal base. POWER: Uses three triple-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 5 x 4 x 1.5 inches.
Fundamentals Audio Cards are language tutorial programs designed for use with individuals with learning and other cognitive disabilities. These audio card sets are designed to work with audio card readers such as The PCI Communicator or the Language Master (see separate entries) to allow students to work at their own pace to acquire reading and language skills through interactive learning. These cards use a multi-sensory approach to reinforce basic skills. Students listen to the card and look at
The Language Master is a language tutorial program designed for use with individuals with learning and other cognitive disabilities. These audio card readers are designed to allow students to work at their own pace to acquire reading and language skills through interactive learning. These devices use pre-recorded audio cards with magnetic tape along the bottom edge or those created by the teacher. Students listen to the cards, look at the corresponding pictures, and record their responses on the
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist children with communication and cognitive disabilities in learning language skills. Small talking picture frames with covers were purchased from a local discount retailer and sounds or comments relevant to a larger picture on the wall were recorded. For example, for a display of jungle animals on the wall, the sound for ach animal was recorded in a frame and the frame placed behind the corresponding picture. As the child pass by the picture is touche
Letter Perfect is a language training system designed for use by children with cognitive and learning disabilities. To use the system, a clear plastic grid is placed over one of the colorful pattern cards and then letter tiles are placed on the grid to match the words underneath. The set includes 89 letter tiles, eight picture pattern cards, a blank card for customized lessons, the grid, and instructions.
The Literacy Cube, model 4067C, is an educational aid designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. Used like dice, whatever image lands on top is the subject of the discussion. It can be used to improve vocabulary, letter recognition, sound recognition, and literacy skills. This large cube has six clear plastic pockets hold pictures, words, or letters (not included). The pockets can also store extra pictures. DIMENSIONS: 4.5 inches square.
Making Language Visible is a language tutorial and training program designed for use by children with communication disabilities. The CD has programs that prepare the child for beginning communication and interaction, including eight simple, interactive IntelliPics Studio (see entry) activities that can be used with a single switch, mouse, touch window, or IntelliKeys (see entry). Activities include Goldilocks, Three Piggies, Three Fishies, Three Duckies, Animal Fun, Number Fun, Twinkle, Twinkle
Melissa & Doug Get up and Go Games Puppy Pursuit Doggy Detective Game is a game designed for children with special needs or cognitive disabilities (ideal for ages 4 and up) to help them improve language and overall communication while enhancing social skills. The Melissa & Doug Get up and Go Games Puppy Pursuit Doggy Detective Game encourages the development of pattern sequencing, memory, color recognition and matching skills.
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
The My Family and Me Thematic Activity Module is a language training system and personal skills tutorial program designed to teach students functioning at the Kindergarten and first grade levels introductory concepts such as family, self, and home. The activity also encourages students to place people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds in different home settings. The system utilizes a magnetized display board and metallic-backed visuals to illustrate concepts and encourage interactive le
The My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child's Language Development is a book for toddlers to encourage language development. With this product, children are expected to be able to express both their wants and their needs. This product is meant to be a resource for parents, grandparents, caregivers, speech therapists, speech therapy grad students, early intervention specialists, early childhood educators, and occupational & physical therapists. With My Toddler Talks:
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/
The PCI Communicator is a language tutorial program designed for use with individuals with learning and other cognitive disabilities. This audio card reader is designed to allow students to work at their own pace to acquire reading and language skills and works with pre-recorded cards with magnetic tape along the bottom edge or with those created by the teacher. The lightweight unit has a built-in carrying handle and includes a vinyl storage cover and a cleaning kit. POWER: Uses four C batteries
The Photo Language Series is a photo card and language training system designed to introduce vocabulary, encourage conversation, and develop language comprehension. The set of 336 full-color pictures depicts both objects and people illustrating 7 topic areas with 48 cards per subject area. Each subject area includes its own storage box and instructions. Adjectives, model PL-01F ($39), illustrates six basic concepts such as big and little or empty and full. Verbs, model PL-02F ($39), illustrates
Picture Sentence Key is a language tutorial program designed for use by individuals with communication or language learning disabilities. This software program helps children learn how to put words together to make simple sentences by providing a structure within which the child can choose what words go together to make a sentence. The meaning in each statement is illustrated by an animated picture. Sentences concern activities such as eating, drinking, pouring, cleaning, sweeping, and household
Play and Say Speech Cards are a language training system and symbolic language pictures designed to help people with speech and language disabilities communicate and learn correct speech patterns through games and activities. Each of the 16 age-appropriate decks concentrates on a frequently misarticulated speech sound The set includes more than 380 cards, each depicting a common item and labeled with the item's name; the sound or letter being emphasized is printed in a different color from the
The “Say & Do” Apraxia Fun Sheets reproducible workbook is full of engaging activities for children with apraxia of speech. Students focus on repetition as they learn to form consonant and vowel combinations in four basic syllable structures: VC, CV, CVCV, and CVC.
The Shapes and Numbers Thematic Activity Module is a math skills and language training system using a circus theme to develop early skills for students at the Kindergarten and first grade levels, beginning with whole numbers and progressing through the characteristics of four basic shapes. Circus performers are used to teach counting, identification and comparison. The system utilizes a magnetized display board and metallic-backed visuals to illustrate concepts and encourage interactive learning
Simply Silly About Syntax is a language training system filled with low-level language exercises designed for individuals of all ages who need repetitive practice expressing basic three and four word sentence structures. This 280-page book uses Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) to create sentences allowing use by both speaking and nonverbal students. Several main characters are used throughout the book so that users get to know them and how they behave, allowing for comparisons and encourageme
Social Sequences, Set 1 and Set 2 are a language training system designed for use with children with cognitive or communication disabilities. These sets (sold individually) contain high-quality photographic image sequences on 48 write-on, wipe-off cards, reusable sentence strips, a special pencil, and instructor's notes. Set 1, Everyday Activities, includes 16 three-card sequences of activities in the home. Set 2, School-Based Activities, includes 12 four-card sequences with activities which mak
Spider in the Kitchen is a language training program designed for children with learning or cognitive disabilities or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The program has three separate activities designed to help students with positional language, understanding of processes, and matching objects to suitable locations. In these activities the users find the spider hiding behind objects in the kitchen while engaging in familiar kitchen activities. Users must name familiar kitchen o
Stories About Me is a communication book designed to allow users of all ages to write and read stories about themselves in order to encourage communication and writing skills, and reinforce basic reading skills such as left to right progression and some sight word reading. Each story in this workbook is 4 to 5 lines long and made primarily with Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). The user fills in the blanks to personalize each story. More than 200 pages of reducible stories are divided into th
The Supermarket Program and The Supermarket Kit, models MW835A, MW835B, MW820A & MW820B, is a math, language and independent living skills tutorial for children with learning disabilities. The Supermarket Program includes a magnetized diplay classboard, 200 visuals that adhere to the board, a program manual, math lesson cards and Wytebord marking pens. The Supermarket Kit includes just the visual overlays and either a regular education or English as a Second Language (ESL) program manual. By
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.
Team Up with Timo: Lesson Creator is a lesson authoring program designed for use by teachers, therapists, or parents of children with autism or communication or language disabilities. The program enables users to create customized multimedia vocabulary and language lessons featuring an animated onscreen tutor called Timo, who coaches students through each new lesson, offering encouragement and direction as needed. To create lessons, users import pictures such as photographs, clip art, or Mayer-J
Team Up with Timo: Vocabulary is a vocabulary enhancement program designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have apraxia, autism, or other language learning delays. This computer-based instructional program uses a three-dimensional animated agent, a talking head called Timo, to help children practice identifying, hearing, and saying new words. Timo engages each student in conversation and addresses them by name as he takes them through personalized, interactive lessons
The Community Kit, model 3605-5, and the Community Visual Overlay Kit, model 3599-7, are independent living skills tutorials and language and street sign traininging systems designed to teach students functioning at the Kindergarten through third grade levels to identify the persons, places, buildings, and signs found around the neighborhood. The program uses a magnetized board and metallic-backed figures coupled with visual overlays to illustrate vehicles, buildings, stores, restaurants, traffi
The Country Kit, model 3606-3, and the Country Visual Overlay Kit, model 3600-4, are language training systems designed to teach students functioning at the Kindergarten through third grade levels about the vocabulary and experiences of rural or natural settings. Illustrations include wild animals, farm animals, people (including a woman who uses a wheelchair), buildings and objects, and the environment in all four seasons. The complete kit includes a self-standing magnetized display board, 11
The Home Kit, model 3607-1, and the Home Visual Overlay Kit, model 3601-2, are language training systems and independent living skills tutorials designed to teach students functioning at the Kindergarten through third grade levels about activities in different rooms of the home, including the bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Students are also encouraged to understand and appreciate differences in others as they compare a variety of home situations. The set includes the figure of a wo
The Working Farm Thematic Activity Module is a language training system and vocabulary tutorial program designed to teach students functioning at the Kindergarten through first grade levels basic language and science skills as students compare and group animals, identify food products produced on farms, and discuss farm jobs. The system utilizes a magnetized display board and metallic-backed visuals to illustrate concepts and encourage interactive learning. The module includes a self-standing ma
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist children with cognitive or learning disabilities with word recognition. Consonant-vowel-consonat (CVC) words were color-coded with green for go as the initial consonant (where to start reading a word) and red for stop with the final consonant to end the word. The first vowel is linked to the first consonant, creating one unit (ca-t). AUTHOR: Sievers, T. TITLE: Assistive Technology Ideas that Work. WEB SITE: cenmi.org/mits/downloads/atideas/PD/SH_PD6.pd
Vocalic R To Go, model 6-0760-2-WS, is a speech training and remediation proram designed for use by children with speech disabilities. This program focuses on the ability to articulate vocalic /r/ sounds in isolation; syllables; initial, medial, and final position of words; phrases; sentences; and in guided conversation. It covers stressed and unstressed er, air, or, air, ire, and rl sounds. The program includes practice opportunities for mastering articulatin patterns; a test to document progre
Word Meanings is a language tutorial program designed for use by adults who have dysphasia and children with language learning disabilities. This interactive language program builds understanding and recall of words by strengthening semantic processing, based on the speech-language therapy manual "Building Language: Word Meanings" by Robyn Dower and Jan Mackey. Volume 1 covers Picture Meanings, Spoken Word - Picture Links, and Written Word - Picture Links. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compa