Clicker and Autistic Learners
Clicker is a powerful tool for supporting children on the autistic spectrum.
If your child has communication difficulties you can support by them by using Clicker with pictures or symbols. Add any pictures to Clicker Sets so that they are able to use completely personalised grids to communicate, and with the speech feedback reading all completed sentences aloud, Clicker becomes a powerful communication tool.
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Some ASD children struggle with motor control in their hands and find their handwriting suffers, making it difficult and frustrating to create a neat piece of work. With Clicker’s child-friendly word processor, this obstacle is removed. Clicker offers the flexibility for children to try things out and correct mistakes before presenting a finished piece of work. Writing productivity is increased, and completed pieces of writing are easily printed and displayed with pride.
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Every element of Clicker can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities. It’s simple to tweak features such as the size of the icons and the colours used in Clicker Sets. The content and amount of support is easily personalised too, choose whether to offer sentence starters to prompt those who need help getting going, or a word bank of key vocabulary to use. And if your child needs support to stay on track, why not record the task instructions onto a cell so they can independently listen to it at any time?
Using technology is often a great motivator for children. With the opportunity to register your own media libraries in Clicker, your child’s favourite images, sounds and videos can be easily used as part of their Clicker Sets and in their writing.
Many people with an ASD are thought to be visual learners, therefore presenting information on screen can help to support them. Clicker can be used to help your child understand their day, with a visual timetable or a learning log. Or provide information about expectations in the form of an on-screen book.
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