Clicker and Symbols
Does your child have special literacy or communication needs?
Use symbols with Clicker to support them as they take part in reading, writing and communication activities.
The following symbol sets are available to use in conjunction with Clicker:
Clicker and symbols
If you are using symbols, Clicker is the perfect tool to give easy access to them, whether you are using a mouse, touch screen or switches. Because it’s so easy to add graphics to Clicker cells, you can create grids using any pictures you like, including symbols. Combining Clicker with a symbols set enables you to create personalised reading and writing activities that cater for children requiring symbols support.
Use symbols in Clicker writing grids to help your child develop their writing skills. Simply clicking on a Clicker cell containing a symbol sends the symbol into your Clicker document. Clicker displays both the symbol and the text, encouraging children to make the connection between the words and the images. By listening to the recorded speech as it reads their work back to them, your child will develop their understanding of the link between the symbols they see and the words they hear.
Creating your own communication aid is easy with Clicker grids. Because you are able to link together as many grids as you like, there is no limit to the number of symbols you can access. You are free to mix different types of symbols and other graphics on the same grid, and it is up to you whether or not to display text underneath them. And, of course, you are able to make changes to the grids whenever you need to.
Clicker’s integrated word predictor offers a list of possible words based on the letters you type. To aid your child in choosing the word they want to write, you can show symbols next to the predicted words. It’s very easy to set up, take a look at our Training Guide.