Symbol support for children
Use Clicker with symbols to support pupils with special literacy or communication needs as they take part in reading, writing and communication activities.
Use symbols in Clicker writing grids to help
children 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 learners to
make the connection between the words and the images. By listening to
the recorded speech as it reads their work back to them, learners
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 pupils in choosing the word they want to write you can show symbols next to the predicted words.
The following symbol sets are available to use
in conjunction with Clicker: