We recently attended the annual special education conference, Closing The Gap, in Minneapolis. It’s a major event on the calendar for Crick Software and for me personally, as I get to meet many, many practitioners, including teachers, speech therapists, and occupational therapists. I really enjoy hearing how our products are being used - and there are plenty of examples!
One of the stand-outs this year was hearing how Clicker Books has made a real difference to so many children. As a creative book making tool, it does a great job - children can create their books as you would expect, adding photos, painting pictures, recording their voice, and writing text.
But what people are really excited about is that with all the supportive features of Clicker included in Clicker Books, children can achieve outstanding results with a high level of independence. Teachers love that all of their children can produce their own talking books.
Many admitted that initially they hadn’t realized that Clicker Books offers so much. However, as they used it they could see that the way it supports children in their learning is what sets it apart from other book making apps.
They especially loved that when children read and share their books, all of those supports are hidden away in the background!
A simple word bank enables the child to write sentences about his dog.