This is a great example of Clicker supporting a structured writing task. In this activity George, a student at a residential school, uses a Clicker Set with symbols to write a letter home to his parents.
George has significant challenges when it comes to writing. This Clicker Set makes use of Widgit Symbols for Clicker to help George understand the content of the cells.
Notice the Widgit Symbols also appear in his writing to help him check his work after creating the sentences. The speech support offers further assistance – George can hear all his sentences read back to him.
To give an additional level of support this Clicker Set is comprised of ‘Forced Order’ grids. Each column is greyed out until the user reaches that section of the sentence. In the screenshot above, George clicked ‘I went’ (which then turned grey) and now needs to choose from the pink cells – ‘swimming’, ‘shopping’ or ‘bicycling’. Although George can see the words and phrases for the rest of the sentence, they are all greyed out until he is ready to use them.
Finally, George signs his letter. Clicker allows digital pictures in cells and documents so George can finish with his own photograph next to his name.