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  • Writing a Letter Home with Clicker

    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.

  • Clicker Book - Jack and the Beanstalk

    Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn is a special school in Swansea for students ages 3-19. Earlier this year, the school’s Young Enterprise Group used Clicker 6 to create a fantastic Jack and the Beanstalk talking storybook. It’s narrated by actress Louise Jameson and also includes music and symbol support.

    Screenshot from Jack and the Beanstalk

    The group is selling a printed version of the book, with all proceeds going to Tŷ Hafan, one of the UK’s leading pediatric palliative care charities. Clicker 6 users can also download a free copy of the talking book by clicking here – please take a look at what these very talented students have put together. We also have a great ‘making of’ video provided by the students.

    If you have not yet purchased Clicker 6, you can look at Jack and the Beanstalk by downloading our Clicker 6 28-day free trial and then installing the book, or by watching this video.

    Here’s a great photo from the book launch, with special guest Bonnie Tyler!

    The Jack and the Beanstalk book launch

  • Clicker 6 Success Story Video

    We have a fantastic new success story video to share with you!

    West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College in Leeds, UK works with children with a really wide range of learning difficulties. They are using Clicker 6 throughout the school to support their students –

    "Without the arduous task of physically handwriting, our children are able to read and create sentences with real meaning. We can personalize activities with photographs, add symbol support; it’s absolutely perfect for developing this strand of literacy."

    Click here to watch the video and find out more about the impact Clicker is having on learning at West Oaks.