Support for Children with
We can adapt Clicker to meet the need of many different learners with learning disabilities. Clicker allows these students the chance to participate actively in the curriculum. They are now able to express their own thoughts and ideas with these supports and product work independently, rather than by relying so heavily on adult and peer assistance. Mike Cole,
Assistive Technology Specialist,
Indian Prairie School District 204
Clicker is the perfect tool to use with students with learning difficulties.
Clicker's multisensory approach of using words, pictures, and sounds keeps learners interested and motivated, and gives them the tools they need to achieve success. Clicker enables you to present students with activities that are broken down into small steps, and to revisit learning objectives using a variety of activities.
In this section we provide just a few specific examples to show how Clicker can be used to support your learners:
Teach and reinforce left-to-right
writing with Sentence Sets
Like other Sentence Sets, ‘guided order’ sets contain all the words required to build a sentence. However, children are only able to select those words in the correct order. This enables learners at the early stages of writing to compose sentences successfully and helps to build their understanding of what a sentence is, left-to-right directionality and the importance of word order and correct punctuation.
Use models to help students
put sentences together correctly
Some children need the support of a model sentence as they begin to write. This helps to build their confidence as they work towards writing their own sentences. With the Sentence Set wizard it’s easy to make sentence building activities with the appropriate amount of support.
Provide tailored reading support
with Clicker Books
Clicker Books give students reading support at a number of different levels. You can create high-interest books at just the right reading level for your students as well as download ready made books from LearningGrids.com. For talking books with lots of associated reading and writing activities, we recommend our Powered by Clicker products, which are full of finely graded materials that will help your students to achieve success.
Get students making their own books too!
Clicker 7 has a new, accessible book making tool that enables children of all ages to create on-screen books to be proud of. Word prediction, speech and word banks provide writing support, and accessible tools enable the addition and manipulation of pictures and sounds.