Success stories

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Sunny Bank Primary School

Marianne Baird is an Assistant Headteacher and SENCo for Sunny Bank Primary School.

"The best thing about Clicker is that it boosts children’s confidence and allows them to see themselves as writers. It removes barriers to writing, and it takes away some of that cognitive demand and overload, so children can record their ideas and gain confidence."

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Cringleford Primary School

Anita Clarke is a SENCo at Cringleford Primary School. We recently spoke with her about the successes they are seeing whilst using Clicker 8 with their pupils.

"We committed to a whole-school approach to literacy difficulties, so we’re not just using Clicker with our special needs children. Because we have a Site License, we can roll it out across the school, so that all our pupils can show their potential and abilities."


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Micklehurst All Saints Primary School

Emma Gorton is a member of the senior leadership team and a Year 4 teacher at Micklehurst All Saints. She is also the Key Stage 2 phase leader and the SEND Coordinator. We recently spoke with her about why the school decided to upgrade to Clicker 8 and how Clicker is removing barriers to success for the pupils.

"Clicker has truly transformed the writing experience for our pupils. The children love that they can use it to create narratives, reports, explanations – anything they want to write, they can do it with Clicker. Clicker has raised their self-esteem beyond words and revolutionised how they feel about their writing."

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Mountain Movers

Erika Lye is the founder of Mountain Movers, an inclusive education charity that supports children with complex needs. We recently spoke with her about the positive writing outcomes they are seeing since they started using Clicker 8.

“We focus on children with additional needs, but we always make sure we’re including everybody who wants to participate. For children who may otherwise feel disengaged by literacy tasks, Clicker is a real confidence booster because it gives them a medium to express themselves."

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Betsy Caporale

Betsy Caporale has been working in the field of AAC/AT for over 25 years. She has worked with the California Department of Education and is the owner of Augmentative Communication Solutions. She has been using Clicker with a student whom she has worked with for 14 years, with great success.

 “Jane has made incredible progress in just one school year – from using Sentence Sets to writing a speech for her public speaking class with support from Clicker Word Banks!”

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SENDcast – Low Cost, No Cost Technology Ideas

Carol Allen, Education Advisor for ICT and Inclusion, and John Galloway, Advisory Teacher for ICT/ SEN and Inclusion, recently joined the SENDcast podcast on the ‘Low Cost, No Cost Technology Ideas’ episode.

“I would say Clicker is the gold standard piece of software to support reading and writing for any age, primary, secondary, higher education.”

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Access: technology blog

Andrew Simpson reviews Clicker 8 for Access: technology north, an AT consultancy service that works with disabled children to provide technology solutions that support and enable communication, entertainment, learning and independence.

 "For those who are unfamiliar with Clicker, it is a child-friendly word processor that’s jam-packed with assistive features to facilitate extended writing and help to develop literacy skills, available on Windows, Mac and iOS."

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Mike Davies shares his thoughts on Clicker 8 for Teach Primary magazine.

“While not only aimed at struggling writers, you can really see how Clicker 8 can provide valuable support to pupils who fall into this category, as well as those with accessibility issues or for whom English is not their first language."

Talbot Specialist School

Talbot Specialist School

Cheryl Gaughan tells us how Clicker is raising enthusiasm for writing and giving a voice to children at Talbot Specialist School.

"Although I use it a lot with children who have SEND, the good thing about Clicker is that you can use it with both children who have SEND and those who don’t. A child doesn’t have to have a disability or a need, because it’s useful and engaging for every child. I think that’s the nice thing about it, is that it’s not seen as something that only SEND children can use but all children in any setting, too."

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Wallacestone Primary

Sheila Robertson is a Principal Teacher at Wallacestone Primary in Falkirk. She works in the management team managing their PEF funding as well as a variety of children with different educational needs.

 "I can understand that for teachers who have been teaching for a number of years, the thought of using any kind of technology can be daunting, but this is something that is so user-friendly that anyone could begin using it. We have a vision across the school management that this will definitely fit into, so I would absolutely recommend Clicker to other schools."

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Garnock Community Campus

Garnock Community Campus used some of their Pupil Equity Funding to purchase Clicker to help close the attainment gap.

"The real success of Clicker has been the way that it gives our young people who struggle to access the curriculum due to literacy challenges the confidence that they really can produce extended pieces of writing. It’s such a motivational tool, and it’s really helping pupils to reach their potential."

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Hyde Community College

Recently, June Howard sent us a message to share how Clicker has made a world of difference to a year 9 student she works with – not only in terms of his learning, but also his behaviour in school and at home.

“He has behaviour and learning difficulties but since using Clicker his behaviour has improved immensely and he is now above target in 8 subjects - all the teaching staff are amazed at his improvement!"

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Dunnottar School

Kate McKay is using Clicker to support children of all ages at Dunnottar School, which caters for children with a range of physical and learning disabilities including cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and autism.

"Within a day of their training, teachers were telling me of activities they had tried with their students and the fantastic success they were having along with the interest being shown by the students. They could see student self-esteem rising with each push of a button."