Success stories

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Micklehurst All Saints Primary School

Emma Gorton is a member of the senior leadership team and a 3rd grade 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 students.

"Clicker has truly transformed the writing experience for our students. 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 revolutionized 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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Northview High School, MO

We sat down with Christy Hagy and Diane Witte at Northview High School to talk about their experiences with Clicker and how they are using it to support students with a myriad of learning needs.

"We record baseline data for our students on areas like visual engagement and motor targeting. The use of Clicker to support students in these areas has shown quantitative improvements of 20%-30% on these scores, which is fantastic."

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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 children who are disabled 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 students who fall into this category, as well as those with accessibility issues or for whom English is not their first language.”

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

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Wallacestone Primary

Sheila Roberston is a Lead Teacher at Wallacestone Primary in Falkirk, UK. She works on the management team coordinating their Pupil Equity Funding as well as with 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. The school management team has a vision that this will definitely fit into, so I would absolutely recommend Clicker to other schools."

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Garnock Community Campus

Julie Tipping is the Acting Principal at Garnock Community Campus. She told us how Clicker was being used as part of a school initiative to close the attainment gap and help disadvantaged students.

"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 students to reach their potential."

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Hyde School

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

“He has behavior and learning difficulties but since using Clicker his behavior 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 to children with a range of physical and learning disabilities including cerebral palsy, Down 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."