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Fun Read Series

Fun Read Series

Anna & Sydney Higgins
A real problem for young teenagers with severe reading difficulties, including dyslexia, is the shortage of stories they want to read. (Obviously books aimed at young children are not appropriate.) Based on their considerable research and wide-ranging trials, Anna and Sydney Higgins have written the graded series of books, FUN READ.
ISBN/ASIN: 1481943634
Copyright: Copyright © 2013 Anna & Sydney Higgins
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Tom's Special Talent - Special Stories Series

Tom's Special Talent - Special Stories Series

Kate Gaynor
Tom isn't sure if he has any talents at all when he sees how good his friends are at writing and reading. But a school competition soon helps him to find his own very special talent! Special Stories Publishing in conjunction with the Dyslexia Association are delighted to make Tom's Special Talent a children's resource picture book dealing with dyslexia availble to you. Children with Dyslexia or a learning difficulty often find school a daunting and sometimes terrifying daily task. In an environment where certain skills, like writing and reading, are praised and highlighted more than others, it is important for kids to recognise that everyone has a 'special talent' of their own. It encourages other kids to be mindful of the differences that exist between their friends and classmates and to be aware that all children, regardless of their talents, learn differently.
ISBN/ASIN: 978-0956175106
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Hello

Hello

William and Claire Whyte, Hometrain Ltd
Social Skills teaching resources for children with special needs. For use at home and school. With video tutorial, friendly characters, interactive games and printable teaching resources. Our products explain and explore social skills in a simple, matter-of-fact, and child-friendly way.
ISBN/ASIN: HSSCD0710
Copyright: Copyright 2010 Hometrain Ltd. All rights reserved. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
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How Are You?

How Are You?

William and Claire Whyte, Hometrain Ltd
Social Skills teaching resources for children with special needs. For use at home and school. With video tutorial, friendly characters, interactive games and printable teaching resources. Our products explain and explore social skills in a simple, matter-of-fact, and child-friendly way.
ISBN/ASIN: HAYSSCD1010
Copyright: Copyright 2010 Hometrain Ltd. All rights reserved. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
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Travel with Me

Travel with Me

Raising Horizons Ltd - Author/creator Dr Paul Quantock
Travel with Me creates opportunities to develop strategies to make your journeys successful!. There are over 50 learning topics such as planning a journey, learning foreign language phrases.
ISBN/ASIN: ISBN 978-0-9563791-1-5
Copyright: Copyright rests with Raising Horizons Ltd
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Your School Day

Your School Day

Raising Horizons Ltd - Author/creator Dr Paul Quantock
The target user age of this courseware is 5-10 years old and takes them through the school day - ranging from getting ready for school, recognising “danger zones” when travelling to school, recognising faces, working with others and interactive Games.
ISBN/ASIN: ISBN 978-0-9563791-2-2
Copyright: Copyright rests with Raising Horizons Ltd
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'Speak Your Mind' Visual Aid to Conversation

'Speak Your Mind' Visual Aid to Conversation

Margaret Moran
The 'Speak Your Mind' guide is a unique and versatile visual aid. Its structure encourages the exchange of information, translates thoughts into actions, and not least helps reduce some frustration felt by those whose minds are still active but who are unable to speak or who have other communication difficulties. Each page has words and pictures relevant to everyday life and much more... To use by the individual, their family and friends, professionals in Care/Nursing and Residential Homes, Care in the Community Providers,Hospitals and Hospices. It was design originally to help my Dad and the family to include him in conversations when he lost his speech through a Stroke. Cost: £19.50 all inclusive (10+ £16)
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
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CBT system for ADHD, Autism, relax skills

CBT system for ADHD, Autism, relax skills

Dr Mark Jones
How well does your child cope? When children encounter a stressful situation, it’s often difficult for them to cope. Dr Jones' Animal Agentz is a fun computer-based learning tool in which children interact with a family of bright and colourful animal characters who teach them important coping skills to help them manage stressful situations. New parenting skill for all issues.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: Animal Agentz Ltd A.R.R.
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The Teenage Years

The Teenage Years

Raising Horizons Ltd - Author/creator Dr Paul Quantock
This interactive course will give teenagers a variety of situational strategies designed to help them to recognise and acknowledge their emotions and to create friendships. Aimed at those who may find social and friendship situations difficult.
ISBN/ASIN: 978-0-9563791-0-8
Copyright: Copyright rests with Raising Horizons Ltd
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KEYSTONE TUTOR

Words Worldwide Ltd
KeyStone Tutor has been designed for those who find it daunting to use speech recognition with a word processor. A simple incentive scheme encourages users to improve their enunciation which leads to higher recognition performance and a greater success rate in using this technology
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
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KEYSTONE SPEECHMASTER SOLO

Words Worldwide Ltd
KeyStone SpeechMaster is a voice input text editor program and voice output screen reader program and spell check utility designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The system integrates voice recognition technology (Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional software; see separate entry) with a text-to-speech screen reader (KeyStone ScreenSpeaker) and a spelling and homophone checker. The program reads enrolment scripts in small phrases for the user to repeat, making it unnecessary for users to read a single word in order to set up voice input. For voice input, the user dictates into a microphone attached to a computer. Speech is converted into text and displayed on the screen using Microsoft Word. The program then speaks out the text in its own clear computer-generated voice so that the user can determine whether the correct words have been displayed. When a correction is needed, the program speaks the displayed alternatives. If the correct text is heard among the options, it can be chosen with a voice command like "Choose 3." The program's spelling and homophone checking functions and screen reader can be started as dictation proceeds, or on completion. Where questions arise, detailed help is supplied both on-screen and audibly. A hot-line telephone and e-mail service is also available.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
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KEYSTONE SCREENSPEAKER SOLO

Words Worldwide Ltd
KeyStone ScreenSpeaker is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Users can hear their work being spoken back while the text is being typed or dictated using voice recognition software (not included). Any mistakes can be found and corrected using spelling and homophone checkers. Any amount of the text can be read back at any time. Text can be read by character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, or as a complete document, either during the document's creation, or upon its completion, and under control of the mouse, numeric keypad, cursor keys, or voice command. The program announces the identity of icons, menu items, buttons, and dialog boxes, and provides audible and on-screen help. The computer-generated voice and the amount of information spoken can be customized at any time. The program works directly with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and DragonDictate voice recognition software from Nuance and Word 97 and later word processing software from Microsoft (programs not included). The program can guide users through the enrolment process in Dragon voice recognition software, providing extra training stories and reading out scripts in small phrases for the user to repeat. Used with Microsoft Word, the program speaks out each character, word and/or sentence as soon as it is typed, and announces when a spelling mistake or homophone is produced and speaks alternative spellings when the user needs to inspect them. A hot-line telephone and e-mail service is available to support users and teachers.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: words worldwide
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KEYSTONE ELLIPSIS

Words Worldwide Ltd
KeySpell Ellipsis is a voice output spelling utility designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This spelling aid supplements the spell checkers in programs such as Microsoft Word. It has a comprehensive dictionary of 350,000 words, and can be set for specific levels of difficulty or areas of interest. For example, an inexperienced writer could reduce the number of suggestions produced by choosing the Junior dictionary, while a doctor could narrow the range of suggestions by choosing the Medical dictionary. To help users select the correct word, thesaurus-type alternatives are provided, as are examples of the word used in context, in a meaningful sentence. The program has a direct link to recent versions of Microsoft Word (97 or later) and Dragon NaturallySpeaking (version 5 or later), allowing users of those program to find the correct spelling with the spelling utility program and transfer the results back with a single keystroke, replacing the original. The utility can also scan Microsoft Word documents for spelling errors and homophones (which are highlighted as such). The checking mechanism provides suggestions based on phonetic similarity to entered word(s), so the correct word can be produced from even complex misspellings. Searches can also be conducted based on the beginning or the end of the word according to the preference of the user. For those with dyslexia, the program can even supply correct spellings "elephant" can still be found when misspelled with a consonant as "lefant" The program incorporates voice synthesis technology from Nuance that allows selected text to be read aloud as it appears on the screen.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: words worldwide
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What's Happening?

What's Happening?

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow
The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, worked with 16 young people with learning disabilities to find out what makes them feel anxious or depressed. Using video and photo diaries the young people talked about how they felt. This DVD presents the experiences of three young people from this study. They talk about how their lives became difficult or unhappy and what helped them to feel better. The DVD is intended to help young people, families and practitioners to identify and learn from their experiences. The DVD is priced £5 (for young people and carers) or £15 (for professionals and organisations).
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
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My Brother is Different

My Brother is Different

Louise Gorrod, Beccy Carver (Illustrator)
Synopsis: A booklet to help young siblings of autistic children understand what autism is. From the Author: This book was written to help my daughters, Jemma and Jade, understand why their brother, Jack, did the things he did and help them accept that even though he did embarrasing things when we were out he couldn't actually help it! Why does he knock my games off the table?, he's so destructive. Why does he squeal when we go out? Why doesn't he get told off when he's naughty like I do? I hope that this book will help other families like ours!
ISBN/ASIN: 1899280502
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  • The fully accessible resource promotes self advocacy by providing: · practical advice and guidance to help disabled learners enhance their understanding about the reasonable adjustments that can be made to accommodate their disability in the learning context; · advice about what they might expect of their tutors in terms of adjustments to practice; · a skills ‘self check’ · advice about disclosure and confidentiality; · links to a range of multi format case studies; · links to additional online resources.

    http://www.q4s.eu/
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