ISPEEK visual aids provide a simple and effective means of facilitating communication with children on the autistic spectrum. This CD-ROM is easy-to-use and contains 1300 picture symbols, designed especially for situations encountered at school.
The symbols can be applied to a wide range of situations typically encountered at school, from social skills - a common area of difficulty for people with autism - to school curricula, work and break times. ISPEEK at School also provides useful word templates to inspire teachers, therapists and classroom assistants in putting together daily schedules, as well as PDF samples to assist them in setting up visual aids for children with autism, helping them to cope better with their school environment. These are also suitable for parents and carers to use at home, covering the important themes of transitions and independence, and can be used effectively alongside the companion CD-ROM, ISPEEK at Home.
These bright, contemporary and culturally various symbols will be a welcome communication aid for teachers, therapists and other professionals working with people on the autism spectrum in schools.
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Table of Contents1. Curriculum. 2. Sensory needs. 3. Behaviour. 4. Tools and resources. 5. Time and number. 6. Concepts. 7. Understanding. 8. Places and visits. 9. Independence. 10. Social skills. 11. Transitions. 12. Around and about. 13. Break times. 14. Work. 15. Actions.
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ISPEEK at School is a CD collection of 1,300 images to help children with autistic spectrum disorder communicate. I would also recommend it for other learning difficulties where visual communication is needed. The first thing that struck me about this was that it was different from other symbol generating software I have used. Its huge advantage is that you can import its clipart type images into any program ¿ plus its excellent price. The CD is easy enough for even the most techno phobic person to use and its symbols can be made small or increased to at least a page size if you wish to make a poster. ISPEEK includes templates to place pictures in as well as pre-designed timetables made in Microsoft Word to inspire you to create your own. There are USA specific templates at the publisher¿s website. The symbols are well catalogued and have clearly been designed by someone with a good understanding of autism. The behaviour symbols are superb and cover a number of behaviours often seen by children with ASD. The symbols are also well drawn and nice to use many of them being self-explanatory if you choose to use some without the text.