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Grades to All Mainstream Special Education
Speech/Language Bundle
Windows and Mac versions on same CD Networkable
Item #: 2196
Gr. K-8, Inclusion
Speech and language pathologists will fall in love with Tool Factory’s Speech/Language Bundle! Seven different titles integrate speech into educational games and learning activities. Students use their voice in selected ways to control funny characters on the screen. Use pitch, tone, volume, and rhythm to activate the engaging learning exercises. Record your own speech and customize reading comprehension and spelling programs to match the ability level of the learner. Each program employs the use of voice in a different way. Enthusiasm and creativity bursts out of this package – you’ll have trouble keeping your students away! The retail value is $480!

The bundle includes:
  • Sound Beginnings Making Sounds
  • Sound Beginnings 1
  • Sound Beginnings 2
  • Alphabet Track
  • Two Wise Owls
  • Tool Factory Beep!
  • Think About
  • Headset with Microphone

    Sound Beginnings - Making Sounds Windows & Mac versions on same CD Switch Accessible
    Sound Beginnings - Making Sounds is the third edition of this unique vocalization program, designed to encourage communication in young children and those with special education needs. Sound Beginnings Making Sounds encompasses even more exciting activities using voice stimulus. A simple microphone is all that is needed - no voice input training or complicated configurations are needed. This PC and MAC dual format CD-ROM includes the Racing, Jigsaw, Blow-up, Invaders and Floating activities from the PC only Sound Beginnings 1 and 2 programs.The activities are particularly suitable for students who are at the early stages of acquiring spoken language.
    Sound Beginnings Windows compatible
    This is a must-have for speech therapists. Using a microphone, the student's voice controls the actions of characters on the screen. Say "Giggle" and the zany character will laugh! Play the space game, and raise and lower the pitch of your voice to avoid getting hit by enemy critters.

    This is the ultimate program for early learners and children who have difficulties in vocalizing sounds. Five voice-controlled activities include:
  • Jigsaw puzzle
  • Jumping creature who responds to vocalized commands
  • Blow Up Balloon - the longer you speak the bigger the balloon gets
  • Pitch Game - the pitch of your voice controls the player's movements
  • Space Game - beat the enemy by saying "Fire", "Left", or "Right"

    The teacher options include printable student records, configuration controls for speed and frequency, and the ability to import pictures and photos within the Jigsaw activity. Ideal for early learning and those with special needs.
  • Sound Beginnings 2 Windows compatible
    Sound Beginnings 2 offers even more activities to encourage vocalization. Control characters and games with your voice. A simple microphone is all that is needed. Activities include:

  • Counting - Students count characters from one to ten.
  • Flying - Sustain a sound to keep a creature floating in the sky.
  • Painting - Paint a picture by using noise or speech.
  • Racing - Use sustained sound and volume to race a car.
  • Placing - Use placement words to place a character in a room.

    Activities are fully configurable for various ability levels, with printable user records. There is even a gallery which saves screenshots from the student's completed activities. Students will ask to play over-and-over again!
  • Alphabet Track Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
    Early and older learners will acquire more spelling independence and be on track for developing alphabet skills. Learn the names of letters, practice alphabetical order, improve short term memory, and recall alphabetic sequence. Eight self-paced activities are switch-accessible and fully configurable, with selectable colors and levels of difficulty. Record the alphabet in your own voice or student's voice. Activities include: ordering and typing the alphabet, match and identify, see and remember, hear and remember, alphabet quiz, listen and spell, and alphabet battle. Research-based, this program is a critical addition to every early reading program.

    Features include:

  • Record-keeping capability.

  • Switch-accessible.

  • Full audio support.

  • Three levels of difficulty.

  • Record the alphabet in student's own voice.
  • Two Wise OwlsSee a demo! Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible
    Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move! That’s how you spell Rhythm! Two Wise Owls is bursting with tons of mnemonic devices like this to help students remember difficult spellings! The program has been created to target pupils aged 7 and beyond as well as learners with specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia), as well as those who may find using mnemonics a useful tool for memorizing important information.
    Tool Factory Beep! Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable
    Have you ever painted a picture that sings as you draw? Well now you can with Tool Factory Beep! Based on the themes of creative play and exploration, students get absolutely hooked on Beep! Activities encourage emerging learners to express their ideas, while developing important IT skills and building confidence with the computer. Navigate a maze and develop spatial orientation skills. Dress the creature and spark lively discussion. Use the word robot to develop word recognition. Animate characters with simple mouse clicks to build confidence. There are endless opportunities for creative thinking and discussion. Tool Factory Beep! is ideal for early learners, autism, and pre-readers. Clip art library included for printing and coloring.
    Think About! 1 Windows & Mac versions on same CD Networkable Switch Accessible SMART Board Compatible
    Improve memory, attention span, listening, and literacy skills through the adventures of Jasmine and Harry. Follow the lives of these two best friends as they take trips to the supermarket, library, camping, fishing pond, and more! Developed with reluctant readers in mind, the program can be set to watch an animated story, or read along with the text. The program includes full accessibility options, clip art, and student records. An accompanying workbook provides full and simplified story text. Students will enjoy seeing the world through the "all knowing" eyes of Jasmine and curious Harry!

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    Minimum system requirements: Win 98+, P-200 Mhz, 64 Mb RAM, sound card, Headphones or speakers, 800 x 600

    MAC - G3 or above, 128 Mb RAM, OSX 10.1.5 or later, Classic OS 9.x

    (Sound Beginnings and Sound Beginnings 2 are windows only.)
    Tool Factory Workshop V3 Windows compatible Networkable Gr. K-12, Inclusion
    Tool Factory Workshop is cited as "The most child-friendly office suite ever built!" It includes a Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database, and Math Draw program. It's configurable to the age level or learning ability of any student. Plus, each program uses the same interface, for easy transfer of skills.