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Sunday, November 21, 2010


The first piece of “speech therapy” software I think I ever owned was Picture It.
So I can honestly, truthfully and with first hand experience say Slater Software is a reliable company who produces a good product.

Our focus on this site today can best be summed up with these two words:


Not only can you purchase a quality product from them but they generously offer several worthwhile activities, papers and presentations for FREE.

Leah and I Especially like:
• Papers and Presentations
• Free Stuff-presented by Month
• Picture It Tutorials

Since this is NOVEMBER Iʼll just show you the list of things they have available for this month:
November Samples

Bullying 3 pages, 775 KB, PDF
Thanksgiving Table Setting 1 page, 568 KB, PDF
Bats 4 pages, 628 KB, PDF
Holiday Salad 2 pages, 209 KB, PDF
Holiday Salad Wordbank PixWriter v3 Mac setup, 3.8 MB, Zip archive
Say Hello Day 2 pages, 217 KB, PDF
PixWriter with emergent writers 6 pages, 3.7 MB, PDF
Veterans Day Lesson 4 pages, 452 KB, PDF
Patriotic Wreath 3 pages, 204 KB, PDF
Election 2008 7 pages, 800 KB, PDF
Thanksgiving Day - Poem by Lidia Maria Child 6 pages, 296 KB, PDF
Video Store Social Story 3 pages, 208 KB, PDF
Veterans' Day 4 pages, 252 KB, PDF
Mom Soldier Social Story 5 pages, 312 KB, PDF
Dad Soldier Social Story 5 pages, 316 KB, PDF
Handwriting Animals 2 pages, 84 KB, PDF
Animal Sounds Questions 1 page, 124 KB, PDF
Match Animal Sounds 1 page, 92 KB, PDF
Thanksgiving Social Story 6 pages, 532 KB, PDF
Checklist-Your Backyard (from Simply Science Animals vol.1) 5 pages, 336 KB, PDF
Experiment Hot air balloon (from Simply Science Energy vol.1) 3 pages, 200 KB, PDF
T-turkey for the table 3 pages, 172 KB, PDF
Pizza Hut, Cleaners PixWriter Macintosh, 3 setups, 4 KB, Stuffit archive

See! And they do that for every month. The months are archived, too!

Here’s what the Papers and Presentations List looks like:
Papers and Presentations

No Problem! Just Give me a minute! I'll Make that with Picture It!
25 pages 5.4MB
Becoming a Conventional Writer 10 pages 856KB
PixWriter -Working with Standards by Jean Slater, 10 pages 760 KB
Retelling - the Overlooked Skill 4 page 248K
Write today, write tomorrow, write to learn! by Jean Slater, pub. by Closing the Gap,
5 pages 708 KB
Picture Assisted Literacy - FAQs 4 pages 304K
Principles for Picture Assisted Literacy 1 page 220 KB
Symbols - Literacy vs. Communication 10 pages 516 KB
Research on Pictures and Text Effectiveness 5 pages 140 KB
The Write Way to Learn 8 pages PDF 112 KB

Well, I think this is enough to help you decide if you want to take a look at this site or not ;-)

Next week will be the last of these AAC Resources. Then we’ll begin our series on online Autism resources!

Don’t get so bogged down with your work that you forget to just have fun with your kids!
Until next week,
Leah and Dean

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