A post a couple of days ago briefly reviewed RJ Cooper’s Point to Pictures app currently availlable for free. As a developer of software and hardware for individuals with special needs, RJ has developed software Spell A Word for the Mac and PC which is now available as an app for the iPad and iPod/iPhone. The great news is he is offering it free for a limited time.
Here is bit more about the app:
Spell A Word – Information in iTunes describes it as a large-print, early academic program is for beginning to advanced letter users. Features allows it to be customized for individual students.
It uses an errorless learning method. Spell-A-Word works on identification, spelling, & word recognition (for reading). Scaffolding (as much help as needed but as little as possible) is embedded so as to help those with significant cognitive challenges. Customizing features are available in the teachers control tools (see image below).
This program is designed for you to easily enter lists of spelling words/phrases for the learner to practice and be tested on. Word lists consisting of hundreds of words/sounds/pictures are available from the developer’s website at no charge for sharing and uploading. Assessment data collection is available in Spell A Word – a huge bonus for tracking student skills.
Spell-A-Word also has special feedback for blind learners. Available also for MAC and PC, additional information and images on software features is provided on RJ Cooper’s Spell A Word for the PC and Mac link with examples of its use and additional word lists provided by Cynthia Weeks!
Thank you RJ Cooper for providing this app to our special needs students on a highly mobile, accessible and motivating tool. As a developer of adaptive tools RJ Cooper has provided special needs individuals years of support and products for access and learning (remember the Cooper Car??- I do!!). Thank you for allowing us access to you apps for free! What a boon!