The Writing with Symbols Bundle includes Communicate: SymWriter and Communicate: In Print 2.
Communicate: SymWriter is a talking word processor that matches symbols to words to help students of all ages and abilities increase comprehension and fluency.
SymWriter comes equipped with symbol-supported grids for writing, making independent engagement in assignments and projects possible for all students. SymWriter also features built-in supports such as spell checking with symbols, and speech support for reading out letters, words, or sentences.
SymWriter includes more than 8,000 Widgit Literacy Symbols.
Communicate: In Print 2
Communicate: In Print 2 helps users create books with pages that face one another while using symbols to encourage independence in desktop publishing. It covers a variety of topics using 7,000 Widgit Literacy Symbols in both color and black-and-white. Communicate: In Print 2 also includes Widgit Pictures, a set of 1,500 clip art and background images for creating illustrations and scenes.
Communicate: In Print supports emerging writers with speech feedback and a pictorial spell-checker. Other Communicate: In Print 2 features include:
- Printable samples and templates that are easily customizable.
- Ability to import and customize digital images and other graphics in any format.
- Fully switch-accessible for use on interactive smart whiteboards
birth to preschool
IDEA Disability Category:
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
traumatic brain injury
alternate access devices and systems
multimedia products and projects
multiple formats of text and notation
multiple user profiles
Text to Speech:
reading rate control
reads graphics descriptions
customizable word list(s)
reads suggested/selected words
National Reading Panel Standards:
English Language Arts:
Reading: Foundational Skills
Speaking & Listening