Item #: 2297 | Grades K-6
"One teacher commented that students made more progress in one week using this software than they did the entire previous year (with computer activities)." -Barbara Chwierut, SLP, A.T. Coordinator, AERO Special Ed Cooperative
ReacTickles are highly motivating activities that help children develop concentration and attention skills, as well as encourage sharing and imaginative play and learning. The ReacTickles environment offers a safe place for autism spectrum and early learners to use technology and experience dynamic interactions where players freely explore abstract shapes and create rhythmic responses with their fingers and bodies without judgment or fear. Students develop mouse, keyboard, whiteboard, switch, and screen skills while being encouraged to communicate, use fine motor skills, and work together. The software also works well within mainstream early years settings, enabling very young children to interact and learn to communicate as individuals and within small groups. Features:
- Use with an interactive whiteboard, any desktop or laptop computer, mouse, keyboard, microphone, or other adaptive device.
- The design of ReacTickles maximizes on the physical rather than the cognitive aspects of computation, which are developmentally appropriate for most autistic children.
- The ReacTickles interface can be preset to accommodate the unique sensory needs of each pupil and these settings can now be saved to a unique user profile.
- The ReacTickles Creativity Box resources are structured to provide an easy to use, flexible guide to integrating the software into the curriculum in a manner that is rewarding and fun.
- The ReacTickles Creativity Box teacher and student resources can now be accessed directly from within the application.
- Fully switch enabled.
"One teacher commented that students made more progress in one week using this software than they did the entire previous year (with computer activities)... Because the software is so easy to understand... even hesitant staff were more willing to try this software with the students. All students demonstrated improved attention to the computer activities. Feedback from [students diagnosed with ASD or cognitive impairment, most of whom are nonverbal] was AMAZING! Since the students appeared to 'want' more interaction with the specific activities, they appeared to learn the necessary computer skills at a faster pace (e.g. clicking, mouse use, dragging along the touch window)."
- The playful ReacTickles focus on improvisational activities rather than a set of predetermined routines that lead to a preset goal.
- Confidence is gained through the opportunity to repeat actions, with each exploration offering a new and unique visual or auditory reward.
- Inspired by real world objects that children love to manipulate, Slinkies, lava lamps, spinning tops and coins, the ReacTickles environment offers a safe place to experience dynamic interaction where players freely explore abstract shapes and create rhythmic responses with their fingers and bodies without judgement or fear.
- ReacTickles are highly motivating activities that help children develop concentration and attention skills, as well as encourage sharing and imaginative play.
-Barbara Chwierut, SLP, A.T. Coordinator, AERO Special Ed Cooperative
Minimum system requirements: PC: Win XP or later, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 50 MB storage, 800x600 screen resolution, 16 bit color, QuickTime 6 or better, Microphone (for voice activated option) Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or better.
Mac: G4 Processor, 512MB RAM, 50 MB storage, 800x600 screen resolution, 16 bit color, QuickTime 6 or better, Microphone or iSight camera (for voice activated option)
This title is also a part of the following product suites:
|Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities Bundle - (PMLD)||Grades K-0|
|Tool Factory’s Severe Disabilities Bundle is a wonderful blend of programs designed to reach students with profound and multiple learning disabilities. From sensory assessment to cause-and-effect activities this bundle will actively engage your students. $450.95|
|Autism Bundle||Grades K-12|
|Tool Factory's Autism Bundle brings together a wonderful blend of software titles that encourage collaboration, develop concentration and attention, and inspire imaginative play for students on the Autism Spectrum. $499.00|
|Autism Bundle for Interactive Devices||Grades K-12|
|Tool Factory's Autism Bundle brings together a collection of software for interactive devices that encourage collaboration, develop concentration and attention, and inspire imaginative play for students on the Autism Spectrum. $409.65|
|Comprehensive Special Needs Bundle for Interactive Devices||Grades K-12|
|Tool Factory’s Comprehensive Special Needs Bundle for Interactive Devices contains a broad selection of programs designed for students with a range of learning challenges. With 15 interactive programs to choose from literacy, numeracy, art, cause and effect, emotional literacy, creating sounds, phonics and b/d letter reversal. This bundle will have something for everyone! $1004.25|
|Switch Bundle for Interactive Devices||Special Ed.|
|Tool Factory Switch Bundle combines an assortment of early learning and special education software created for switch use. Each program includes accessability controls for switch use. Students will be engrossed in the interactive activities and learning opportunities that can be accessed with a simple tap of a switch! The retail value is $988. $859.25|
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