Boardmaker

An Assistive Technology tool by Mayer Johnson

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Assistive Technology - AT

According to the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-407), an assistive technology means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, off-the-shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.Assistive technology service is any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.
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What is BoardMaker?

Boardmaker is a collection of standardized picture symbols used for communication with students who are strong visual learners. This includes those with autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, speech and language disorders, and behavioral disorders. It also works remarkably well with typical students, so is appropriate for whole class use, minimizing both the atypical student’s differences and facilitating classroom management.

The 5 W's in BoardMaker

Who should use Boardmaker?

Teachers, therapists, parent of students with special learning needs consider Boardmaker to be an invaluable tool.


What kinds of activities can you create?

Create visual schedules, communication books, interactive activities, speech out boards, and more!


Where are Boardmaker activities used?

Anywhere! Boardmaker activities are used in the inclusive classroom, special education classroom, speech therapy sessions, out in the community and home.


When is Boardmaker the most useful?

When you want to support students' language and literacy goals through differentiated instruction, while providing learning they enjoy.


Why do people use Boardmaker?

Because it works. Boardmaker makes adapting learning materials and creating educational supports fast and easy.

Accommodation for Learning

What: The Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL) Reading Program is an evidence-based reading instruction program that has been proven highly effective in teaching students with disabilities to read.


How: ALL eliminates the need for oral responses, helping even non-verbal students learn to read.


Why: The ALL Reading Program is for any student with language or physical impairments who is having difficulty learning to read. It enables students to bypass oral responses at all stages of instruction, allowing even the most challenged students to learn to read.

Products

Boardmaker Instructional Solutions - School Curriculum - All Categories

Math:4 products

See n' Solve Visual Calculator

Menu Math Classroom Pack: Level 1

Menu Math Classroom Pack: Level 2

Practical Practice Math Series


Broadmaker helps students build a solid educational foundation from an early age by searching through School Curriculum products. It includes educational topics and fun products for Math, Reading, Writing, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Implementation

For years, different modes of technology have been used to improve the quality of life of people who have various developmental disabilities. The following will discuss how Boardmaker can be implemented and used for children with autism to increase or improve their:

· Overall understanding of their environment;
· Expressive communication skills;
· Social interaction skills;
· Attention skills;
· Motivation skills;
· Organization skills;
· Academic skills;
· Self help skills;
· Overall independent daily functioning skills.
Boardmaker Case Study - Fife / FACCT Implementation

Visual Representation Systems It is important to determine which visual representation system is best understood by the child, and in what contexts. Various visual systems, such asobjects, photographs, realistic drawings, line drawings, and written words, can be used with assorted modes of technology, as long as the child can readily comprehend the visual representation.

Boardmaker Tutorial

Pricing

Boardmaker Instructional Solutions - School Curriculum - All Categories:4 products:

Boardmaker® Current Events: $79

Boardmaker® Expedition Education: $229

Boardmaker® Book Bridge 2nd/3rd Grade: $119

Boardmaker® Book Bridge 4th/5th Grade: $119


Math:4 Products:

See n' Solve Visual Calculator: $29.95

Menu Math Classroom Pack: Level 1: $75.95

Menu Math Classroom Pack: Level 2: $75.95

Practical Practice Math Series: $54.95


AAC/Low-Tech:

Big Button: $59.95

BIGmack Communicator:$145.95

GoTalk 20+: $199.95

iApapter 4: $299.95

PCEye Go: $1,995.00

Gaze Viewer: $999.00

PCEye Explore Soft Case:$26.00

Short Cable USB3/mini (0.9 m): $7.00

Long Cable USB3/mini (1.8 m): $16.00

Spare Magnetic Mounting Plates/Wipes PCEye Explore (2-Pack): $12.00

Tech/Talk 6x8 Black: $453.95

Talking Pocket:$18.95

Easy Push Talking Pocket: $23.95

QuickTalker™ 23: $210.95

GoTalk 32+: $241.95

LITTLEmack Communicator: $131.95

LITTLE Step-by-Step™ Communicator: $179.95

LITTLE Step-by-Step™ Choice with Levels: $197.95

TalkTrac: $141.95

iTalk2™ Communicator with Levels: $219.95

Partner/Plus: $92.95

Talking Brix: $152.95

SuperTalker: $399.95

GoTalk Pocket: $167.95

GoTalk 9+: $179.95

TalkBook Four: $69.95

GoTalk One: $12.95

iTalk2™ Communicator: $175.95

Step-by-Step™ with Levels: $214.95

QuickTalker™ 12: $188.95

BIG Step-by-Step™ Communicator: $175.95

GoTalk Button 6-Pack: $61.95

GoTalk 4+: $159.95

BIG Step by Step™ Choice with Levels: $197.95


Science/Social Studies:

Exploring Science through Symbols and Words Bundle: $127.95


Access Methods:

Switch Interface Pro 6.0:$109.95

PCEye Go: $1,995.00

PCEye Explore Featuring Gaze Viewer: $1,699.00

Boardmaker® Player featuring PCEye Explore & Gaze Viewer: $1,819.00

PCEye Explore: $899.00

PCEye Explore Soft Case: $26.00

Short Cable USB3/mini (0.9 m):$7.00

Long Cable USB3/mini (1.8 m): $16.00

Spare Magnetic Mounting Plates/Wipes PCEye Explore (2-Pack):$12.00

Small Pal Pad Red: $53.95

PowerLink® 4: $265.95

IntelliKeys for Mac/Windows:$405.95

Jelly Bean Twist: $62.95

KinderBoard™:$59.95

Big Red Twist: $62.95

USB Switch Interface Plus: $115.95

Large Pal Pad Red:$57.95

Infogrip Switch Adapted Mouse: $74.95

KidTrac USB for Mac/Windows: $92.95

Magic Touch - OPTIR Touch 17": $159.95

Smoothie Switch - Yellow: $58.95

Smoothie Switch - Apple: $58.95

Done By:

Mohammad Hameed

Nada Yassine

Dina Sarris