Turning Point Therapy & Technology IncPO Box 310945
New Braunfels, Texas 78131-0945
Telephone: 877-608-9812 or 830-608-9812.
Products manufactured by Turning Point Therapy & Technology Inc (listed alphabetically)
COMMUNICATION DISPLAY BOARD PROTECTOR
The Communication Display Board Protector is a communication device accessory designed to protect paper communication displays from damage. Built of three layers of acrylic, this protector prevents tears, and damage from spills. Changing the eight-location display is accomplished by sliding out one display and sliding in another. The protector provides a firm surface for the communication displays, as well as offering visual and tactile cues between each location. COLOR: Clear or black.
KEYGUARD FOR COMPUTER LAPTOPS
The Keyguard for Computer Laptops is designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. The durable break-resistant acrylic keyguard features smoothly finished keyholes aligned with each key and is available with or without a removable cover for the touchpad to limit accidental mouse access.
KEYGUARDS FOR AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION DEVICES
The Keyguards for Augmentative Communication Devices are a communication device accessory designed for use by individuals who have communication disabilities and fine motor or other upper extremity disabilities. Made of clear acrylic, these guards are available for a variety of communication devices and can include such features as a removable window and multi-shaped key holes.
KEYGUARDS FOR COMPUTER KEYBOARDS
Keyguards for Computer Keyboards are designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. The durable break-resistant acrylic keyguards are available for IBM and Macintosh computers and feature smoothly finished holes aligned with each key. Keyguards mount with Dual Lock (see separate entry) or Velcro and eliminate unwanted keystrokes. DIMENSIONS: The acrylic is 0.25 inch thick.
KEYGUARDS FOR POPULAR SOFTWARE AND ADAPTIVE KEYBOARDS
Keyguards for Popular Software and Adaptive Keyboards are designed for use by children with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. Available for adaptive keyboards such as Intellikeys and the Discover:Board (see separate entries) and software access packages as Bailey's Book House, Millie's Math House, Sammy's Science House, Thinkin' Things Collection I, and Living Books (see separate entries), the keyguards are made of clear acrylic and enable users to avoid unintentional keystrokes. Custom keyguards are also available. DIMENSIONS: The acrylic is 0.25 inch thick.
LITTLE SMART SUPER SMARTY
The Little Smart Super Smarty is a switch operated toy designed for use by children ages 3.5 to six years of agewith upper extremity or cognitive dis abilities. The toy looks like a robot and uses 12 two-sided activity cards to review letters, numbers, spelling, simple math, shapes, matching, colors, and more. The liquid crystal display (LCD) gives clear, simple directions and shows fun animations. Ten LED lights mark the question being asked and the correct answer. After each correct answer, the user hears an encouraging phrase and sees Smarty's eyes light up. Play is also enhanced by five built-in tunes and five built-in short melodies enhance play. This toy has been adapted for use with switches with 1/8th-inch plugs; five single switches (not included) are required for operation. POWER: Uses four double-A batteries (not included). OPTIONS: Additional card packs are available. Also available is an accessory mounting box which enables switches to be placed at any angle from 0 to 90 degrees.
TALKING BOOK AND TALKING GAME BOARD KEYGUARDS
Talking Book and Talking Game Board Keyguards are designed to enable children with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities to use popular press-and-play game boards and story books with illustrated press-and-play sound effects strips. These keyguards (each sold separately) fit snugly into the push-button panels and may be mounted permanently using silicone or temporarily using Dual Lock or Velcro depending on the child's needs and abilities. Temparary mounting enables the keyguard to be interchanged between books or boards by the same manufacturer.
The Wheelchair Trays are lap trays designed for use by children and adults who use wheelchairs. Made of shatterproof clear polycarbonate, the trays include adjustable mounting hardware. OPTIONS: Engraving of names and addresses, custom cutouts, slantboards, and more. DIMENSIONS: All models are made of 3/8-inch thick polycarbonate. Standard models are available for 10- to 12-inch wheelchairs, 13- to 14-inch chairs, 15- to 17-inch chairs, and 18- to 20-inch chairs. Custom dimensions are also available.
Products distributed by Turning Point Therapy & Technology Inc (listed alphabetically)
BACK TO SCHOOL LANGUAGE KIT (MODEL LK-BTS)
The Back to School Language Kit, model LK-BTS, is an academic skills and language tutorial program designed for use by children with cognitive or communication disabilities. This program teaches children about school schedule and activities, friends, and school rules. The kit includes a book written with limited vocabulary and repetitive lines, with Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols (Boardmaker; see entry) to provide visual support; an interactive computer book combining text, pictures, and speech, which can be read independently with a mouse, touch window or switch; and a songboard, word cards, and vocabulary games.
BigKeys Plus is a modified computer keyboard designed for use by children and adults with manual dexterity disabilities or low vision to locate and hit the keys. This keyboard features a choice of large brightly colored keys with enlarged black labels or white keys with enlarged black labels. The colored keys are color-coded to coincide with the letters; for example, all vowels are in yellow, the "R" is in red, and the "G" is in green, etc. This accelerates recognition of letters and the child's progress in learining to read. The arrow keys are also enlarged and the four keys are configured in a diamond shape which, in addition to the bold arrows on them, contributes to indicating the direction in which the cursor will move. The individual click-style keys are laid out in a choice of alphabetical order or the standard QWERTY layout and feature UV coated keycap printing. Also included on the keyboard are escape, control, and Alt keys; caps lock; shift key; tab; a back space function; and a delete key. Depressing the "F" key in conjunction with a number key (1 through 10) provides standard function key capability. The keyboard also includes punctuation keys, arithmetic keys, and Internet keys. Instant plug-and-play technology eliminates the need for setting up and the keyboard does not require special software. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers. OPTIONS: USB adaptor. DIMENSIONS: The keys are one-inch square. COLOR: Gray casing with multi-colored keys in yellow, blue, white, red, and green (control keys are light gray) or gray casing with white keys. All keytop printing is black. WARRANTY: One-year replacement warranty.
The COMMUNICATOR BASIC is a voice input dialer program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This program offers complete voice-activated telephone dialing, including the ability to dial a phone call by speaking the name of the individual to be contacted or by speaking the digits to be dialed. This system requires a computer on which the voice dialing software can be installed and to which the base station for the wireless headset can be connected via the USB port. The headset can be worn or mounted, and it can be modified for use in speakerphone mode. There is no voice training involved and the headset is wireless from up to 300-500 feet from the base station. POWER: Uses rechargeable battery for two to three hours of use; two batteries are included. An optional long-life battery for eight to ten hours of use is availlable. OPTIONS: Speakerphone.
EVOLUENT MOUSE-FRIENDLY KEYBOARD
The Evoluent Mouse-Friendly Keyboard is a modified ergonomic keyboard that makes it easier to use a keyboard with a mouse. On this keyboard, the numeric keypad is on the left, so the mouse (not included) is closer to the alphabetic keys and, therefore, easier to reach when it is placed to the right of the keyboard. This allows the user's right arm to be in a relaxed neutral position when using the mouse, and reduces the need to remove the right hand from the mouse in order to operate Enter, Del, Page Up, Page Down, arrows, and other keys in the numeric keypad. Other modifications in this keyboard include duplicate Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, Del, and arrow keys on the right; full size arrows, Del, Fs, Ctrl, and Alt keys; an extra Del key at the left end of the spacebar to allow left hand operation while the right hand is on the mouse; tactile bumps on often used keys such as Del, End, Page Down, Ctrl, and down arrow to aid operation by touch; hot keys for one touch access to the Internet, e-mail, media player, volume control, standby, power off, and other functions; notebook computer-type key mechanisms; flat key caps. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible, Macintosh, and Linux- and Unix-based computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For all computers a USB port is required. For personal computers (PCs) require Windows XP for full functionality; some hotkeys on the top row may not work in other Windows versions. For Macintosh, Unix, and Linux, all keys are functional except for some hotkeys on the top row. For Macintosh, the Windows key is the Mac key, the eject key is pressing and holding F12, and Num Lock is locked on. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 0.5 x 6.25 x 15.4 inches. COLOR: Black keys with white characters and silver frame.
EVOLUENT VERTICALMOUSE 2 LEFT HAND
Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 Left Hand is an ergonomic mouse designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrom or repetitive strain injuries. The vertical shape of this mouse supports the user's left hand in a fully upright handshake position that eliminates twisting of the forearm. The optical sensor has 1,200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution, allowing the pointer to be moved across a 17-inch monitor with only 0.5 inch movement of the mouse. The mouse has five buttons that have basic functionality in Windows without a driver: left click (top), right click (middle), back (bottom), middle click (wheel), forward (thumb). A driver is included allowing each of the five buttons to be programmed with different functions in Windows XP or Vista 32-bit. Other special features when used with XP Pro and Vista 32-bit include speed toggle, auto click, click lock, and audio and/or visual break reminders. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible, Macintosh, Unix (except Solaris 9), and Linux-based computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Personal computers (PCs) require USB or PS/2 port; Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or 7 operating system. Macintosh requires OX 9 or OS X operating system and a USB port. Unix and Linux require a USB port. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 3 x 4.6 x 3 inches. Cable is 6.6 feet long. COLOR: Silver and black.
Express One is a single-message communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. This unit has an extra-large, touch-sensitive area with a pocket to accommodate photos. It can be wall mounted as a talking sign or used as a table top communicator. Touching the picture or the play button on the durable, lightweight unit activates speech. Recording time is 10 seconds. DIMENSIONS: Touch sensitive area is 5 x 7 inches.
FIRST VERBS STERLING EDITION
First Verbs Sterling Edition is a language and vocabulary tutorial program designed for use by children and adults with language-learning, developmental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities, or autism. This program provides highly-structured training of early developing verbs. The program trains 50 words in developmental order, but focuses on only five words at a time. Two different animated illustrations are used in training the words. Words are presented either in isolation or with one other on the screen. Users can choose to work on a black or full-scene background. Optimized Intervention technology begins with a probe test to identify five words the student does not already know. During training, students are presented with two pictures and asked to identify one of them (e.g. "Find eating.") The program monitors each student response and automatically adjusts the training level(one through five) of each word. At the lower levels of training, a character known as the Blob reinforces correct answers with his amusing antics. At the higher levels of training, a new character named Zot uses expanded language. Zot's speech includes the use of a variety of verb inflections in varying contexts. Each time a word is mastered, a new word enters into training. At the end of each lesson, a summary of the student’s performance is presented, allowing the instructor to review the student’s progress and ensure accountability. The program also includes the Sterling Administration System, a set of tools that eases student management, simplifies data analysis, and offers new report-writing options. A verb card deck is included with the program. COMPATIBILITY: For use with Macintosh and IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The version for IBM and compatible computers requires a 300 MegaHertz (MHz)or faster processor; a hard drive with Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP or later; 64 megabytes (MB) RAM; 40 MB available disk space; a Windows compatible sound card; and an 8x speed CD-ROM. The Macintosh version requires a PowerPC with a 300 MHz or faster processor; Mac OS 8.1 or later, including OS X; 128 MB RAM, (256 MB RAM for OS X); 40 MB available disk space; and an 8x speed CD-ROM.
GE AMPLIFIED CORDED PHONE FOR MILD HEARING LOSS WITH LARGE BUTTONS (MODEL 29568GE1)
The Amplified Corded Phone for Mild Hearing Loss with Large Buttons, model 29568GE1, is an amplified large button telephone designed for use by individuals who are hard of hearing or have low vision. This hearing aid compatible telephone includes a base speakerphone and a handset, both with volume control. It has an amplified ringer, one touch redial, and three speed dial buttons, and is desk or wall mountable. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 3.74 x 8.46 x 7.09 inches. WEIGHT: 1.74 pounds. COLOR: White. WARRANTY: One year limited warranty.
GUS! COMMUNICATOR 2000
The Gus! Communicator 2000 is a laptop computer based direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with communication, speech, or neurological disabilities. Communication software comes loaded on a Hewlett Packard laptop with 512 gigabyte (GB) RAM memory, an XGA TFT display, 60 GB hard drive, two USB 2.0 ports, built-in Wireless LAN (802.11b/g), a CD/DVD-drive, and Windows Vista Home Edition operating system. Software includes Gus! Communicator, Gus! Communication Symbols (with 5,500 symbols), Gus! SpeechPRO, and Overboard. This package includes lifetime software upgrades and toll-free technical support. OPTIONS: Communication software custom loaded on other make or model of laptop or tablet computer. DIMENSIONS: Display measures 15.4 inches diagonally. WEIGHT: 6.5 pounds.
GUS! COMMUNICATOR Q1
The Gus! Communicator Q1 is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with communication, speech, or neurological disabilities. The unit includes communicator software loaded on a Samsung notebook computer with Windows XP operating system, two front mounted speakers, and a color TFT touch screen display. Two notebook options are available: (1) a notebook with a 900 megaHertz (Mhz) processor, 512 megabytes(MB) memory, and a 40 gigabyte (GB) hard drive, or (2) a notebook with an 800 Mhz A110 processor, 102 MB memory, and a 40 GB hard drive. Software includes the SpeechPRO communicator program, the Overboard overlay program, and the Neospeech speech synthesizer program. Each unit includes Wireless internet, two USB ports, and Bluetooth. OPTIONS: Combo/keyboard case. DIMENSIONS: Display measures 7 inches diagonally. WEIGHT: 1.7 pounds. WARRANTY: 1 year.
HOW DO YOU FEEL? LANGUAGE KIT (MODEL LK-HDF)
The How Do You Feel? Language Kit, model LK-HDF, is a cognitive, language, and personal skills tutorial program designed for use by children with cognitive or communication disabilities. This unit helps students understand emotions. It contains two print books, each presenting two opposing emotions, such as happy or sad, excited or mad. The books are written with limited vocabulary and repetitive lines. Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols (Boardmaker; see entry) provide visual support. An interactive computer book, created with Classroom Suite by IntelliTools, combines text, pictures, speech and sound in an engaging presentation. Based on real-life scenarios, students are given the opportunity to explore how they might react in a variety of situations. A computer story uses digital photos to reinforce the concepts.
IT'S SENSATIONAL! LANGUAGE KIT (MODEL LK-IS)
The It's SENSational! Language Kit, model LK-IS, is an academic and language tutorial program designed for use by children with cognitive or communication disabilities. This kit teaches students about their five senses. It includes a book written with limited vocabulary and repetitive lines using Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols (see entry); an interactive computer book that combines text, pictures, speech and sound; and a songboard, word cards, and vocabulary games. Students learn about their senses through the activity of making Kool Aid. A sensory bag and BINGO game challenge students to use their senses to describe a variety of items through touch, sound, smell, and sight. The computer story uses simple animations to expand language concepts.
LEAPS AND BOUNDS - SWITCH ACCESS
Leaps and Bounds - Switch Access is a switch-adapted pre-reading tutorial program designed for use by children with cerebral palsy or fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. Combining the most switch friendly activities from the Leaps and Bounds series (see separate entries), this program provides scanning and step switch accessability as well as mouse and keyboard access. This program uses bright and colorful characters to stimulate the imagination of young learners and encourage the development of early learning skills. It includes activities that develop pre-reading skills, lengthen concentration span, enhance decision-making processes, and improve tracking and left-right orientation. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: IBM and compatible computers require Windows 95 or higher operating system; P-133 processor; 32 megabytes (MB) RAM; 800 x 600 screen resolution; 16-bit color. Macintosh computers require Classic OS9, OSX or higher operating system; G3 or higher processor; 128 MB RAM; 16x CD-ROM drive; and 16-bit color display.
LOOKING GOOD LANGUAGE KIT (MODEL LK-LG)
The Looking Good Language Kit, model LK-LG, is a personal skills and language tutorial program designed for use by children with cognitive or communication disabilities. All activities in this unit address grooming concepts. This kit includes a book written with limited vocabulary and repetitive lines using Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols (Boardmaker), and an interactive computer book, created with Classroom Suite by IntelliTools, that combines text, pictures, speech and sound. Both the Boardmaker book and the Classroom Suite story can be customized for younger or older students. The kit also includes a songboard, word cards, and vocabulary games. A grooming survey provides practice with counting and graphing skills.
MIND YOUR MANNERS LANGUAGE KIT (MODEL LK-MYM)
The Mind Your Manners Language Kit, model LK-MYM, is a personal skills and language tutorial program designed for use by children with cognitive or communication disabilities. The program contains a book that teaches good manners, written using Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols (Boardmaker). Topics include remembering to cover your mouth when you cough, use a napkin to wipe your messy face, and talk with an inside voice. Students review appropriate behavior using a computer story with Matt Manners and Randy Rude. A daily manners worksheet helps students track their success.
NO TOUCH TALKER
The No Touch Talker is a single message communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. This motion-sensitive device records up to a 10 second spoken message, and plays it back without physical contact when the device is activated by a slight movement, such as the movement of a finger or toe. A picture or word card can be placed on the unit for a visual message cue. The user can activate this device to seek attention, elicit assistance, or make a comment. The device can also be used to teach an individual to move towards a target, and it can be set to a chime tone and placed near a door to alert the user to anyone entering or leaving the room. POWER: Uses 4 double-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.5 x 4 3/8 x 1.25 inches. WEIGHT: 7.4 ounces.
Point It is a joystick mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. This USB joystick allows smooth proportional control of all mouse functions, including left click, double click, right click, drag and drop, and latching. The force required to activate the joystick is 9 ounces. The unit also has external switch jacks for users who require a larger target area for the left and right click. The unit comes with TypeMatic, an on screen keyboard program. COMPATIBILITY: For use n IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows XP. DIMENSIONS: 4 x 4.3 x 1.5 inches; joystick height is 3 inches.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? LANGUAGE KIT (MODEL LK-WSW)
The What Should I Wear? Language Kit, model LK-WSW, is a independent living skills, personal skills, and language tutorial program designed for use by children with cognitive disabilities. Focusing on what to wear in rain, sun, wind, snow, clouds, or fog, this kit includes a book written with limited vocabulary and repetitive lines using Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols; an interactive computer book that combines text, pictures, speech and sound; and a songboard, word cards, and vocabulary games. Concepts are introduced in the book and songboard. A follow-up Classroom Suite activity helps students practice matching the appropriate weather-related apparel to the forecast.