Academic Communication Associates, Inc.P.O. Box 4279
Oceanside, California 92052-4279
Telephone: 888-758-9558 or 760-722-9593.
Products manufactured by Academic Communication Associates, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
PICTURE MASTER LANGUAGE SOFTWARE (PMLS)
Picture Master Language Software (PMLS) is a symbolic language picture creation program designed for use by individuals with communication or speech disabilities. This software can be used to create communication overlays on a computer or to program a portable Bluebird II communication device (see separate entry). The software has over 3,000 symbols, including black-and-white simple line drawings, color simple line drawings, black-and-white realistic drawings, color realistic drawings, photos, and animated .gif files. To create a communication board, the user chooses a grid and then places symbols onto the grid. Each symbol includes a label and recording in both English and Spanish. Users can choose the language of both the recording and the label, and pre-defined pictures can be replaced with personalized images.
Products distributed by Academic Communication Associates, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
DOLLAR & CENTS SOFTWARE
The Dollars & Cents Software is a money management tutorial program designed to teach basic money concepts to people who have mental retardation or learning disabilities. These three software programs make up Attainment's Dollar and Cents Software Series. The First Money program, Level I, teaches the value of money to beginners and to those who do not read. It teaches money names and the concepts of equal value and what something is worth. Voice prompts and graphic prompts lead students through each segment, with each segment offering display or multiple choice options. Spending Money, Level II, a more advanced program, simulates making purchases and using the correct combinations of bills and/or coins. Students also learn comparison shopping at the "Money Mall" using a shopping list and computer cash. Making Change, Level III in the series, is the most advanced where users function like any store clerk by entering purchases and returning change. The program randomly generates hundreds of purchasing situations and makes an excellent vocational training and applied math program. Its features include animated graphics, quality audio and a Canadian currency option. Programs can be purchased as a package or separately on 3.5 inch diskette or CD-ROM. For students with physical disabilities, these programs are TouchWindow (see separate entry) accessible. COMPATIBILITY: Versions are available for use on Macintosh or IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Macintosh: A 68020 or higher microprocessor, 1 megabyte (MB) RAM, hard drive, Apple superdrive or high density 1.4 MB floppy disk drive, System 7 (version 7.0 or higher), 12-inch or larger color monitor, and a mouse or TouchWindow (see separate entry). For IBM and compatible computers Windows95 and a sound card are required. WARRANTY: The manufacturer guarantees complete satisfaction with this product or it may be returned for exchange, refund, or replacement within 30 days of the date of purchase.
TOPL-2: TEST OF PRAGMATIC LANGUAGE - SECOND EDITION
The Test of Pragmatic Language, Second Edition (TOPL-2), is an assessment evaluation test designed for use by children with communication or learning disabilities. This test provides a comprehensive analysis of social communication in context. Its four principal uses are identifying individuals with pragmatic language deficits, determining individual strengths and weaknesses, documenting an individual’s progress, and researching pragmatic language skills. The complete kit includes an examiner’s manual, a book of picture prompts, 25 examiner record booklets for ages 6 to 7, 25 examiner record booklets for ages 8 to 18, and a storage box. OPTIONS: Additional packs of 25 record booklets.