LinguiSystems, Inc.3100 4th Avenue
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Products manufactured by LinguiSystems, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
AUTISM & PDD: ASSOCIATIONS INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE (MODEL N44-0-WS)
Autism & PDD: Associations Interactive Software, model N44-0-WS, is a language tutorial program designed for use by children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder. This program teaches 45 pairs of things that go together in five computerized stories with animation and sound effects. Stories star a character called Buddy Bear. The program uses common everyday objects to teach association skills. Users are asked questions about the associations, with three response choices included for each question. Associations are based on one of five themes: helping at home, having fun, animals, getting ready for school, and picnic. Correct responses are reinforce immediately with amusing animations, sound effects, and a friendly “Good job!” Incorrect responses get a reassuring “Oops. Try again” message. The animation and sound effects bring context to each association-teaching screen. The program is designed to mprove receptive and expressive language, attention span, listening skills, and eye-hand coordination. A Quit button allows the program to be ended at any time. The program comes on a CD-ROM, and can be operated directly from the CD-ROM or copied onto a hard drive. Instructions and a jewel case are included. COMPATIBILITY: For use with Macintosh or IBM and compatible personal computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For Mac computers, OS 10 or later operating system and a Macintosh G3 or above processor. IBM and compatible computers require Windows 98SE, 2000, or XP operating system and a Pentium II and higher processor. For either type of computer, requirements include an 8x or faster CD-ROM drive; soundcard; and a video card that supports an 800 x 600 display.
BASIC CONCEPT PICTURES INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE
Basic Concept Pictures Interactive Software is a cognitive skills tutorial program designed for use by students with cognitive or learning disabiities. This multi-sensory program provides nearly 1,000 items to help students acquire concepts of quantity, description, and position. The student receives immediate feedback after each response. The program can be used by multiple students, working independently or with an instructor. Lessons can be custom-designed for each student. The program can record and document initial assessments, progress reports, and pretest/posttest results. Session results can be saved under the student’s name or printed. COMPATIBILTY: For use on IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: IBM and compatible computers require Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, or Vista operating system. Macintosh computers require OSX 10.2.6 or higher operating system. Both Windows and Macintosh computers require 256 megabytes (MB) memory; 24x CD-ROM drive; 150 MB of hard drive space; 800 x 600 screen resolution; and a sound card.
CLICK AND CREATE ARTICULATION BOARD GAMES SOFTWARE (MODEL N59-9)
Click and Create Articulation Board Games Software, model N59-9, is speech remediation game software designed for use by speech therapists to create board games for children with speech disabilities. The program contains thousands of words and pictures that represent all articulation sounds, and can be used to create personalized games that motivate students to practice. The user can add words to the master list and code them by sound, position, and number of syllables for use on game boards. Boards can be designed to display pictures only, words only, or words and pictures on each game space. Target sounds include R, R blends, L, L blends, S, S blends, Z, SH, CH, TH (voiceless/voiced), K, G, F, V, T, D, N, P, B, M, J, ZH, Y, NG, H, and WH. The program includes 18 different game board templates, to which the user adds a title and ready-to-go game directions. To design a game board, the user chooses the number of spaces on the board (10 or 20); selects up to three articulation sounds; chooses whether to have words with sounds in initial, medial, or final position or a combination of positions; chooses single- or multisyllabic words; and selects specific words from a list of words matching the search criteria. The board can then be printed and/or saved. The program also includes 200 ready-made game boards that can be printed without change or edited and printed. The software comes on a CD-ROM, with instructions. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For IBM and compatible computers, Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, or Vista operating system and Pentium II or faster processor. For Macintosh computers, Mac OS 10.2+ operating system and G3 or above processor. For both Windows or Mac systems, 256 megabytes (MB) memory; 50 MB free hard drive space; CD-ROM drive (8x or faster); soundcard; and a video card that supports a 1024 x 768 display.
FUNCTIONAL COMMUNICATION PROFILE - REVISED (FCP-R)
The Functional Communication Profile - Revised (FCP-R) is a language development evaluation system designed for use for assessment of individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities or autism. This descriptive assessment tool can be used to evaluate communication skills in individuals with developmental and acquired delays, from pre-kindergarten children through adults, in any setting, regardless of form of communication (sign, non-verbal, or augmentative). There is no scoring system, but the profile provides an overall inventory of skills and a thorough picture of the individual’s communicative abilities, allowing for variables in client ability, severity of impairment, mode of communication, and degree of independence versus assistance or prompting. Areas of evaluation include sensory/motor/ behavior; attentiveness; receptive language; expresive language; pragmatic/social language; speech; voice; oral behavior; fluency; and non-oral communication. The test comes with a manual and 15 forms. OPTIONS: Pack of 15 forms; reporting software.
NO-GLAMOUR AUDITORY PROCESSING INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE
No-Glamour Auditory Processing Interactive Software is an auditory perceptual training program designed for use by children with learning or communication disabilities. This software uses a multi-sensory approach to training students in auditory processing skills, from simple auditory reception to complex problem solving tasks. The program improves auditory processing skills in these areas: auditory reception, following directions, recognizing absurdities, phonological awareness, details, exclusion, identifying the main idea, problem solving, riddles, and comprehension. The program can be used by an unlimited number of users. Lessons can be customized for each student. Pre- and post-test results, session responses, and student progress can be recorded and documented. The program comes on a CD-ROM with instructions. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers.
PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS TEST 2
The Phonological Awareness Test 2, is a language development assessment program designed for use by therapists to evaluate the language skills of individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. This individually-administered standardized test is designed to diagnose deficits in phonological awareness and phoneme-grapheme correspondence, to determine which skills to address in a remediation program. Subtests assess a wide variety of tasks correlated with early reading and spelling achievement. The tasks are generally arranged in a developmental sequence. An Invented Spelling task is included to diagnose spelling deficits. The test comes with an examiner's manual, statistics manual, color cubes, graphemes book, decoding book, and 15 test forms. OPTIONS: Scoring software; additional test forms.
PRESCHOOL PHONOLOGY CARDS & SPANISH PRESCHOOL PHONOLOGY CARDS (MODELS N63-1-WS & N63-8-WS)
Preschool Phonology Cards are language training flash cards designed for use by children with learning or speech disabilities. Included are 240 cards with words printed below colorful pictures. The cards teach preschoolers target patterns of sound production and help reduce or eliminate six phonological processes: cluster reduction, final consonant deletion, fronting, gliding, initial consonant deletion, and stopping. Cards are available in English (model N63-1-WS) or Spanish (model N63-8-WS).
READING COMPREHENSION CARDS LEVELS 1 & 2 (MODELS N51-6-WS & N62-8-WS)
Reading Comprehension Cards Levels 1 and 2, models N51-6-WS & N62-8-WS, are reading tutorial flash cards designed for use by children with learning disabilities. There are 210 cards in Level 1 and 200 cards in Level 2. Each card has a short reading passage (fiction or non-fiction) on the front and three comprehension questions on the back involving 11 reading comprehension skills: main idea; making inferences; paraphrasing; fact versus opinion; vocabulary; sequencing; predicting; cause and effect; problem solving; and comparing and contrasting details. Cards can be used by students independently, with each other, or with a teacher or therapist. The cards can be used in drill activities, with board games, in small group therapy, in conjunction with classroom reading activities, to supplement targeted literacy, reading, and spelling activities. Level 1 has reading passages at readability levels 1.5-2.0, 2.1-2.4, 2.5-2.9, 3.0-3.4, and 3.5-4. Level 2 has reading passages at readability levels 4.0-4.4, 4.5-4.9, 5.0-5.4, 5.5-5.9, 6.0-6.4, and 6.5-6.9. A storage box is included for each level. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Cards are 4 x 6 inches. COLOR: Storage box is blue (Level 1) or pink (Level 2).
SOUNDS ABOUND INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE (MODELS N62-6-WS)
Sounds Abound Interactive Software, model N62-6-WS, is an auditory perceptual training program designed for use by children with learning disabilities. This program helps users to develop and master phonological awareness, build awareness of sound-symbol association, and make judgments about phonemes and integrate this knowledge with how words are read and spelled. This pre-reading program emphasizes ear/brain training to prepare children to complete phonological awareness tasks. The student sees full-color pictures and listens as the narrator presents directions and stimuli orally. The program has 15 activities addresses the skills of rhyming, beginning sounds, ending sounds, segmentation, and blending. Each activity consisting of five sets of 10 questions, for a total of 750 stimulus items. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: IBM and compatible computers require Windows 2000, XP, or Vista operating system. Macintosh computers require OSX 10.2.6 or higher. Either computer type requires 500 megabytes (MB) memory; 24x CD-ROM drive; 200 MB of hard drive space; 1024 x 768 screen resolution; and sound card.
SPOTLIGHT ON READING & LISTENING COMPREHENSION LEVEL 1 INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE (MODEL N61-9-WS)
Spotlight on Reading & Listening Comprehension Level 1 Interactive Software, model N61-9-WS, is a reading tutorial program designed for use by students with learning disabilities. The program includes over 60 narrated stories at reading levels from 2.0 to 4.9, with 480 multiple-choice questions. Students listen to and read aloud with each story and its follow-up questions and answers. Narrated audio can be turned on and off at any time. Each story screen includes a full-color picture to help visual learners attach meaning to the text. Users can review the text of the story as they answer comprehension questions. Progress grids (one for each skill area) allow the teacher to see student progress, print results, and select any individual story in the program for a student to attempt. The program comes on a CD-ROM with an instruction booklet. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: IBM and compatible computers require Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, or Vista operating system. Macintosh computers require OSX 10.2.6 or higher. Both computer types require 256 megabytes (MB) memory; 24x CD-ROM drive; 250 MB of hard drive space; 1024 x 768 screen resolution; and sound card.
STORY COMPREHENSION TO GO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE (MODEL N49-2-WS)
Story Comprehension To Go Interactive Software, model N49-2-WS, is a reading tutorial and story reading program designed for use by children with learning disabilities. The program can be used by students at all ability levels in a classroom or therapy room to improve comprehension. Ninety high-interest stories cover a readability range of 2.0 to 4.9. Comprehension tasks include vocabulary and semantics, exclusion, paraphrasing and summarizing, sequencing, problem solving, conclusions and inferences, comparing and contrasting, characters and actions, and figurative language. The program comes on a CD-ROM with an instruction booklet. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible or Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: IBM and compatible computers require, Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, or Vista operating system. Macintosh computers require OSX 10.2.6 or higher operating system. Both computer types require 256 megabytes (MB) memory; 24x CD-ROM drive; 250 MB of hard drive space; 800 x 600 screen resolution; and a sound card.
VOCALIC R TO GO (MODEL 6-0760-2-WS)
Vocalic R To Go, model 6-0760-2-WS, is a speech training and remediation proram designed for use by children with speech disabilities. This program focuses on the ability to articulate vocalic /r/ sounds in isolation; syllables; initial, medial, and final position of words; phrases; sentences; and in guided conversation. It covers stressed and unstressed er, air, or, air, ire, and rl sounds. The program includes practice opportunities for mastering articulatin patterns; a test to document progress; an oral-motor assessment to rule out abnormalities; a planning guide to establish goals and aid in writing IEPs; techniques to help shape the vocalic /r/ sounds from other speech sounds and to establish the vocalic /r/ sounds in isolation; and carryover activities such as puzzles, jokes and riddles, barrier games, and other games. A 102-page manual is included.
Products distributed by LinguiSystems, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
TEST OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT-INTERMEDIATE — FOURTH EDITION
The Test of Language Development: Intermediate - Fourth Edition (TOLD:I-4), is a language development assessment test designed for use in identifying children with communication disabilities. Professionals can use the test to (1) identify children between the ages of eight and seventeen years old who are significantly below their peers in oral language proficiency, (2) determine specific strengths and weaknesses in oral language skills, (3) document progress in remedial programs, and (4) measure oral language in research studies. The test comprises six subtests that measure semantics (i.e., meaning and thought) or grammar (i.e., syntax and morphology) skills. Two subtests measure listening abilities; two measure organizing abilities; and two measure speaking abilities. The combination of all six subtests represents overall spoken language. Tests are administered individually, and testing time is 30 minutes to 1 hour. The test kit includes an Examiner’s Manual, Picture Book, and 25 Examiner/Record forms, all in a sturdy storage box. OPTIONS: Pack of 25 Examiner/Record forms; Examiner's Manual; Picture Book; pack of 25 Profile/Examiner Record forms.
TOLD-P:4: TEST OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT-PRIMARY — FOURTH EDITION
The Test of Language Development-Primary: Fourth Edition (TOLD-P:4) is a language development assessment test designed for use in identifying children with communication disabilities. This test assesses spoken language in young children. Professionals can use it to (1) identify children who are significantly below their peers in oral language proficiency, (2) determine their specific strengths and weaknesses in oral language skills, (3) document their progress in remedial programs, and (4) measure oral language in research studies. The test has nine subtests measuring various aspects of oral language: (1) Picture Vocabulary, (2) Relational Vocabulary, (3) Oral Vocabulary, (4) Syntactic Understanding, (5) Sentence Imitation, (6) Morphological Completion, (7) Word Discrimination, (8) Word Analysis, and (9) Word Articulation. Results of these subtests can be combined to form composite scores for the major dimensions of language, including semantics and grammar; listening, organizing, and speaking; and overall language ability. The complete test kit includes an Examiner’s Manual, a Picture Book, 25 Examiner/Record Forms, and a Critical Reviews and Research Finds monograph, all in a sturdy storage box. OPTIONS: TOLD-P:4 Critical Reviews and Research Finds; 25 TOLD-P:4 Examiner/Record Forms; TOLD-P:4 Examiner's Manual; TOLD-P:4 Picture Book.
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.
WRITING WITH SYMBOLS 2000
Writing with Symbols 2000 is a picture-based voice output word processing program designed for use by children with cognitive or learning disabilities. This program enables individuals who do not recognize text to write with pictures. Picture symbols appear with each word as it is typed. The program also allows teachers and parents to make picture-based instructional materials, and includes a pictorial spell checker. The program includes over 3,800 Picture Communication Symbols, each in black and white and color, over 4,000 black and white Rebus symbols, with multiple symbols to choose from for many words. The user can import additional photos and graphics. Text and symbol sizes and background colors are adjustable, and symbols can appear above or below the text. The program supports scanning for one or two switches. Files created with the program can be saved as HTML documents. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98 to XP operating system; Pentium II processor; 64 megabytes (MB) total system RAM; 250 MB program disk space; sound card; and CD drive.