The SWAAAC Loan Library continuously updates and expands. Throughout the school year we spotlight a selection of new additions to keep patrons and visitors apprised of the library's current resources. Please let us know what you think of these latest additions, and reach out to us with suggestions for devices and resources you would like to see added!
Invotek Safe-laser System
The Invotek, Safe-laser System is a Bluetooth keyboard that is activated using InvoTek's eye-safe laser. Each key on the Safe-laser keyboard is programmable and can function in several ways, including sending standard keyboard commands via USB or Bluetooth, providing digitized speech output, sending TV remote control functions, or performing internal Safe-laser System functions. The special laser provided with the system is eye-safe and meets FDA Class 1 specifications -- the safest possible classification. The Safe-laser System has been designed to provide a continuum of access options, from very simple "low tech" to complete computer access via a wireless keyboard. For example, one can start out just pointing the eye-safe laser* at a letter board or images and let a communication partner interpret what the point means. Using dwell or a secondary switch, the user can write out messages to the display, access recorded speech, or control a computer, tablet, or phone. You can also control the TV. Finally, connect the Safe Laser System to an inexpensive Android tablet and use our LaserChat Pro app to achieve text-to-speech output without or with word prediction
PODD 12 per Page Expanded Functions Book
The organization and vocabulary included in this page set supports a range of pragmatic functions typically seen in the expressive communication of 2-3 year old children. These functions include: requesting, cessation, recurrence, asking questions, giving opinions, complaining, protesting, expressing feelings, labeling, describing, and informing. This book can also be used for students who require indirect access such as partner assisted scanning.
PODD 20 per Page Expanded Functions Book
This page set was designed for children who can accurately target mid-sized symbols with their finger. The language complexity of this page set is designed to support individuals who are learning to: communicate a full range of intents (questions, relating information, telling stories, requesting, complaining, expressing opinions etc.), and express vocabulary commonly experienced in daily life (typical vocabulary for children 3-4 years of age). This book may also be appropriate for alternate access methods including partner-assisted scanning. Auxiliary verbs, articles, and grammatical morphemes are NOT included in this book.
Tell Me AAC in the Preschool Curriculum Kit
Tell Me Program - AAC in the Preschool Classroom is a classroom-wide approach for preschool children starting to use AAC with core vocabulary. The program integrates research-supported strategies within 10 reading and writing lessons for 11 familiar books. Additionally, the program describes the approach, activities, and teaching methods within the manual.
Literacy Kit - We Are in a Book
The SWAAAC Literacy Kits are designed to provide resources, materials and professional development to service providers working with students who have complex communication needs.
In addition to books, visual supports, manipulatives, and extender activities, each kit contains a flash drive with quick reference articles related to the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension and emergent writing.
Sensory Kinetic Sand with Beach Books Kit
This kit includes a mound of kinetic sand as well as sand molds, sand rollers, a sand bucket, trowel and shovel. Four books about the beach are also included; "On My Beach Book", "Pete the Cat - Pete at the Beach", "Hide and Seek Harry at the Beach", and "Beach Baby". Help students access the content of these books through an engaging sensory experience.
Tobii Dynavox I-110
The Tobii Dynavox I-110 features a purpose-built, ultra-rugged design, Gorilla Glass, naturally intuitive user interface, and an IP54 classification. The I-110 comes with Snap + Core First, Communicator 5, Snap Scene, ALL, and the Boardmaker Student Center all pre-installed. The I-110 also features a durable case and an integrated kick-stand.
Saltillo NOVA Chat 5
NOVA chat 5 is the smallest integrated communication system that offers the well-known Chat software on an Android platform. A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our "Chat" systems. NOVA chat includes thousands of SymbolStix™ symbols, and PCS™ symbols can be added.
PRC Accent 1000 with NuPoint
The Accent 1000 is powered by PRC’s NuVoice® software and offers built in support resources for clinicians and clients. NuPoint® is an effective access solution for users who have limited or no use of their hands. Using optical sensors, NuPoint tracks a small reflective dot converting the natural movement of the user’s head to accurately control the pointer on the screen. Additional movement settings help customize control of the pointer to optimize the user’s accuracy and ease of use.