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Solutions for Struggling Learners

We provide software solutions for students who struggle with reading, comprehension, writing, math, and organizatiing thoughts and concepts. Our software solutions are categorized as follows:

  Kurzweil 3000

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(301) 654-3568 to Order!

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 Description
 

Benefit: Reading speed and comprehension
Age / Grade Level: All
Computer System: Windows & Mac
Training Availability: Yes (click here for more details)

The Kurzweil 3000 software program increases reading speed and comprehension. It has word decoding capabilities, and improves writing tasks and study skills. This nationally recognized program was specifically designed to help students with learning and reading disabilities, including Dyslexia, ADD, ESL, ADHD, as well as other special needs. Several studies and surveys have documented the effectiveness of the Kurzweil 3000 program.

How it Works: Kurzweil scans and reads aloud any book, test, or handout, highlighting each word as it is spoken. If the page has charts, graphs or pictures, the student sees these as the captions are read aloud. This tracking on the exact image of the book itself builds reading speed and confidence and will enable the student to return to reading the source text at a much higher reading speed.

Features:

Multi-sensory approach engages the students’ attention with less fatigue, enabling them to spend more time on task.

  • Program includes phonics, word recognition, audio dictionary and thesaurus, spelling and other word de-coding and vocabulary building tools.
     
  • Study tools include highlighting, note taking , voice notes, and outlining directly with the text. (Windows version only.)
     
  • Test taking with the Kurzweil 3000 reinforces “ inclusion” and “mainstreaming” of your special needs students.
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 Implementation Options
 

Stand alone licenses – each license is installed on one computer and the student uses the software on that computer.  Will install on either Windows or Mac.

Network based concurrent (‘floating”) licenses (windows only):

  • Install licenses on your server (cannot be a novell server) for concurrent use up to the number of licenses owned.
  • Kurzweil 3000 software is installed at school on client computers (can be part of an “image”)

Kurzweil/Firefly

  • Provides students and teachers with easy access to Kurzweil whether at school or home,
  • Kurzweil hosts the licenses, so IT staffs do not have to install licenses on their server,
  • Kurzweil 3000 software is installed at school on computers or at home and license is accessed via Internet by simply entering user name and password,
  • Can be Windows or Mac,
  • Options are per student subscription, site license, or district license,
  • Pricing is an annual subscription but you can pre-pay at a discount for multiple years,
  • Web based licenses include Firefly, a text reader app that does not require any software installation and will work on android devices, chromebooks and the ipad,
  • Upload books and material into the Firefly cloud for use with the Kurzweil software,
  • Use Firefly to open and read electronic files from the computer, Google Docs, or mobile device directly,
  • Access books directly from Bookshare.org,
  • As Kurzweil develops the product, new features are available automatically.

   IntelliTools

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(301) 654-3568 to Order!

800-582-5051


 Description
 

IntelliTools provides technology to help struggling students learn to their fullest potential: serving students in PreK-8 who use assistive technology, have IEPs, have limited English proficiency, or need additional instructional support for any reason.

Our research-based products help you teach reading, writing, and mathematics, plus provide access to the computer. Use IntelliTools products to teach core concepts, provide patient practice, give immediate feedback, and track student responses.

IntelliTools Classroom Suite conforms to the principles of universal design for learning—multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement—to help students who are struggling with challenging concepts in math, reading, and writing.

The tools incorporate multimedia modeling, animation, and auditory support to assist students with challenging concepts. They take advantage of the infinite patience of the computer to provide as much time and practice as each student needs.

IntelliTools Classroom Suite supports the different ways students become engaged and motivated, whether through speech feedback, larger text, or the use of color. Students also benefit from instant natural feedback, and teachers can keep track of student progress.

IntelliKeys USB plugs into the computer's USB port and provides access for anyone with physical, visual, or cognitive disabilities who has difficulty using a standard keyboard. In combination with its many overlays, it is the most flexible alternative keyboard available, providing individualized support for young students, struggling learners, and ESL students.


 Pricing / Costs
 

Call for pricing.  301-654-3568. Toll Free - 800.582.5051

   Inspiration & Kidspiration

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(301) 654-3568 to Order!

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 Description
 

Benefit: Writing tool for visual learners
Age / Grade Level:
Inspiration (Grade 5 - adult); Kidspiration (Grades K-4)
Computer System:
Windows & Mac
Training Availability: Yes (click here for more details)

Inspiration and Kidspiration software are creative outlining and writing tools designed for people who are visual learners.

How it Works: The program allows users to create a web or picture of their ideas or concepts in the form of a diagram. Each idea or thought is placed in an icon that can be customized with clip art from the symbol library. Each concept icon is linked visually, with notes attached to expand upon the concept. Visually, users quickly prioritize and rearrange ideas. The visual diagram converts into a standard Roman numeral style outline, helping create clear, concise writing.

  • Features & Benefits
  • With its easy-to-use interface students focus on their ideas, not the process.
  • Concept Mapping
  • Webbing
  • Outlining
  • Organizational Skills
  • Creating Storyboards Creativity


 Pricing / Costs
 

Single license = $38

For volume purchases, call for pricing.

   Word Q & Speak Q

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(301) 654-3568 to Order!

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 Description
 

Benefit: Writing & composition
Age / Grade Level: K-12
Computer System: Check compatibility
Training Availability: Yes (click here for more details)

WordQ™ is a software tool used along with standard writing software. WordQ suggests words for you to use and provides spoken feedback to help you find mistakes. Users of all ages who have problems writing and editing, particularly those with learning disabilities (LD), can benefit from using WordQ. It features a carefully thought-out design with only essential functions that have demonstrated benefits to help students write.

SpeakQ plugs into WordQ and adds simple speech recognition. Conventional speech recognition systems are designed primarily as a productivity tool for persons who have no trouble writing (and dictating) or as an alternative hands-free access tool for persons with physical disabilities. WordQ/SpeakQ, on the other hand, is for those who can type but who have trouble writing and reading in the first place. They can benefit from a combination of word prediction, speech output and speech input to generate text when stuck with spelling and word forms, identifying errors, proofreading and editing. Such users may find it difficult or impossible to use other speech recognition products because of reading demands and complexity.

SpeakQ features a simple training interface where the computer prompts you by voice what to say. You can then dictate directly into any document or dictate into WordQ's prediction list. Your speech is combined with the word prediction. To keep it simple, there are no verbal commands. You only dictate text. Teachers in special education will appreciate its simplicity.

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 Pricing / Costs
 

Call for pricing.  301-654-3568. Toll Free - 800.582.5051

   Dragon Naturally Speaking

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(301) 654-3568 to Order!

800-582-5051


 Description
 

Benefit: Writing & composition, hands-free computing
Age / Grade Level:
13 to adult
Computer System:
Stand-alone and network version available for Windows & Mac
Training Availability: Yes (click here for more details)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the most accurate speech recognition product Nuance has ever developed - delivering up to 99% accuracy! No other product delivers this combination of accuracy, power and ease-of-use - finally making speech recognition something every member of the family can use! No more "hunt and peck" typing - with Dragon NaturallySpeaking you will experience the fun and simplicity of using your voice to turn speech into text at up to 160 words per minute. Create e-mail, instant messages and surf the web - simply by speaking.


 Pricing / Costs
 

Call for pricing.  301-654-3568. Toll Free - 800.582.5051

Audio Note Taker

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 Description
 

Audio Notetaker is a viable choice for many students to actively take their own notes independently.  Audio Notetaker is a multisensory tool which offers a visual and interactive form of note taking— one where audio, text and images are used to create truly comprehensive notes.

Who does it help?  Students with

  • memory or concentration issues
  • difficulties hearing the speake
  • poor organization & time management
  • with different learning styles

... and all those who want to take better notes!

Why use it?

  • Never miss a thing - Your whole lecture is recorded and easily accessible. With Audio Notetaker), audio recordings are as easy to navigate and organize as text.
  • Better notes - Slides), text), links), audio and color annotations are all in one place and easy to find with Audio Notetaker’s search tools.
  • Boosts confidence), reduces anxiety - Note taking can be both stressful and distracting. Audio Notetaker allows you to relax and focus on listening and understanding in class.
  • Active learning - Empowers a student to “think” about the lecture and create meaning via annotation. Students still create notes and outlines themselves using speech or text.
  • Portability - Record and annotate with your iPhone or iPad using our free iOS app or Android Smartphone app. Create your notes on your laptop then export to iTunes to review on the move.
  • Independence - Some students rely on note takers or classmates for their notes. Audio Notetaker gives students the ability to be independent.


 Pricing / Costs
 

You have several options when buying Audio Notetaker

1) Single License:

$85 - 12 month (annual renewal fee)

or

$250  - perpetual (no annual fee)

2) Multi-user Licenses - Available as 5, 10, etc (multiples of five):

Five is $400 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

Ten is $700 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

25 is $1,600 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

50 is $2,600 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

100 is $4,00 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

Multi-user license allows you to install and use the Software within your organization for internal use only, on the number of computers for which you have purchased a license.

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3) Multi-user Loan Licenses - Available as 5, 10, etc (multiples of five):

Five is $400 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

Ten is $700 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

25 is $1,600 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

50 is $2,600 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

100 is $4,000 (annual renewal), with a 15% discount for two year purchase.

Loan Licenses allows you to distribute licenses using a control panel and decide how long people can use the tool for.

Loan License example:

You receive a single code, which you distribute to the users. The user would then use the code to activate Audio Notetaker on his or her own computer; this initially activates the software for 14 days.  When the administrator logs-in to the loan license control panel on Sonocent’s website, he/she will see that user’s name listed. The administrator should then manually select the expiry date of that user’s software. The user will be prompted to re-activate, at which point that expiry date will be set. Once that date has passed and the license has expired, the administrator may give the license to another user.

Multi-year discount:

When purchasing the Multi-user license, a 15% discount is offered for a two year purchase, and a 25% discount is offered for a three year purchase.  For example, 25 multi-year loan licenses for a three year term would total $3,600.

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