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Symbols for use with Clicker

Item #: SST
Publisher: Crick Software
Grade Level: K-3
Platform: Mac / Win  
Symbols for use with Clicker
Symbols for use with Clicker | Grades: 3-5 Symbols for use with Clicker | Grades: 3-5
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Support learners with special literacy or communication needs by using Clicker with your choice of three highly-regarded symbol sets.

At Crick Software, we are really passionate about providing software that enables pupils of all abilities to achieve success. To that end, we have partnered up with the world’s foremost symbol providers to offer you a choice of the very best symbols, specially formatted to work seamlessly with our most popular product Clicker.

Symbols provide reading and writing support for people with a variety of learning needs. Many different people benefit from working with symbols, including those with special needs, early learners, and those who do not have English as a first language. Each symbol focuses on a single concept and there are symbols for practically all commonly used words.

Symbols provide vital support to those that require it, enabling learners to:

  • communicate more easily and effectively
  • build their confidence
  • develop greater academic independence
  • better understand and use given information

Each of the symbol sets we provide makes a perfect partner for Clicker when it comes to supporting learners with special literacy or communication needs.

There are 3 titles in the Clicker Foundations for Reading series.

The following symbol libraries are available:


The Widgit Symbol Set consists of over 10,000 colorful, simply-drawn symbols, which each illustrate a single concept.

The symbols have been designed specifically to support literacy and are used in many countries worldwide to support a variety of learners, including students with special needs, early learners, and those who do not have English as a first language.

The Widgit Symbol Set is organized into clear and simple categories and sub categories, for ease of reference and location. The symbols conform to a clear schematic structure to help learners develop their vocabulary independently.

The vocabulary illustrated by Widgit Symbols covers an extensive range of topics, including a wide range of curriculum areas such as Science and Math.

By adding Widgit Symbols to Clicker activities, you can offer a ‘helping hand’ to students who may struggle with text, by providing a visual representation of all the concepts illustrated by the words within text in the form of a ‘symbol language’. This visual aid, along with the aural support provided by the synthesized speech feature, provides valuable reassurance to students for any words they are unsure of.



The Mayer-Johnson PCS Symbol Set is widely used in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as well as for literacy support.

Developed over 25 years, the set comprises over 7,000 color symbols designed to represent words and short phrases to support children and adults with communication challenges.

The symbols are clear and esthetically pleasing to motivate learners as they use them. In many cases, there are alternative symbols available for certain words, allowing you to tailor the set to a particular student


SymbolStix is a new and dynamic symbols set.

Originally designed and developed by News-2-You, Inc for use in its internet newspaper and online curriculum, SymbolStix depicts activities and people as lively, vibrant stick figures, drawn with a distinctive flair to create “stick figures with an attitude”. The set consists of approximately 11,000 symbols.

SymbolStix symbols depict generic persons as stick people with no gender, age, or culturally specific attributes to ensure that learners focus on the concepts portrayed rather than being distracted or confused by detail.

This appealing set also includes a range of culturally-significant images such as politicians, athletes, actors, historical figures, and popular fictional characters.

Windows:

Clicker 5 - XP, Vista, Windows 7
Clicker 6 - XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Mac:

Clicker 5 - Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
Clicker 6 - Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

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