SENspeller is a unique and innovative resource targeted at the parents and teachers of children with special educational needs particularly those with non-verbal autism.
Its principal focus is to assist children to recognise words and spell them correctly, in an environment that can be customised to suit each child’s individual requirements.
Communication and comprehension can often be limited with children on the autism spectrum.
SENspeller has 3 distinct stages of spelling development, and as a parent you can monitor each child’s progress through the stages. This helps to ensure that your child is learning to spell rather than simply picture and word matching.
Many children on the autism spectrum are visual learners and rely heavily on visual cues to aid their learning.
SENspeller makes the learning experience personal to your child as it allows you to upload your own personal pictures and record your own voice. This ensures that your child can make those all-important literal connections between the words they are trying to learn and the real life object.
For example, the word ‘cat’ would be associated with a real life picture of their pet ‘cat’.
It has also been recognised that many individuals on the spectrum experience some form of sensory sensitivity and have difficulty screening out unwanted stimuli.
SENspeller is low arousal. Removing those colours, sights, sounds and movements that may cause distress, For example, all writing is black on a white background, with no loud music or moving pictures.
SENspeller has the capacity to work with 10 children progressing through different topics and stages, giving each child a unique learning experience.
SENspeller has the capability to store 200 words at any one time. By giving you the ability to edit topics and words, more complex words can be added and learned as a child progresses through their educational stages.
SENspeller gives you the ability to upload your own photos and record your own word sounds. Ensuring a personal link is always made between the photo shown and the word to be learned.
SENspeller aids you in monitoring the progress of each child’s learning, by giving you access to their gameplay history:
Date last played
Individual topic scores
Words yet to be spelled correctly
Current stage reached
SENspeller is supplied with:
10 common topics which can be edited (Family, Transport, Home, School etc)
100 words, 10 per topic which can also be edited (Mummy, Car, Bed, Pencil etc)
Simple line drawings are provided for each word (to be replaced with a photo)
A voice recording for each word (which can be re-recorded)
Voice recordings for each letter of the alphabet
Voice recordings for successful spelling and completion of stages (which can be toggled on/off)