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Step-By-Step with Levels communicator BIG & Little

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Step-By-Step with Levels communicator BIG & Little

All the same great features of the Step-by-Step Communicators with the power and convenience of levels! Levels are ideal for pre-recording sequential messages to be used at specific times of the day, or for recording and storing sequential messages that are used on a regular basis. With a total of four minutes of recording time, there is no limit to the number of messages per level.

Ablenet's BIG and LITTLE Step-by-Step Communicators perform as the regular Step-by-Step but with the power and convenience of levels! Levels are ideal for pre-recording sequential messages to be used at specific times of the day, or for recording and storing sequential messages that are used on a regular basis. With a total of four minutes of recording timeThis compact communication device stores many messages which can be accessed using the prominent single button.  Alternatively a specialised remote switch can be used to activate the messages. Messages are simply recorded by a speaking assistant using the in-built microphone.  If desired a picture or photo can be placed under the clear protective cap to represent the stored message/s.

Little Step-by-Step with LEVELS

This Step-By-Step is the original version, which "steps" through single stored messages each time the button is activated.  So record any series of messages directly into the Step-By-Step Communicator and press the button to speak the first message; press it again for the second message, press it again and it steps to the next message and eventually it loops back to message one.  [This differs from the Step-By-Step CHOICE with Levels, which uses multiple presses to retrieve the messages.  So 3 hits speaks message 3; 5 hits speaks message 5 and so on. For detail on the Step-By-Step CHOICE with Levels please click on this link.]

The Step-By-Step with Levels - can be set up to accommodate a range of communication abilities and requirements.

Single message:

  • record a message (total recording time of 4 minutes); the user activates the large round touch switch to "speak" the message.  The playback quality is loud and clear.  Single message devices can be used to introduce 'voice output'.  A child may participate in a game by giving a repeated instruction e.g. 'ready, steady, go!'  A student may have a task to perform where a repeated message is used e.g. "do you have any lunch orders today?"  A conversation starter may be useful to intiate a chat e.g. "what did you do last night?"
  • the Step-by-Step has 3 levels so it would be possible to store 3 different messages and the assistant/support person can change the single message by changing the levels.  (a small sliding button on the side of the unit changes between levels 1, 2 and 3).

Step-by-Step:

  • the multiple messages available provide more communication opportunities for the user.  To use the multiple messages the user would press the button once for message 1, then again for message 2, press again for message 3 and so on.  There is no limit to the number of messages stored in this way, however the total recording time is 4 minutes.
  • each of the three levels can have multiple messages stored in this way
  • these could be used in a variety of ways. A useful 'errorless' communication set-up may require recording a series of messages which are parts of a conversation, for example various types of greeting: e.g. first press = "hi, how are you?",  second press =  "I'm great today thanks!", third press = "I'm off to class now, see you later".  The series of messages could be used to provide instructions in a game e.g. first press = "simon says clap your hands", second press = "simon says jump up and down", third press = 'growl like a lion."

Multiple Step-By-Steps:

  • The Step-By-Step is supplied with a connecting bracket so that several devices can be set up next to each other.

Other functions:

  • The Step-By-Step also has a toy/applicance jack with cable.  The device can be used as a switch to operate a toy or appliance such as a battery-powered fan or radio.

Accessing:

  • The large button (63.5mm diameter / 2.5 inches) can be activated with a fist, hand or other body part. 
  • A remote single switch can also be connected to the Step-By-Step if the user prefers a different way to operate the device.  Almost any switch can be connected.

Availability:

Little step-by-step with LEVELS usually in stock.

Big step-by-step with LEVELS  - special order.

Trial:

One of the step-by-step series may be available in our Single Message Assessment kit to therapists for evaluation.

As this is a low cost device it is not available for short-term trial through our usual 'loan/trial program'.  Instead we offer the Step-By-Step on a 'sale or return' basis.  This means it can be purchased and a new complete kit is supplied, and if it is unsuitable it can be returned within 14 days.  A refund will be provided less the original freight cost and less any 're-stocking fee' applicable. A re-stocking fee applies if packaging or components require replacing.  If the device and accessories are returned in resaleable condition, a refund will be provided less the original freight charge.

Little Step-by-Step with LEVELS

  • recording time | 4 minutes in total
  • connections | switch jack, toy/appliance jack
  • dimensions | activation button = 63.5 mm diameter, height = 80mm, width of base-plate = 100mm
  • activation force |  57 to 85 gms (2 - 3 oz)
  • weight with battery | 241 gms (8.5 oz)
  • power | 9 volt battery

Big Step-by-Step with LEVELS

  • recording time | 4 minutes in total
  • connections | switch jack, toy/appliance jack
  • dimensions | activation button = 127 mm (5 inch) diameter
  • activation force |  57 to 85 gms (2 - 3 oz)
  • weight with battery | 241 gms (8.5 oz)
  • power | 9 volt battery

Step-by-Step Levels Instruction Guide (PDF Download)

  • 4 interchangeable coloured twist caps (blue, yellow, red, green)
  • 1 snap switch cap (clear)
  • 1 connecting bracket
  • 1 toy/appliance cable
  • quickstart guide

Part Code Part Name / Description Price GST
10002600 Little Step-By-Step communicator with levels

LIttle Step-By-Step communicator with levels
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$286 $0.00
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10002300 BIG Step-by-Step™ with Levels

BIG Step-by-Step™ with Levels
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$286 $0.00
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step-CA Replacement cable

Cable - 2.5 mm phono plug mono cable - Plug to Plug adaptor for Step-by-Step 90050030R
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$26 $0.00
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