The premium range of Grid Sets is available at an additional cost. These Grid Sets have been designed, developed and authored by experts in the AAC field. A premium Grid Set is licensed with a separate license code. Many other Grid Sets are available FREE with the Grid 2 and Grid 3. This section is dedicated to the premium Grid Sets. These Grid Sets can be downloaded from the Online Grids for a trial period. (Link to Online Grids)
The Grid is not just one vocabulary. It is not even one family of vocabularies. There are numerous vocabularies available for The Grid.
If you think of The Grid as an "operating system" you choose the Grid Sets or Apps you wish to use that are part of the environment.
The Grid environment or "operating system" is customised for the individual user and their access method.
Further free Grid Sets can be downloaded from the Online Grids. (Link to Online Grids)
A special range of Grid Sets is available at an additional cost. These Grid Sets have been designed and developed by experts in the AAC field.
List of a selection of the premium Grid Sets:
Please see separate entry for PODD15 and PODD60.
When you purchase the PODD license you will receive all the available PODD15 and PODD60 grid sets.
Starting Blocks is an exciting grid set for introducing speech generated communication and dynamic displays to young children. Starting Blocks was designed and created by U.K. Speech Pathologist, Sally Conner. There are hundreds of grids providing many hours of fun as you progress from very simple interaction through to independent communication.
The targeted activities develop core skills, and a clear 'roadmap' makes it easy to see where to go next - and how far you have come! At every step there are a variety of activities, so you can focus on one skill until it is fully mastered, without the tasks becoming repetitive.
WordPower is available in several different forms to suit the needs of different users. All grids are switch accessible, and there are some introductory levels to help users build up to using a full communication grid set.
The two main WordPower grid sets are WordPower and WordPower Keyboard. WordPower Keyboard has the keyboard immediately accessible on the start page. The other WordPower is symbol-based on the start page, but a keyboard is easily available.
There are also four introductory levels, labelled A to D. As you go up through the levels, the number of cells on each page increases, allowing more vocabulary to be included on each page. Higher levels also include more topics and sub-topics. The layout of the grids is designed to allow easy progression from one level to the next.
The Grid 2 and Grid 3 are supplied with Widgit Literacy Symbols (WLS) as standard, but all the WordPower grids are also available with PCS symbols.WordPower provides access to core vocabulary, with additional words available in just a few selections. Language studies have shown that we reuse a small number of words very often when we speak, often referred to as our "core vocabulary".
WordPower places this core vocabulary on the main grid, so these words are readily available in a single selection. To find words that are not included in the core vocabulary, you can type (with prediction) or go to one of the vocabulary pages, which are arranged by topic. The Grid 2 and Grid 3 versions of WordPower use features such as verb morphology and spelling support. Picture WordPower Picture WordPower displays symbols next to the words to aid word-finding. Symbols are also displayed in prediction cells. You can use either PCS or Widgit symbols.
Switch access Alternate versions of WordPower are included for switch users. These have some re-arrangements to increase the efficiency of scanning the grids and keyboards, and also use block-scanning to make cell selection easier. The original WordPower concept was developed by Nancy Inman, and the Grid 2 and Grid 3 versions were created by Gillian Hazell.
CALLtalk was designed primarily for school children, but can also be used by adults, if adapted and personalized. CALLtalk is more complex than a ‘beginner’ vocabulary and goes beyond basic functional communication. Users need to understand topic categorization and should be starting to put two or more words together. It is for direct touch screen users, keyguard users, and switch users. CALLtalk was developed by Speech Pathologists, Janet Larcher and Sally Millar.
Primary school pupils with reasonably good educational potential (mainstream and/or special settings).Relatively cognitively and language-able children aspiring to acquire at least some degree of literacy – i.e. for whom ‘talking’ and writing in sentences could be a realistic long term target. Users frustrated by limited vocabs.
Key Features of CALLtalk
The Ingfield Dynamic Vocabularies (IDV) are a collection of 4 grid sets, developed by Speech Pathologists Sally Connor and Janet Larcher.
IDV is a topic-based system that place all the necessary elements of a sentence on one page. This makes IDV a quick and easy way to create complete sentences. IDV is organised in 4 levels, from A to D. As you go up through the levels, the number of cells on each page increases, allowing more vocabulary to be included on each page. Higher levels also include more topics and sub-topics. The layout of the grids is designed to allow easy progression from one level to the next. Grids can be customised or extended as much as required.
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Ingfield Dynamic Vocabularies for The Grid 2
Ingfield Dynamic Vocabularies for The Grid 2
WordPower Symbol for The Grid 2
WordPower Symbol for The Grid 2 - includes PCS license (The Grid not included)
WordPower for The Grid 2
WordPower for The Grid 2 (The Grid not included) (supplied with Widgit/Rebus symbol library)
PODD15 and PODD60 grid sets single user license
PODD15 and PODD60 grid sets single user license (the Grid 2 and Grid 3 and PCS required, and not included)
CallTalk for the Grid 2
CallTalk vocabularies for The Grid 2 (Grid 2 not included)
Starting Blocks for The Grid 2
Starting Blocks vocabulary for The Grid 2 (supply your own toys)
Starting Blocks with Toybox for The Grid 2
Starting Blocks vocabulary with Toybox for The Grid 2
Phonics for All for Grid 3
Phonics For All - Grid Set for Grid 3 (requires Grid 3 - not included)