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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)

What are Grid Sets?

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.

Where do I get Grid Sets?

Many Grid Sets are available FREE with the Grid 2 and Grid 3.  A selection of Grid Sets is installed with the Grid 2 and Grid 3

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:

PODD15 and PODD 60

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

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.

  • Key features
    it is a fun and interactive way to teach children how to use switches or touch screen for a communication aid.
    The main focus of this grid set is interactive PLAY, so that the child only spends 20% of the time with the computer and the other 80% interacting with the people around them.
    Workbooks are provided to guide you through step by step, and help you come up with some fantastic activities to entice young imaginations.
    All activities can be played again and again or easily edited with The Grid 2 and Grid 3 software to produce new and very individual pieces.
    The Toy Box included with this Grid Set is to help you get started with using the grids straight away. We have chosen a selection of toys to give you a wide choice of activities to choose from.
    Starting Blocks is divided into 3 stages, each of which has activities for developing a different skills:
  • On Your Marks - Taking Turns - Making Choices
  • Get Set - Categorising - Navigating - Row/Column Scanning
  • Go - Go Step 1 - Go Step 2 - Go Step 3 - Go Step 4

WordPower

Also see separate entry for Word Power.  See screen shots of grids under IMAGES

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

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.

CALLtalk users
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

  • Huge vocabulary (c. 3,000 words & phrases) but only 30/35 symbols per page
  • Very consistent layout
  • Sentence Starters
  • Grammatical elements available from every page
  • Word prediction built-in
  • Self-closing popups, for speed
  • All on one page worksheet type pages for use in classroom activities.
  • Education use - In addition to the comprehensive communication grids, there is a ‘School Stuff’ section organised into curriculum areas, with worksheets for classroom activities.

Ingfield Dynamic Vocabularies (IDV)

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.

Part Code Part Name / Description Price GST
Grid Sets
IDV2 Ingfield Dynamic Vocabularies for The Grid 2

Ingfield Dynamic Vocabularies for The Grid 2

$465 $0.00
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G2-WPRS WordPower Symbol for The Grid 2

WordPower Symbol for The Grid 2 - includes PCS license (The Grid not included)

$715 $0.00
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G2-WPR2 WordPower for The Grid 2

WordPower for The Grid 2 (The Grid not included) (supplied with Widgit/Rebus symbol library)

$465 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
G2-PODD15 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)

$465 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
G2-CALL2 CallTalk for the Grid 2

CallTalk vocabularies for The Grid 2 (Grid 2 not included)

$465 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
SBK Starting Blocks for The Grid 2

Starting Blocks vocabulary for The Grid 2 (supply your own toys)

$465 $0.00
Purchase / Quote
SBKT Starting Blocks with Toybox for The Grid 2

Starting Blocks vocabulary with Toybox for The Grid 2

POA POA
Quote only
PFA Phonics for All for Grid 3

Phonics For All - Grid Set for Grid 3 (requires Grid 3 - not included)

$335 $0.00
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