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Steps Before Step Scanning for Mind Express 4

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Steps Before Step Scanning for Mind Express 4

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Activities from Two Switches to Success

Steps Before Step Scanning is a collection of activities that have been designed to help indiviuals with severe multiple and physical challenges to develop the motor/cognitive abilities to activate first a single switch, and then 2 switches, based upon the idvidual's own intent. There is no 'timing' aspect in any of these activities, because in learning and refining new movement patterns, the brain needs to be able to slow down in order to process the information and form new neurological connections. 

This is the first set of activies in series that will be available for chiuldrean learning to use two switch step scanning. All activites are based on the 'Steppin Stones to Switch Accerss' by Linda Burkhart. Some of these activites were previously avaiabe for IntelliTools Classroom Suite. 

This video will introduce the software activities:  Steps Before Step Scanning, to teach children who use switches, to access a computer.  The activities are created in the software Mind Express by Jabbla.  Videos and songs in these activities are customizable with the full Mind Express software.


Sample Steps Before Step Scanning activities at the 2 switches 2 functions level. Two switches are used to access these activities. The switch on the left side controls the left side of the screen and the one on the right controls the right side of the screen. You can customize the photos of who is hiding and the child can select a photo. Then, the photo moves across the screen when the corresponding switch is activated. Activities created in Mind Express by Jabbla.


Sample Steps Before Step Scanning activities at the 2 switches 2 functions level. Child can stack blocks with one switch and knock them down with the other. Activities created in Mind Express by Jabbla.


These activities are designed to reflect Stepping Stone 4: Move, Move, Get. Use these activities once the individual has learned that different switches can have different functions and they have had some independent practice with two switches in a variety of activities.  In these activities, one switch becomes the mover and one becomes the selector.
Each of these activities work with switch 1 moving something incrementally across the screen with each activation of the switch.  During this time, only switch 1 works. Once the item has moved all the way to the picture on the right of the screen, then switch 1 stops working and switch 2 will now start the animation.   This helps the individual make a clear connection for the purpose of each switch and prepares them for learning two switch step scanning.
If you own the full version of Mind Express, you can change the pictures on the right of the screen in both the ‘put on hats’ and ‘vehicles’ activities (PDF in Support tab).

About: Steps Before Step Scanning. (PDF download)

Installing: Steps Before Step Scanning. (PDF download)

Imposting Media FIles into the Mind Express Media Library. (PDF download)

Directions for Customizing Your Own Pictures. (PDF download)

Customizing Videos and Songs in Steps Before Step Scannin: Two Videos and Two Songs. (PDF download)

Customizing Videos and Songs in Steps Before StepScanning: Cause and Effect Direct Activities. (PDF download)

Part Code Part Name / Description Price GST
ME4-LSA Linda Burkhart's Switch Activities - expansion pack - for Mind Express 4

Linda Burkhart’s Switch Activities - expansion pack - for Mind Express 4 [electronic license]  Mind Express 4 not included.  Needs Mind Express 4 or Mind Express Player.

$105 $0.00
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ME-1370 Mind Express 4 - 1 USER

Mind Express 4 - 1 USER - (2 installations) software for Windows computers, with SymbolStix symbol library, Australian Realspeak. DVD softkey

$835 $0.00
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ME-035 PCS for Zingui - 1 USER

Add Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) library {PLEASE NOTE: Zinguis are now supplied with PCS and SymbolStix installed as standard - so this price is only for existing units where PCS was not originally requested.]

$270 $0.00
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Multi-user (DVD or network/USB) See DETAILS tab for explanation
ME-1782 Mind Express 4 10 USERS

Mind Express 4 - 10 users license with Nuance Realspeak Australian Voices and SymbolStix symbol library. Windows software. DVD softkey

$2511 $0.00
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ME-1783 Mind Express 4 - 25 USERS

Mind Express 4 - 25 users license with Nuance Realspeak Australian Voices and SymbolStix symbol library. Windows software. DVD softkey

$3350 $0.00
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ME-1784 Mind Express 4 - 50 USERS

Mind Express 4 - 50 users license with Nuance Realspeak Australian Voices and SymbolStix symbol library. Windows software. DVD softkey

$4395 $0.00
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ME-1785 Mind Express 4 - 10 USERS - USB Network licence

Mind Express 4 - 10 users license with Nuance Realspeak Australian Voices and SymbolStix symbol library. Windows software. USB Network licence

$2695 $0.00
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ME-1786 Mind Express 4 - 25 USERS - USB Network licence

Mind Express 4 - 25 users license with Nuance Realspeak Australian Voices and SymbolStix symbol library. Windows software. USB Network licence

$3620 $0.00
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ME-1787 Mind Express 4 - 50 USERS - USB Network licence

Mind Express 4 - 50 users license with Nuance Realspeak Australian Voices and SymbolStix symbol library. Windows software. USB Network licence

$4660 $0.00
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ME-1788 Mind Express 4 - SITE - USB Network licence

Mind Express 4 - SITE license with Nuance Realspeak Australian Voices and SymbolStix symbol library. Windows software. USB Network licence

$5332.5 $0.00
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Multi-user PCS symbol libraries (site licenses not yet available)
ME-1789 PCS for Mind Express 10 USER

Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) for Mind Express 4. 10 USER

$650 $0.00
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ME-1790 PCS for Mind Express 25 USER

Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) for Mind Express 4. 25 USER

$1695 $0.00
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ME-1791 PCS for Mind Express 50 USER

Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) for Mind Express 4. 50 USER

$2635 $0.00
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Mind Express 4 PLAYER
ME4-2001 Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 1 USER - DVD Softkey

Mind Express 4 - 1 user - PLAYER - DVD Softkey

$280 $0.00
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ME4-2002 Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 10 USER - DVD Softkey

Mind Express 4 - 10 user - PLAYER - DVD softkey

$845 $0.00
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ME4-2003 Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 25 USER - DVD Softkey

Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 25 USER DVD Softkey

$1120 $0.00
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ME4-2004 Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 50 USER - DVD Softkey

Mind Express 4 - 50 user - PLAYER - DVD softkey

$1475 $0.00
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ME4-2005 Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 10 USER - USB network

Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 10 USER - USB network

$895 $0.00
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ME-2006 Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 25 USER - USB network

Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 25 USER - USB network

$1205 $0.00
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ME-2007 Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 50 USER - USB network

Mind Express 4 PLAYER - 50 USER - USB network

$1555 $0.00
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ME-2008 Mind Express 4 PLAYER - SITE licence - USB network

Mind Express 4 PLAYER - SITE licence - USB network

$1785 $0.00
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ISAAC Conference Bundle
IS-BUN-1 ISAAC Conference Bundle - wired

Mind Express 4 (1 user), Steps before Step Scanning (1 User), Woodpecker (USB), ModHose Switch Holder - double - 182cm, 2 x Smoothie 75mm wired switches (complete price of individual items = $16527
2 smoothies

$1885 $0.00
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IS-BUN-2 ISAAC Conference Bundle - wireless

Mind Express 4 (1 user), Woodpecker (USB), Steps before Step Scanning (1 User),,ModHose Switch Holder - double - 182cm, 2 x SimplyWorks Wireless switches 75mm, 1 x Receive:2 (complete price of individual items = $1685)
2 smoothies

$1385 $0.00
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