A Wide range of pre-made vocabularies are available for use with Mind Express.
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ScanSpeak has been developed by Speech and Language Therapists Lynn John and Tamsin Crothers during their employment by Ashton, Wigan & Leigh PCT. It is a customisable vocabulary package devised for individuals using block scanning with one or two switches for access.The vocabulary is arranged semantically over 20 pages with up to 96 symbols per page organised into 6 blocks of 16 symbols. The Main/home page contains “core” vocabulary words needed for sentence building and an index linking to semantically organised categories. There is a mixture of situation based vocabulary (e.g. chatting/watching TV) and semantically organised vocabulary (e.g. places, feelings, describing words).
ScanSpeak has been introduced to users as young as 2 years by low tech means: using MindExpress a teacher can print off communication pages block by block introducing up to 16 buttons at a time in line with the child’s learning. Using the software with 96 buttons & linked pages becomes a much easier progression. Read more
A full, 96 location high-tech version of ScanSpeak has been successfully introduced to a child at 6 years of age in a teaching capacity, and to a young person of 14 years who used a 16 location low-tech version, but who didn’t develop reliable switching skills until he was 14. In this case, he immediately transferred to the full programme and was using full sentences after two months.
Individuals with a learning ability of 2-4 years have used this system, giving single message/words and learning 2 word combinations.
ExpressTalk is a series of vocabulary packages for Mind Express software which can run on any PC computer under the full Windows Environment (not Windows CE). There are three vocabularies in the series: ExpressTalk-Starter, ExpressTalk-Intermediate and ExpressTalk-Senior. Each vocabulary is self contained and it is not necessary to progress through the series although this is a likely scenario for someone new to communicating with symbols. Colour coding is used in each of these vocabularies to assist navigation and perceptual scanning but not for grammar classification. All of the vocabularies will need some personalisation for each individual user.
Please click here for more information on the Express Talk .
Ingfield Dynamic Vocabularies were originally developed by Sally Conner at Ingfield Manor School to provide a core vocabulary structure to allow effective and flexible communication development work. Since first concept Sally has developed the vocabularies based on experience of using the vocabularies with children and to utilise the new features of current AAC devices. Ingfield Express has been specifically modified to work with MindExpress.
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WordPower software is a unique vocabulary design for AAC devices developed by Nancy Inman. WordPower for Mind Express combines the features of core vocabulary, spelling and word prediction. WordPower takes advantage of the fact that a core vocabulary of just 100 words accounts for approximately 50 per cent of words spoken. This powerful system facilitates fast and efficient communication for non-speaking individuals in a short period of time. Versions include text-based WordPower, and text and picture-based
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CALLtalk vocabulary was developed by Sally Millar of the CALL Centre and independent consultant Janet Larcher as part of a high-tech solution for communication. It is aimed at primary school aged children who have severe communication difficulties but with relatively good cognitive levels, enabling them to eventually construct sentences and ultimately read and write. Although children may not yet be at this level, CALLtalk’s educational basis enables it to be used as an aid to developing these skills.
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The CCS vocabulary was developed at the Chailey Heritage School in Sussex. The Vocabulary is structured into main categories accessible via the top page. Each category consists of a subcategory page below it (topics), followed by vocabulary items (keywords) accessible via the sub category page. The categories are also colour-coded to help recognition. CCS has recently been upgraded to include Colour PCS and colour Rebus. Grammar functions have been added to the verbs page and and environmental page has also been added. CCS is designed to be a vocabulary that grows with the user’s ability and is therefore set up for each individual user. A book is available to accompany the vocabulary.