--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 2/2005)REPLACED BY FIRST WORDS STER;ING EDITION (SEE ENTRY). RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- First Words is a language and vocabulary tutorial program designed to provide early development of nouns and verbs for individuals with learning, developmental, physical, visual or hearing disabilities. It is a program that trains and tests 50 basic nouns presented within 10 categories, using speech output. Each noun is represented by two different pictures. Six instructional levels progress from identification of a single picture with instruction and cuing through discrimination between two different pictures with no instructional support. Scan speed, response time, and criterion for ending the lesson can be adjusted. Lesson summaries and test performances may be viewed on-screen or printed; records can be saved to disk in the Apple IIGS and IBM versions. Interface options include TouchWindow (see entry), single switch (must be keyboard emulating for use with IBM version), keyboard, Left/Right Rocker Switch (see entry) and game controller; a mouse option is available for IBM and Apple IIGS versions. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Apple II, IBM PS/2 and IBM PC (Windows and DOS), and Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The Apple IIe version ($100) requires 48K memory, a monitor, a Street Electronics speech synthesizer, and a 5.25-inch disk drive. The Apple IIGS version ($112) requires 512K memory, ROM version 01 or later, RGB monitor, and a 3.5-inch disk drive. The IBM DOS version ($225.00) requires 640K memory, DOS 3.3 or higher, VGA or MCGA graphics, DigiSpeech synthesizer, and a 3.5-inch disk drive. IBM Windows ($225) requires 386 based PC or above; single 3.5 inch drive; hard drive; super VGA grphics; Windows 95 or later; 4 MB RAM. Macintosh ($225) requires Macintosh LC or above; Apple 12 inch color display (256 color); System 7 software; hard drive; 4 MB RAM. Color monitor, TouchWindow and printer recommended.
Notes: First Words has been awarded First Place in the Division on Mental Retardation at the Counceil for Exceptional Children's National Software Search.
Price: 225.00 to 100.00.
This product record was updated on February 18, 2005.
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