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--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 03/2005) REPLACED BY FIRST CATEGORIES STERLING EDITION. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- First Categories is a language tutorial program deisgned to enhance the understanding of category concepts amd retreival while expanding the knowledge of word meanings. It is a program that trains categorization skills by using voice output and pictures of 60 nouns in six categories. Activities offer training by inclusion or exclusion, with or without cuing. Students are presented either two or three pictures (with optional speech and/or text) and asked to select the picture which represents a correct answer. Scan speed, response time, and criterion for ending the lesson can be adjusted. Animation can be turned on and off. 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), and game controller; a mouse option is available for IBM and Apple IIGS versions. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh, IBM PC (DOS), IBM PS/2, Apple IIe, and Apple IIGS computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The Apple IIe version ($100) requires 64K memory, a monitor, a Street Electronics speech synthesizer, and a 5.25-inch disk drive. The Apple IIGS version ($112.50) requires 512K memory, ROM version 01 or later, RGB monitor, and a 3.5-inch disk drive. The IBM (DOS) version ($225) requires 640K memory, DOS 3.3 or higher, VGA or MCGA graphics, DigiSpeech synthesizer, and a 3.5-inch disk drive. 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 Categories has been awarded the 1990-1991 Technology and Learning Software Award of Excellence and First Place in the Division for Learning Disabilities at the Council for Exceptional Children National Software Search.
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This product record was updated on March 17, 2005.
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Laureate Learning Systems, Inc110 East Spring Street
Winooski, Vermont 05404-1898
Telephone: 800-562-6801 or 802-655-4755.
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Laetare Solutions2409 BelAir Drive
Bowie, Maryland 20715
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