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    Inventory Number: ESD-SS-AT-0387

    Item Title/Name: Dr. Peets TalkWriter (Win XP - 2006)

    Vendor Name: Ablenet Inc.

    Approximate Cost: $59.95

    Availability: Available

    Model Description: Dr. Peet's TalkWriter is one of the easiest ways for pre-readers, young ESL learners, or children with visual challenges, severe physical challenges, autism, or learning disabilities to learn to read and write. The talking word processor is designed with novice writers in mind and the music and special access features are unique! Dr. Peet's TalkWriter has real human voices (the Peets themselves!) to sing the alphabet songs and beautiful photo quality pictures to go with the letters. Talk/Writer word processor is teacher-configurable. • Adjustable letter size, font, format, and color • Button menus that prompt users with human voices (sung, spoken, or off) • Switch-scanned letter blocks for physically-challenged writers (on/off) • "Double-touch" for those with visual challenges (on/off) • An editable Picture Dictionary for favorite words (Windows only) • E-mail wizard for internet-safe letter writing and e-mailing (Windows only) • Individual student workplaces, with sign-ons • Templating tools to make and transfer fill-in-the-blanks writing activities The flip book manual sets up next to the computer as an A-frame and includes Dr. Peet's sequenced lesson suggestions: from pre-writing to experience stories, from story starters and templating to brainstorming process. This award-winning software includes: • ABC games • A talking/singing word processor • An Editable Picture Dictionary • An INTERNET-SAFE E-mail Wizard! It also has adaptive features for those with visual and physical challenges, which makes this a well-rounded early literacy package for 3-yr.-olds and up.