ELR Software combines the skills of speech pathologists and software designers to create software for speech, language and literacy intervention. Our programs may be used within therapy, to increase efficiency in service delivery using the Internet and CD based materials, and to improve access to the Internet for people with special needs. We are also available as consultants to clinicians and research projects in the fields of literacy and accessibility issues associated with the Internet.
The aim of this newsletter is to inform you of developments and changes to our major products eLr (Extra Language Resources) and EIA (Enhancing Internet Access). We welcome the opportunity for feedback and questions, and will be pleased to consider including reader contributions and announcements.
This Newsletter (and previous editions) is available online at www.elr.com.au/news and an email version is sent monthly to members of our mailing list (See Subscribing/Unsubscribing).
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This month's edition of eLr contains new materials of a slightly different character than usual. Instead of adding new tasks, we have added a "Help" section to each of the 42 models. On the top right side of all task screens is now a [Help] button (with a question mark on it). Clicking this button shows/hides a "popup" box with 3 tabbed sections - Using this Model, Controls, and Tips.
Describes how the model operates, and outlines the way it is used in the different sections of eLr. For example, one model may be used in Phonemic Awareness and in Semantics, but have different goals in each of those sections.
Describes the function of each of the the small buttons, check boxes and option buttons at the top of each task screen. These perform such actions as changing the colors used, navigating between items in the same task, and setting tasks to random item sequences and so on.
This a section which provides the user with extra ideas on how to get the most out of each model. Since eLr was launched in February 2000, we have received considerable feedback from clinicians about how the models have been used, and the delivery modified, to provide clients with variation and expansion to language, literacy and speech goals. Our own clinical experience in using the materials has also given further ideas about what works well.
This new help system has been some time in development and still needs a bit more polishing in places. But we felt it best to let users start trying it as soon as it was functional. We always welcome feedback, so if after reading some of the information especially the Tips, you feel you have other ideas to add, please email or phone us.
The New Zealand workshops are close to being finalised. Dates and locations are outlined in the Calendar section below, starting times are to be confirmed. Please contact us if you'd like more details.
ELR now has a number of free or evaluation files available for downloading directly from our website. Please see www.elr.com.au/downloads.htm for specific details. For other supporting materials and documents available for free download, please see www.elr.com.au/support.htm.
Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, May 4th - 8th, Hobart. We will have a commercial stand during the conference with eLr, Rude Readers, Word Meanings and EIA on show.
A series of free workshops (about 2 hours each) covering eLr, Rude Readers, Word Meanings and EIA.
- Auckland Monday 26th May
- Rotorua Tuesday 27th May
- Palmerston North Wednesday 28th May
- Wellington Thursday 29th May
- Invercargill Tuesday 3rd June
- Dunedin Wednesday 4th June
- Christchurch Thursday 5th June
- Nelson Friday 6th June
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