WordPower®

WordPower for Series 5 is a unique vocabulary application designed specifically for the Vmax+, V+ and Maestro devices. Created by Nancy Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP, WordPower combines the features of core vocabulary, spelling and word prediction. The system is based on the fact that though most people may have a normal speaking vocabulary of between 10,000 and 30,000 words, a core vocabulary of just 100 words accounts for approximately 50 percent of words spoken.


WordPower video

WordPower 150 locations
WordPower 150 location

Picture WordPower 60 locations
Picture WordPower 60 location

In WordPower for Series 5, the core words are categorized, color-coded and alphabetized for easy access.
The main semantic categories include the following:

• Questions
• Helping verbs
• Describing words
• Places

• Interjections
• Verbs
• Indefinite pronouns

• Pronouns
• Articles
• Time words

  • Negatives
  • Prepositions and conjunctions
  • Things

WordPower for DynaVox Series 5 Includes:

WordPower: 150 Word- and text-based vocabularies.

WordPower 150 locations

Scanning WordPower 160

  • 150 locations.
  • Low-tech manual board for direct selectors.
  • Integrated and remote computer access and email access.
  • Designed for individuals with literacy.
  • Direct selection and scanning versions.

WordPower: 100 Word- and text-based vocabulary with picture-based categories.

WordPower 100 locations

  • 100 locations.
  • Integrated and AccessIt computer access and email access.
  • Designed for literate individuals.
  • Direct selection.

WordPower: 60 Word- and text-based vocabulary with picture-based categories.

WordPower 60 locations

  • 60 locations.
  • Integrated and remote computer access and email access.
  • Designed for individuals with literacy who need larger targets for vision and/or access.
  • Direct selection.

Picture WordPower: 100 Word- and text-based vocabularies with picture-based categories.

WordPower 100 locations

Scanning WordPower 100

  • 100 locations.
  • Integrated and remote computer access and email access.
  • Designed for literate individuals who benefit from picture support.
  • Direct selection and scanning versions.

Picture WordPower: 60-Location & No Keyboard Word- and picture-based vocabularies.

Picture WordPower 60 locations

Picture WordPower No Keyboard

  • Picture WordPower with spelling keyboard on a separate page.
  • Integrated and remote computer access and email access.
  • Designed for literate individuals (at least beginning literacy skills) who need larger targets for vision and/or access.
  • Direct selection

Picture WordPower with Phrases and Categories Phrase- and category-based vocabularies.

WordPower 150 locations

Scanning WordPower 160

  • Designed for individuals who are unable to use a word-based vocabulary, but who are able to generate novel thoughts through carrier phrases and semantic categories.
  • Integrated and remote computer access and email access.
  • Direct selection and scanning versions.

 

Communicator Profile

The WordPower vocabulary package is appropriate for augmentative communicators of varying ages and communication ability levels. The programs are designed for direct selectors and scanners who are developing literacy skills and need a word-based system (with our without symbols) that allows them to create novel messages with minimal keystrokes.

WordPower Benefits

Quick and Easy Communication

  • Create novel communication messages using core words.
  • Core vocabulary consisting of 100+ high frequency, single-hit words and hundreds of 2-hit and 3-hit words.
  • Rate enhancement features are built-in.
    • Logical and customized next-word prediction.
    • Popups for verb endings, plurals, etc.
    • Macros for smart punctuation and spell check.

Communication on Your Terms

  • WordPower supports both direct selectors and scanners.
  • Communicate using the strategy that works best - symbols, words or letters, exclusively or in combination.

Stay Connected

  • Pages built to control Series 5 email options.
  • Seamless transitions between basic communication and computer access.
  • Mozilla Firefox mouseless browsing.

Tools to Meet Your Needs

WordPower also incorporates the following options into the page set:

  • MP3 Player
  • e-books
  • Games
  • Photo albums
  • Environmental Control

 

 

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