July 2015

Newsletter of ELR Software Pty Ltd

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Web: http://www.elr.com.au
Email: news@elr.com.au
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ELR Software produces a range of computer programs designed by speech pathologists for speech, language & literacy intervention. Our programs may be used interactively within therapy sessions, to increase efficiency in service delivery, 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), Build-a-Sentence, Word Meanings, Rude Readers 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) as well as a "print-ready" PDF version of the current edition is available online at www.elr.com.au/news. An email version is also sent monthly to members of our mailing list (See Subscribing/Unsubscribing).

In this issue -

  1. New eLr Materials
  2. Speech Pathology Australia Conference 2015
  3. Other Independent Developers
  4. Free Downloads
  5. ELR 2015 Calendar

  1. New eLr Materials

    Eighty five new tasks have been added to "Phonology - Skills & Early Sounds". All tasks are in the "Early consonant sounds" subsection targeting words starting with /p/ /b/ /t/ and /d/ sounds. The aim of these tasks is to provide word based activities to encourage accurate production of target sounds. Currently there are only picture based activities in this section, so these tasks are appropriate for older learners who have speech sound disorders.

    Four models are used in these new tasks:

    As with most eLr tasks, the role of the clinician or support person is central to listen to the learner's responses, provide feedback about accuracy and reinforce learning by providing context for the target words.

  2. Speech Pathology Australia Conference 2015

    The SPA conference in Canberra was a great success. Toni attended many of the presentations, and our small team enjoyed catching up with existing subscribers to eLr and meeting speech pathologists who are new to our resources. During conferences such as this, we appreciate getting your feedback as this enables us to continue to develop materials that support your needs - the ability to access a large range of activities that cover many speech, language and literacy targets, from wherever you may be operating. We look forward to talking with you during this year and to perhaps meeting you at next year's conference in Perth. You may also email us with your feedback and suggestions about existing material and/or ideas for new activities and target areas.

  3. Other Independent Developers

    As an occasional feature of this Newsletter, we include simple, unpaid announcements of products developed by other small, independent developers, who, like ourselves, are practising clinicians who have put their ideas and experience into resource materials for general distribution. Links and brief information about these sites may be found at www.elr.com.au/links/developers.htm. To date we have listed -

    If you would like your materials listed on this page (at no charge), please contact us.

  4. Free Downloads

    ELR 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.

  5. ELR 2015 Calendar

    ELR Software is also able to offer free eLr support and short tutorials over the web. We can provide this sort of support to individuals, or to groups who would like to have an overview of eLr. Please contact us for details.

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