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 and Word Meanings. 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).
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For this month there is just one new eLr task - a "User Guide" for Systematic Synthetic Phonics. This is a topic which we have been concentrating on for several months, with revisions to our Directory structure and some existing tasks, as well as the addition of a number of new tasks. You can find detailed descriptions about this approach to early reading and spelling instruction in our previous edition (Sep 2017) of ELR-News.
Over the years we have developed a range of these User Guides to provide registered users with quick summaries of the layout, contents, and suggested usage of eLr. This new one is in the "User Guides and Screening Tools - Where is" subsection which are particularly to assist clinicians in locating and using eLr tasks for specific goals. There are now "Where is" Guides covering:
The iPad App version of eLr-Offline may be downloaded and updated free from the Apple store, but the mechanism to "unlock" its full function, and for ongoing access, is tied to the status of the clinician's eLr subscription and is managed via "AppKey" we provide to subscribers.
When an AppKey is entered, the iPad makes a (momentary) internet connection to allow the registration process, and the App should then operate in a fully offline mode without the need to re-register each time the App is opened. At least, that's the theory! We've had a few reports of the registration process failing to "stick", working only for the current session.
We've been unable to reproduce this issue ourselves. Reinstalling the App doesn't seem to help and it's probably because the iPad is very full or even out of space. So our current recommendation is to delete as many unnecessary Apps, photos, movies etc as possible, and try again. If you or your clients have had such a problem we'd like to hear from you, particularly if you've been able to fix it.
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.
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.
ELR Software offers regular, free eLr 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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