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Assistive Technology

Below is a list of Assistive Technology Software used in various special education environments in the Norwood Public Schools System. Click on the links below for access to the product's websites as well as for general software information. 

Boardmaker by Mayer Johnson -  a communication and learning tool containing over 3000 Picture Communication SymbolsTM (PCSTM). It is designed to enhance the language and learning process for students of all levels.

CO:Writer by Don Johnston - a word prediction program using Linguistic Word PredictionTM intelligence for students who struggle with translating thoughts into writing.


Kurzweil Educational Systems -  the leading reading, writing and learning solution for individuals of all ages with learning difficulties like dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and other literacy difficulties.  Documents are presented on a computer screen exactly like the original printed copy. Worksheets, tests or reading material can be read out loud and highlighted using dual highlighting, increasing overall auditory and visual comprehension. To increase the student's learning potential, powerful decoding tools (dictionaries, synonyms and syllables), study skills tools (highlighters, footnotes, sticky notes, text notes, voice notes), writing tools (spell checker, word prediction) and test taking tools (fill in the blank, multiple choice, teacher-specified feature lockdowns) are also provided.

Report Writer by Riverside Publishing - contains everything practitioners need to write comprehensive psycho-educational reports based on an individual's performance on the WJ III.


SEMSNet by Eutactics - comprehensive and intuitive web based software designed to streamline the processes of managing and tracking information relating to special education as required by law. SEMSNet is customized to address the unique forms such as IEPs and Progress Reports, along with state required electronic reports.

SEMSNet User's Guide

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Using SEMSNet
  • Reports


Woodcock Johnson III by Riverside Publishing - Provides a comprehensive system for measuring general intellectual ability, specific cognitive abilities, scholastic aptitude, oral language, and academic achievement.


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