We have a brand new style Phonic (Whisper) Phone on the way.
After 18 months of testing various designs and properties, having CAD designs drawn up, 3D printing multiple prototypes, and producing sample products for further testing, we can finally say THEY ARE ON THE WAY! ...Yes, our very own designed phonic (whisper) phone.
Our phonic phones are a light weight (approx 40g), injection moulded ABS plastic. Their soft rounded ergonomic design and size were created specifically to sit comfortably in a child's hand between the mouth and ear. Easy to clean and dishwasher tested to 65°.
Originally designed as a reading comprehension and spelling support tool, these phones are ideal for writing and editing time as well. Students only need to speak in a very low voice to be able to clearly hear their responses. By bringing the voice from the mouth, straight back to the ear, they help correct omissions of words, tense, fluency, and punctuation in writing when they read out their work into the phone.
As you may have noticed, we have updated our website.
The main feature of our new site is an online store, allowing you to now place your resource orders quickly and directly. You can even download digital products like the Cold Write Assessment Pack, Criterion Scales, or VCOP Poster Sets instantly.
The new site also gives you a guide to the different courses available, lists our upcoming PD sessions, a calendar with public holidays and school term dates, a fantastic gallery with room set up ideas, and an interactive map with a list of other Big Write & VCOP schools across the country.
After years of phone calls, emails, personal requests, and questions on how to implement Big Write & VCOP in the 'Early Years', we are pleased to formally announce the introduction of our latest professional development session... Big Talk for Pre-Writers.
After our enormously popular forum session in May, we received greatly valued feedback and have since worked tirelessly to put together a full day professional development session focused solely on supporting children who are not yet writing. (Early Childhood / Pre-School, early Primary School years, and intervention.)
'Click here' for more information about this exciting new PD session,
or 'Click here' or a list of the upcoming sessions in your area.