How to use specific program settings?

 

After you open Visual Reading® settings, you will find them very, very comprehensive. Probably, you have never seen similar settings in educational apps that you worked with.

It is because we met about 40 children that worked intensively with Visual Reading®. These children were affected by various disabilities. To our surprise, each child interacted with the tablet and app itself a bit different. Thanks to this valuable experience we added many learning or environment options that help you to fine-tune almost everything that you see on display.

In the articles below, you will find all settings and their description.

We are preparing videos that visualize specific settings to make them easier to imagine.

Version/Date footprint: 1.8.12/July 19 2020

LEARNING

LANGUAGE

You can choose one of the following learning languages.

> Scottish English (Scottland)

> Spanish (Spain)

> German (Austria)

> Portugal (Brasil)

> US English (USA)

> UK English (UK)

> Slovak (Slovakia)

> Czech (Czechia) 

> Hungarian (Hungary)

> Polish (Poland)

FONT SETTINGS

Most of these settings are designed for tablet use.

Font size:

> small

> medium

> big

Bold:

> Yes

> No

Capitals:

> Yes

> No

Letters in the motion (for lessons 25 - 36 only):

> Yes

> No

Letter movement speed:

> Slow

> Moderate

> Fast

Set letter colour:

> Set background colour

> Set font colour

> Set colour of the touch area

> Set the touch area size

Set font face (list of fonts available):

> Abeceda (Slovak, Czech, Hungarian)

> Architec (Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, English)

> Android Default (all languages)

> Deutsche Normallschrift (German, English)

> Elementarz Caps Regular (Slovak, Polish Czech, Hungarian, English) 

> Elementarz Pro (Slovak, Polish Czech, Hungarian, English)

> Enigmatic (Slovak, Polish Czech, English)

> Junicode (all languages)

> Learning Curve Regular (English, German, Portuguese, Spanish)

> OpenDyslexic (all languages)

> Urania Typewriter (all languages)

> Roboto - 4 variations (all language) 

STATS

SETTINGS

Just started skills:

> no adjustable parameters available

Skills in progress:

> no adjustable parameters available

Acquired skills:

> adjustable parameter is Number of correct answers

Explanation of usage: setup number of correct answers to modify when skill is considered as acquired.

LEARNING 

SETTINGS

Image reward (image or video reinforcement):

> ON

> OFF

Show wrong symbol answer:

> ON

> OFF

Video recording (creates the video using the front camera):

> ON

> OF

View video in the folder - opens Videos folder.

Learning phase:

> activated

> deactivated

Repeat learning (repeats learning phase several times):

> enter number

The testing phase speed 1:

> enter seconds

The testing phase speed 2:

> enter seconds

Repeat the words (limits how many time the word is reproduced in the testing phase):

> 0 = the word is reproduced endlessly

> 1 = the word is reproduced once

> 2 = the word is reproduced twice

> etc.

Hide text under images (all words under pictures are hidden):

> Yes

> No

Hide images - memory game (all images are replaced by one drawing, the child ):

> Activate

> Deactivate

WRITING

SETTINGS

Activate an interactive whiteboard mode:

> Activate

> Deactivate

 

Note: This mode applies to languages Slovak, Czech, Hungarian and Polish only. Support for all languages will be subject of the future upgrades.

ABA ERRORLESS

LEARNING

Recommendation: do not modify any of these settings before you learn what they do. Use easy to adjust ABA Autopilot Instead. It is described in the article below.

Errorless learning (switches ON/OFF this mode):

> ON

> OFF

Wrong answer suppression (wrong answers opacity will be decreased but continuously gets back to 100%):

> ON

> OFF

Right answer identification (there is the blinking square around the right answer which tells the child where to click):

> ON

> OFF

Colour settings (you may adjust the colour of the right answer identification):

> adjust

Use transparency instead of the time delay (if this is ON the Wrong answer suppression uses transparency, otherwise there is time delay used):

> ON

> OFF

We recommend to try both options and see how it works. Some children may react better to increased transparency but some may be more convenient with time delay.

ABA AUTOPILOT

To make ABA Errorless learning easier to use we have implemented "one checkbox solution". This solution is called ABA Autopilot.

The main principle of this approach is:

> after the child goes to the testing phase

> the correct answer is emphasized by a blinking rectangle - the program shows what to click on

> this help (blinking rectangle) continuously disappears if the child follows this help (we decrease blinking rectangle opacity, 0% opacity = blinking rectangle is not visible)

> if the child clicks to wrong objects, the blinking rectangle becomes more evident (we increase blinking rectangle opacity, 100% opacity = blinking rectangle is fully visible)

Switch on Errorless learning Autopilot:

> ON

> OFF

Correct answer support increase (if the child does errors, rectangle becomes more evident):

> adjust slider

Correct answer support decrease (if the child does no errors, rectangle becomes less visible):

> adjust slider 

ABA FURTHER SETTINGS

Reposition objects (after every click in the testing phase all objects on the screen will be repositioned):

> ON

> OFF

Switch it OFF if you want to make testing phase less demanding. Object reposition requires more concentration.

 

Bypass the testing phase on each lesson (the testing phase will be skipped on each lesson you click on):

> set up a number using the slider

Continue where you left off (displays a special dialogue window that offers to continue with the lessons that you did in the past):

> ON

> OFF

Variable-ratio schedule of reinforcement (this is the ABA concept):

> set up a number using the slider

Simple examples of variable-ratio schedule from different field

Video games: In some games, players collect tokens or other items in order to receive a reward or reach the next level. The player may not know how many tokens they need in order to receive a reward or even what that reward will be.

Sales bonuses: Call centers often offer random bonuses to employees. Workers never know how many calls they need to make to receive the bonus, but they know that they increase their chances the more calls or sales they make.

These examples are cited from the site www.verywellmind.com.

Scientific definition: a variable-ratio schedule is a schedule of reinforcement where a response is reinforced after an unpredictable number of responses.

ADHD SETTINGS

Activate ADHD mode (program will go faster as ADHD children have shortened ability to concentrate for a longer time):

> ON

> OFF

Speed settings (ADHD mode may operate in 4 different velocities)

> use slider to adjust the speed

INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM

Settings in this section apply to iTEACCH mode that you find in the article below. This is one of NFC modes that Visual Reading® offers.

Time of object visibility (defines the number of seconds while the object is visible on the screen after this time, the default screen is displayed).

> adjust visibility time by a slider

Repeat words (a word that is displayed can be reproduced several times according to a number that the slider shows):

> adjust slider

Show text under the object (you may hide the text under the picture in case you train phonological awareness):

> ON

> OFF

Sound is on (you may mute sound that comes from the tablet if you want to speak yourself):

> ON

> OFF

iTEACCH MODE

In this section, you may switch on and off iTEACCH mode.

Start iTEACCH mode (start NFC mode):

> activate

Important: this works only if the tablet is provided by USB NFC Reade as ACR1252U - NFC Forum-Certified Reader/Writer.

VOICE SETTINGS

If you activate this mode, the tablet will stop to reproduce any words. You have to talk instead of the tablet. Using this approach you can run the multipurpose lesson.

Alternative voice:

> activate

> deactivate

Roman numerals:

> adjust colours, bold and capitals of Roman numerals

How and why to use Roman numerals

In thís mode:

> tablet says nothing in the learning phase

> tablet says nothing in the testing phase

It means that:

> you have to talk after the child clicks on the object in the learning phase (like "this is a car and it has 4 wheels")

> you have to ask the child in the testing phase (like "show me what does have 4 wheels?")

But what object to ask as first? Follow Roman numerals and start with an object that is marked by the Roman numeral I. After that use an object marked by II, III, IV, V etc.

YOUR ACCOUNT

Here you can find the details related to your account.

Email address: youremail@gmail.com

Tablet ID: several_numbers_and_letters

Program version: Home or School

Purchased languages: list of purchased languages

Purchased content: additional modules are available in some languages

Purchase day: date of purchase

Expiration date: day until you can use full version 

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Contact

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