This product is too expensive. Special needs families have a hard time financially with all that they have to cater for financially.
Not value for money
Too expensive for what it is - it is a good product but can't afford this
priced out of our budget
$400? We're unable to afford this program for our child on the spectrum, and, with the rising cost of autism treatments/therapies/interventions, we doubt that there are families out there who can.
Demo didn't demo.
It would be great if you would actually demo the product instead of showing a woman talking about your product. I can read. I need a demo. Moving on to research other products...
Boardmaker was great years ago … and nothing much happened since. It is indeed outrageous to ask such a price to the people of the community of the handicapped and their helpers.
I'd recommend Metacom at least to the european customers. It is a lot cheaper and does the same tricks even better. The symbols are very comprehensive and to me much friendlier than BM.
It's shame BM is not being developed further and truly compatible with new OS's like Apple.
its great but not too many pics
its great I use it for counseling and its great but not enough pics for the software. and its too much money
wish was better
I am an interpreter for the Deaf and use this program in a pinch when trying to share signs. I prefer tons of other resources but either they are video (which I can't make a hard copy of), or they are books where I would have to copy tons of pages for one sign from that page.
Pro-can create sliides on one page; can create pictures of name signs
Cons-COST (gouging people who could actually use it); signs that are not correct
Please make sure signs are current and actually correct. ASL is a language and part of a culture. Many people will teach children these incorrect signs and and if/when these children enter the world, they won't be understood by signers. Doesn't this negate the point of teaching nonverbal kids sign?
Some great sources-ASLpro.com, signingsavvy.com, "Joy of Signing" (has some old signs but good basic book, other materials foind at Gallaudet University or RID websites.
Price is too high
I am slightly familiar with this program as a retired teacher. My granddaughter, who lives with me, is 2 and needs this program to communicate. I could buy it if it were $100, but I cannot afford the $400. pricetag. I wish I could use it with her as she is nonverbal
Boardmaker is awesome, but you have to have a disc!!! Pogoboards is all online. The pictures are not as great, but you do not need a disc. Come on Boardmaker… I'm not using you because you're not online.
So many people would buy it if it were cheaper
As the father of an autistic son, I began seeing the pictures from Boardmaker in all of his therapy sessions and asked where they came from. The parents of my son's peers all wanted to know too...we all agreed that the product is fantastic and we each wanted to buy the software to use at home. When we found out that it costs $400, none of us did. Mayer-Johnson, if you'd cut the price to a quarter of what it currently is, you'd easily sell at least ten times more copies to parents willing to do anything to help their kids. Have your marketing people do the math, cut your price, raise your profits, and help more people to boot.