Widgit Symbols

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The Widgit Symbol Set consists of over 10 000 colourful, simply-drawn symbols, which each illustrate a single concept. The symbols have been designed specifically to support literacy and are used in many countries worldwide to support a variety of learners, including pupils with special needs, early learners and those who do not have English as a first language.

The Widgit Symbol Set is organized into clear and simple categories and sub categories, for ease of reference and location. The symbols conform to a clear schematic structure to help learners develop their vocabulary independently. 

The vocabulary illustrated by Widgit Symbols covers an extensive range of topics, including a wide range of curriculum areas such as Science and Maths.

By adding Widgit Symbols to Clicker activities, you can offer a ‘helping hand’ to pupils who may struggle with text, by providing a visual representation of all the concepts illustrated by the words within text in the form of a ‘symbol language’. This visual aid, along with the aural support provided by the synthesised speech feature, provides valuable reassurance to pupils for any words they are unsure of. 

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