We reached out to one of our customers and here is what she had to say about GingerTiger! “I cannot put into words how amazing gingertiger.net is! I absolutely love it! I have students with severe and multiple disabilities kindergarten through sixth grade, but their cognitive ability is infant to about two years old. I struggle each and every year to find activities and websites that are engaging and at their level and that stress was completely eliminated when I stumbled upon gingertiger.net.
k-6 Functional Special Education Teacher Logan Elementary
Kieran wrote us: “Ginger Tiger is a firm favourite in our special school for students with physical and multiple disabilities. The students love the wide range of activities and the colourful graphics. Our teachers really appreciate the fact that Ginger Tiger is a fully accessible site. Pupils using switches, eye gaze or touch can all engage with the educational activities, which are updated regularly. The wide range of activities allow us to reinforce key skills in a fun and interactive environment. Moreover, the fact that Ginger Tiger now runs flawlessly on all tablet platforms is a significant development.”
Central Remedial Clinic School, Ireland
List wrote us: "Ginger Tiger has activities for special needs students that I cannot find on any other site! The Basic Skills and Speech and Language sections are especially good for students who are working on functional skills. The Cause and Effect section is especially great to use on our Smart Board (interactive white board) for students whose fine motor skills are still developing. The colours, images and sounds are very engaging! Ginger Tiger is perfect for all the students in our special needs class!"
Durham District School Board, ON. Canada
Jenny wrote us: "Our students have a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities. Ginger Tiger makes all of its’ activities accessible on a variety of platforms. We love the switch access and ability to utilize eye gaze technology which has allowed many students the opportunity to be engaged on their level. The organization of the games has made the selection of appropriate activities easy and timely. Ginger Tiger has something for everyone!"
Marion D. Crouse Instructional Center (Genesee Intermediate School District), Michigan, USA
Sherrine wrote us: "I have a son with disabilities who uses switches or eye blinks to communicate. The reason that I love Ginger Tiger is because I’m able to access this site on his augmentative communication device. It’s wonderful! So many different kinds of educational games are available. Many times, games for kids with disabilities do not teach age appropriate material. Ginger tiger does this. I appreciate it so much. Over the years, his younger siblings have also interacted with him by playing on the ginger tiger site, as well. They love it. My preschool and early elementary daughter wants to play on it all the time. Thank you for creating a program that is so beneficial and easy to access at home".
Claire wrote us: "Our school first purchased Ginger Tiger over 3 years ago and we continue to use it, as the site is accessible for all children of various abilities. It is a fantastic site and allows us to adapt activities to Children's levels. The site is fully inclusive and allows our Children to gain access using a Mouse, Switch or Eye Gaze. I would highly recommend Ginger Tiger".
Outreach Team, CAAT Team Springwood Heath Primary School, Liverpool, UK
Melissa wrote us: "Just this week I discovered that I could put the program on my student’s iPads. I have a student who I worked with for 161 days—30 minutes each of those 161 days—on teaching him cause/effect this school year. Every day it failed but each day I kept trying. Last week I put gingertiger on my SMARTboard (big touchscreen interactive board my classroom has if you’re not familiar with it) and my kindergarten student had a MAJOR ta-da! moment! All of a sudden he figured out “oh! if I tap this ball, it’ll bounce” or “If I touch this car, the car will go!” I cried. I was SOO proud of him. I wholeheartedly believe that we would not have gotten to that place had it not been for gingertiger. I then put the program on his iPad to see if we could teach finger isolation (because he would just use his entire hand to try and navigate through different apps) and ta-da! low and behold, my kiddo isolated his pointer finger and was playing “Catch me” and “touch & look”. I tell all my special education teacher friends about this site. It completely changed my world!
Megan wrote us: "I love the options that are on each of the games—I love that I can select background and foreground colors. This is amazing when working with my students with visual impairments as well as cognitive impairments. I love that I can make the cursor bigger or smaller. I love love love that the graphic are not boring. I’ve found some other websites that teach cause/effect or simple foundational skills like colors/shapes, but the graphics are boring. Gingertiger’s graphics are so bright and engaging. I love how it immediately provides feedback for students. For example, my student who had the big break-through of “getting” cause/effect, he only has to touch 3 things in the “Catch Me” game before the children come on and start clapping and cheering for him. That immediate feedback and errorless learning is exactly what my students need.
Joanne wrote us: "I plan on keeping gingertiger for year to come. If you ever need testaments and/or videos of how students with severe/multiple disabilities are using this website compared to other websites that aim to teach similar skills, please let me know. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this site and how wonderful it is at reaching my students—because my students are seriously some of the hardest children to reach and keep engaged. Thank you for all your work in developing this program. I appreciate it more than you know!”