Here's a full tech note on the Nuance site on how to disable the unused feature in Nuance that disables FaceSay.
To add students, from within the games, you can click on the Flower Baby, then New Students. Or from the Welcome screen, you can press F12. Want to watch a quick video tutorial?
Optional. FaceSay can run without any internet connection. Automatic updates and semi-automatic activation are available if the PC is connected to the internet.
FaceSay is designed to run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 2000.
Mac users can run FaceSay on Apple's Bootcamp.http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3777
1GB for For XP and 2000
2GB for Vista and Windows 7
300mb of free space
1.75GHZ or faster
A sound card and either speakers or headphones are required - to hear the spoken tips, personalized praise "Good job, <student name>!", etc.
Optional, but encouraged, not for accessibility, but so that the student can physically participate in social gestures/interactions. Here are some possible options:
MagicTouch Add-on TouchScreen ($160)
GateWay AllIn One PC ($750)
HP All In One PC ($900)
HP TouchScreen Laptop (old model - $800)
For $249 dollars, you can purchase a 5 student license for FaceSay Classroom on 1 PC. This is a nice "entry level" fit for a small private practice or an itinerant therapist, say, who has up to 5 students.
FaceSay is best for kids ages 4 to 12, preK - 8th grade. In the 2007 study, the participants ranged in age from 6 to 14.
If you are running an older version of Trend Micro Anti Virus, and you encounter a "TROJ_GENERIC" warning, either while downloading FaceSay or while starting FaceSay, it is a false positive. Please run the TrendMicro update to get their latest engine to fix the problem