Smart Alex is a behavior training program designed for use by children with autism and other cognitive disabilities. The program offers eight different levels with a variety of exercises pertaining to expressing emotions. At the first level, users simply click on the eyes and mouth of Smart Alex to change facial expressions. Other levels enable users to use Mayer-Johnson symbols and rebus symbols to select the emotion Alex is to express. At a higher level, keyboard users can hold a simple conversation with Alex about their likes and dislikes. If the user gives Alex a word he does not know, he will ask about it and remember it for the next session. Alex can be male or female, caucasion or African American. The program is accessible by mouse, keyboard, or touch screen. COMPATIBILITY: Versions are available for Macintosh and IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The IBM and compatible version requires Windows 95 or higher and the Macintosh version requires OS 7 or higher. Both versions require a CD-ROM drive.