Thinking of taking a camping trip this summer?
Our apps can be used for everything from creating social stories about camping (and discussing safety precautions when out in the wilderness) using Scene Speak. Using First Then Visual Schedule HD to giving your camper step by step instruction on what gear to pack, campsite location, preferred objects to pack and bring, and meal items.
Social stories are pretty easy to create, can be as simple or complex as you'd like, and with the addition of audio hotspots and read-along text, the experience can be even more comprehensive for the individual using the app. Each individual page in the story can be an individual VSD, tailored to individual needs, and once each page is completed, they can be added to one big camping "book" within the Scene Speak app. If the individual tends to elope, this can be addressed within the social story as well.
Anything requiring multiple steps can easily be translated to First Then Visual Schedule HD for easy reference, modeling, and to keep the individual on task. Setting up a tent is difficult for most people without some form of instruction. Try finding a step-by-step set of instructions online, then breaking those instructions up into steps. Use images to represent the steps, and pair audio labels if necessary. If there is a particulalrly tricky part of the process (you may want to perform a dry run at home before the trip!), adding a video for reference purposes also works well. This technique works well with just about ANY activity during camping, and can be fully customized to suit the specific needs and capabilities of the individual using the app.
The more structured and well-planned a camping trip can be, the better your loved ones/clients will fare on the trip...which will make for a really amazing experience for everyone involved. Our apps are designed to compliment one another in so many ways when used in conjunction with each other. With adequate support, your loved one/client will be able to be completely included (even if activities/tasks must be adapted) in the group/family trip. We love inclusion here at Good Karma Apps.
These techniques are great for assisting with Inclusive/Adaptive Scouting too!
Summer is almost at an end! For those of you not in year round school or day programs, it's likely been a VERY long couple of months - full of the usual day-to-day activities, and maybe some fun day trips and vacations thrown into the mix.
For a fun and interactive way to create a digital "scrapbook," take all of those pictures you've been snapping all summer long and upload them into our SceneSpeak app. From there, you can add text for a more book-like retelling of your summertime adventures, or take it to an interactive level by adding hotspots to your images that come alive when your loved one or client taps them.
This way, the individual can look back upon all of the amazing things they did this summer and recall all of the fun they had. Who knows? It may even become one of their favorite leisure time activities.
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