Animated Step-by-Steps are animated PowerPoints designed to address literacy, language, AAC and a host of academic goals. Each page includes a series of animations. Read the text up to the star … click … and see an animation of what you just read.
There are three versions of each resource. This is the Picture Communication Symbol Version (Tobii/Dynavox).
This is the more complex, 'from scratch' version of Pancakes. There is also a simple 'from a mix' version. Please note the symbols are automatically added to each page AFTER completing all the animations for that page. This sequence ensures that the upfront presence of symbol support does not ‘steal attention’ from the focus on literacy.
Intuitively this makes sense as it allows you to focus on the literacy and comprehension components first … then allows you to review what you just read and saw using the symbol support, e.g., “Now let’s re-read the page using our picture symbols.” This layered approach is also less likely to result in ‘visual overload’!
Symbol supported files are a great way to address a full academic and communication agenda in mixed ability classrooms! Hope you enjoy using this flexible resource.
Visit my blog (http://animatedstepbysteps.blogspot.com) for further clinical information
Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) are used with permission.
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