"In Sequence - Illustrated Stories" focuses on the cognitive skill of arranging pictures in a chronological sequence. The pictures are taken from a story that is read prior to the activity. Each story is carefully written where each page clearly defines a chronological action. Optionally, when the story is finished, a "Review Lesson" of the sequencing task is presented on the screen showing the correct order of the pictures. After the review, the student is presented with the task of arranging the pictures in chronological order.
The student can use switches, a mouse, or touch window to accomplish this. There are 3 pictures to sequence in a task. The program contains 15 stories and also allows you to add your own. The program has many built in options to give you the ability to customize the task based on the student's needs. Program settings are saved individually for each student. Statistic are automatically gathered for tasks per student and can be viewed as a text file or in spreadsheet format.
- Access Mode - 1 switch with timed scanning, 2 switches with step scanning, Mouse or touch window
- Response Settings - Either reveal immediately after the picture is placed whether it is in the correct position or wait until all the pictures are placed before revealing whether they are in the correct positions.
- Jump Start Settings - You can choose to have the computer pre-populate a specified number of pictures automatically in their correct chronological position.
- Picture Layout - Horizontal, Vertical
- Auditory Narration - On, Off
- Language Customization - Ability to re-record auditory phrases used in the program. Useful for voice familiarity or to overlay voices in a different language.
Stories included with the program
Sally Goes to School, Asking to go to the Bathroom, Joe Goes for a Walk, A Fish Story, John Paints the Fence, Planting Flowers, Sam Goes Bowling, The Artist, The Band, The Circus, Sparky the Dog, Freddy the Frog, The Ice Cream Story, The Puzzle, The Snowman
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Choice Making
Minimum Cognitive age level: 4 Years
Pictured: Sample activity of arranging the steps in the story "John Paints the Fence."
The student moves the pictures with a switch, mouse or touch window to the chronological position.
Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT/ME/98 SE
700 MHz Processor
256 Meg Ram
250 Meg Hard Disk Space