Designed to give practitioners, teachers, parents and carers a quick and easy way to create scenes and stories full of multimedia content, such as audio or video clips, recorded directly into the app with the iDevice!
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Using the app, you can create and link scenes to construct a sequence of events, support narrative, show how to complete a task or to demonstrate a cause and effect.
Build your own communication book that is tailored to an individual AAC speaker’s needs! Now you can use pages from Scene & Heard as part of a printed communication book. Simply choose a cover photo and the scenes you want to include and the app will build in into a communication book which can be printed using Apple’s air print feature. You can also save it to your Dropbox or iTunes, or share it via email, Facebook and Twitter.
An all new task prompting feature was introduced, so you can now create pages giving clear step by step instructions for any task! Use video clips or audio to explain each step, and once complete, the app will move onto the next hotspot. A step-timer has also been built in for actions (such as brushing teeth) that need to be undertaken for a set length of time.
For those who have physical impairments, switch access makes it possible to communicate using Scene & Heard without touching the screen
Schedule a task using the new visual schedule display. Set a page to appear at a given time, and the app will not only provide a notification when the scene is due to appear: it will also put it into a smart, easy to read calendar, so that you know what’s happening and when.
We want to provide you with the resources you need to use interesting and fun learning tools. Our Scene Sharing feature allows you to download any of our premade scenes onto your iPads for personal use. The scenes are in a range of categories, from promoting independent decision making, describing, explaining and differentiation.
Social story - going to the dentist
6. Getting a sticker
Social story - going to the dentist
5. The dentist's tools
4. The dentist
3. The dentist surgery
2. Waiting room
Going to the dentist social story
Out and about in London Underground - how to get around in the Underground station.
As the spring is coming - learn what is needed to be done in your garden.
We're feeling festive so we've made a scene about Meeting Santa! A great communication tool for kids who are learning about Christmas and want to meet Santa! With auditory feedback and symbols.
Learn all about the Nativity in this Christmassy scene! With auditory feedback.
This scene is all about going to Starbucks and ordering a drink. It provides contextual support for communication and gives auditory feedback. Use the scene to communicate or as a prompt for how to order a drink.
Winter Weather Scene: A warning about the winter weather conditions! With symbols and auditory feedback.
This scene encourages users to give feedback on an activity they are doing. By pressing on the hotspot, they will receive auditory feedback confirming their choice. Why use paper based AAC resources when you can use the iPad!
Use this Scene as a reminder for those who need a bit of encouragement to get out of bed in the mornings! Just use the reminder tool on the app to schedule the scene to pop up on your iPad. Includes alarm sound effects, and symbol support for communication.
It's Bonfire Night tonight! Check out this fireworks scene, with fireworks sound effects and symbols for a fun communication scene!
"Everybody Writes Day" provided teachers with innovative ideas and practical resources to help them run projects to get children in schools excited about writing. We have created a scene to download with Scene & Heard which can be used in the classroom to encourage kids to write their own stories. Includes auditory feedback and symbols.
It's Global Handwashing Day this week! Use this scene to demonstrate how to wash your hands, with images from the NHS and auditory feedback.
What's your favourite book? Children's Book Week is an annual celebration of reading for children which has been running for the past 80 years. This scene could be used by a child who wants to talk to their friends about their favourite book, with audio and hotspots.
To celebrate International Day of Older Person’s this week, we’ve created a scene using Scene & Heard which could be used as a reminiscence tool. Providing an image that a user is familiar with can help to encourage discussion. Download the scene for free here!
It's National "Talk Like a Pirate Day" today! We've created a scene about pirates by recording audio directly into the iPad through Scene & Heard.
This scene is about doing the dishes and inclues symbols and audio. It can be scheduled at a certain time to appear on the iPad, working as a task prompt for those who need reminding. All you need to do is select the Scene Editor, click Schedule and you are able to select the time you would like it to appear!
To celebrate Team GB's success at the Olympics, here's a communication scene for talking about sports, with audio and symbols.
You can add hotspots to a news page scene to make it interactive, and encourage discussion about the news. A great way to communicate relevant information and share stories.
A patient in a hospital could use a scene to communicate by pressing the relevant symbols to play audio, in this example we've used calling the nurse and lunchtime.
A scene can be used to remind someone of something in their past, and encourage them to talk about it. This example includes symbols and audio.
Life stories can be used to share past information with others when that person cannot communicate the story themselves. This example could have been a patient in elderly care.
A social story about going to the dentist, with audio and symbols.
This scene encourages users to talk about all the different animals in the image. It also helps to promote differentiation between each animal by using hotspots and audio.
A great scene to encourage talking about hobbies and interests, with a football theme.
Explains the steps to order a drink in a cafe, and encourages independent choice making, with audio and symbols.
Describing the seasons and differentiating between the contrasting images.
A scene which demonstrates describing a favourite meal and talking about dinner time, with audio and symbols.
A scene that demonstrates colour differentiation and choice making, with audio.
A scene which demonstrates the process of catching a train, with audio and symbols to promote independent decision making.
At The Park
A scene used to support narrative or conversation about a day at the park. This scene includes 3 children playing.
I think the Scene&Heard application has been very helpful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have been able to take photos of my therapy room to assist these children with requesting, commenting, or engaging socially. It has been very easy to demonstrate for parents and teach others how to use. This application is very functional for the children I treat and I feel can be used across all settings and routines. It has assisted my patients with reducing communication breakdowns and frustration due to limited language skills.
Children's Specialized Hospital-Hamilton, New Jersey
The iPad has become a viable force in the world of AAC devices. It’s versatility lends itself to satisfying many communication needs to users of a variety of levels. I often recommend the TBox apps, “Predictable” and “Scene&Heard” as viable components to a comprehensive communication system. “Predictable” provides an easy to use text-based system with excellent word/grammar prediction. “Scene&Heard” supports the client in using photo journaling to set context. Families are up and running quickly, and are reporting great satisfaction with these apps.
Assistive Technology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
With Scene & Heard you have the possibility to view and play one pre-created communication book, have access to 3 factory visual display scenes and 1 task prompting example. You can also try out switch access and touch anywhere access for people with motor difficulties.
Scene & Heard Lite can be used as a simple overview of the premium version of the app, offering an entry level for AAC users, or for teaching the importance of cause and effect.
In addition, Scene & Heard Lite gives you the opportunity to try the premium version of Scene & Heard for 15 day giving the access the following features:
After your premium trial period has expired you can upgrade to the full version of Scene & Heard Lite, which will unlock the premium content and features.
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