Welcome to
VOISS Advisor

VOISS Advisor is designed to support educators with the implementation of the VOISS virtual reality app and the subsequent practice and generalization of the skills learned in virtual reality to real-life settings. VOISS Advisor offers educators the opportunity to build their capacity for knowing and teaching social skills to middle school students through how-to, instructional, and modeling videos, implementation guides, classroom stories, a robust database of lesson plans and a lesson plan builder that helps users locate specific lesson plans that they can customize for their own use with students.

 

The VOISS app offers educators, students, and their families 140 social skill scenarios that teach knowledge and understanding of 10 Social Skill Domains and 183 unique social skills. VOISS is a virtual reality learning experience that features a number of support for students, educators, and families to further learn and apply social skills in the classroom and greater school setting.

About US

About VOISS

VOISS is a virtual reality experience that uses social situations and scenarios to effectively teach social skills.

Programs

Our Programs

VOISS

Dive into VOISS, a virtual reality experience that uses social situations and scenarios to effectively teach social skills.

Solutions

Explore instructional methods, generalization tactics, and instructional supports that you can use to help educators facilitate student generalization of learned social skills into the classroom.

Classroom Stories

Discover lesson plans, student examples and teacher stories designed to help you contextualize social skill needs for your students.

Advisor Tool

Utilize our robust lesson plan search tool to locate, download and edit lesson plans to support your students.

Lesson Plans

Follows Multiple-Step Directions

During VOISS lessons, George learned to follow three different three-step directions. George consistently followed these directions across settings.  Ms. Rao created a lesson to help George practice the skill of following multiple-step directions (Executive &...

Initiates Tasks Independently and Completes Tasks/Assignments

During VOISS lessons, George learned the steps for some basic self-care tasks at home. Ms. Rao wanted to make sure George could initiate and complete a variety of age-appropriate tasks. Ms. Rao created a lesson to help George practice the skills of initiating tasks...

Deals With Change Initiated by Others

During VOISS lessons, Brandy learned that changes in routine / expectations are okay. She also learned to follow adult directions without protesting.  Mr. Zamarrón created a lesson to help Brandy practice the skill of dealing with change initiated by others...

Can Identify Needed Supports and Knows Strategies for Obtaining These Supports

During VOISS lessons, Brandy learned to ask for a calculator in math class. However, she was not asking for other necessary academic supports.  Mr. Zamarrón created a lesson to help Brandy practice the skills of identifying needed supports (Self-Regulation Skill 16)...

Asking a Question About a Topic

During VOISS lessons, Arturo learned to listen to others without interrupting. He also learned to look toward the speaker, wait until the speaker finished speaking, and ask a question about the topic. Ms. Jones decided that listening without interrupting was...

Adjusts Behavior in Response to Social Context

During VOISS lessons, George learned to watch his peers to know how to behave in situations in which expectations had changed. Specifically, George learned that if he did not understand a direction, he should watch to see what the majority of the class is doing or ask...

Understanding Rules of Touch

During VOISS lessons, Jackson learned that it’s inappropriate to touch anyone you don’t know. He realized that he should ask his friends and acquaintances before he hugs them, and that it’s inappropriate to ask strangers for hugs, even if they say yes. He now...

Displaying Manners – Apologizes, Requests Respectfully

During VOISS lessons, Arturo practiced apologizing after mistakes and making requests politely. He learned to say “I’m sorry” to peers when he accidentally upset them. He also learned to make requests politely during class. Instead of saying, “I want [item/action],”...

Knows Personal Strengths and Weaknesses

During VOISS lessons, Rico learned that personal strengths are tasks or actions an individual performs well. Weaknesses are tasks or actions an individual struggles with. Rico knew that responding emotionally to situations was one of his weaknesses. Rico learned to...

Listening Without Interrupting

During VOISS lessons, Arturo learned to listen to others without interrupting. He also learned to look toward the speaker, wait until the speaker finished speaking, and ask a question about the topic. Ms. Jones decided that listening without interrupting was...

FAQ

Frequently Asked

How much does VOISS and VOISS Advisor cost?

VOISS is free for download in the Apple and Google Play stores and VOISS Advisor is a federally funded project and it currently free for use!

What age level of student can use VOISS?

VOISS was designed for and with middle school students who struggle with social skills. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder needing level 1 supports, as well as students with learning disabilities have been the primary users thus far. High school students and adults can find success with VOISS as well.

I want all of my teachers to use VOISS and VOISS Advisor with any student in our middle school who struggles with social skills. How do we get started?

First, we recommend that you learn more about VOISS using the resources at VOISS Advisor. If you have a professional development leader who has questions, please complete our Contact Us form and we would be happy to work with you as you roll out use.

I am a school district interested in using VOISS, how do I get started?

You can download the Apple or Google Play App under Offerings>VOISS>VOISS and VOISS Access and use the resources within Advisor to support your implementation efforts.

My student has finished the scenarios I assigned to him, how do I support generalization into the classroom.
Advisor is designed to support educators as they create lessons for classroom generalization of learned skills. Use the lesson plan builder tool to search by keyword, find a lesson plan similar to your student’s needs, download it and adapt it to be individualized for them and you.
Who created VOISS and VOISS Advisor?

The VOISS team is primarily located at the University of Kansas and is in partnership with Syracuse University and Digital Buckeye.

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Through our work we have entered into several partnerships with school districts and universities. If you are a company, school district or researcher and are interested in working with us, please contact us:

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