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

Using Appropriate Voice Level and Tone

During VOISS lessons, Arturo learned to use different voice levels in different settings. He learned that loud voices are appropriate when communicating from longer distances or when competing with background noise. He also discovered that most of the time,...

Uses Self-Control

During VOISS lessons, Brandy learned to pause before making a comment. She learned to ask herself how she would feel if someone made that comment to her. If the comment would make her feel bad, Brandy would not make it. Instead, she would ask the person how their day...

Knows Basic Rules of Etiquette and When Needed

During VOISS lessons, Dylan learned to say “excuse me” after burping and to say “thank you” when someone did something for her (e.g., serving her food at lunchtime). Ms. Jones created a lesson to help Dylan practice understanding the rules of etiquette and when needed...

Understanding Appropriate Ways to Deal with Problems with Others

During VOISS lessons, Jolene learned that peer pressure occurs when others pressure you to act or behave a certain way. She discovered that peer pressure can be positive (e.g., peers encourage you to study or make a good decision), but she shouldn’t let peers pressure...

Takes a Break (Both Self-Initiated and Initiated by Others)

During VOISS lessons, Archie learned to set a timer and take a five-minute break during every hour he was engaged in a preferred activity. He also learned to take breaks from activities upon adult request.  Mr. Watkins created a lesson to help Archie practice the...

Maintains Relationships

During VOISS lessons, Brandy learned to categorize friends and acquaintances. She learned it’s okay to talk to friends about small details and events in your life, and it’s okay to ask friends about their lives, too. She also learned that acquaintances are people with...

Deals With Transitions

During VOISS lessons, Archie learned to intermittently monitor the clock during his 90-minute classes and anticipate the bell for transitioning at 90 minutes. However, Archie was still arriving late for class. When he did arrive on time, he often did not have...

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...

Understands Need for Appropriate Hygiene

Through VOISS lessons, Dylan learned that it is important to wear deodorant every day as part of personal hygiene. Specifically, VOISS lessons taught Dylan to put on deodorant every morning after brushing her teeth.  Ms. Jones created a lesson to help Dylan practice...

Using a Respectful Voice

During VOISS lessons, Jolene learned to speak in a respectful tone during class and use appropriate word choice (i.e., avoid using words like “whatever”). Mr. Watkins created a lesson to help Jolene practice the skill of using a respectful voice (Social Comprehension...

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.

Want to Work With Us?

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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