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

Understanding Proximity/Boundaries/Behavior Expectations May Change Due to Environment

During VOISS lessons, Jackson not only learned how to maintain personal space, but also how personal space changes according to the environment. He learned that when he is around strangers in public spaces, he should give other people as much space as possible....

Plans Actions to Manage Appearance

During VOISS lessons, Dylan learned that it’s okay not to wear a bra at home, but it’s important to wear bras in public. Data from VOISS lessons indicated Dylan understood when wearing a bra was appropriate, but Ms. Jones wanted to make sure Dylan knew how to wear a...

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 &...

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...

Displaying and Identifying Listening Posture

During VOISS lessons, Jackson learned how to identify when others were listening to him and how to display appropriate listening behavior. He learned that people are listening when their faces and bodies are oriented toward him, and when they are leaning toward him...

Understanding Gossip

In VOISS lessons, Jolene learned to identify gossip and respond appropriately. Specifically, she learned to say, “I understand how you feel, but I don’t feel comfortable talking about [person’s name] when they’re not around.” Then, Jolene would change the topic of...

Understanding and Participating in Joking

During VOISS lessons, Marcus learned to identify situations in which people were joking. He learned to say, “That’s a good one” in response to jokes. Ms. Jones observed that Marcus was consistently responding to jokes, but only ever responded with, “That’s a good...

Handles Annoyance

During VOISS lessons, Todd learned that he can leave the area when he is annoyed with a peer or he can nicely ask the peer, “Can you please stop [specific behavior]?” Further, Todd learned that if a peer doesn’t stop when he asks, he can walk away and find another...

Recognizes Emotion

Rico learned to label different emotions during VOISS lessons. He learned how specific situations can elicit different emotions. Ms. Rao wanted to make sure Rico could label his emotions during real situations throughout the day.  Ms. Rao created a lesson to help Rico...

Using Slang and Idioms in Appropriate Settings

Through VOISS lessons, Jolene practiced identifying settings in which informal language is appropriate. She learned that it is inappropriate to use slang / informal language in settings involving school employees. She has also learned that even when she is hanging out...

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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