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

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...

Asks for Help

During VOISS lessons, Archie learned to raise his hand and ask for help when he encountered a problem / question on an in-class assignment that he could not complete independently.  Mr. Watkins created a lesson to help Archie practice the skill of asking for help...

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...

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,...

Knows What to Do in Emergency Drills and Real Emergencies

During VOISS lessons, Dylan learned what to do during emergency drills. She learned to listen to adults, stay quiet, and follow directions. As Dylan demonstrated her competence with emergency drills at school, Ms. Jones was satisfied that response generalization had...

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...

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...

Knows When a Rule Doesn’t Work and Knows When to Change Strategies

During VOISS lessons, Todd learned to identify situations where rules don’t work and to change strategies appropriately. He learned that rules are meant to help us and those around us, but some rules are okay to break in certain circumstances.  Specifically, he...

Identifies How Behavior Impacts Others

Rico learned to identify the impact of his behavior on others and himself during VOISS lessons. He learned the way he behaves has an emotional impact on others, and in certain situations, may make others want to avoid him in the future. He also learned that when he...

Advocates for Self

VOISS lessons provided Rico with examples of self-advocacy skills. He learned that self-advocacy involves speaking up for yourself, asking for information to understand things that are important or interesting, and reaching out to others for help.  Rico 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.

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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