Visual Cue - transitional toy for visual thinkers powered by professionally tailored images
New! From now on, you will enjoy over 50 best fit, recognizable images specially prepared for Visual Cue app i.e., great looking objects and basic schedules for hygiene activities including wash hands and brush teeth. We plan to keep adding new images based on priority and popularity.
You also can sync, backup, transfer cue data between devices way easier! How to use iTunes Sync.
We started with making a simple app to give a visual cue for non-verbal children or visual learners;
It also shows corresponding pictures on iPad/iPod/iPhone to let them know what is expected, what is going on, or what’s next, etc.
Our goal is to make it easy to communicate with visual thinkers/learners.
A brand new way to give a visual cue for non-verbal children and/or visual thinkers.
Even easier way to present visual prompt for your children using QR Code activation.
Who is a visual thinker?
Research by Child Development Theorist Linda Kreger Silverman suggests that less than 30% of the population strongly uses visual/spatial thinking, another 45% uses both visual/spatial thinking and thinking in the form of words, and 25% thinks exclusively in words. - Wikipedia
Why is it sometimes so hard to get kids to follow a vocal direction?
It might be because they are visual thinkers. They can get more information through a picture than a few words. Sometimes the general term for an object doesn’t have a meaningful signal for them. They need to see what exactly comes next.
So, we are proudly providing five useful tools for them to communicate through pictures, it is a combination of multiple tools as follows and keep growing:
It is a simple two-part board that communicates to children what they are doing now and what they will be doing next. The board is effective in letting children know what to expect without overwhelming them with a number of activities. The board can be used to increase motivation by providing a reinforcing activity after an activity that is less reinforcing. This one is sold separately at $4.99 (included.)
You can make more than 4 items on choice board featured by smooth arrangement with numbers for counting item. For example, you can create a glossary shopping list with visible item with number to purchase, working activity with time, and so on. This one is sold separately at $4.99 (included.)
Show the picture of destination rather than repeatedly saying “We are going to go to the school.” Their concern might be coming from uncertainty of where they are going. Usually general noun is hard to remind them the real destination. Temple Grandin said one day, when she heard a word “church” it reminds her a lot of various real pictures of churches. Just show them the exact image for the next thing, no worries about verbal learning. “Visual Cue” supports playing a recorded sound of the destination as well.
Let them know what’s going to happen after they accomplish one thing using a sequential picture though “First ~ Then.” You can show the first image as a condition to have the second one. For example, show picture of wash hands at first then show their favorite snack. It makes them understand clearly what they need to do for the compensation as a contingency.
- Which One? Dude, we are living in the lots of choice! [QR Code supported]
Give them a choice via pictures. You can show them as many as 4 pictures to choose from. If they are non-verbal then it is hard to know what they want or where they want to go, etc. You can show them a few pictures of places, food, objects, even photos of friends. Suddenly they are happy to get the freedom of choice and it makes your life easier by seamless communication.
- Count Up: another token system with rewarding animation and sound
Do you want to encourage a good behaviour by visual cue framework? You can add a star by tapping and give an interesting reward when predefined number of stars has reached.
- Count Down: a time keeper for transition
Hard time at transition? This count down tool will remind them how much time they have left until they need to stop playing or to go home. You can count it down by tapping manually or using a predefined time interval until 0.
Not enough with a couple of pictures? You can make a story line of what to do or what’s going on in the next couple of hours or even for days. Create a series of activities for your kids to make it clear what to expect next in a structured way. This tool provides an easier way to add, remove, change the sequence in order to maximize flexibility.
- Visual Timer: Progressive image with timer
You can choose your favorite image as a timer background, it also supports alarm.
*** We believe you can build your own library by taking a photo, adding a image from photo album, or downloading from internet. If you want, you can share all your library using QR code.*** Technical Support: We value your feedback, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
key words: autism, ASD, non-verbal, visual thinkers, scheduler, transitional toys, special education