A Video visual scene display (VSD) approach combines the participation supports of video prompting with the communication supports of VSDs (Light et al., 2019). Using a specialized app, VSDs can be placed within a video – that is, the video plays, and then pauses to show a VSD. The appearance of the VSD acts as a cue to perform the behavior depicted in the video, and the VSD can also be programmed with hotspots to support communication. The hotspots in the VSDs can be used in two ways: some persons with complex communication needs use the speech output of the AAC device to communicate with others, while others use the speech output to cue use of their own speech in the interaction (O’Neill, Light, & McNaughton, 2017).
The use of video VSDs is an important enhancement of video modeling and provides integrated supports not only for learning new skills, but also for communication (Light, McNaughton, & Jakobs, 2015). The VSDs are programmed to appear at key moments in the video; these pauses at key junctures mark the appropriate opportunity for participation and communication, and the hotspots in the VSD provide the necessary vocabulary for the learner with complex communication needs to fulfill the communication demands at that point in time.
See https://tinyurl.com/rerc-on-aac-vVSD for an example of video VSDs.
A video VSD approach is supported in GoVisual, available from the Attainment company