Friday, June 6, 2014

Iconic Video

Long time no post -- life is busy, mostly in good ways.  Joy is ten years old now, and almost done with her third grade year.

I've been posting FB-sized bits and pieces on the Elvis Sightings Facebook page, but every once in a while a tidbit comes up that just cries out for a blog post.

Like Joy's video choice-making.

Two years ago, I posted about how Joy was making video choices via the ProLoQuo program on her iPad.  We'd taken photos of a bunch of her video boxes to put into the program, and she could choose by tapping the resulting photo icons.

Well, we've moved to the point where she's got a little more direct independence than that.  She now has access to the video shelves directly, so she can look at all the videos and pick one off the shelf.  She still has to bring it to another family member to get it started, but the intermediate ProLoQuo step has disappeared (and she can now verbalize "I want vid-ee-oh PLEASE!")

Even back when she was choosing with ProLoQuo, though, she'd inspect the video box, flipping it to the back cover to inspect the little stills on the back -- most of the video-box-backs have two or three screenshots like the white-bordered ones below.

Then after examining to her satisfaction, she'd give one of the screenshots a decisive finger-bop before handing the box over to get her video.

I don't know why it took me till now to figure out...

that she's generalizing the ProLoQuo/PECs icon selection to the physical video box!

Tap an icon to choose.

What a clever, clever young lady.