Best practices for creating great visual scenes in Snap Scene

Published: 01/06/2017 12:00

You’ve probably heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  With Snap Scene you will be using photographs (or visual scenes) to capture everyday communication opportunities for your child. Snap Scene was designed and proven to be the fastest way to create visual scenes, which is needed to support true “in the moment” communication for young children.  Create relevant and motivating visual scenes in seconds!

A good visual scene provides information about the people, places and things we communicate about in everyday situations.  They help the child understand that there are certain words and messages associated with specific environments.  If you are wondering how to create a good visual scene for your child, then you’ve come to the right place!

Best practices tell us that scenes should encourage communication by focusing on the people participating in the activity.  Items and people should not be posed, but rather engaging in an interaction.  This clearly shows the child what the scene is about.  Look at the examples below.  Can you see how one scene clearly shows the communication context, while the other does not? 

Screenshot of the Getting Started tab on Pathways

Want to learn more about creating good visual scenes, see the Getting Started section of Pathways for Snap Scene.

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