What Happened Next? Interactive Startup
In Standard mode, the game starts with two images being displayed along with a missing image.
Interactive Startup mode, or Therapist Mode, is designed to help the therapist, parent or other adult encourage expressive language from their student(s).
When Interactive Startup mode is selected as in the illustration, the game starts with three empty frames, two of which are numbered, and a third with a question mark. The active frame bounces, indicating that it is awaiting the student's click.
In the illustration, we see the first picture in our What Happened Next? sequence after the student clicked the bouncing frame. The supervising adult (SA) may ask some questions such as:
Remember that the purpose of the interaction is to encourage expressive language. If your student provides an answer that is not exactly what you expected, it may still be fine if your goal is simply to encourage language and interaction.
Continue to encourage expressive language. Perhaps your student can ask you questions, as well!
After you have finished interacting with your student using the image in the first frame, close the window by clicking anywhere on the screen.
The first frame will replot, this time with the image inside. The next frame activates by bouncing up and down until someone clicks it to display the next picture.
The next illustration displays the next picture in our What Happened Next? sequence after the next frame is clicked. Again, the SA may ask more questions to encourage expressive language, such as:
Continue interacting with your student as you did in the first frame. After you finish, close the window by clicking anywhere on the screen. Interactive Startup mode has completed and play begins in Standard mode.