To be able to use the say all and say all from cursor command using two finger swipe up/down and identify the difference between the two commands.
****Please note- when I first introduced this concept, Aedan struggled with making the fist and then opening up the two fingers to activate the two finger swipe up/down command. After many attempts with no success, I used the viper/snake one single double tap command and he got the concept immediately. In the future, I will introduce the concept with the pause/play gesture first. I was then able to have him do the viper (two finger single touch and quickly swipe up or down) with no problem at all.
Rule: I can use the two finger swipe up or the magic swipe up for the say all command and I can use the two finger swipe down or the magic swipe down to have the iPad read from the cursor or focus on.
To be able to pause/play speech during the say all command or while voice-over is speaking with no assistance.
This was a quick ten minute lesson. The tricky part is for your student to understand what two finger single touch looks and feels like. Through the use of strategies taught by Diane Brauner- I used the viper or snake bite gesture. Aedan really liked this and caught onto it rather quickly. I talked to him about what fangs are and that snakes have fangs that look like your index and middle fingers. When they are ready to strike or attack their food, they quickly and smoothly use their fangs to bite their prey. We practiced it on the desk first, then my hand, then I did it to his hand so he understood how little pressure was needed for the ‘bite’ to work. Then I introduced the iPad. I had him swipe up and then do the snake bite gesture (two-finger single tap). He picked up on it instantly and also connected the cause-effect relationship. After four or five ‘practice’ runs, he got it. And it made it much easier for him to get the feel of the two finger swipe up and two-finger swipe down. Due to his personality and feeling proud, we came up with the rule that we only use the snake bite gesture when it is free iPad time or when an adult asks him to do it, not during instruction time.
Rule: I can use the snake bite (two finger single tap) to pause/play speech during my free iPad time or when I am asked to do it.
Pause and Play video transcript here.