Henry Horris goes to the park
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Designed specifically for deaf children to encourage the use of hearing aids.
A sociamation, set outside, in which Henry Horris leaves his space ship to go to the park. He arrives in a street, puts his hearing aid on, so he can safely cross the road and enjoy meeting and playing with his friends in the park.
Henry Horris animations do not contain voice over or sub-titles, allowing the action and sounds alone, to tell the story.
So ... What are Sociamations?
Sociamations are colourful short animations, which depict young people in everyday situations which they might find challenging. They are brief and to-the-point and include voice-overs offering clear guidance about particular scenarios.
All sociamations follow current research guidance, and are story boarded by specialist educationalists, who work with young people with social interaction difficulties.
They show young people alone or in groups as the depicted activities require, and often include safety guidance.
Sociamations are designed to improve learning and social experiences for many people, including those who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, social communication difficulties, learning difficulties, emotional difficulties and low confidence and self-esteem.
Repetition is key to success.
Keywords: deaf, hearing impaired, life skills, social skills, special needs, education, teaching.