Help me give my students cardstock, laminating pouches, and hook and loop tape to make visuals to help them communicate with those around them. Unmet communication needs can hinder a child ’s ability to participate meaningfully in everyday settings.
I teach 14-18 year old's with a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments in our high school's classroom for students with autism. Each one of my students have a unique learning style. Each one of my students is nonverbal, and uses visuals to communicate with those around them.
Our building is considered a Title I school, which means most of our students are considered "at-risk", my students work hard and are engaged in their learning despite difficulties they face due to their disabilities.
We work with each student individually to help them communicate what their personal goals and visions for their futures are.
For individuals with autism, communication with those in their daily environments can be challenging. For my five students that are all nonverbal we are using visuals to help them communicate with those in their daily environments. Many of my students lack the fine motor skills to be able to use basic sign language to communicate, so visuals allow them the opportunity communicate with those around them.
It is important to teach individuals with autism ways to communicate with those around them.
I have been using visuals to help teach my students how to communicate with others. I will be using the cardstock and laminating pouches to make my students visuals that will be more durable. I will be using the velcro so that my students can have choice boards of commonly use visuals that they can show others when they are communicating.
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