Many parents are surprised when the first thing I say is, “teach letter sounds not letter names”
Embedding meaningful options can assist with the active participation of students.
Introduction and ownership of a communication system
When introducing a communication system to a student, the concept of ownership is an important factor that comes up. Essentially the communication system belongs to the student or individual for [...]
Practical Tips for supporting Alternative and Augmentative Communication
The implementation and use of AAC in any context is something that requires careful planning, consideration, flexibility, motivation and a positive attitude.
Types of Alternative and Augmentative Communication
With so many new devices and systems being advertised on the market, the world of AAC can be daunting and difficult to navigate. Here is quick guide as to the different categories of AAC and [...]
Supporting transitions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Transitions for people with ASD can be a stressful and confusing process that often results in emotional dysregulation or disengagement.
When a Child Says “No”
Asking key questions relating to the source of the resistance, provides strategies that can be tailored to different situations.
The importance of being a multi modal communicator
Competent communicators have this wonderful tool bag of strategies and different ways to communicate.
The Collaborative Classroom
Building a collaborative classroom provides positive outcomes for students with a learning experience tailored to their needs.