Tag Archive: Instruction

Video of the Week: Improving Literacy Outcomes for Individuals with ASD and Limited Speech

November 23, 2016 by - 1 Comment

Video of the Week: Improving Literacy Outcomes for Individuals with ASD and Limited Speech

Looking for information on how to help people with autism and significant communication challenges become readers and writers? Dr. Janice Light has a full webinar on this topic that will certainly be of interest. Many thanks to the AAC RERC for the support in making this available to all.

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Video of the Week: Educating Students with Complex Support Needs in a Standards-Aligned System

October 27, 2013 by - 4 Comments

Educating Students with Complex Support Needs in a Standards-Aligned System

In many schools, educational teams struggle to develop appropriate curriculum-based instruction for students with significant disabilities. In this week’s video, the group from PaTTAN  has collaborated with from University of Kentucky to present a workshop addressing this topic. Enjoy Educating Students with Complex Support Needs in a Standards-Aligned System, presented by Jeannine Brinkley, Sarah Kennedy, Dori Anderson, Debbie Brown, Mariel Zeller, and Sharon Leonard.  

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Literacy for ALL: A Series of Videos by Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

September 1, 2013 by - 1 Comment

Video of the Week- Literacy for All

Dr. Caroline Musselwhite addresses the topic of overall good literacy instruction.  She presents information about how to teach students with significant disabilities using fairly common literacy instruction strategies. There are  11 short video posts to help you get started.  She discusses the issues of AAC and suggests strategies that are easy to implement and highly effective.  Keep Calm and Watch On…  

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Strategy of the Month: Teaching Basic Requests

January 5, 2013 by - 1 Comment

Strategy of the Month: Teaching Basic Requests

With the start of the new year, we thought it would be a good time to get back to basics. So this month, we’ll talk about the nitty gritty of teaching basic requesting to someone who is first learning to communicate using AAC. For learners who are not sending purposeful communication signals or those who seem unaware that communication involves interaction with another person, we think it makes sense to consider using the PECS curriculum. Why? Because the act of being assisted in physically giving a picture symbol to another person in exchange for a desired object can be an efficient way for someone to gain awareness of two critical principles. First, they learn that communication gives them the power to impact their environment. Secondly, the direct exchange highlights the fact that communication involves two people. As the PECS curriculum is already well established, its procedures will not be addressed... [Read More...]

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Vocabulary Learning Using Infographics

November 16, 2012 by - 2 Comments

Vocabulary Instruction Using INfographics

Infographics are a great way to explore vocabulary.  Learners can make choices, view and comment, and even create their own infographics about words and topics. Check out these great infographics that can be used for vocabulary instruction. The key though is to use language facilitation and vocabulary instructions strategies to facilitate learning.  5  Words Visualized for Fun Direct Vocabulary Instruction Vacation Trucks Firefighters Photosynthesis Accolade (downloadable poster) &  3 Tools to Create Your Own Vocabulary Infographics With Your Students

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