PrAACtically Father’s Day: AAC-friendly Ideas
Holidays and special occasions are a great time to put communication into AACtion. Since it’s prAACtically Father’s Day, we’re sharing some ideas and materials that may be of interest.
- Set the stage for success by reading a social narrative about Father’s Day in the week leading up to the holiday. This example from Emily’s World will get you started.
- Use Talking to Dad Visual Supports/Worksheets by Joel Shaul at Autism Teaching Strategies to create meaningful conversations.
- Read some books that feature special things about fathers. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
- Celebrate with a special book that you write together using these resources.
- Write a special poem for Dad on your own or use a template like this one from A Sunny Day or this one from Adventures in Kindergarten.
- Create a special card, such as this one from Crayon Box Classroom.
- Don’t forget Grandpa! This fun book, How to Babysit a Grandpa, is great for shared reading.
- Use a visual recipe to prepare a sweet treat for dad. Consider chocolate-covered pretzels.
Do you have favorite ways of celebrating Father’s Day and using AAC in the process? We’d love to hear about them.
This post was written by Carole Zangari