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Fun Father’s Day AAC Activities

June 6, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Fun Father's Day AAC Activities

It’s prAACtically Father’s Day.  There are many things to talk about, create, eat, and prepare for this special day.  Check out these fun activities that can be done during communication therapy, at home, or at school.  Some can be done with dad and others can be done for dad as gifts. Enjoy the communication process. Record “I Love You” on a one hit message device/card/picture.  You can give a card or talking picture as a gift.  You can use the one hit message device to tell dad “I love you” many times for father’s day and beyond. Use Talking to Dad Visual Supports/Worksheets by Joel Shaul at Autism Teaching Strategies to create meaningful conversations Play a memory game with dad that is supported with PCS (Thank you Mayer Johnson) Use a visual recipe to prepare a sweet treat for dad. Consider chocolate covered pretzels. Create a power point book about... [Read More...]

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It’s PrAACtically Fathers Day

June 14, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

It's PrAACtically Father's Day

Some great free AAC resources for communicating with dad this Father’s Day and beyond: Talk to dad with visual conversational starters from Autism Teaching Strategies/Joel Shaul. Play a Mayor-Johnson symbol based memory game. Print, color, and create the game together and then have fun playing and communicating.   Father’s Day Activity and Social Story (for those dads that like gardening) from Positively Autism For more ideas or inspiration about Father’s Day, see PrAACtical Reflections. Have a Great Father’s Day!  

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PrAACtical Reflections About Father's Day

June 15, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Reflections About Father's Day!

We have so much fun preparing for Father’s Day.  We make it a celebration weekend with lots of homemade gifts, family activities, and reflections on past memories and future plans.  We really love all of our children’s home-made crafts, especially those that include photos .  We also think hearing  a child say “I love You”  is another great gift.   And finally with enough time left to prepare, we think a heartfelt letter, essay, or poem directed to ‘dad’ would be amazing.    Here is some eloquent inspiration.  One Father’s Perspective  by Robert Rummel-Hudson, author of  Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter Fathers Day with Autism: Rethinking the Cool Dad by Joel Yanofsky author of  Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism. Love That Max by Ellen Seidman, author of Love That Max Happy Father’s Day to A Special Needs Dad by guest blogger Karen Wang, Friendship Circle Parent Father’s Day  interview with Buzz... [Read More...]

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Father’s Day Language Facilitation Activities and Gifts

June 14, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Father's Day Language Facilitation Activities & Gifts

Father’s Day is almost here.   We love celebrating fathers and/or the positive male role model in our students lives. The reason we celebrate a variety of ‘father figures’ is that we want to include ALL of our students. So we celebrate grandfathers, uncles, godfathers, husbands, brothers, or any other male the child feels represents a ‘father’ figure. Speech-language pathologists tend to love holidays and art projects.  Communication and language is learned in real (authentic) activities. So we found some great Father’s Day Crafts that we are using to facilitate communication/language AND to give ‘dads’ a great home-made gift. Remember though with a little AAC training, Anything we can do, families can do better and more often at home…   Dad Tie Snack Jar Candy Bar Letter Tie Wreath Photo Collages Possible Goals (but limitless): requesting with adjectives– ‘want blue crayon’; ‘can I have striped tie?’; ‘need wood glue’ commenting– ‘pretty’;... [Read More...]

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