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Learning to Protest: 5 Considerations for AAC Intervention

February 3, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Learning to Protest: 5 Considerations for AAC Intervention

Stop it. No, thank you. Don’t do that. I don’t want ___. Not now. In order to be able to express what they are really thinking, AAC learners need the vocabulary and skills to be able to tell us when they don’t like something or when they do not want to participate. Here are some thoughts about facilitating their growth in this area. Review the vocabulary and messages that are available to the learner. Consider single words (e.g., no, not, stop) and contractions (e.g., don’t, can’t, won’t, shouldn’t), as well as prestored messages that will make it faster and easier to express themselves under stressful conditions when the need for protesting is most important (e.g., I don’t want to. I want you to stop. Don’t make me to that.).   Model negation in various contexts. Narrate your own experiences throughout the day  (e.g., I don’t want to eat that. Stop touching... [Read More...]

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