Another One Of A Kind SET designed for FUN & MOTIVATING AAC Speech Therapy Sessions!!
Everything is Laminated! CUT & VELCROED! Ships to you Ready-Made & Ready-To-Use!
Four SpeechPages EACH WITH 6 Custom Symbols Velcroed on them! THAT IS 12 DIFFERENT TWO-STEP MOTIVATING Intro To AAC Activities!
A TWO-SIDED THERAPY SUGGESTION SHEET IS INCLUDED!
The intended design of these specially illustrated communication symbols is that the client will spontaneously expressively communicate two specific requests to their communicative partner (clinician) to gain a desired outcome involving two separate stages. (For Example: In one activity pair, the client may use one symbol to ask that the clinician "dip a bubble wand into the bubble solution" and then also use the other symbol to ask that the clinician "blow through the bubble wand", thus when combined these two steps of communication will result in the successful outcome of the clinician making bubbles for the client.) Motivating fun outcomes designed to inspire two-steps of commuincation in clients with this level of ability!
LET YOUR CLIENT HAVE FUN TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO WITH 24 Different CUSTOM ILLUSTRATED PICTURE COMMUNICATION SYMBOL CARDS in this set!
NOTE: THESE SPECIALIZED THERAPY ACTIVITIES REQUIRE ADDITIONAL EASILY OBTAINABLE EXTRA MATERIALS TO USE THEM SUCH AS BUBBLES, TOY CAR, BALL, PAPER ETC. THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED BUT ARE ALL INEXPENSIVE AND OFTEN ALREADY PART OF A TYPICAL SLP'S THERAPY SUPPLIES.
THESE SYMBOLS MAY ALSO BE ATTACHED TO SOME SPEECH GENERATING COMMUNICATION DEVICES (SGD) (NOT INCLUDED). SGD'S THAT ARE ACTIVATED BY THE REMOVAL OF THE SYMBOL MAY BE PARTICULARLY USEFUL IF THE CLIENT IS USING AN EXCHANGE METHOD OF COMMUNICATION.
You can't find this type of custom needed symbols or great therapy ideas in clip art or web art! PLUS THE WORK IS DONE!
Expressive messages that produce valued outcomes are a powerful way to begin introducing students to AAC. This set goes beyond asking for objects! Instead of clients asking for a cookie or a drink, this set is designed to allow them to learn AAC using special custom designed picture symbols to ask for desired outcomes either by exchange or by pointing. This set is designed so the client could use these FOUR SpeechPages (with specialized drawn picture communication symbol cards attached with velcro) to request that the clinician perform a 2-step action (such as making a toy car go down a ramp, blowing bubbles, and twelve other other 2-step activities!) These sets are designed to allow the learning of expression to occur through the motivation of the client to achieve the activity being performed for them.
Real life is filled with needs to ask for others to do things for us, yet it is often a struggle to teach this type of concept of expressive communication in therapy sessions. These specialized SpeechPages are designed to work on that form of expressive communication. In addition to those using exchange communication methods, it is possible that students with emerging vocal skills or with pointing communication skills could use these SpeechPages with their mode of communication as well. In some cases a clinician could also attach the velcroed communication symbols to a client's introductory type speech generating communication device and program in a matching expressive message (if appropriate.)
When clinicians try to make an activity such as this on their own using a computer program, they may just end up with a lot of abstract pictures that do not look like the actual outcome the client would request.
Abstract pictures or clip art may be difficult for the client with Autism and other developmental disabilities to understand.
At SpeechPage Publishing Co. ALL of our images are illustrated by a Speech Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience who is a specialist in AAC, and has worked with large numbers of students with Autism for over 15 years. You get what you need for the AAC task at hand. NO GENERIC & Abstract CLIP ART! It really makes a difference with this type of Speech Therapy!
(CLIP ART COMPUTER PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED FOR EVERYONE, BUT THESE SPEECHPAGES ARE ILLUSTRATED & DESIGNED BY AN EXPERIENCED SLP FOR AAC SPEECH THERAPY ONLY!)
TWO SIDED Suggestions for Therapy sheet is also included! NOTE: Suggestions for possible use only. The qualified Clinician using this product should have a familiarity with Alternative/Augmentative Communication systems and the exchange of communication symbols as a method of communication. ANY AND ALL SUGGESTIONS GIVEN DO NOT endorse or take the place of any training or directions for any specific method of communication. Actual usage may vary dependent on a client’s abilities and disabilities as determined by the qualified Speech Language Pathologist’s (SLP’s) discretion following formal evaluation. The clinician’s prior familiarity with client’s abilities, forms of communication and augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) such as Picture Exchange, use of Speech Generating Communication Devices (SGD), verbal speech, etc. are assumed and required. This activity should ONLY TO BE USED WITH CLIENTS WORKING AT THIS LEVEL OF COMMUNICATION.Not all clients are capable of using specific forms of AAC.
! Warning: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not For Children Under 3. !