AAC. It's the only means some of our students have for protesting when others are unkind or are invading their space. In parent training sessions I always ask parents of AAC users the question, "What specific things do you need your child to be able to communicate to you?" Almost every parent includes a desire for their child to be able to requests activities they want to do.
The materials in this book provide repetitive interactive practice requesting activities. There are two books included; a boy book and a girl book. 22 scenarios for a child to say, "May I ...?" or "Can I...?" are included. The goal of these materials is to provide practice, so that when the individual is in that situation themselves, they have rehearsed how to request with enough frequency they may successfully request independently.
The book is designed for an adult to read the scenario, model a request made by a character in the book, then have the AAC user answer the question, "What did he/she ask?" To answer the question, the AAC user may use his/her own personal AAC device, picture symbol boards created and provided by professionals working toward AAC use for the student, or you may use the response sentence picture symbols included with the book. After making the statement, you will give the student an object image to place in the book representing permission to do the requested activity.