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AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help

AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help
AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help
AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help
AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help
AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help
AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help
AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help
AAC core communication boards for the picture book I Can Help
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This is an excellent book by David Hyde Costello that I use in speech and language therapy to provide ALI for students working on the core vocabulary of "I", "Can", "help", and "thank you". It's also a lovely, repetitive story with predictable text about taking care of each other.

Page one provides cut outs of the animals in the book to velcro into the book itself or to use as manipulatives. This allows students to receptively/expressively identify the characters as well as to sequence the story even if they are non-speakers. If they speak or sign, they can use them as visual cues. Since this story is circular, I like to use a cyclical graphic organizer to aid the retell.

Page two and three are rebus sentences to cut out and place in the book on the corresponding pages. I cover these carefully with packing tape and point to each picture or trigger a speech generating device for whatever words are appropriate for a particular student or group. It might be "I can help", "I help", or, for some early learners just "help" by itself. The phrases "I can help" and "thank you - animal" are repeated six times each, providing lots of opportunities for students to practice triggering their SGDs to participate in the storytelling or observe a parent or SLP doing it as they read.

The last page is a choice board that contains most of the core words in the book along with the animal characters. I use my own color coding that's something like the modified Fitzgerald Key. I use this to allow students to comment during and after reading and to respond to questions about the story.

The book is not included in the download (hope that's obvious). You'll need to buy your own and adapt it or use one from the library with the communication board and pull outs as manipulatives. I use this format for literature based therapy quite a lot and it has been very successful for me. The format is not my original idea, lots of SLPs do something resembling this. Finding and organizing the materials to adapt a book is very time consuming, however, and if you're new to therapy you might never have seen this so...here you go. Let me know in the comments how it went.

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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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