This visual (Boardmaker based) picture board for adapted game participation helps students develop functional communication skills, including basic turn taking, requesting, and commenting. It is designed for use with the Fisher Price “Barnyard Bingo“ preschool game.* This visual support allows both verbal and non-verbal students to participate in an age appropriate, social early-learning activity.
The therapist can provide physical models (pointing to pictures), verbal models, and hand over hand assistance as needed. Peer models may also be incorporated.
The following skills are addressed:
–Combining words to request and comment:
•“Open barn door” (requesting; barn is withheld until request is made)
•“I found _____ (color) _____ (animal)” (commenting)
•“Put back in barn” / “Put on fence” (commenting)
–Turn-taking skills are addressed as students are prompted to indicate “My Turn” or “Your Turn” as appropriate, either verbally or non-verbally (through pointing to pictures).
–Basic concepts of “same” and “different” are introduced, as students must identify whether the item is a “match” or “not a match.”
–Identification of primary colors
–Labeling of farm animals
*Fisher Price “Barnyard Bingo” game NOT INCLUDED. © 2003 Mattel, Inc. El Segundo, CA 90245 U.S.A.
*The Picture Communication Symbols ©1981–2010 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission. Boardmaker™ is a trademark of Mayer-Johnson LLC.