This activity includes exercises for children learning and expanding use of communication boards, icons, and AAC. It may also be used to target expanding vocabulary and length of utterances with verbal students. This activity packet may be used by SLPs as well as special education teachers and targets matching, requesting, relating experiences and information, answering questions, following directions, categorizing, descriptions, prepositions, and developing understanding and use of icons. Parents will love to see this activity come home with their students as well as a copy of the attached communication board so they can review the activity with their child!!
Page 3: List of ideas for using this activity pack as well as language areas targeted.
Page 4-6: Beach items vocabulary cards (sandcastle, umbrella, shell, shovel, bucket, beach ball, chair, sunscreen, goggles, snorkel, starfish, surfboard, towel, tree, lighthouse, sun, crab, seaweed).
Page 7: Sand page to glue beach items onto with icons on top for communication.
Page 8: Black and white pictures to have students color and glue onto page 7.
Page 9. Comprehension questions (related to cut and glue beach page 7) in color. I like to use Do-a-dots for my kids who are unable to use a pencil to circle answers.
Page 10: Blank categories page to glue on pictures under headings (Beach items vs. Playground items).
Page 11: Black and white category pictures. Pictures are to be colored by student and glued under given category on page 10.
Page 12: Communication board (in color) to be used with cut and paste activities and comprehension questions.
Page 13: Communication board for colors. Use this in conjunction with coloring pictures.