The activities in this packet can be used as visual supports to teach Core Vocabulary to students who use a communication device to support their communication. Specifically, this packet is made for students using the Simply20 SymbolStix Vocabulary on a NovaChat speech generating device (communication device) OR the TouchChat speech generating app. Included are resources for getting parents, teachers and peers familiar with the locations of icons in the communication device. There are also resources for expansion activities and home practice. This activity packet targets the core word "I" paired with actions (Example: I swim).
The Core Word I Packet includes the following:
-Core Word "I" Book
-Constructable Sentence Strip
-Home Implementation Activities
These activities are meant to teach the word "I" through the following strategies:
-Have paras model by reading "The "I" Book" to the child.to model communication device use.
-Have parents read "The "I" Book" to their children to model
-Have users match the pictured symbol to the icons in their communication device to read the book aloud using their speech generating device.
-Encourage generalization with the expansion activities.
-Provide home practice for families to work on the same core word as is being targeted in school.
Please visit Saltillo.com (Nova Chat communication device) or Silver-Kite.com (TouchChat app) to learn more about these speech generating devices.