Since answering "wh” questions can be tricky for students with communication difficulties (ex. where do you sleep?), I developed differentiated activities for students to identify Feature, Function, Class (FFC) objectives by filling in phrases (ex. you sleep in a...). Depending on student ability, present students with an array of three to six picture/vocabulary cards to select their answer choices. Level 1 students (green template) are students who benefit from errorless learning and are working on matching skills. These students match identical pictures to their templates to respond to questions. Level 2 students (blue template) are students who are becoming more proficient in their understanding of picture exchange systems. These students have color-coded supports (boarder of the template) to assist in responding to questions. Level 3 students (purple template) are able to receptively and/or expressively identify greater than 50 commonly accessed objects. Many of these students are also working on sight word or functional word reading. These students indicate their answer choices by selecting pictures paired with text from a field of 3-6 possible choices. Level 4 students (yellow template) are readers who are able to receptively identify their answer choices from a field of 3-6 possible choices containing text only.
Laminate all template pages and picture icon pages. Place hard velcro on answer choice boxes located on the template and soft velcro on the back of the picture/text icons depicting answer choices. Store picture icons in a baggie and three-hole punch the template pages to store in a 3 ring folder or small binder. See previous page for information on leveling criteria for various levels of learners.
Great for early intervention, special education, and speech therapy. Designed for use with individuals with autism, communication disorders and/or cognitive impairments. Modeled after the ABLLS and VB-MAPP.