I use this activity in my classroom to help build the communication skills of my students with autism. This activity teaches students how to use the PECS in ways other than simple requests. I can ask my students "What do you see?", present them the image, and the student selects the correct icon to finish the "I see a _____" sentence frame.
This activity is perfect for students with IEP goals that require the use of PECS for purposes other than making requests. This activity provides students with an opportunity to comment on what they see.
This activity can be used with students who are both verbal and non-verbal. The sentence frame "I see a" will help verbal students expand their language when asked the question "What do you see?". Typically, students will give one word answers - but this activity provides a visual prompt for students to answer in a complete sentence.
Print out each page.
Cut off the bottom strip of all pages except the last page.
Place velcro on the 5 squares of the last page. Place velcro on each small shape icon. Attach icons to the last page.
Present the book to your student and ask "What do you see?" on each page. The student is to select the correct icon to fill in the blank. Then have the student say or point to the words "I see a _____"