Some non-verbal children find it difficult to express their wants or needs encountered in the classroom environment.
This activity was created to help students communicate and have some control in their surroundings, and to assist with social relationships among peers and adults. As communication skills improve, so do social skills and ultimately social relationships with others.
The Functional Picture Phrase Kit includes over 100 phrase cards. Even though I have used all the phrase cards, you may not need them all, at first. Whenever one of my students encounters a situation where he/she needs guidance in responding appropriately, I present them with the acceptable phrase card to help him/her respond correctly by verbalizing the phrase printed on the card.
The cards cover an extensive variety of phrases, ranging from manners, emotions, personal information, requests, etc. You may choose to print only the phrases needed for your individual students’ needs.
Once you have acquired 5 or more phrase cards, print the Memory Cards and use them to practice matching pictures with the phrases. The Memory Game is a fun and effective way to improve language skills.
I have had remarkable success with some of my students by using these easy to read picture phrase cards. It is extremely rewarding when, instead of screaming in frustration, a non-verbal child vocalizes to a lunchroom staff member that he has been given the wrong lunch choice.
FUNCTIONAL PHRASE KIT INCLUDES:
* - Over 100 picture and phrase cards.
* - Memory game with all pictures and phrases.
* - Blank cards for you to add any additional phrases needed.
* - Phrases and Memory Cards are listed in alphabetical order..