Suggestions for use:
Cut the slides apart and pair pictures with the question card. Laminate for durability. Have your student look at the picture and ask the questions. When the questions become to complex offer the students possible answers to pick from.
This packet is aimed at increasing communication and comprehension skills for students with autism. Most students with autism profit from visual support. These pictures were chosen because they show real settings without being too busy and overwhelming. I found that for many of my students it can be just as challenging to comprehend and infer from a picture as it is from a text. I have also found that with practice students learn to look for the visual clues that help them make correct inferences. Over time students learn to look for picture cues to make an educated guess.
By asking your students questions you will get a good idea about where they fall developmentally: What is their vocabulary knowledge? What is their background knowledge? Can they answer Who, What and What questions? Do they understand “When and Why questions? Can they answer open ended questions or do they need multiple choice options? Do they see the ‘big picture’ or do they focus on minor details? Are their answers too literal or do they understand the purpose and context of questions?
This has been one of my favorite activities to do with my students.