I created this visual for a student who had a difficult time interrupting during group instruction. Dependent on the expectations of each activity within the day, I switch the icon to indicate what a student should be doing communication wise (be quiet- no sounds while walking in the hallway, wait- it's not my turn yet and I need to listen to others in the group, talk- it's my turn to share my thinking). I have since used this visual with multiple students with measured success. This visual also allows us as teachers to decrease our verbal prompting- continuously telling students to be quiet or wait.
To make- copy onto cardstock paper and laminate. Place soft velcro on the center of the blank white square and a long strip of soft velcro on the backside of the It's time to... template. Cut out the talk/be quiet/wait icons and back them with hard velcro. Store them on the soft velcro on the blank side of the template. Switch out the icons to indicate the correct voice level for the student as needed.
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| special education, autism, speech therapy, behavior management, social skills, voice level, classroom management |