Through out the school day teachers, paras, aides and therapists often find themselves guessing what a student feels and needs. At times, a student will resort to outbursts, problem behaviors or non-compliance. Responding to these forms of mal communications only reinforces them thus, teaching a student that they are the correct way to communicate. This visual activity can help students learn how to communicate appropriately and ease communication frustrations for both the student and teacher.
This life skill activity is a simple resource to keep handy. It provides students with a visual support to help them express their needs without having to find the words, while easing their frustration levels. The activity is beneficial for both verbal and non-verbal students. Even verbal students can have trouble communicating the correct words or articulating what they need. This activity can help a student get their needs met and help them to self monitor their needs.
Life Skill Cards
What I Need: Communication Skills
by Helaina Winnicki
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