In our last issue, Game On!!, gamification of academic information was reviewed. In keeping with this gaming theme, can you answer these questions about Assistive Technology? Want to learn more about Assistive Technology? Consider these resources in the T-TAC ODU Lending Library: Access Technology for Blind and Low Vision Accessibility Assistive Technology in Special Education:… Read More What? That’s AT?
The TTAC ODU Lending Library has a collection of books and educational materials that educators and parents can borrow to learn more about specific educational topics and strategies. Educators can borrow assessments and assistive technology devices to trial the item with their student(s). Most items in the library can be borrowed for 30 days and… Read More New Finds in the TTAC ODU Lending Library
School and home are two very different types of settings, both in physical structure and in function, but sometimes circumstances dictate we must merge the two. How can we help families build a strong foundation of systems that will support behavior and learning at home? We can start by looking at the systems we have in place… Read More Helping Families Build Strong Foundations for Home Learning
Communication looks different for everyone. Some may communicate using words, gestures, behaviors, sounds, refusals, and more. It can be different for each learner. Analyzing the form of expressive communication your student uses, can assist educational staff in designing a communication system with and for the student (Downing, Hanreddy, & Peckham-Hardin, 2015, pp. 60-61). Project Core,… Read More Professional Development Modules to Increase Communication
Do you need to see an example of teaching core vocabulary during morning group? Learn from Dynamic Learning Maps! DLM™ Core Vocabulary and Communication This module focuses on the use of core vocabulary as a support for communication for students who cannot use speech to meet their face-to-face communication needs and require augmentative and alternative… Read More Core Vocabulary
You can make a communication board for children who are nonverbal or minimally verbal using either Google documents or Google presentation. Your board will be available to edit anytime or any device. You can also make it public for others to use online. It only takes 5-10 minutes or even less. This presentation includes step-by-step… Read More Make a Communication Board with Google Slides
Techniques used in applied behavior analysis can complement as well as supplement the strategies that are effective in teaching communication to non-verbal children. Many of the techniques used during discrete trial instruction can also be used during “teachable moments” and incidental language learning opportunities. Research Techniques used in applied behavior analysis can complement as… Read More ABA Meets AAC