7 Strategies to Promote Student Communication
1. Keep daily routines and then do somethinbg uhnexpected to disrupt the routine.
2. Arrange the environment so a student’s communication device is within reach.
3. Follow the child’s lead by commenting on what he or she says.
4. Label items using pictures/icons which match the ones the students use.
5. Ask open ended questions such as “What do you think?”
6. Give praise and positive attention to their statements.
7. Provide choices and let them know all options.
The High Desert Education Service District Assistive Technology Resource Center provides assistive technology devices and services to students with disabilities who need them to receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).
For eligible students, HDESD also provides the specialized and unique services of a physical therapist for assessment, fabrication, customization, and modification of adaptive equipment in order to support the student’s IEP/IFSP Plan or 504 Plan/access to education.
The Assistive Technology Resource Center provides support to Central Oregon EI/ECSE programs and school districts through Assistive Technology services, training, consultation and equipment loan and acquisition.
Executive Director of Special Education
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