Supporting Complex Communicators through Core Words and Functions!

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Hannah Dreiling and Andrea Wichers are school-based Speech-Language Pathologists who have embraced teaching and supporting core words with students who use augmentative alternative communication. Their work in this area has been a 2-3-year project that is continually expanding. They have not only embraced adding core words to the vocabulary set of all of their students, but have also expanded their work to a concept developed by Rachel Langley called “core function of the week” In addition to intentionally setting up times to practice core words for a variety of communicative functions, they have also utilized the evidence-based practice of video-modeling to support and train staff who will be implementing the specific activities with students across the day.  Don't miss this spotlight they share videos and resources! 

 

 

 

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Type
Article / Report, Brief / Fact Sheet / Tip Sheet, Classroom Support Materials, Newsletter, Video / Webinar / Podcast
Audience
Related Services / Support Staff, Educators, Family / Community
Topic
Social, Emotional & Character Development, Behavior, Autism, Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications
Age
All Ages
Provider
TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)

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