Concept Map CDL

HOW CAN DIGITAL LITERACY METHODS BE INCORPORATED FOR GRADE 4 STUDENTS WHO ARE NON-VERBAL AND ARE WORKING ON PRESENTING A PROJECT TO THEIR CLASSMATES?
Digital Tools I Will Use
Proluquo to Go
Shows vocabulary through pictures
iCommunicate
UpCard
My First AAC
Tippy Talk
Easily customizable
Accessible on many devices
Can create flashcards, story boards, and schedules
Great for routines
Can input your own photos
Shows you a picture, text, and plays audio
Can create daily planners
App designed for beginners
Easy to use
User is able to send text messages to their caregiver through this app
Simple design
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Any type of communication that does not take place through speech
Sign Language
Eye Contact
Facial Expressions
Gestures
Unaided AAC
Do not require the use of an external aid
eye contact
facial expressions
gestures
body language
Aided AAC
an external item used to aid communication
High technology systems
Ipad
Tablet
Speech generating device
Low technology systems
real objects
communication books
pen and paper
pictures
Why do people need AAC's?
they are unable to speak and need them to communicate
A person finds it difficult to understand what is being said
What should you be aware of?
does not REPLACE speech
Will only be successful if you use a student-centred approach
The effectiveness of an AAC relies on the persons communication partners
AAC systems may need to be modified over time
Support for the non-verbal student
Keep talking!
indlude them in conversations
Don't act like they aren't there
Sign language
Teach other students in the class some sign language to promote inclusivity
Could teach them Oh Canada in sign language
Implementing AAC's into the classroom
Make the device accessible
Ensure the device can be taken everywhere
Have a charger in the classroom
Plan to make it successful
planning the activity or scenario
Get to know the device
Know where common/core words are on the device
Make a goal to learn 3 new words a week
Make it student-centred
let the student have an opportunity to teach you how to use the device
Be patient
Using a communication device is much slower than speaking
Try counting to 10 in your head to see if they student will resopond
Offer prompts if a response is not made
Be patient
Using an AAC is much more challenging than verbally speaking
Teach the other students in your class about being non-verbal
Have the non-verbal student be your co-teacher for the lesson!
Communicate with their caregiver often
How to help a non-verbal student present a project to the class
Make it a team effort
offer to present WITH the student so that they feel like they are co teaching with you
Offer to present only in front of a small group of friends
Take time to practice with them
Help them find visuals to use
Implement AAC's
Can use a text-to-speech generator
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