That works so much more smoothly when we use two trainers. The good news is, you do not need to use the same second trainer to be available every session. Even a peer or older student may be able to pitch in.
I really think that using two trainers will improve my learner's rate of skill acquisition and become ready for phase 2 more quickly- which doesn't need a second trainer! In fact, it's preferable to rotate communication partners because you will get better generalization. Keep in mind, when trained correctly, the phase one skill of grabbing a picture and releasing it into the communication partner's hand will be learned quickly.
If they are untrained, just tell them to hold the item up and show it without saying anything.
However, many people have an uneven cognitive profile, and show relative cognitive strengths and weaknesses on cognitive testing.
In addition to the core symptoms of ASD, the majority of people have coexisting conditions (e.g., difficulties with sleep).
Anne brought along so many great activities that can be used with our PECs learners. You can teach colors as adjectives with a fun selection of items in multiple colors. How great is the little dog activity for teaching positions?
Do you have students that are more interested in flicking the paper of the pictures than exchanging them? Autism Supports: Free Templates To Easily Create Picture Exchange Cards in Power Point Autism Supports: How to Make Photos With No Background Using Your Smartphone I hope you got some great ideas, I know I did.
Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences and Pediatrics Mc Master University Hamilton Ontario Canada MWS has received financial support from Bristol-Myers Squibb in connection with presentations at meetings.