Children learn to initiate appropriate conversation and use socially-appropriate actions for good health and hygiene with these predictable visual prompts and organizers.
- Initiate functional, relevant language for activities associated with good health and hygiene
- Implement good health and hygiene procedures
- Make appropriate choices when participating in everyday activities
This book has 21 "Say" communication webs, 21 "Do" activity webs, and corresponding blank webs for customization. Each web displays a central concept with either conversation starters or activities. The "Say" communication webs provide students with actual sentences to say in a variety of functional contexts. The "Do" activity webs highlight a variety of actions using the same contexts. The webs can be used to target a variety of goals including:
- sentence formation
- turn taking and conversational skills
- vocabulary development
- social skills
- grammar development
The book consists of topics relevant to children such as Brushing My Teeth, Wearing Clean Clothes, Visiting the Doctor, Sneezing Appropriately, and more.
Extra helps include:
- an Information Form to gather information from your student's family to personalize the webs
- a family letter
- a progress chart
You may purchase Staying Clean & Healthy individually or as a 6-book set.
The six-book set consists of:
Autism & PDD Things I Can Say and Do Body Parts & Clothing
Autism & PDD Things I Can Say and Do Feelings & Actions
Autism & PDD Things I Can Say and Do Holidays
Autism & PDD Things I Can Say and Do People & Places
Autism & PDD Things I Can Say and Do Staying Clean & Healthy
Autism & PDD Things I Can Say and Do Weather, Seasons, & Months
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- Children with language difficulties, particularly those with pragmatic impairments, need specific teaching to help social understanding (ASHA, 2006).
- Children with autism need approaches that focus on social functioning. These approaches should be introduced as ongoing intervention strategies from early years to adulthood (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Children make sense of the world through the language they use. Graphic and semantic organizers help learners connect a central concept or theme to a variety of related ideas and events (National Reading Panel, 2000).
- Therapy should target the initiation of spontaneous communication in functional activities across social partners and settings (ASHA, 2006).
- Therapy should enhance the initiation of communication for a range of social functions that are reciprocal and promote the development of friendships and social networks (ASHA, 2006).
Autism & PDD Things I Can Say and Do Staying Clean & Healthy incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2006). Guidelines for speech-language pathologists in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders across the life span [Guidelines]. Retrieved March 5, 2009 from www.asha.org/policy
National Reading Panel. (2000). Teaching children to read. Retrieved March 5, 2009 from www.nationalreadingpanel.org
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech & language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.