Teaching Strategies for Form (Mode)
Do NOT begin with objects!
Normal developing communication continuum:
Keep in mind that skills will overlap and not be replaced by preceding skills.
Symbol Systems: When you are introducing pictures for communication, use graphics that the child understands or easily learn. Picture communication symbols from BoardMaker may not be the best place to start. Young children are unable to read and if the printed word is not under the BoardMaker symbol, then it is difficult to determine what the picture represents. For example, here are three pictures. Which ones do you understand best?