Functional Life Skills: Self Advocacy. Pragmatic Language and Functional Communication Skills.
We’re learning more and more from autistic adults that self advocacy is a critical skill. It is included in the scope of practice of speech therapy under both pragmatic language and expressive communication. It’s also a basic and fundamental human right.
This file contains a link to access interactive task cards using Boom Learning ™. Audio and real photos are included for a portion of the activity.
1) Information on Self Advocacy for Parents, Teachers, Providers, and Students
2) A simple 8 Picture Communication Board with Audio (No, Stop, Again, etc)
3) Level One Practice: Two picture choices with audio for the answers)
4) Level Two Practice: Open-Ended Real photos for discussion
5) Level Three Practice: Guided, Real Photos, Typing Space for Responses, No “correct” answers.
This deck is ideal for Speech-Language Pathologists, Individuals working with autistic students, and parents who want to provide their children with skills for self advocacy. It might also be considered as a form of pragmatic language.
Teach self advocacy in a safe and functional way in order to increase your student’s ability to protest, comment, and communicate their basic wants and needs.
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This original activity was imagined and created by Elizabeth Hepler of Ausome Speech, LLC, all rights reserved.