Sunday, September 14, 2014

Don’t Talk with Your Mouth Full - Not a Problem for AAC Users - with a FREE Snack-Time Communication Board

Almost everyone uses snack time for communication.  Keeping kids motivated by food is not often a problem.  And for as much as we’ve tried to get away from M&Ms and other edible reinforcers, we do get a chance to get communicating going at snack times. 

Snack time is not just for choosing and requesting foods.  Kids often need help with opening containers or pushing straws into juice containers.  They sometimes need to tell us they don’t like something (more appropriately than throwing it, that is), or that they want more of something, or something different.  They might need to tell us that something fell on the floor.  Or that little Johnny took something (over the years “little Johnny” has gotten a really bad rep).
A student might want to tell you this is his favorite or that this tastes yummy - or yucky.  He might want to save some for later and need you to close it up.
And, of course, there is always the need to go wash one’s hands or go to the bathroom. I actually ran out of room for all of the verbs and adjectives!


As you can see, there is far more to snack time that making a request.  Let’s branch out!

Just download this image for your free communication board for snack time.  What else can your kids say while they’re eating?

Look in the last 2 posts for more free communication boards; one for the library and one for A.P.E./motor activities.  And, if you need more aac resources, check out my TPT store.  Here are some more core based communication boards:





Keep communicating!
And tell me, how do you get kids to talk about eating?

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