Here’s a question I received:
How does the Speech Therapist get teachers, parents, and others to make visual supports?
Here’s the answer:
There are a lot of different ways that people can do that. The bottom line is TEAMWORK. I really like to think of myself as a catalyst for getting that to happen. In other words I want to work with the teachers or parents or other people that will be interacting with the students who will need the visual supports. I want to teach them how to identify what the student’s communication needs are and then how to make visual tools to support those situations and needs. Then it can be their responsibility. Sometimes I can get an aide to make something for the teacher and sometimes I can help a teacher make something for a parent. Working together as a team is important. But what I want to do is teach each individual how to identify how they can become better communication partners by using visual supports.