Basic Social Messages-NEEDS Lesson

In this Lesson, your classroom team (students AND instructors!) are learning how to meet frequent basic life needs by communicating with other people, using their communication system (AAC). You are also practicing the AAC Partner Strategy of Respect and Reflect. During this lesson we will be paying attention to what our student is communicating with their AAC system AND what they are communicating in other ways (body language, facial expression). We will be responding to ALL methods of communicating, while showing our student how they can use their AAC system to communicate to a broader audience!

QUIZ & 2.0 HRS. OF CREDIT are available once your team has completed the following:

  1. Review the slideshow (adults)
  2. Work through a slideshow exploration with students, interacting with the appropriate videos and books (adults & students)
  3. Focus on practicing using the core messages during your daily routine activities, at least 45 minutes a week (adults)
  4. Engage in at least 3 team discussions (15 min. each) using the slideshow tips as guiding questions for your collaboration
  5. Complete the quiz and confirm the above activities are completed.
  6. Certificate will be sent to the email you entered on the form!