Descriptive Teaching Strategy

The Descriptive Teaching Model is a strategy that teaches students to use high-frequency, common words rather than more rarely used words. This is important because it allows students to talk about academic concepts using the words they already know, and ones that are more likely to be available on their AAC system . In this video, our DTA Schools team talks about WHY this is helpful for students using AAC, explains how it works, and shows examples on a speech generating device.