Classes are back in full swing for the week already, but I thought I would give you a peek into what I’m doing in my summer elective class.
I’m taking “Assistive Technology” and am loving it! We’re only a week in, but I’m already learning to much about adapting and augmenting things for clients in ways not ONLY AAC -related. It’s through our Special Education department here, but I’m so thankful I decided to take it!
One of our assignments was to create a PowerPoint game for our “classroom” (since it’s an education class everything is from the perspective of a teacher, but easily transferable!), so I put together a “Wh-question Jeopardy” game! I love working with language, and with the Autism experience I’ve had, I feel like we work on Wh-questions for evvvvver! This could be easily modified for any other language concepts, or even artic words. How fun would this to play in a group over the course of a couple days? You could keep a running score over the week and have an overall winner at the end of the week. Here’s what I saw in my head when I thought of that.
All of the numbers in the categories link straight to the correct question-so all the hard work is done! I’m giving you the PowerPoint file so you can change the questions, answers, or just about anything else you want. (It was just a class project, and we all know that one size does NOT fit all!)
This could be easily modified for any other language concepts, or even artic words. The kids could break off into “teams” and each team is responsible for an entire category (and you decide who is in which group based on their targets. For artic it could be Team S, Team F, Team CH….you get the idea.)
How fun would this to play over the course of a couple days? You could keep a running score and have an overall winner at the end of the week. Here’s what I saw in my head when I thought of that: