Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities


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Jonathan's communication goal is to make choices between objects/items. When he gets to school, the teacher asks him if he would like to begin his day by delivering the attendance to the office or by doing a puzzle.

This is an example of what communication teaching strategy?

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Before school, Mrs. Miller sets up a motor activity for students to do upon arrival. With the supplies, she puts Jake's communication book, a set of communication pictures, and Molly's voice output device programmed with messages related to the activity.

Which communication teaching strategy is this?

2. Who should be involved in setting student communication goals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provide an opportunity to check your knowledge about teaching students with severe disabilities skills for communicating. You'll review your understanding of different teaching techniques to use and people who should be involved in setting goals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are designed to check what you remember about:

  • Examples of ways a teacher can help a student with his or her goals
  • The people who should be involved in setting goals for a student's communication
  • How you can use others to help encourage communication
  • Good ways to teach communication

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret the different ways a teacher can help students reach their communication goals
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how another person can be used to help encourage communication
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about good ways to teach communication

Additional Learning

If you want to find more information about this subject, you can read the accompanying lesson, Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities. This lesson covers more details about:

  • The purpose of communication
  • How to set goals for communication
  • Tools that can help in improving communication
  • How to create situations in which students can practice their communication
  • People in the school you can ask to help with your student's communication goals