Sunday, November 2, 2014

Teaching Communication

This is a youtube video that showcases the necessity of communication in the development of a young child.  This child, Maya, is functionally non-verbal and uses a combination of signs, word approximations an gestures to communicate with others.  Her Mother demonstrates Maya's development as she is given the opportunity to use new and more effective methods to communicate with others.  She also shows the difference in developmental scores give to Maya by professionals after she has had the opportunity to more effectively communicate.

I typically teach children who are non-verbal and currently am teaching preschoolers.  This is a good shot in the arm to keep me pushing for more effective communication strategies for my students.

Maya Finds Her Voice

Maya's mother can also be found on Facebook under a closed group called; Speak for Yourself.