- Here’s some cool stuff you may not know about me…
- Tell me 3 things about you.
- My favourite things to do are…
- I have an All About Me book – check it out in my backpack.
- Do you want to know more?
- Do you want to hear my speech?
- I can answer yes/no questions.
- I can’t wait to say my speech!
- Thanks for listening.
You can either have someone from Ability Connections come and speak to your group OR if you are 12 years or older, you can become a member of Ability Connections and learn how to make presentations yourself. This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7-8:30 pm at TVCC to learn the skills involved in making a speech.
For more information, contact Linda Baldwin at Thames Valley Children's Centre - 685-8680 extension 53706, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids On the Block is a troupe of puppets with and without disabilities designed to teach children what it is like to be different. Presentations are geared towards children up to the age of 12. They are performed by a group of dedicated and trained volunteer puppeteers that bring the “kids” to life.
Kids on the Block performances are:• available to daycares, schools, sporting groups, community organizations in London, Middlesex, Oxford, and Elgin, and by special arrangement, in communities beyond.
• 2-3 scripts chosen from a list of 12 topics on ability awareness (see attached brochure or http://www.tvcc.on.ca/kids-on-the-block.htm for list of topics).
• customized from 30 to 60 minutes in length and include audience participation.
• provided at the nominal fee of $50.00 (subsidies available) and supported by donations to TVCC.
- To share information with unfamiliar partners create a Communication Dictionary with specific information about how your child communicates. See the attached handout for an example. Include strategies for the communication partner to promote successful interactions.
- Create an All About Me book to allow your child to share details about themselves with others. Talk with your community speech language pathologist about creating this type of book.
Light Tech Ideas
- Digital photo frames are a great way to allow kids to share information about fun events or activities.
- Talking photo albums allow you to record a message to correspond with a photo. Check out: www.augcominc.com/index.cfm/talking_photo_album.ht
- Some devices are capable of projecting their display onto a Smart Board or a projector screen. Your child could prepare their materials and use these tools to present to the whole class.
- Speakers can be attached to most devices to ensure that presentations can be heard.
FUN-tastic Community Celebration of Family Literacy10:00am-2:00pm
Saturday, 30 Jan 2010
Saturday, 30 Jan 2010
Bring the whole family to this fun-filled community celebration of Family Literacy Day! Crafts, activities, stories, music, face painting, pizza, draw prizes and more! There will also be a special theatrical presentation of "Darkness and the Butterfly" by Little Red Theatre, at 11 am in the Wolf Performance Hall
ISAAC Biennial ConferenceJuly 24-29, 2010 Barcelona Spain
This conference includes success stories, exciting breakthroughs, social activities, presentations, and equipment demonstrations. Families, therapists, professionals, children and adults with complex communication needs come and learn the latest AAC information.
For further information: http://www.isaac2010.org/index.php
· As your child is transitioning into a new environment (e.g. school, community group), it can be useful to create a video detailing information important to your child (e.g. strategies for successful communication, personal care routines).
· Check out this inspiring video about kids who use AAC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cw2Fp_TIfc