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Monday, October 31, 2011
Minspeak E-Newsletter - 10/31/11 - Asking "why?"
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Success Story: The Minspeak website has 12 stories of success – from a range of Minspeak-device users. See how Minspeak has transformed their lives.
Intervention Planning: Print out an Intervention Plan for helping your students learn to ask “why” questions.
Teaching Materials Exchange: Practice asking “why“ questions using a simple book called “ Why Do You Do That.” The text of the book is coded with Pixons and icon sequences from Unity®45, Unity®60, Unity®84, and Unity®144. To practice cause-effects concepts underlying “why” questions, use “ So & Because”.
Announcements: The Pittsburgh Language Seminar Series will be held on November 15 – 17, 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA and feature a presentation by Gretchen Hanser on literacy and AAC. For December (13th–15th) the guest speaker is Dr. Tracy Kovach. Contact Semantic Compaction Systems for more information on attending these learning opportunities. Ask about upcoming seminars for 2012!