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Friday, November 30, 2012

Minspeak E-Newsletter, Issue 62

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November 30, 2012

  • Pixon Teaching Tip: Pixons® can be used as teaching materials for picturing the metaphors behind Unity® icon sequences. The word for this week is “turn”. Compare the Pixon to the icon sequence . Teach the meaning of the word “turn” using a prop that turns around and around. Then apply that to stirring around and around in a pan. Extend the meaning to turning around on a merry-go-round, turning the page in a book, and turning something on or off.
  • Intervention Planning: Thank you to Christina Dal Santo, Annette O’Connor, and Malia Vigil for the Intervention Plan for teaching the core verb “turn”. Use it with an animated PowerPoint show they developed called Turn!
  • Teaching Materials Exchange: Read Happy Hanukkah and talk about what families do during this holiday. The book is coded with Pixons® and icon sequences from Unity®45, Unity®60, Unity®84, and Unity®144.
  • Pittsburgh AAC Language Seminar Series: Register TODAY for an upcoming seminar series. Go to the Minspeak website for the schedule and registration materials.

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