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Monday, December 17, 2012

Minspeak E-Newsletter, Issue 63

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December 14, 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 “make.” Compare the Pixon to the icon sequence . Teach the meaning of the word “make” using cookie cutter props with raw cookie dough or bread. You can “make” cookies for the holidays or sandwiches for a party. Extend the meaning making holiday cards, making your bed, making an art project, making up after fighting, and making up a story, etc.
  • Intervention Planning: Practice the word “make” in two-word phrases, such as “make some,” “to make more,” “making it,” and “made that.” Practice future, present and past tense in sequential activities (I will make it, I am making it, I made it). Check out the Language Lab: Core Words App from PRC to practice the word “make.”
  • Teaching Materials Exchange: Read It is Christmas Time. The book is coded with Pixons and icon sequences from Unity®45, Unity®60, Unity®84, and Unity®144. Go to the Minspeak website for more Christmas materials!
  • Register today for the ATIA 2013 Conference which includes presentations that support or feature people who use Minspeak or Pixons!
  • 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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