Hope you are keeping safe and well at home. We miss all of your children’s little faces!
We want to help you at home as much as we can. We have already been speaking to lots of you individually by phone and have sent out individually tailored resources to those who have asked.
We have now also pulled together some useful links and videos that you might find useful.
Victoria, Aisling and Lisa
If anyone is on pinterest we have a pinterest page with useful activity ideas and advice. More should be uploaded soon.
Our page is CYPSLT.
Easter PECS - We have now sent Easter pecs symbols to lots of you by post. I have attached it again below in case you didn’t get it.
Video 1 – how to get started - https://youtu.be/eNbucDWEfpg
Video 2 – how to progress as your child starts to get it - https://youtu.be/ejfrtuyO4VM
Video 3 – once your child has the hang of exchanging a picture, begin to increase how far they have to travel to you - https://youtu.be/wG-Og6Pz-NE
Pixon/Communciation book/board and Device users
Easter and Spring Pixon fringe strips – we have sent these out to most of you. I have attached a copy below in case you didn’t get it.
Video 1 – the importance of modelling vocabulary to your child on their board/device (this is called AIDED LANGUAGE STIMULATION) - https://youtu.be/wCVfMWdAKbE
Video 2 - example of aided language stimulation -https://youtu.be/QmuBaL-xWfw
Targetting specific core vocabulary – I have attached below some specific activity idea for working on go/stop, like, want, help, again and more.
Check out www.makaton.org for useful information and signs
Other Useful websites
We have attached a list of communication apps that you might find useful
Over the coming weeks we hope to upload some videos of us using PECS, pixon boards and Makaton for various activities.
Please let us know if you would like to see any activities in particular.