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Thursday, December 14 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Five Strategies for Expanding and Generalizing Requesting Among Individuals With Disabilities LIMITED

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Teaching students with significant disabilities how to independently request can be a significant challenge for practitioners working with students who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). This presentation outlines five strategies that practitioners can use to help students with complex communication needs generalize requesting behaviors across people, stimuli, and settings. These strategies are presented as a menu of options from which practitioners can pick and choose, including: (a) introducing and training others to use natural consequences, (b) using a variety of examples and teaching "loosely", (c) exposing students to variable access to requested items, (d) programing common items in the training area (e.g., classroom), and (e) providing a consistent communication system. When practitioners plan for generalization of requesting among their students, they can select one or more strategies from the menu to encourage their students' successful generalization of these communication requests.


Natalie Andzik

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University

Thursday December 14, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
L506 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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