katherine zagotsis
Highly Accomplished Teacher. AAC Communication Partner & Advocate. Mum of one. Accidental Leader. Reflectionist, Mentor and life-long learner.

Engaging Now! 7.4

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About 2 weeks ago from Katherine Zagotsis's Twitter via Twitter for Android

Demonstrating 4.5

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

I’ve been an advocate for the use of ProloQuo2go both within and outside of the classroom since the introduction to my site early 2017. This AAC is an integral part of my practice, giving students who are non-verbal a “voice” has been and always will be one of my highest priorities. It’s also one of the main conversations I have with colleagues who are shadowing me or that I’m mentoring.  This collection shows how my own use has grown from: I like that, I do not like that, Stop, More and Finished to phrases that are a little more elegant and specific: Please wait, wonderful, great, I am okay, I can count to 5, I can take 5 deep breaths, take the roll book, my shoes are on, different, not now, I need to use the toilet, wash hands, cheeky, happy, tired and walk to ____ (yard, cooking, sensory room, gym, bus) etc. Part of this is the creation of a self-talk folder which has inbuilt phrases as does the Help folder. The other part is that I’ve become more efficient and able to move away from the core word page. Consequently, the language that my students are selecting, whether that’s on low-tech or high-tech has developed a lot further. The following posts document my own growth, the growth of my students and later, the growth of the staff I’m working alongside.




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