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It’s important to think about how we communicate with students… 

Keep these tips in mind:

  1. Use the child’s name.
  2. Find accessible ways to communicate.
  3. Insure  that high and low tech tools are readily available for peers and teachers to communicate with my student. 
  4. Use a tone of voice that is pleasant and clear.
  5. When giving directions, try to sequence your thoughts in  a clear step by step manner.
  6. Make sure students feel heard. 
  7. Stay focused on academic work. 

Hi-Tech Suggestion

Kids want access to their peers. Teach peers how to use assistive tech for communication with your students.

Low-Tech Suggestion

Avoid too much talking… use a post it note to cue a child. 

Module: Communication and Collaboration

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