Aeshia Grine is a special education teacher at Skyline High School in Colorado. She works with students from grades 9-12, all of whom have significant special needs – she got in touch to share a very special success story with us!
“One of my goals this year has been to work on speaking skills with John*, who has Autism, and is non-verbal. Until now it has been very difficult to assess or record his vocalizations as he hasn’t spoken before.
Using Clicker 6, I have been able to create a range of activities with the ‘Listen and Say’ wizard, enabling me to record his voice in an environment that he feels comfortable with. All I have to do is choose a selection of pictures (I have been using the Crick Picture Library, but they can come from anywhere), and the wizard does the rest. Each page of the activity presents a single picture with speech support (click on the picture to hear the word or phrase), and then John makes his own recording. The recording and the model are both saved with the Clicker Set, which means I get a ‘snapshot’ of each stage of his progress.
Needless to say, John finds it incredibly rewarding to hear his own voice, and this has been a real breakthrough for all of us.”
You can find out more about how Aeshia has been using Clicker 6 on our website.
*Name has been changed.