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PECS/Makaton/anything else in the highly verbal DC?

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hereidrawtheline Sun 19-Jul-09 09:58:35

Wanting to take a really pro-active approach with DS to get over the feeling that he is impossible and reading up about ASD techniques.

What should be done for the highly verbal child? He is usually very angry seeming these days and nothing we can do is ever right.

anonandlikeit Sun 19-Jul-09 13:32:39

What about visual timetables/cards or social stories.

lou031205 Sun 19-Jul-09 14:24:17

Hi HIDTL, DD1 is not 'highly verbal', but we have just been advised to implement:

- visual timetable
- Choice board for snacks/ activities

The idea with both of those is that I am in control of what she gets to choose from, but she is in control of the choice she makes.

Mrs Turnip & moondog have been having a really interesting discussion about TAGteach here

hereidrawtheline Sun 19-Jul-09 15:30:01

hi lou & anon thank you both. I guess I need to take millions of photos and get them printed off. And velcro... sorry am thinking aloud. Will read the tagteach thread

5inthebed Sun 19-Jul-09 19:25:51

DS2 isn't highly verbal, he has the vocab of a 2 year old. However, we do find that using visual timetables and some makaton does help with the meltdowns. We use some Pecs when we can't understand what he is saying, or when he is in one of his "I am not speaking any words at all today" moods.

saintlydamemrsturnip Sun 19-Jul-09 20:22:04

social stories definitely good with a highly verbal child.

TotalChaos Sun 19-Jul-09 20:50:12

pecs or visuals may be worth a try as he may find it less stressful when he is about to meltdown to show his feelings with symbols or have you explain things with symbols.

you might find this of interest about visuals/expressing emotions:-

hereidrawtheline Mon 20-Jul-09 22:33:13

thank you! Sorry its taken me so long to post I had my piece to write that I finished at 2 am this morning. Do you write social stories yourself or buy them? I will google.

Nyrrem Mon 20-Jul-09 22:38:10

I make them myself. Ds stares and stares at the photos (he has pretty poor eyesight tho...)

saintlydamemrsturnip Wed 22-Jul-09 10:11:23

There are some books but it's best to adapt those to personalize. The books can be a good template though if you're new to social stories.

hereidrawtheline Thu 23-Jul-09 18:05:58

do you DL photos or take them yourself?

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