I was working with this student who has some pretty significant motor planning challenges. Because of those challenges, this student really struggles to activate the touch screen of her AAC device. We have it down to a field of 4, but accuracy is still inconsistent. Before looking into other, more high tech, options I thought I would probe visual identification and see if -overtime- her accuracy was increasing. I created a separate user area, so we wouldn't take up "real estate" on her communication layout and set out to create some games for her. Each page is a field of 4 (because that is our target for her communication system) with only one icon on the page. I programmed the buttons so that each subsequent button is in a different position from the last. The buttons speak and navigate to the next page. Can you guess what I programmed in ;) - The Very Hungry Caterpillar (see there was a point to that whole story).
I have tried to incorporate as many different ways to use the characters (and fruits) in the book so she wouldn't get super bored just reading the same book week after week. These are some of the things we do (courtesy of Pinterest and amazon- two my great loves!)
4. The student I use this for (most often) loves to hold and flip through pages. These flashcards are so colorful and fun. I give her the one that corresponds with each button until she has a whole big stack!
5. And of course Pinterst has a ton of cute crafts that we do every few weeks!