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Object Selection for a Tangible Calendar System
Assessment, Planning, and Instruction Initiative
Hi, this is Rose Moehring from the SD Deaf-Blind Project. I have a question about object selection for a young student who has just begun to use a tangible calendar system. The student I work with is involved in the following activities with the following staff in an early intervention setting for half days. I know that the objects selected in the calendar should be the object that is most meaningful to the student as part of whatever activity he is involved in. My question is, does it make more sense to label the activity or label the person who is involved, when thinking about what objects should be in the boxes. For example, we could use a ball to indicate gym or should we use an item that labels the teacher such as the rubber wrist bracelet she wears daily. Once he gets to gym, he could access a tangible calendar that depicts that routine.
Speech Language Therapy (concept development/categorizing with bins, listening activity with voice/music, naming object/function/play). Occurs outside of classroom
> Gym (ball and other activities) Occurs outside of classroom
> Teacher of the Visually Impaired (O&M, Braille) Back to classroom except for mobility
> Snack Time In the classroom
> Teacher Time (teddy bears almost always used in at least one activity) In the classroom
> Toileting Outside of the classroom
> Bus/home-Leaves classroom
> Thanks in advance for any feedback you might have!