Scene making

A great NET I like to do with my clients involve making scenes. You can find a scene from google images that relates to an interest, for instance, Peppa pigs house, train tracks, or a jungle. The scene shouldn’t include any characters, as you will add these as the main part of your activity. If the scene is black and white, you could colour it in or paint it before you add the characters. Print off pictures of animals, vehicles or people or characters from your clients favourite shows or toys. This activity then creates motivation for your client to request to cut out different characters by using the characters name, or scissors (if they can cut out themselves) and glue to stick them on the scene (mand 1M-10M). Incorporating receptive and tact of the characters will be a great way to generalise these skills in a motivating activity (LR* 5M, 10M. Tact 1M-6M). This is a good way to incorporate other targets too, for instance if teaching labels of common objects, or furniture, you could include these in the scene or cut them out to stick on with other motivating pictures. You could also incorporate a intraverbal targets, for instance “Peppa has ice cream, ice cream is something you… ?” [eat], or “There’s a bird in the sky. A bird has …?” [wings] (IV† 6M, 8M-10M)

Preceding skills reference to the VB-MAPP Assessment tool:

Sundberg, M. L. (2008) Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program: The VB-MAPP. Concord, CA: AVB Press.

*LR: Listener Responding. IV†: Intraverbal


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