200 A Day the Easy Way: Putting It Into Practice Recent research indicates that individuals who are nonverbal need to be presented a minimum of 200 opportunities a day to interact. In this project, we created 200 communication opportunities every day for students through training, modeling, and offering a data tracking system, resulting in more competent communicators. In this paper, ... Article
Article  |   December 2011
200 A Day the Easy Way: Putting It Into Practice
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kim Baker
    Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR
  • Debbie Carrillo
    Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR
  • Freda Stanton
    Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR
  • © 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing
Article   |   December 2011
200 A Day the Easy Way: Putting It Into Practice
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2011, Vol. 20, 125-133. doi:10.1044/aac20.4.125
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2011, Vol. 20, 125-133. doi:10.1044/aac20.4.125

Recent research indicates that individuals who are nonverbal need to be presented a minimum of 200 opportunities a day to interact. In this project, we created 200 communication opportunities every day for students through training, modeling, and offering a data tracking system, resulting in more competent communicators. In this paper, we describe methods to offer students using augmentative communication more than 200 opportunities a day to express a wide range of communicative functions, such as answering, commenting, asking questions, stating opinions, and asserting independence.

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