This storyboard was based on information from 3 different videos on communication/communication supports.
Good Morning! This is my daughter, Alexis, who has been attending school here for two years. We moved her to this school after feeling unsupported by the staff at her old school. We felt as though our daughter was not being properly advocated for. My daughter has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and has trouble communicating verbally, and maintaining eye contact. We came to this school for the opportunity to receive free appropriate public education, and to have access to the General Education curriculum.
Alexis is 10 years old. She is a young girl with Autism.
Alexis receives support from her teachers, principal, and paraprofessional. She is very happy in her classroom.
I am Mr. Rodriguez, Alexis' teacher. After reviewing information about Alexis and meeting with the Implementation team, I have began utilizing Proloquo2Go, Autism Express, and Look in my eyes in my classroom. All of these programs help Alexis communicate her wants, needs, and emotions. They also help her make eye contact with peers.
I am Mrs. Lee, the principal at Alexis' school. At our school, we believe in individualizing our instruction to meet the needs of all students. Our Implementation team has worked hours on end to find the correct supports to help Alexis reach her individual goals and have access to the General Education Curriculum.
We are so thankful for our school staff. They have worked in a partnership with our family to ensure that our daughter has a voice. Alexis has made extreme progress in her communication skills, an the school is constantly looking for ways to make her skills even stronger. And the best part is, these skills are also used at home!
Alexis uses her iPad at home to communicate with her family. The school has met with her parents many times to familiarize them with the assistive technology.