Strategy 3: Engage children in presentation activities in the classroom and community.
What to Do
- Develop a plan to include the child in classroom assignments such as book reports
- Provide adaptations, assistive technology and/or communication devices to allow the child to increase his or her participation in classroom presentations
- Provide opportunities for the child to participate in extracurricular or community activities that involve reading to others (e.g. theater, poetry, music performances)
- Include IEP goals related to presentation skills and specify the adaptations and modifications needed to allow the child to practice and improve those skills
Things to Consider
- Does your classroom planning allow for multiple opportunities for presentations using a variety of presentation modes?
- Are each child’s adaptations and modifications taken into account when planning presentation activities?
- Are you continuing to use tactile representation and enhancements to reading materials to increase familiarity and fluency?
- Are assistive technology devices in working order? Do all team members know how to use them?
- Is adequate time scheduled to allow children to prepare and present reports and performances?
- Are you accessing your network of colleagues and friends to find presentation opportunities outside the classroom?
Always Ask Yourself