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Keywords: Community Outings, Communication in the school setting
Subject(s): Social Skills, Special Needs
Grades 6 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Stratford Jr Sr High School, Stratford, WI
Planned By: Todd Schoenherr
Original Author: Todd Schoenherr, Stratford
Students are required to communicate their needs, with staff, while out in the community setting.
They order food, make proper change to pay for food and are able to count the change they receive.

Students make a grocery list at school and shop at a local grocery store. They purchase food for their cooking class that they have at school.
They have to pay for their groceries and communicate with people.

We need IPADS or some other form of technology for these non-verbal students to communicate with people in the community. Unfortunately parents of these students as well as the school district can't afford this kind of technology. We would like these students to be current on the advanced technology that is available.
Our students are using paper pictures to communicate with staff. Limited budget and a small school district can't afford to buy IPADS for these students.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Students could use these IPADS to communicate with staff throughout their entire day.
Students could use these IPADS all day for a variety of educational activities.
Materials: Mobile Labs, Clip Art, Autism, Speech and Language
Other Items: 5 IPADS, $400.00 each, total of $2000.00