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Posted on October 14, 2019 7:58 pm
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Samantha Rey
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How to Assess a Non-Verbal Student
I am in a high school ESE classroom right now for my internship. How do I assess a student who is non-verbal, in a wheelchair, and struggles with their fine motor skills?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 17, 2020 5:53 pm

Desiree Boyd
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Learning to read eyes is a great tool for students who struggle in this area; Blink once for yes, blink twice for no. Using an assistive technology tool that can be connected to his/her wheelchair that can be used with their hands just like a motor-wheelchair that may have the shaft stick.
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Posted February 22, 2020 3:59 pm

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This really depends on the students cognitive abilities. Non-verbal students can learn sign language. There is always eye gaze based on the pictures provided. You can also use Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). This would include devices such as speech tablet. There are devices such as BIGmack and step by step communication device. These are push to talk devices.
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Posted February 23, 2020 2:43 pm

Nykisha Davis
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Using assistive technology can help and most students' who are non-verbal have speech table devices that come w/ words and pictures that make it easier for you.
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Posted February 23, 2020 8:19 pm

yJyLep
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Assistive technology is great for this. For example, eye-tracking technology is good for students in wheelchairs. There are multiple programs and games online that can be used with eye-tracking technology. They are also fun and interactive.
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Posted February 24, 2020 2:56 am

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I would see if their is any type of technology that may help the student communicate more efficiently. Until then, you may have to create a table or cards that have basic words and statements that the student can point to in order to communicate.
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