Advance Notice to Prepare for Participation
Advance notification of extended class participation allows students who use augmentative communication devices to prepare and bring communication devices with them to class. Advance notice also allows students with verbal production difficulties or anxiety time to prepare and implement strategies. Knowing participation expectations at least one class period in advance allows these students to better prepare and fully participate in class activities.
Related Functional Characteristics
Production (Verbal) : Advance notice allows a student with verbal production problems to prepare for verbal class activities such as speeches.
Fluid Reasoning : Advance notice allows students with fluid reasoning deficits to prepare and process information that will allow them to do inductive and deductive reasoning for a novel problem or task.
Word Finding : Advance notice provides time for students to prepare and use strategies (e.g. notecards, list of words) to minimize word finding difficulty.
Intelligibility : Advance notice provides time for students to prepare and implement strategies that will improve their intelligibility (e.g. writing out what they will say or use an assistive communication device).
Articulation : Providing notice for participation allows students with articulation problems to prepare ahead of time for group activities or discussion.
Anxiety : Advance notice provides time for students to prepare and implement strategies to reduce stress and anxiety related to answering questions or other class participation.
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