Spelling to Communicate
Spelling to Communicate is used as an alternative means of communication (AAC) for individuals with Autism and other motor challenges. All forms of communication require motor. This method takes the fine motor out of speech and brings it to gross motor by teaching purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell. As motor skills improve through consistent practice, students progress from pointing to letters on letter boards to spell to typing on a keyboard. Communication moves from concrete to abstract as motor skills progress.