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What to Teach: Use a Roadmap!

Communication is complex. It includes not only the content, or the what, of communication but also what the person means to say and how they say it. There are many pieces of information that need to be considered regarding what and how to teach communication. Every IEP Team is required to consider the student's need for communication. When the team considers communication needs, the process should involve consideration of the skills the student needs to learn to communicate effectively as well as the means for how the student may best communicate.

In knowing what to teach, there are four areas that must be considered:


To learn more about each of these areas, please click on the circles below.


Graphic with four circles, three of
     	  which link to another page. Top circle links to 
          'Assessment.' Bottom left circle links to 'Modes of Communication.'
          Bottom right circle links to 'Functions of Communication.' Circle labeled 'Assessment.' 
               Click this circle to go to the Assessment page. Circle labeled 'Modes and AAC.' 
          	   Click this circle to go to the Modes of Communication page. Circle labeled 'Functions.' 
               Click this circle to go to the Functions of Communication page.
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