Autism & PDD Photo Cards: Asking Questions
By Jennifer Benoliel
Ages: 3-11 / Grades: Prek-6
Imagine your students asking socially appropriate questions! This photo set has large, uncluttered photos; simply written language prompts; a best-practice cuing hierarchy; and many of opportunities for repetition to make it happen.
The 240 straightforward scenes isolate a social situation and highlight the targeted question form for instruction. The photos are designed to elicit a genuine question since the answer to the desired question is not evident in the photo itself.
Each card includes one or two statements that describe the photo. An embedded cue guides the child’s initiation of the question.
Andrew hurt his knee. You want to know how he hurt it.
A three-level cuing hierarchy on the back of each card helps you phrase the stimulus to get the desired response. In the example below, the desired response is “Andrew, how did you hurt your knee?”
- Level 1: Ask Andrew a “how” question
- Level 2: Ask Andrew a “how did” question
- Level 3: Ask Andrew a “how did’ question to find out how he hurt his knee.
Children learn how to generate questions using names and pronouns, making the verbal exchange more like everyday life. The photo cards are arranged in the developmental order of question-asking skills:
- What – Ella, what is in your backpack?
- Where – Aya, where is your mommy?
- Who – Ahmed, who are you calling?
- Can/Will – Jackson, will you eat your salad?
- Do/Does/Did – Sarah, does your elbow hurt?
- Is/Are – Andrew, are you cold?
- Whose – Liam, whose birthday is it?
- Which One – Nate, which book will you read?
- Why – Karen, why are you covering your ears?
- How – Rachel, how do you make the cake?
- When – Callie, when will Nate get a turn?
Generalization activities are included for each question-form. The cards are designed for children on the autism spectrum, but they also work well for children with other language disorders and English Language Learners.
COMPLETE PRODUCT INCLUDES: 240, 5″ x 7″ double-sided, coated picture/stimuli cards and 11 instructor cards, all in a sturdy storage box. (©2011)