Every Student

EXS1 - Expressive Communication - Choice Making, Requesting, Questioning, Commenting, Accepting & Rejecting

Choice Making & Requesting
  • Makes reflex vocalisations and/or actions
  • Smiles
  • Cries

 

Students currently working at a pre-intentional level should work toward intentional content.


  • Gains attention
  • Makes known a need or emotion
  • Makes a choice
  • Makes request with object in view
  • Makes known a need by giving a symbol or object in the here and now
  • Matches and selects representations of feelings
  • Makes an intentional choice
  • Makes a request with support
  • Identifies feelings
Commenting
  • Looks
  • Touches and reaches
  • Smiles

 

Students currently working at a pre-intentional level should work toward intentional content.


  • Recognises cause and effect
  • Interacts by changing facial expressions
  • Recognises photos, symbols and signs
  • Develops meaning into concepts e.g. waiting
  • Responds by changing facial expressions and body language
  • Makes intentional response
  • Generalises understanding of symbols and/or signs across settings
  • Engages with a communication partner using facial expressions and body language
  • Makes approximations to express a response
Accepting & Rejecting
  • Averts gaze
  • Looks
  • Smiles
  • Touches and reaches

 

Students currently working at a pre-intentional level should work toward intentional content.


  • Accepts/rejects using body language and/or vocalisations
  • Consistently uses appropriate behaviours to accept or reject
  • Identifies yes/no response and finished
  • Uses yes/no response and finished

 

Questioning
  • Looks
  • Touches and reaches

 

Students currently working at a pre-intentional level should work toward intentional content.


  • Gains attention of a communication partner by vocalising, body language, grasping an object
  • Identifies a communication partner
  • Makes approximations to ask questions in an appropriate context
  • Engages meaningfully with a communication partner
  • Makes approximations to ask questions