Don’t you just love when you find something while browsing the Internet that just lights up your whole brain?? I stumbled across a post from SmartMouthSLP.com that did just that! It’s all about a website, PlayPosit, that lets you create lessons – free! — using video from YouTube and other sources. I started exploring and my head just about exploded!
There are premade lessons for every subject imaginable that you can use, and you can make your own. In addition to social skills, as described in the SmartMouthSLP.com post, you can use this for predicting, inferencing, comprehension, narrative, answering questions — the possibilities for speech/language therapy are endless. There is built-in data collection, a bypass for school filters that block YouTube, and the ability to share your “bulbs” (video lessons) with others.
But then I got thinking….could this be used with AAC users to help them learn their systems, engage in conversation, comment and offer opinions, build core and fringe vocabulary, AND work on predicting, inferencing, comprehension, narrative, and answering questions? Oh, yes, it can! In just a short time, I was able to create a little video activity that works on all of those skills: Click HERE to view. How engaging is that??! Guess what my AAC users will be doing tomorrow?
Thank you, SmartMouthSLP, for alerting me to this amazing, stupendous, totally awesome resource!