In the content posted for this week you read about the importance of and strategies for conversational exchanges, including pre-planned social scripts. You also had the opportunity to review a few pre-planned social scripts. Although such scripts are especially relevant for beginning communicators, they can also be beneficial for more advanced communicators (see the file titled Self-Constructed Scripts.). Although both beginning communicators and advanced communicators could use sequential messaging devices for pre-planned social scripts, advanced communicators could also use more complex devices (again see the file titled Tip of the Month: Self-Constructed Scripts.).
This discussion question asks you to focus on on individual with whom you are working who has an AAC need or a hypothetical person if you are not working with anyone. For that individual, you need to develop a social script that includes the categories of a script as specified by Musselwhite and Burkhart:
- Attention getters
- Maintainers, holders, and interjections
- Turn transfers, and
Your script should be relevant for your target individual (or a hypothetical person) and can be an action script, classroom/work participation script, OR conversation script. Please be sure to tell us what type of script you are posting.
Also, be sure to discuss if you are using a pre-planned social script prepared and recorded by someone assisting the AAC user or if your target individual will be using a self-constructed script.
Student: For this assignment: My student is non-verbal and can’t use a tablet or computer by himself. He need assistance. Any script that you use will be okay.