Functions and Categories

For anyone working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, this one is for you!  I work with students in two different self-contained ASD classrooms.  I am always looking for ways to expand the students’ utterances when talking about items.  I have found that talking about category and function is a great way to expand utterance length as well as working on some semantic skills.

I created Functions and Categories to target exactly that- functions and categories!  There are 28 item cards, 7 function cards, and 7 category cards. These cards fit onto the visual sentence templates. I recommend using velcro to attach the cards to the sentence strip.

You can make function sentences:

You can make category sentences:

Here are some pictures of a student using this activity:


Please check this activity out here:
Functions and Categories

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