A word map is a visual organizer that promotes vocabulary development. Using a graphic organizer, students think about terms or concepts in several ways. Most word map organizers engage students in developing a definition, synonyms, antonyms, and a picture for a given vocabulary word or concept. Enhancing students' vocabulary is important to developing their reading comprehension.
"A sensory based approach to communication and assistive technology for people with signifcant sensory motor differences, developmental differences and autism." Everyone communicates in some way. It is our challenge to recognize that communication and respond to it!
Oral to Written Language Continuum - Children of the Code - language problem--> reading problem-->language problem-->behavior problem-->student lack of ability-->harm self-esteem lack of automaticity=domino effect, comprehension