|Sight Words & Pictures - Edmark Words, Boardmaker Pics|
**Many students who are non-verbal are not challenged to their fullest potential. I initially made these cards with words and pictures to see if my students who could not speak were actually reading the words. To my great enjoyment 2 of my kiddos had been introduced to language enough that they had a large sight word vocabulary. When you are working with a child who is non-verbal you can ask them to hand you a particular word to check for receptive understanding and then you can have them match the word and picture together to check for expressive language. This is an amazing skill because it opens doors for children who are non-verbal. This skill plays into AAC (Augmentative Alternative Communication), social skills, self esteem, and so much more. Make sure you are always pushing the boundaries of your students. Just because a child cannot verbalize does not mean that they are not understanding. You just have to find the way for them to express what they know.