My SLP buddy assigned one student be the "teacher" and use her augmentative communication device/software to guide her classmates in the steps for making s'mores. They were a big hit! My colleague was able to elicit lots of language and I was able to observe a variety of grasp patterns and note different students' reaction to the materials used. Most of these high schoolers in a program for students with autism guessed what we were making right away.
|We worked with two students at a time--one was the "teacher" giving directions and one was the cook/baker.|
Unique grasp of the spoon, eh?
|Note the interesting "backhand" method of emptying the spoon.|
|A few minutes on bake, then we switched it to broil for a minute. Students caught on to asking for the "spatula."|
|One student preferred a non-baked s'more, since the marshmallows and chocolate became sticky when heated.|
|We added a graham cracker to the top once the s'mores came out of the oven, but let them cool for a few minutes before gobbling them up.|
|Marshmallow first on the graham cracker, then chocolate chips. Did you know that some chips are processed in plants where nuts are also processed?|