STEPS Manual - Communication Guide for ProxTalker & ProxPAD
The STEPS manual, written by the STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism in Cleveland, OH, outlines a new approach to introducing the ProxTalker and ProxPAD devices. This technical manual is meant to provide a step-by-step guide to communication training.
The STEPS Comprehensive Communication Manual divides communication training into three stages: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Beginning Communication Training focuses on the individual identifying needs and beginning vocabulary. Intermediate Communication Training focuses on using communication to interact with others and the environment for personal and academic needs, increasing vocabulary and expanding on the components of language. Advanced Communication Training focuses on using communication to interact with others, express thoughts and ideas, and have conversations while taking advantage of opportunities for appropriate social interactions with peers.