Imet with some friends recently to catch-up with our latest news and stories. Explaining about Christmas in Spain should be quite easy for me (Carmen) but I got stuck – I just couldn’t remember the words in English.
The game charades perhaps illustrates well how I felt. It also illustrates the difficulties often encountered in this particular area of SLCN (speech, language and communication needs).
Charades tests the difficulty of word absence – we must use gestures and facial expressions which illustrate the words. In terms of SLCN, I would say that this would fall under the umbrella of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), which has been researched since the 1950s.
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