A How-to Guide for creating This is Me storiesAuthor: Ivymount Outreach Programs
This is Me: A Self-Advocacy Tool is a customized, electronic tool developed by a student with their teacher, speech language pathologist, and/or educational team. The tool uses a story creation application that is easy to program and contains information about the student’s strengths, interests, and preferences, as well as strategies and supports the student uses in the areas of communication, self-advocacy, executive function, and behavior. Each page of the story has a picture or video illustrating the strategy. This is Me stories are designed to be developed and shared by students with intellectual disabilities (ID) and autism spectrum disabilities (ASD) who also experience expressive, receptive, and/or pragmatic communication difficulties. We have developed a "how-to" guide for creating This is Me stories. Download now to get started!