The first weeks of school or focus is on school related vocabulary. Staff and student names are an important portion of the new vocabulary your children will learn. The staff in the Minc-T is Miss Sue, Miss Carmelita, Miss Stuart, Miss Mary (occupational therapist), Miss Mary (physical therapist), Miss Kristin (me, speech-language pathologist), and Miss Marla (school psychologist). The staff in the Minc-P include: Miss Jackie, Miss Shameek, Miss Lori, Miss Michelle, Miss Brittany (behavior specialist), Miss Sharon, Miss Mary (OT), Miss Kristin (SLP), and Miss Marla (school psychologist). Children need to know names in order to gain attention, request help, and greet. Another good way to gain attention is to tap someone, however, proximity sometimes eliminates that option.
Additional school vocabulary targeted includes school related materials. We targeted this skill using a video from the series Signing Times volume 13 "Welcome to School" Vocabulary included in the song "Hello Backpack" was especially highlighted (i.e., backpack, paper, scissors, glue, crayons, pencil, pen).