Foundational Strategies for Literacy – Partner Assisted Scanning

This video discusses the concept of Partner Assisted Scanning, which involves a partner either verbalizing options or using a switch to run through each choice. The presenter recommends giving the same amount of wait time for all choices when presenting a student with a list of options. They provide an example of asking the student to brainstorm animals that might want to drive a bus, with the added complexity of having each animal’s name start with the letter “P”. The words are written and put into a chart, and the student is asked to hit the switch when they hear the animal they want. The presenter emphasizes the importance of giving the same amount of time for a response for each option to be fair. They conclude by encouraging viewers to have fun with the activity.