This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
Learning to respond to one’s name is more than just recognizing a word: it means developing one’s self-concept. This activity teaches students to understand and recognize their name, which in turn allows them easier participation in group activities and turn-taking in structured activities. Lessons include Concept Development, English Language Arts, Social Skills and Independent Living Skills.