My plan is to continue to gradually fade out the numbers until my students' have the whole phone number memorized. `
Here is a screenshot of the keyboard. I have my kids practice dialing their phone number, and then let them press "call." You can set it up to have a fake person answer, but I usually just set it up so it rings with no-one answering. I feel like having a fake person answer may just confuse them. Eventually, I want to set it up so they can actually call their parents from my phone and have a brief conversation. It is so hard to get everything covered during a day's work...academics, communication, behavior management, and life skills. Whew! I'm pooped...how is it only Tuesday?