Welcome back! Last time we met, we discussed the importance of helping our students/clients/children better understand objects' functions by acting them out. Today we will delve into our next descriptive quality: Appearances This one seems simple enough. When you ask a child to describe what something looks like, they can see a picture of the object … Continue reading Expanding Language: Appearances
Month: October 2016
Expanding Language: Functions
Continuing with our theme of expanding language understanding and use by exploring the various qualities of target vocabulary and ideas, today I give you a new activity exploring the quality: Functions This activity will help your students/clients/children to explore the various functions of the provided objects, or, in other words what the objects do. Let's return to our … Continue reading Expanding Language: Functions
Expanding Language: Category Sorter
Hello, friends! As promised, I've created an activity for you to target the first Expanding Expressions quality: Categories As a speech therapist, I often had my students describe words and ideas using the qualities I mentioned in the last post: category, function, appearance, composition, parts, location, and "what else." In doing so, they were able to … Continue reading Expanding Language: Category Sorter
Expanding Expressions – Language Therapy
Calling all moms, dads, speech therapists, and teachers alike! I'd like to share one of the most dynamic tools I learned about in my speech pathology master's program. The technical name for the program is the Expanding Expressions Tool. Figure 1 Essentially EET (Expanding Expressions Tool) uses tactile/visual cueing to help students and speech therapy … Continue reading Expanding Expressions – Language Therapy
Extra Edition: Lifeonaire
The central purpose for this website is to share speech therapy ideas, knowledge, research, and inspiration. I have decided, however, that I would also like to share on my other passions in life, namely: faith, family, and real-estate. A recent discovery of mine encompases all three of these: Lifeonaire. Picture from: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R9R3Q2G/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 One of the … Continue reading Extra Edition: Lifeonaire
In the Beginning . . .
Welcome! As we are all new here, why don't we start by introducing ourselves. I'm Ashley. Brand-spanking new mom, wife, daughter of God, speech-language pathologist, and real estate investor. I'm starting this site for a few reasons, the foremost of which being that I miss my practice. I've always known that I wanted to be … Continue reading In the Beginning . . .