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.
Essentially EET (Expanding Expressions Tool) uses tactile/visual cueing to help students and speech therapy patients to systematically expand ;o) their understanding of objects and ideas. The main tool is the string of colored beads that serves as the tactile/visual cue:
Each bead serves to cue a different quality:
- “Anything Else”
They can be used to expand understanding and use of vocabulary words, increase number of words used in a sentence (MLU), elaborate on main ideas in essays and paragraph-writing – the uses are virtually endless!
So, in conjunction with using this fabulous, dynamic tool – that you can purchase here – I’ve decided to create some tools to supplement – and provide them for your use!
Stay tuned for our next installment of Expanding Language: Category Sorter.
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