We had such a great day creating candy heart movie quotes. The kids thought is was a blast and they were so creative. There was a lot of spontaneous speech with great opportunities for language, articulation, and social skills all in a fun and natural, not contrived way. It was fun to be had by […]
So I’ve been talking with my social groups about appropriate vs inappropriate comments. We’ve looked at video clips, talked about situations, talked about what a filter is, etc. I got to thinking….. I need an easier way to refer to this topic with them during the course of conversations, in the hallway, during Lunch Bunch, […]
Here are some items that I have in my “Speech Brain” binder that I use to start the year off on the right foot: census list that the district usually gives, modified for my needs. I make sure it includes the child’s name, date of birth, student ID number, grade, teacher, IEP date, eval date, […]
No More Babytalk! Our little babies that we love and adore are so cute. You just wanna pinch those cheeks and squeeze them tight. Coo and ooooh and ahhhhhh over them, but please no babytalk! These mini versions of us, are blank slates. They learn everything from us. The Good, the Bad, and the Babytalk. […]
Reading to your children. When reading to your little ones. Read with energy, read with emphasis, read with learning in mind. Have your child label characters, animals, and items. Ask them questions regarding what has happened, what’s happening, and what might happen next. Predicting is a vital skill to learn. Teach it early. […]
Playing Jenga is a great social activity with kids. Turn-taking, social requests, initiating, and cooperative play are all easy to work on, just to name a few.