We see many students in speech-language therapy, who have difficulty with categorizing; especially as the categories get less concrete and more conceptual. Often a student who can name 3 animals cannot name 3 oval things, or 3 green things, or 3 things that are found in a cave. (I’m not sure where that last one came from.) Categorizing is an important language skill for all students to develop. Our understanding of vocabulary - which we need for reading comprehension, ... Read More about Susan Berkowitz’s Free Sample of a Cool Language Categorizing Activity
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Halloween is over. Can Thanksgiving be far behind? As discussions in class, in speech therapy, and at home turn to all things Pilgrim, Native American and turkey, do your nonverbal or minimally verbal students have the vocabulary they need to join in? Activity-Based or topic-based communication boards are never a substitute for a complete alternative-augmentative communication (AAC) system, but they can come in handy when the AAC system doesn’t have a robust vocabulary or ... Read More about Susan Berkowitz’s Free Thanksgiving Picture Communication Board
Teach words that have multiple meanings with this cute interactive activity and poster. Hoot Owl Homonyms Freebie Building strong vocabulary skills is essential to reading comprehension. Homonyms are words that sound the same, but have different meanings. Homophones are a type of homonym. They are words that sound alike and have different meanings, but are also but are spelled differently, such as "ant" and "aunt". Your students will learn homophones as they ... Read More about Multiple Meaning Fun with Hoot Owl Homonyms and Homophones
October Means Monsters and Halloween Fun. What begins with the M sound? Here's a little cut and paste activity to work on practicing identification and isolation of initial sounds. This cute monster helps teach phonemic awareness of initial 'M'. Early phonological and phonemic awareness skills are so important for learning to read and spell. Young children need plenty of practice listening for initial sounds. This activity is no-prep for classroom or speech therapy. Enjoy ... Read More about What begins with M? Monster!
Whether you are teaching phonemic awareness, letter sounds or articulation in speech therapy, sometimes you need a book that repeats words with your sound over and over. Download the list in my store. This list is sorted by phoneme. What a time-saver! Don't spend countless hours hunting in the library for a sound-loaded book. Click HERE to download my Sound-Loaded Storybook List Click HERE to read more about how I use these books in speech therapy on my blog, Speech Sprouts. Read ... Read More about Need a Storybook That Emphasizes a Specific Phoneme? Find It In This List!