Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
I am honored to have been selected as one of the Top 100
Speech and Language Blogs and Websites for 2016, and thankful to return from the 2015 list.
Check out my colleagues sites by following the link to Kidmunicate .
The sites are wonderful resources for professionals and parents alike and grouped into the following categories-
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Here is a great suggestion from N. Thompson at L2L http://www.listening2learn.com
Nan recommends preparing for your child's visit with Santa
by brainstorming of questions to ask him
beyond the typical wish list.
Holiday baking with children is a rich experience for listening and spoken language. Children love to measure, pour, stir and decorate. While it is messy, you are building memories alongside listening and spoken language skills.
Cooking Up Therapy is a blog post by a fellow AVT Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT who wrote, "Whatever your child needs to work on, you can target it in cooking with just a little bit of thought and preparation."
I recall one December when our daughters Kara and Joy were young baking a variety of cookies for Christmas. I don't recall the recipes or how the baked goods tasted, but we still talk about how Joy couldn't keep the beaters in the bowl and the flour and dough covered counters. Kara laughs about burning up two hand held mixers that year with all the mixing and beating. I wish I would have bought a Kitchenaid mixer back then. Today, I rarely bake, but both our daughters are married and love their Kitchenaids!
As an AVT, there was always lots of talking going on in my kitchen. Sweet Joy told me on many occasions, "Please Mom, I'm not one of 'the kids' you see for therapy." which was her way of asking me to hush! Oh, the memories.
There are many toys to carry over holiday cooking and baking Christmas cookies through imaginative play. Many would make great gift ideas. Go to HomemadeSpeech to view cookie toys that can help foster listening and spoken learning.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Click HERE to download the December Listening and Spoken Language printable calendar from the Moog School. It provides daily suggestions that Auditory-Verbal families will find helpful.
Two Ways To Play:
1. One player peeks at the hidden object and describes the item in the stocking for the other players. This targets a wide range of spoken language goals including descriptive skills, use of adjectives and expressive language.
This game can be purchased for $2.25