“Inspiration Station” Presenters will share an idea, activity, or materials that they have used to develop listening and spoken language therapy and in auditory rehabilitation. Attendees will flow through the room of table presentations. Join in the energy! Join in the fun!
Auditory Processing, Auditory Memory, Auditory Integration - Targeting Categories For Effective Listening and Spoken Language Skills
Information that can be organized in some manner is most easily retrieved. The organization of words into categories provides effective neural “hooks” for retrieval and an effective “filing cabinets” for storage. The use of categories is especially relevant to auditory memory. Short-term auditory memory relies on techniques such as chunking, while auditory association is key to long-term memory.
Chunking and association both use categories. Learning categories help children in describing related words, allowing for more effectively listening and spoken language skills with robust vocabulary.
Click HERE if you want to check out this BuildaBurger Categories Freebie game
that was created by: Maureen Wilson M.S., CCC-SLP, author of The Speech Bubble.
I recently purchased a Summer Themed game as I wanted something new in therapy not that I needed any new summer materials. ;-) These versatile 54 fun summer themed conversation cards can be used to target many goals of the various kiddos I see for AVT, auditory-based therapy, and even APD therapy. Click HERE if you want to check out this game that was created by: High-Heel Speechie
Would You Rather? questions are great fun for higher level listeners
or those with an auditory processing disorder.
Present these intriguing questions through hearing alone to target auditory memory, auditory processing and comprehension abilities. This activity is great for practicing critical thinking because they require the listener to evaluate two different, but seemingly equally appealing (or unappealing) options and choose one. Expressive language skills are expanded as their choice is explained and defended.