Although not every family will be celebrating Christmas, it is a major holiday during the month of December. There are many non-religious ways to embrace the celebration during sessions. As always, think about your students and their practices when deciding what to incorporate. Mix in some information about Chanukah (which started the night before Thanksgiving this year), and also utilize items about Kwanza. There are always great books on all of the celebrations, so check in to see what may be new and different. [click to continue…]
Turkeys are a symbol of Thanksgiving in the United States and children are well aware of this. Rather than focus on the meal, it can be fun to think outside of the box when incorporating turkeys into speech and language planning. [click to continue…]
The English language is not simple to learn and there can be many confusing rules. Imagine how this feels for a child that is primarily speaking another language at home. Speech and language goals for these children can often focus on articulation, focus on vocabulary, and increasing fluency in social situations. Kids also need to tackle items like words with multiple meanings. Enchanted Learning offers a nice list of homonyms/homophones to select words that may be hard for your individual students and to use with the activities below. [click to continue…]
The changing colors of leaves this time of year allow children to learn and explore the natural beauty. Sometimes using nature to inspire a lesson is a way to get children to talk about their environment and be creative at the same time. When they are actively engaged, they often forget that they are working on speech and language goals that you can incorporate into the lesson.
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There is a lot of excitement in the Bilingual Therapies offices as we gear up and get ready for the2013 ASHA convention in Chicago. If you are attending the convention this year, please be sure tovisit us in the Exhibit Hall (Booth 1316) and the Career Fair (Booth 1751). Here are some of us that you might meet:
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