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Specific Language Therapy Ideas – Part One

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1)  2) categories preview 3) clauses phrases expanding sentence length preview 4) comparatives and superlatives preview

1) Attributes and Functions PDF;     2) Categories PDF ;     3) Clauses, Phrases and Expanding Sentences PDF;     4) Comparatives and Superlatives PDF

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Objective Language Therapy

There are several posts on my other blog – The Language Fix – on making language therapy objective, but because they’re scattered and hard to find, I’m combining the information into a page that can be accessed from the top menu.

Objective Language Therapy is an attempt to shift SLPs’ traditionally subjective, scattered approaches into an approach that can be used to know where language impaired kids are at and where they need to go.  Instead of statements like, “He’s doing better with making sentences,” Objective Language Therapy encourages objective statements like, “His use of age appropriate prepositions in sentences has increased from 20% to 90%.” or “He requires minimal cues to produce sentences with basic prepositions, an improvement from last year when he required extensive cueing.”

True, this approach is a little tricky to learn at first, but it works.  It removes the guesswork so long a part of language therapy.  It replaces the discomfort so many SLPs feel with language therapy with the knowledge that what we’re doing is really helping kids achieve their language goals, and when they’re not it tells us what exactly we need to change.  Anybody who’s comfortable with articulation therapy will recognize several of the same concepts that make it so comfortable, with the tweaks needed to accommodate language’s unique complexity and variety.  Objective Language Therapy transforms language therapy from an art to a science.

Best of all, it’s free!  Just click here to learn more.

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More Free Language Cards

Here’s some more language cards in PDF format.  This is the free sample available at Language Galore’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

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“Different” Language Cards

Click on the thumbnail for a preview image.  Click on the PDF links to get a higher resolution, printable copy.

1)   adjectives-basic-3 2) academic-nouns-later-2 3) antonyms-elem-2 4) comparatives-2 5) irregular-past-tense-basic-3 6) prepositions-later-3

1) adjectives basic PDF;  2) academic nouns PDF;  3) antonyms elementary PDF;  4) comparatives PDF;  5) irregular past tense verbs basic PDF; 6) prepositions later PDF

Why settle for these 48 cards, when you can have a complete set of almost 1,000 language cards, or over 2,000 speech and language cards over at Language Galore’s Teachers Pay Teachers site?  What’s even better is that all of these cards are available in single picture format, as well as in printable PDFs, so that they can easily be placed on a mobile device.  You can literally have more cards than you can find anywhere else, for much cheaper – all in the palm of your hand!

Check out the language cards:  tpt-diff-language-cards-preview-png or speech:  tpt-diff-speech-cards-preview-png

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Language Therapy Ideas – Attributes

I’m adding to these specific language therapy ideas on the individual pages, and making a large list over on The Language Fix blog.  It’s gonna be HUGE!  This is just the start…

Attributes/Functions

Catalog.  Get out a catalog. Talk about the items for sale.

Example statements:  “Why would somebody want a coat?” “It keeps you warm”. “Why do people buy wallets?”  “Why are those pillows so big?”  “What do you need umbrellas for?”  “Are those shoes big or little?”  “Does that blanket look comfortable?”  “Could I wear those gloves, or would they be too tight?”

Textbook.  Get out a textbook. Instruct student to describe vocabulary words at or below student’s level by using functions.

Example statements:  “What does a period do?”  “What is a shelter?”  “Why do bears have to hibernate?”  “What is a map?”  “Why would you need an index?”  “What was a covered wagon?” “What is the Constitution?”

Look around you. Describe functions of objects in your environment or of things commonly seen in offices. Take a walk, and describe functions of things seen in the hall out the window, etc.

Example statements:  “What is a stapler?” “It attaches papers together.” “What is a trash dumpster?” “It holds the building’s trash until the garbage men get it.”

Specific interests.  For example, for younger kids, talk about video games, television, or sports, or for older students talk about cooking, construction, or health care.  Discuss
specific interests.  Use the internet if needed.

Example statements:  “What does a cutting board do?” “What does a remote do?” “What do anesthesiologists do?”

Homework maker:  Create a list of from five to ten words at student’s level.  Write directions such as the following:  “Provide a function for each vocabulary word.”  Write helper next to a blank line for any helper to sign.  Provide individualized incentives for completed return.  For example:attribute-homework-example

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Basic Pronoun Zig Zags

Click on picture to view a small preview of each activity. Click on Doc or PDF to download worksheets in preferred format.

1) zig-zag-basic-pronoun-1-pic          2) zig-zag-basic-pronoun-2-pic

1) Doc  PDF;          2) Doc  PDF

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Free Online Multiple Meaning Words Pics

Check out this set of free multiple meaning word pictures that has just been added to Language Galore’s expanding free stuff section.

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Science Galore! Vocabulary Worksheets

This is a free sample of a huge pack of these just released on Teachers Pay Teachers!  The full pack has TONS more puzzles (116 total).  Many, many areas, including Astronomy, Energy, Measurement, Research, Machines, Discoveries, Technology, Chemistry, and Biology.  Do your part to reinforce critical STEM vocabulary – only 4 dollars for the complete set!

Science Vocabulary Worksheets

Click on picture to view a small preview of each activity. Click on Doc or PDF to download worksheets in preferred format.

Earth Science

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(1) ancient earth bullseye Doc PDF;     (2) ancient earth sentence maze Doc PDF;     (3) earth science sentence drop 1 Doc PDF;     (4) earth science sentence search 1 Doc ;    (5) meteorology bullseye Doc PDF;     (6) meteorology sentence maze Doc PDF;     (7) cumulative answers Doc PDF

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More Words That Work

I posted some of these earlier with helping verbs and adjectives.  Here’s some more, this time with adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns

adjectives 2 words that work adj 2PDF Doc;     prepositions 1 words that work prep 1 PDF Doc;     prepositions 2words that work prep 2 PDF Doc;     basic pronouns words that work basic pronounsPDF Doc

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Basic Concepts – Picture Pages

(The pictures are small preview images, and the words precede links to the documents in odt – Open Office – and PDF formats.)

1)positional concepts;    2)quantity concepts;    3)sequence concepts;    4)time concepts

1) positional concepts odt pdf; 2) quantity concepts odt pdf; 3) sequence concepts odt pdf; 4) time concepts odt pdf

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