Today I am exited to tell you about the new product I created in honor of Better Speech and Hearing Month.
It is a 45 slide presentation created for speech language pathologists to explain the connection between late language development and the risk of social emotional disturbances in young children 18 months- 6 years of age.
Explain the connection between late language development and social emotional functioning
Describe manifestations of emotional behavioral difficulties in young children with language deficits
List formal and informal assessments relevant to toddlers and preschoolers
Explain why the warning signs of significant emotional behavioral manifestations in young children warrant a referral to related professionals
I don’t about you but I am always looking for visually based social language materials for my clients. Luckily, even with a non-existent budget social skills materials are fairly easy to create. All you need is to locate a few relevant photos with faintly ambiguous scenarios and punctuate them by relevant to the scenarios questions.
Voilà! Your materials are ready for use. It really is that easy. Want to take a look at a one such material in action? Then check out the Multiple Interpretations Social Language Freebie I created specially for you. Click on the image below to get to my Facebook Page. There click on the Free Downloads Tab located on the top right corner and check it out for yourself.
Back in late February I did a guest post for Teach Speech 365. In case you missed it I am running it again on my blog since spring is now in full bloom!
Spring is here and there are many fun therapy activities you can do with your preschool and school aged clients during this time of year. Now, while many of my colleagues are great at creating their own therapy materials, I am personally not that handy. If you are like me, it’s perfectly okay since there are plenty of free materials that you can find online and adopt for your speech language purposes.
Making Friends, an online craft store, and Boggles World, an online ESL teacher resource, are two such websites, which have a number of ready-made materials, crafts, flashcards, and worksheets that can be adapted for speech language therapy purposes. One of my personal favorites from both sites is bingo. I actually find it to be a pretty versatile activity, which can be used in a number of different ways in the speech room.