Creating A Learning Rich Environment for Language Delayed Preschoolers
This 40-page presentation provides suggestions on how to facilitate further language development in language delayed/impaired preschoolers at home/school in conjunction with existing outpatient, school, or private practice-based speech-language services.
It discusses parental implementation strategies as well as lists useful materials, books, and websites of interest.
Use self or purchase to explain and distribute this material to caregivers/educators
- The importance of daily routines
- The importance of following the child’s lead
- Strategies for expanding the child’s language
- Parallel Talk
- Use of Praise
- A Word About Rewards
- How to Begin
- How to Arrange the environment
- Who is directing the show?
- Strategies for facilitating attention
- Providing Reinforcement
- Core vocabulary for listening and expression
- A word on teaching vocabulary order
- Teaching Basic Concepts
- Let’s Sing and Dance
- Popular toys for young language-impaired preschoolers (3-4 years old)
- The Versatility of Bingo (older preschoolers)
- Books, Books, Books
- Book reading can be an art form
- Using Specific Story Prompts
- Focus on Story Characters and Setting
- Story Sequencing
- More Complex Book Interactions
- Teaching vocabulary of feelings and emotions
- Select favorite authors perfect for Pre-K
- Finding Intervention Materials Online The Easy Way
- Free Arts and Crafts Activities Anyone?
- Helpful Resources
The tutorial is just what I was looking for a “high level overview, but simple and to the point. I have four year old son that is non-verbal. He attends Pre-K, O.T and Speech since he was three. Which all has helped tremendously. Regrettably I feel as If I have not done my part at home. But now with your tutorial I am confident that this will enable us to structure a meaningful learning environment at home. Thanks!
Best Regards, Theresa
Warrensville Hts, OH