DISTANCE LEARNING OVERVIEW FOR SPEECH & LANGUAGE STUDENTS
This page will provide a general guide to target your child’s specific speech/language goals via distant learning. It will help you maintain your child’s speech/language skills.
Please refer to your child’s individualized education program (IEP) or Articulation Treatment Plan (ATP) to familiarize yourself with goals that are being worked on during therapy sessions. It provides assistance to help you select meaningful activities to best meet your child’s needs.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email me.
Carrie Gordon, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Central Bucks School District
Jamison Elementary School
School is not in session….What do we do now?
Jamison Elementary School
Articulation Of Speech Sounds...
- The focus of articulation therapy is to increase awareness of the target sound in words and getting a high number of correct productions.
- You can use the worksheets in your child's speech/language folder for extra practice of speech sound production, or you could use these Word Lists
- You can make things fun by using some of the ideas provided in link above under the distance learning overview.
- This Articulation Calendar gives ideas of ways to practice your speech sounds for each day of the week for which we are not in school.
- Mommy Speech Therapy. This website has additional articulation lists Mommy Speech Therapy Link
Receptive / Expressive Language...
- Exact language skills targeted in your child’s IEP will vary, but may include things like increasing overall understanding & use of vocabulary words, answering & asking WH questions, understanding how items go together in categories, understanding how two things are similar and different, using correct verb tenses, expanding the length of sentences, describing, and more.
- You can use the worksheets in your child's speech/language folder for extra practice or review of language skills.
- You can embed language skills into daily activities like reading, conversation and games (see the link provided in the speech and language overview above).
- This Language Calendar (geared toward k-2 students) gives ways to practice receptive and language skills for each day of the week for which we are not in school.
- This Language Calendar (geared toward grade 2-4 students) gives ways to practice receptive and language skills for each day of the week for which we are not in school.
- This March Language Calendar (geared toward grade 3-6 students) gives ways to practice receptive and language skills for each day of the week for which we are not in school.
- The following actvities can be used for both receptive and expressive language skills. These are geared towards early elementary students and students on the autism spectrum.
- Times of change, excitement or lack of structure can be especially trying on people who stutter. You may notice an increase in disfluency during this school closure. The most important thing to do over this time of distance learning is provide your child a fluency-enhancing environment. This includes reducing your own rate of speech, providing wait-time to allow your child to think and communicate his or her thoughts, maintain eye contact with your child- even through a moment of stuttering, and establish conversational turn-taking for your child, especially if he or she has siblings who compete for speaking time.
- Allow your child the opportunity to practice his or her fluency skills using their strategies once per day. You can have them summarize a book, movie or tv show, talk about their day, or read aloud from a book of choice. The specific strategies that your child is learning about in speech therapy may be found in his or her speech folder.
- This Fluency Calendar provides an activity to practice fluency skills for each day of the month.
Pragmatic (Social) Language...
- Pragmatic language skills typically focus on asking and answering questions, topic maintenance, taking turns in conversation, making predictions, and inferring others' thoughts and feelings.
- Some of my favorite ways to target social language skills is through the use of wordless books and movies. Check out these silent Simon's Cat videos, or this list of Wordless Books You can also use books from your own home library, or can even find books on epic or youtube! When reading wordless books or playing wordless videos, pause and direct your child's attention to the character's body language and facial expressions. Ask him or her what they think the character may be feeling. Describe what their body and face is doing that helps lead you to that conclusion. Ask your child to make a prediction about why the character feels that way, or what they think the character may do next.
- This Social Language Calendar also provides daily ideas to foster social communication throughout the month.
- These Emotion Cards can be printed and cut out. (1)Describe the emotion. (2) Why does the person feel that way? (3) What could he/she do next?
- Additional Social Stories on the COVID-19 in multiple languages: COVID-19 Social Stories Multiple Languages
Story Line Online click here
A website that has celebrities reading children books online.
Time For Kids :
Time for Kids is free till June 2020
VOOKS: Parents can sign up for a FREE month trial.
Have you guys heard of Vooks?? It brings books to life through animation! Your child’s favorite characters are suddenly animated. It’s a good way to make screen time educational.
Fluency and Fitness:
Parents can sign up for a 3-week FREE trial
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Social Story: Autism Educator
Amazing Educational Resources: Click Here
They createad a google sheet with a list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings
Scholastic Learn at Home Website: scholastic learn at home
The Resources on this page were provided with permission by:
- @Speech Rocks
- @Miss V's Speech World