One of the most important things you can do is read daily to your child - stories, poems, etc. Also, Give your child time to listen when giving instructions. Be sure you have his/her attention & encourage a verbal or vocal response. Reward all efforts to talk. Follow up with clarification questions. (eg., "You were talking about the dog. What did he do next?") You may need to help re-phrase for a better model if sentences are simple.
***Take advantage of language stimulation opportunities in everyday living events. Talk about what you are doing, what you see and where you are going. Thinking out loud is one of the most powerful ways to build language connections and vocabulary.
I'm housed at the Middle School, but I also float around campus serving 4th-5th, Middle School & High School students. If you are at the Middle School, speech therapy will be Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are at the 4/5 bldg, your therapy will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please feel free to contact me either by phone or by e-mail with any questions or concerns regarding your child's speech and/or language program.
Looking to get some PI time? I am in need of a few supplies.
If you can fulfill any of these needs, I would be so appreciative. Just send the item into school with your child with a note stating the dollar amount and my name or Speech. Their classroom teacher will pass it along to me.
1. Ziploc bags in any size - gallon or quart or snack size