Spark Cards: Sequencing and Language Building

Spark Cards: Sequencing and Language Building

The ability to sequence events in the correct order is an important foundation for a number of language skills. Sequencing is an important part of comprehension because it enables the child to map new information into a framework. Many of the children I work with,...
BOO! Core Vocabulary for kids with disabilities

BOO! Core Vocabulary for kids with disabilities

There is nothing children love more than hiding behind a curtain or under the table (often in plain view) in order to jump out a give you a fright. BOO!   Children who are able to hide in, on, behind or under something get to experience these words not only...
Tips to teach conversation

Tips to teach conversation

My previous post which you can find here, outlined the different elements that are needed to have a conversation. A breakdown in any one of these skills can impact on having a conversation. Spontaneous conversation is difficult to teach, because by its very nature, it...
The art of conversation

The art of conversation

Conversation relates to how we interact socially with others. Conversation is “the exchange of news and ideas between two or more people.” A speech-language therapist may refer to  conversational skills as pragmatics.  This is  the way people use language...