Winter in the Speech Room!!

The fall is gone and winter is upon us.  I am hoping for lots of snow and plan to spend some time outside playing with my dog, hiking, and skiing.  After the holidays, it is nice to settle back into a routine.  I have chosen some fun books and games to enjoy during the winter months.  Repeated readings of the same books are great, and allow beginning readers to feel more confident.  Please feel free to contact me at the school or by email if you have questions or would just like an update.  Our next parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for March 9th. I will be at Franklin Ave. Elementary on that afternoon.  Please feel free to call and set up an appointment.

Highlighted books for the month include "The Mitten" by Jan Brett, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff, and “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner .  All the stories are beautifully illustrated, and allow for targeting of speech and language objectives.

Targeted Objectives include:

  • Sequencing
  • use of ordinal concepts (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.)
  • action words
  • comprehension- question responding
  • ·vocabulary
  • story grammar- characters, setting, problem, actions, solutions

Highlighted game for the month is “Scattegories Junior”.  This game is great for the older students and challenges their ability to generate items in categories using specific letters.  I spy is always a fun activity to do with all age groups and develops use of describing words such as colors, size, shape and function.

Thanks for all you do!

Noreen Little, SLP