Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4. But wait! There is spring break to talk about. And what about the craziness going on in Washington?Health care, tax reform, Supreme Court hearings… There are also new curriculum words to practice. Bottom line, there are many topics on the minds of our language therapy clients. It is important to individualize and anticipate the vocabulary each will need to retrieve. This is a great time to create a homework assignment! Ask each of your speech kids to come up with 3 words they may need to retrieve quickly in the week ahead. What better way to promote awareness and self-advocacy than to have them think of their own cues.
Encourage them to come up with their own mnemonic cues (hint: here is the process – http://www.wordfindingforkids.com/an-endorsement-from-the-word-finding-guru/).
I also wrote a dialog for kids to practice some of the words they will need for a spring break journey into Chicago. http://www.wordfindingforkids.com/spring-break-word-finding-dialog/. Maybe it will spark some ideas to come up with a dialog of your own! If so, please share! I would love to publish some of your own mnemonic cues and therapy ideas.