Friday, May 9, 2014

Picture Schedule with Timer

Using a simple picture schedule, the client can assist in creating the order of events for the therapy session (or the same order can be used each session). Once that order is determined, transitioning from one item to the next can become predictable through consistent use of a timer.  Each time the timer rings it is time to put the activity away, move the picture for that task from the "to do" to the "done" column, reset the timer and move on to the next activity.

Submitted by Lamar University Speech-Language Pathology student Jenna Lappi.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Story Recall, Vocabulary, and Prepositions with Splishy Sploshy

Using a decorated box, adhesive characters and objects, the client was scaffolded during follow-up story-related activities to increase sequencing, preposition usage, description, and vocabulary skills.

This activity was based on Joy Cowley's book Splishy Sploshy.

Submitted by Lamar University Speech-Language Pathology graduate clinician Tuyetvan Pham.