Understanding and demonstrating categorization is a key part of language development. Knowing how things ( words, items, etc ) can be grouped is essential to building vocabulary and daily living.
Over years of observation, I observed a trend. We often don’t address the limited vocabulary that comes with categorization difficulties. While we focus on teaching how to find the commonalities between items, we can overlook the need to address the labels of a lot of the times in the group.
This resource helps you to address vocabulary related to commonly taught categories.
The process of categorizing takes seconds for a person without a language disorder since their brain is already set up to execute this task in the proper way. Our students need help to make this process become fluid. A study by LaTourette and Waxman 2018, showed that providing toddlers with just two labeled examples from a category was sufficient in initiating the process of object categorization and allowed them to add unlabeled items to their categories.
This freebie provides you with the visuals and directions to help students learn different items within a common category ( tools ) in a way that sticks!