[NO PRINT & NO PREP / Telepractice & In-Person]
your students build receptive language skills by following single-step directions containing basic concepts. Find the...descriptors (i.e. white, yellow, brown,. biggest/smallest, darkest/lightest, tallest/shortest, longest, round, stripes, spots, thin/fat, long, pointy), quantities (i.e. more/less, most/least, almost gone), spatial relationships and positions (i.e. closest/farthest, highest/lowest, midway, beside, on, in front/behind, under, top/bottom, up/down, left/right, middle, upside down), and identify what items are the same/different...to complete basic written/spoken directions.
CLINICAL TARGET MASH-UP:
Head down to the “text-free zone” where pictures are presented with a light background which lends itself well to digital annotation. Ask your students to carry out oral directions (containing your choice of targets!) using a digital marker.
Vocabulary targets include animals, food, and tools. Once you find the target that fits the description (i.e. the cow with spots), students can practice using negation (“The chicken DOESN’T have spots) to express contrasts. Discussion of a variety of similarities/differences between targeted items can ensue.