A matrix board can be a versatile therapy activity and easily adapted to the needs of individual students.
Students learn to converge an intersection from vertical and horizontal points. There are opportunities for both receptive and expressive practice.
It’s an optimal closed set structured listening task for children who have recently received a cochlear implant or who are learning to listen or extend auditory memory.
Auditory attention and memory can be expanded as the child’s skill level grows by creating longer cues. Matrix boards are also a great way to structure simple sentence formulation, story telling and a wide variety of syntactic structures including verb tense, subject-verb agreement and use of articles.
Picture cards are included that show a person and an object. The speaker needs to identify the size + color + object for the listener to find. For example, The big blue owl. The listener uses a star token (also included) and places it on the matrix board at the intersection of the big owl and blue square. Written task cards are included for readers. These cards contain a complete sentence including a size + color + owl, that eats a size + color + apple (ie, The big blue owl eats the small green apple). One token would be placed on the intersection of the correct owl and another token on the intersection for the correct apple.
Use of different carrier phrases can be created to target different verb tense or other grammatical structures of your choice.
This can also be printed in duplicate and used as a barrier game or battleship type guessing game using the same type of grammatical structures.
This product contains:
colored matrix board
Other Matrix Board Products by Language Launchers:
Person + Time + Place Matrix
Easy Color + Vehicle Matrix
Subject + Verb + Object Matrix