Visual Syntax in Basic and Expanded Sentences is based on using elements of phonemic awareness as a strategy to establish and expand the expressive language of emerging communicators. This version includes the four basic sentence structures included in Visual Syntax in Sentences, yet expands sentence elements with conjunctions, adjectives and subordinate clauses.
Eight sentence structures are provided—print all four pages of Visual Syntax in Basic and Expanded Sentences, adhere the corresponding pages back-to-back in order to match sentence structures with the shape strips. Cut apart the strips [along the dashed lines]; then laminate the 8 sentence strips separately or, keep each page intact.
The targeted sentence strip should be presented in unison with picture stimuli in order to model, reinforce, and later enable self-monitoring of syntactical elements. The clinician points to each shape in unison with verbal sentence production [“The boy is climbing a ladder.”]
In order to facilitate independence, these sentence strips can be duplicated and placed within the student’s classroom—on desks, worktables, and on boards/walls…