Visual Syntax in Sentences is based on using elements of phonemic awareness as a strategy to expand expressive language.
Four basic sentence structures are provided for emerging communicators—print both pages of Visual Syntax in Sentences, adhere the pages back-to-back in order to match sentence structures with the shape strips. Cut apart the strips [along the dashed lines], and then laminate the 4 sentence strips, separately.
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 board ledges…