My Word Finder is a simple tool for students to use at home or in school to support word retrieval or word finding deficits.
It is important for students to learn how to retrieve information not present by thinking about larger groups and categories as a starting point.
As a SLP for more than 20 years and a mother of a child in Kindergarten, this tool helped my son (and students) think of words that began with a specific letter -- a lesson he was completing for Letter and Word Study. Instead of thinking of 6 words that began with the letter M by looking around our home, we were able to remain seated at the table, and use the group of pictures to guide our thinking. Prompting, "Let's think about toys that begin with M" elicited many more productive responses than teaching my own child to sit there and struggle with word retrieval.
Use these pictures with students who have communication delays or show signs of struggling with tasks that require recall.
Use for In-School use and for Homework assistance. Trust me, it works!
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