Sounds and Symbols

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Speech-Language Pathology with a Social Communication Emphasis
 
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Students identify whether an 1-3 sentence item is an example of sarcasm or an indirect request. Then the student explains what the person really meant or wanted.
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**Recommended for middle and high school students as it addresses problems such as depression, death of a loved one, and a friend reporting abuse. Please use with discretion. ** The first two pages address 16 problems that the student then rates
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For each example, the student reads the sentence aloud and then decides whether or not it is grammatically correct. If not, the student identifies it as missing a subject or predicate, including a "hanging dependent clause," or having mismatched
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This target has three sections: the bulls-eye indicates on-topic, the next ring out indicates that the speaker is wandering off-topic, and the outer ring indicates that the speaker is off-topic. Each section has 1-3 sentences to help you explain to
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Target: Pragmatics - identifying friends as either "true" or "false." "True" friends can then be categorized as "true, close" or "true, distant." Packet includes a "dictionary" of the 3 friend terms, a list of discussion questions (basic and
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2 activities targeting requesting information, a pragmatic language skill. Both require asking appropriate questions to obtain specific information. One activity requires a question and a follow-up question to obtain personal information, and the
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Target: cause and effect, perspective-taking, feelings Grab from your closet: colored pencils or markers This item includes **three** worksheets. They can be used together or separately. Worksheet 1: Print out a copy for each student. Read the
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This is the basis for a lesson plan, a worksheet, and/or a guide for discussion. It's geared for highly verbal students, especially those who have had a fair amount of social communication training, but who have trouble keeping their emotions from
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Population: upper elementary through middle school students Number of Students: 2-3 Targets: Following two-step, unfamiliar directions Directions: Read the included lesson plan. Print out one copy of the first two pages and two copies of the
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There are 10 pre-made worksheets, a 1 blank worksheet you can print and use with idioms of your choosing, and an answer key. Each worksheet targets one specific idiom (costs an arm and a leg, hitting the books, etc.) and consists of seven
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The first activity requires to read each sentence and identify it as literal or figurative language. If it is figurative language, the student must then identify it as a metaphor, simile, or idiom. The second activity is similar but uses famous
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I recommend laminating several of these graphic organizers so you can use them over and over in a group. This graphic organizer requires the student to answer the who, what, where, and/or when of a short story, then add up the key details to get
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This is a 17-question checklist for you to give to your students. They answer questions related to their ability to advocate, manage stress, problem-solve, and organize. It can be used to determine appropriate baselines or goals. It is in Word
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Students use a graphic organizer to describe objects and then determine whether they are the same or different. An example of how to fill out the graphic organizer and discuss the results with your students is also included.
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I am SO excited about this packet! It contains four lessons plus an introduction to the concepts. It's written in kid-friendly language, but intended for kids with average to above average verbal skills. The four lessons cover: -Even if feedback
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This "contract" explains what a fidget is and the rules for using one in class. It requires the student to get teachers' signatures in order to use it in their class. It is most useful when giving the student something special like Silly Putty so
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A person's social world is like an iceberg - about 10% of it is seen by others and 90% happens inside. It's important that we present that 10% in an expected way. This bundle includes two iceberg diagrams and an explanation of how to use each of
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This worksheet uses story grammar elements to analyze students' problem-solving thought process. They first have to identify the conflict, other "characters" in their story, and information about the setting that is important for a "reader" to know
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Each item consists of an expression in a sentence. The student must use one of four recommended context clues to identify the meaning of the word. After defining the expression, the student states which context clue she used. Then she uses the
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Identifying absurdities WITHOUT visual cues. Quick practice of reading, visualizing, and then identifying whether or not it could really happen.
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