Preschool Social Language Therapy

Tina K. Veale
  • Ages 2 - 5
  • Grades Toddler - K
  • Pages 174
  • Product Code 31673 ( MR #064758 )

Price $51.00

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Help your preschool child develop age-appropriate social language skills. This book is chock-full of functional, goal-directed activities and practical "know-how" in ten key areas of social language development.

This is a systematic program of goal-directed activities for preschool children with developmental delays and older children with severe to profound pragmatic deficits. These skill areas underpin social success:
• Social Referencing—eye referencing and joint attention
• Reciprocity—turn-taking in play and in communication
• Responding—following directions, reciprocating greetings, answering questions, and responding to comments
• Initiation—gaining attention of the listener and beginning an interaction
• Topicalization—topic maintenance, initiating a topic, and shifting topics
• Communicative Functions/Speech Acts—protesting, requesting, answering and asking questions, and making statements/comments
• Nonverbal Signaling—eye, voice, body, and space messages
• Cohesion—presupposition, eliminating redundancy, and communicative reference
• Comprehension Monitoring and Conversational Repair—inaccuracies in discourse, communication breakdowns, and conversational repair
• Discourse Modalities—descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and humorous discourse

There is a hierarchy of instructional objectives and corresponding activities for each skill area. The functional activities use:
• everyday objects and items
• environmental prompts
• reproducible therapy materials (cards, activities, social scripts, sequenced stories, visual organizers, etc.)

Each skill area has teaching helps:
• detailed explanations of the skills
• hallmarks and red flags in development
• prerequisite skills
• teaching and troubleshooting tips

  • Table of Contents

  • Copyright 2012