Monthly Archives: July 2017

Is this a good conversation?

This is a great video from The Big Bang Theory about turn taking and listening to your partner. Show it to your child and ask them the following questions:

  • Are they talking about the same topic?
  • Is this conversation going well? Why or why not?
  • How Leonard is feeling when Sheldon doesn’t listen?
  • How is Sheldon feeling during the conversation?
  • What should Sheldon do differently?

Bean Bag Toss

Here is a game you can set up while you are practicing your child’s goals. For example, if they say their sound correctly, they get a turn to make it in the bowl for points. If they say a complete, grammatically correct sentence, they take a turn, etc. Whoever has the most points, wins! You could use this game with almost any goal to motivate your child to practice.

Smithsonian Tween Tribune Website

This website offers current events articles that are available at different reading levels.   These reading passages could be used for articulation and fluency practice. Students can also practice self-monitoring their articulation when reading. You could also use the articles to practice answering questions and retelling stories in the correct sequence or with correct grammar!