Happy after Thanksgiving day

27 Nov

I hope everyone has recovered from their feast.  I decided to give a new look to the site for the holidays.   My picture for the header didn’t fit well with the other color scheme.    I hope it doesn’t make anyone feel like they are in the wrong place.

I’ve added two more card groups to the sentence section.  One is for answering why questions and the other one for answering  when questions.  I have a few children that find these hard to answer particularly using temporal words such as before, after, and while.  I’ve also been using them with articulation kids to get a spontaneous response.  I hope it provides help with your therapy planning as we all get pretty busy this time of year.

Conference Week

14 Nov

We had parent teacher conferences this week and a day off for Veteran’s Day.  This meant we didn’t have our usual session of concept group.  Parents were given the back page of their child’s BOEHM test which explains the concepts they missed at the beginning of the year and suggestions for concept development.  There are always a few parents that are surprised that directional vocabulary is important along with counting and saying the  ABCs.   We’ll continue the concept groups again this next week.

I did add a few new things on the activity pages.  I added another set of animal association cards under the other set.  It seems to be a popular item when I look at how many times it has been downloaded.  I also added a comparison game I named “Will it Fit in a Jar?”   It’s similar to “In a Pickle”  but has pictures.  I have some kids whose reading ability prevented them from using the commercial game but needed to work on comparisons.   The kids I used it with seemed to enjoy it so I will use it again.  I’m still learning how to use it to it’s full potential.  I also added cards to answer why questions.  My children with autism always find these type of questions to be a challenge.