Need to add a little humor to your summer sessions? Or do you just need some “kid-friendly” jokes for your next family gathering? As mentioned in a prior post, I love incorporating jokes and riddles into my sessions and interactions with kids. Here’s a compilation that target the season: Why did the man love his barbeque? — Because it was… Read More
Let me begin by telling you that I have a serious wanderlust. Traveling can be an ultimate perspective taking experience–the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture allows for understanding traditions, attitudes and history. My traveling style includes getting to those “off the beaten track” spots and talking to locals about their home. As a speech therapist, I also enjoy… Read More
A common characteristic among my students is a lack of linguistic flexibility. They struggle during sentence and word play tasks, and are concrete in their thinking. The jokes and quick verbal banter of peers usually leaves them in confusion. Often there are also limitations in reading abilities as strengths in these areas support phonological processing skills. With the popular kid’s… Read More
Wow! Can you believe Valentine’s Day is next week? I made this activity to target figurative language: Love Idioms: There are 21 idioms with contrasting concrete and figurative representations. Use these cards to play memory, go fish or just as a face up matching activity to work on idiom meanings. Review the activity here and Happy Valentine’s Day!