• What are some concepts or language we use when working on social skills?

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    When working on Social Communication, we ask our students to check in, notice, and connect!  These skills are supported by a student's emotional regulation, social attention, and motivation to engage.  It is important for young students to develop an ability to notice and recognize their own internal signals, as well as, to notice and interpret non-verbal communication so that they are able to engage with their environment. In school, being able to engage with the people and things in their in environment supports the academic expectations that students collaborate and work within a variety of group settings. Students often hear us saying ..... 

    * What's the what? (big picture of the moment)

              I'm thinking about....

              Are you thinking about the group?

    *I notice so I can connect and share an idea!

    *Check-in....

              What are you feeling right now?....

              Am I thinking about the what?....

              Am I distracted?.....

    *Notice....

              What kind of a moment is it?...... (learning moment, cool moment, calming moment)

              What's the mood?.....

              Who's the leader/speaker?.....

    It is important to speak to your student's therapist, for more individualized information. 

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  • What are some concepts or language we use when working on language?

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    When working on Language, we ask our students to listen, hold on, and picture words!  These skills are supported by a student's attention, memory, and language abilities.  It is important for young students to develop an ability to visualize what the words they hear mean as much as it is important for them to visualize what their words are communicating to others.  In school, being able to picture words is necessary to support the development of critical thinking and facilitate their learning in the classroom. 

    Students often hear us saying ..... 

     

    *Get ready..... we need to picture the words

    *What does it look like when we listen?  Eyes looking, Calm body, Quiet mouth....

    *I picture words so that I can Remember, Understand, and Share an idea!

    *What do you picture for those words?

    *I can say the words quietly to myself to remember them?

    *Check your picture if you forget?

     

    It is important to speak to your student's therapist, for more individualized information. 

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  • What are some concepts or language we use when working on Articulation?

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    When working on Articulation, we ask our students to not just "say it" but to "hear it" and "feel it"!  It is important for generalization that students not just drill sounds.  Students need to be able to discriminate the small differences between sounds. Students often hear us saying .....

     

    *What do you feel? are your lips or tongue moving?

    *Does that sound the same?

    *Can you match me?

     

    It is important to speak to your student's therapist, for more individualized information. 

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