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Speech-language therapy resources and games that work

Low priced, and free, quality, speech-language resources and information about language and literacy difficulties - created by a school based speech-language pathologist.

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Free language activities to use with students with language difficulties.

Free language activities that demonstrate shared reading strategies and are easy to use.

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Speech Language Products: Features unique and user friendly language products.

Speech Language Products: The products on this page are user friendly and have been designed to fully engage your students with gorgeous illustrations and engaging activities.

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Working Memory Strategies

Working memory strategies; In this downloadable ebook you will find many user-friendly strategies to help students in your classroom attend to instructions and written assignments.

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Inferencing Activities: This ebook is all about working on children's inference.

Inferencing Activities: Get ready to build your students' inference and thinking skills with this practical approach to teaching this vital comprehension skill.

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Working Memory Activities: A workbook to develop students' memory skills

Working Memory Activities is a a workbook that has been designed to stimulate children's short term memory and working memory abilities.

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Sentence Builder Program: Free program for writing sentences

Sentence Builder Program: This is a free program that if followed correctly will enable your students to learn sentence building skills and noun verb agreement.

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Writing Tips: Letter Reversals

Writing Tips: Letter reversals are a common problem with beginner writers which can be eliminated with visual supports.

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Interrupting Chicken Review

Interrupting Chicken Review: Little red chicken can't wait to hear the end of fairy tales.

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Possum Magic Review: A book review of Mem Fox's memorable Possum Magic

Possum Magic Review: Mem Fox's Possum Magic is a classic story set in the Australian book about an old possum who is great at casting invisibility spells.

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Communicative Reading Strategies

Prestory Knowledge Discussion - The Arrival Analysis

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The clinician begins the session by telling the student that they will read the first chapter of the Arrival together. Because the Arrival is a wordless book, the clinician and student spend the time slowly looking, in depth, at the illustrations in chapter one. The Arrival is about immigration. The following prestory discussion took place between the clincian and a ten year old student named Alex.

Clinician: "The Arrival is a graphic novel. Graphic novels tell a story often only with images and no text, as in this book. The pictures and the picture sequence tell the story, a little like a comic book."

The clinician places the prestory graphic organizer in front of Alex. 

Clinician: "We're going to talk a little about the themes in this book. Probably the most important theme is the theme of immigration. Have you heard of immigration Alex?"

Alex: "I've heard the word. Don't know what it means."

Clinician: "Let's begin by looking up the word in a dictionary."

Alex, with  some assistance, finds the word immigration in a dictionary. The dictionary states that immigration is 'to move to a country of which one is not a native in order to settle there.'

Clinician: "Immigration is about a person or people moving to another country to start a new life. I'd like you to write immigration in the top box please Alex."

Alex writes immigration in the top box on the prestory graphic organizer following a prompt from the clinician.