You thought that I forgot all things kitchen and transport… but really I was saving the best til last! There are so many language and language stimulation opportunities to be had when playing with these two very different types of toys. These two handouts will provide you with extra ideas on getting the most out of your therapy!
WHAT AREAS OF LANGUAGE ARE TARGETED?
Verbs: Lists a number of verbs to model and stimulate with reference to the specific toy.
Describe: Lists adjectival categories (e.g colour, shape) to use when describing and labeling toys.
Play & Social skills: Lists a range of play/social skills to work on, such as turn taking and joint attention
Vocabulary: Lists things such as nouns, categories and concepts to target.
WHO SHOULD USE THESE HANDOUTS?
Parents: For parents who want to stimulate their child’s language, these 1 page handouts will provide you with an idea of the different types of language that you can model and develop, as well as specific vocabulary to target. Put it on the floor with you the next time that you are playing with your child as your reference tool.
SLPs: If you are a multi-tasking SLP who wants to put the most goals into their session and get the most language opportunities out of your resources, then these handouts are for you. With a range of possible goals to target, I recommend using these WITH your parents, so that you are training them to be as effective as you!