Toddlers develop early language skills by immersing in a language-rich environment created by their parents. Help them discover the world of first words by teaching imitation, identification, and labeling.
When a child’s speech sound production is delayed or behind the developmental age, practicing target sounds will help to increase intelligibility and overall clarity of speech.
Phonological and phonemic awareness requires children to manipulate individual sounds or syllables. Teach identifying, blending or segmenting skills to ensure reading and spelling success.
Vocabulary is essential for language growth and development. Practice Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III Vocabulary. Teach context clues, synonyms, and antonyms. Increase semantic skills and word knowledge.
Children with language disorders often struggle with morphology, or rules that determine the structure of words. It is an essential component of grammar that impacts spelling, writing, and reading.
Reading and writing require knowledge of sentence structure. Children with language disorders often struggle with formulating sentences. Teach syntax skills to develop an understanding of sentence complexity.
Language comprehension is a building block for understanding spoken language and written texts. Teach comprehension skills by practicing answering various types of questions.
Critical-thinking skills are important for reading and processing information. Teach students to make inferences, compare and contrast, and draw conclusions to improve this essential language component.
Children with social communication disorders require support with pragmatic language. Increase conversation skills, non-literal language, and interpreting non-verbal cues to improve social skills.