Ms. Jackson

WELCOME TO THE FFES SPEECH CORNER!


Dear Students and Families, 

I want to thank you for your flexibility and patience as we navigate this unique situation together as a community. I am so proud of the growth your student(s) have made and I am dedicated to providing resources and support to all of you during this time. Each week I will be providing you all with some suggested speech and language activities that I encourage you to try while you are spending time together. I will also be offering office hours on Mondays from 1pm-3pm. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's progress or need home activities please let me know so we can schedule a time during office hours to chat. Finally, please tell your students I said hello and I miss them very much! You all can connect with me via email, phone or class dojo. 

With Love,
Ms. Jackson
jacksola@pwcs.edu

Speech and Language Practice Activities

READING ACTIVITIES

Snuggle up with a favorite story and use these activities to practice speech and language skills while doing so.

  • Articulation: If the story is being read aloud to the student, have them listen closely for their speech sound(s) in words and raise their hand, stomp, or clap each time they hear their sound. If reading independently, have the student highlight, circle, or place a sticker above each word that starts with their sound.
  • Expressive/ Receptive Language: Following an open discussion and viewing of the pictures in the storybook (if applicable), have the student answer "WH" questions (Who, What, When, Where) pertaining to the story, the characters, and the setting. Additionally, practice sequencing events by discussing what happened in the beginning, middle, and the end of the story.
  • Fluency: Encourage the student to fill their belly with air and use slow, easy speech to answer "WH" questions (Who, What, When, Where) pertaining to the story, the characters, and the setting. Additionally, ask the student to sequence three story events and tell what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story using smooth speech.

"I SPY"

Play a traditional game of "I Spy" while practicing speech and language skills.

  • Articulation: Have the student find five objects around the home that start with their speech sound. 
  • Expressive Language: Have the student provide "hints" by describing objects around the home. See if others are able to guess what the objects are based from the descriptions. 
  • Receptive Language: Provide "hints" or descriptions of objects around the home, and have the student try to guess the object based on the descriptions provided.
  • Fluency: Encourage the student to fill their belly with air and use slow, easy speech to describe objects around the home. See if others are able to guess what the objects are.
















ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES 

Alternative activities for little ones with emerging or limited verbal language.

  • Articulation: Sing a favorite nursery rhyme, such as the Alphabet Song, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, or whatever song your child enjoys.
  • Articulation: Clap out syllables together in multi-syllabic words such as: banana, unicorn, basketball, bicycle, and broccoli.
  • Receptive Language: During mealtimes, help your child point to the items on their plate as an adult names the food items.
  • Expressive Language: During mealtimes, have your little one name the food items on their plate as an adult points.