Archives: Language

Putting Language and Articulation Therapy to Music

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Putting Language and Articulation Therapy to Music | Filed in: Articulation, Language.






It is amazing how we remember words more easily when they are put to music. Even older adults can remember the sing-song of nursery rhymes even after not hearing them for years. In most individuals, the music center of the brain is in the right hemisphere while the language center is in the left hemisphere. • Read More »

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The Importance of Pretend Play

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on The Importance of Pretend Play | Filed in: Language.






Almost everyone comes into the world with the wondrous capacity to imagine and if they don’t, we can teach them. Toddlers use play themes that reflect their home life. During the second year, children begin to act out their imaginings in spontaneous, dramatic play. As language and understanding increase, the actions children copy become more • Read More »

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Digital Ideas for Learning Language

February 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Digital Ideas for Learning Language | Filed in: Language, Making Materials.






Children can learn just about any language content, use, or form using photographs of themselves. It increases their interest and motivation and they learn from being active participants in the process of making the pictures. Here are some ideas to get you started. Wh-questions. Take pictures of classmates, teachers and staff, family, friends. Ask who • Read More »

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Digital Ideas for Teens and Young Adults

February 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Digital Ideas for Teens and Young Adults | Filed in: Language, Making Materials.






Digital images are at our fingertips since phones and most mobile devices allow us to take quick and easy digital photos. The most difficult step is salvaging the good photos then cropping and sizing to fit our purpose. Once you get a method here are some great activities for teaching: Snap pictures of body parts, • Read More »

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