Do you struggle to figure out where to go with your older speech students?
If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have heard me talk about how language comprehension is such an integral part of learning and reading. In order to be successful readers, our students need good decoding skills.
In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I’m sharing why I use Bloom’s Taxonomy to determine what to do with my older speech therapy students. They have to be able to engage with the text, think about it, and answer questions, and we as SLPs can help them get there.
It’s so important that we determine a goal that is appropriate for our students, not just what they’re working on in the classroom. Thinking differently about how we determine the goal we're working on with our students can really help us feel confident about what we are working on and know that we can make a true difference.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- Why we shouldn’t focus on the skills they are working on in the classroom
- Using hierarchies to assess where students are at
- Tips for using Bloom’s Taxonomy
- The importance of probing during assessments to really understand where students are
- Why we should think differently about what we work on in the classroom
I hope you find this episode helpful and hear something that you can use with your speech therapy students. My goal is to help you find ease and confidence so you can do more of what you love, which is helping your students succeed.
If you want to learn more about how to use Bloom’s taxonomy and how to get my baseline tool, make sure to check out my membership SLP Elevate. I am here to help you determine what the best goal for your students is and how to find the best resources for each different level.
Joke of the Week:
Q: Why do magicians always do well in school?
A: Because they can handle trick questions.
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