216: Using Videos To Work On Vocabulary

Using Videos To Work On Vocabulary

Let’s talk about one of my favorite tools to use in my speech room- videos! 

Videos are motivating, require zero prep, and can easily adapt to any goal. In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I’m sharing how you can use this versatile resource to target vocabulary goals. 

We know that a skilled reader's vocabulary is a key component to their success. They can't comprehend what they read if they don't understand all the words in a text.

So I’m sharing my favorite tools and activities that you can use in your speech therapy sessions with videos to help your students truly understand their vocabulary words

In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • My favorite videos and resources to work on vocabulary with speech students
  • How to use these videos effectively in your speech sessions 
  • Why I love using wordless videos to work on vocabulary 
  • Why modeling is so important for helping students grasp their tier 2 words

I hope you enjoyed these tips and that you’re inspired to start incorporating more videos into your speech therapy sessions. Vocabulary is so important and this is a great way to give your students the practice they need to reach all of their goals. 

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A: Because he wasn’t greater than or less than anyone else. 

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Check out the research mentioned in the episode: 

Research stresses the importance of students mastering a significant amount of Tier 2 words to be academically successful.

(Blachowicz, Fisher, Ogle, & Taffe, 2013; Marzano, 2004)

Words should not be taught as “lists”, but rather how the words relate to the content and to each other because instruction without context has usually been found to be ineffective

(Roseberry-McKibbin, 2013)

“. . .targeting vocabulary in secondary-aged children with vocabulary difficulties could potentially help their access to the curriculum and, hence, their future academic attainment, employment prospects and mental health.”

– Wright et al., 2017

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