Do you work on character traits during your speech therapy sessions?
You may be wondering why this is important in speech since students are already working on this in the classroom.
We want the things we are working on in speech to align with what students do in the classroom so that they can keep up with what is expected of them. It isn’t always as easy for our students as it is for other students and that’s where we come in.
In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I am sharing my tips and strategies for helping students understand character traits in my speech therapy sessions. Character trait practice doesn’t have to be hard or complicated, it can be as simple as helping students describe their favorite characters.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- Why we should work on character traits in speech therapy
- Strategies for teaching students to categorize character traits
- Ways to help students find adjectives to describe characters
- Tips for using text evidence to compare and contrast
- Why working character traits can build students confidence in their classroom
It is amazing to see the confidence that students get from being able to keep up in their regular classroom. This is one of my favorite ways to help because it is a skill that they will need on an ongoing basis.
I hope that these simple tips, tricks, and strategies give you some ideas and inspiration that you can apply in your speech therapy sessions!
Joke of the Week:
Q: Why couldn’t the pirate play cards?
A: Because he was standing on the deck.
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