Target the processing skills that underpin steady, consistent language development. This systematic progression of tasks focuses on word relationships, prosody, and language organization.
These lessons individually and as a group, teach children to manipulate increasingly complex units of language. Each one: page activity has a clear, measurable goal and a performance grid for easy measurement, identification of error patterns, and quick documentation of progress.
The lessons are grouped into three skill areas:
Associations: recognize and explain associations; generate associated words
Comparisons: identify and explain similarities and differences
Synonyms : identify, generate, and compare synonyms
Antonyms: recognize and generate antonyms
Multiple Meaning Words: identify, explain, and define multiple: meaning words
Similes: identify similar characteristics, identify items by characteristics, complete and generate similes
Emotions: recognize and infer emotions and identify emotional intonation
Sentence Intonation: recognize intonation, infer sentence meaning from intonation, use intonation appropriately
Stress and Rhythm: discriminate syllable and word stress and rhythm, interpret changes in stress and rhythm
Convergent Naming: identify objects from clues, discriminate and identify categories, identify commonalities among objects
Divergent Naming: name category members by function, parts, and attributes; complete analogies
Feature Description: describe objects by attributes, parts, and function; generate effective clues about objects