Providing a resource to parents and professionals allows Speech Language Pathologists to be more efficient and effective to increase a student’s carry over into other environments. Sometimes a challenge for Speech Language Pathologists can be that techniques and therapy materials are provided in speech sessions, but there is no follow up in other areas. It is important for everyone to be consistent when providing information to parents and/or caretakers. It provides an online learning system that guides parents and children through the process of speech learning. Consistency allows for a higher retention of learned skills for students.
Speech Tails offers a great resource for Speech Language Pathologists to utilize with their students to provide the following:
2. Data Tracking
3. Practice tools to use in home environment.
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Dino Cave Kids is a group of early childhood professionals- speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, parents, and teachers with decades of experience in various settings. Their mission is to create fun learning tools that help give voice to all young children who want to be heard.
Dino Cave Kids is a wonderful resource that aids children in learning early speech, language, pre-reading, and vocabulary in the home environment. Children are fascinated by dinosaurs and what better approach to use than to incorporate colorful dinosaurs into the child's learning environment.
Dino Cave Kids introduced Sounds From the DinoCave recently which is a new video series created in response to parents' desire to practice early developmental skills at home. The video series focuses on articulating sounds, phonemic awareness (pre-reading) and early concepts, the videos are geared for ages six months to six years. Miss Kylie introduces sounds with visual, tactile and verbal cues. The children follow the models, they practice hearing and producing sounds in new ways. The dinosaurs serve as a model for the children regarding "tuning in" to the sensory aspects of sounds. A multi-sensory approach is used in the Dino Cave Kids video series which enhances the child's learning environment and allows each child to learn skills through more than one of their five senses.
You will not be disappointed with such an in-depth website that provides resources for Parents, Teachers,Speech Language Pathologists, and fun for Kids.
~Parents find out the answers to you’re frequently asked questions.
~Teachers, explore the three direct teaching segments (i.e.Lights Out, How Many Beats, and Words that Rhyme).
~Speech Language Pathologists discover the powerful impact of multi-sensory teaching.
~Kids can journey into dinosaur land and use their imagination to choose from an assortment of pictures on the online coloring book. Also there are some wonderful ABC videos that illustrate all the letters of the alphabet.
Venture inside the World of Dino Cave Kids, stop by the Store and don’t forget to come back for more multimedia resources by visiting Dino Cave Kids Blog.
Be sure to follow Dino Cave Kids on Twitter, become a Fan on Facebook , and subscribe to their YouTube videos.
Special Thanks to the Creators of Dino Cave Kids for providing some wonderful resources!
What is Needed: White Drawing Paper, Crayons or Markers, Outline of a Letter of the Alphabet on the Paper with Red Marker
Directions for this Activity: The child can draw a person inside the letter so that the person fills the inside. Before drawing, discuss the sound that the child is working on in speech therapy and cut out some pictures from a magazine of the child's target sound. The child can have fun with this by making the person in the letter colorful and either drawing words that begin with their target sound or cutting out magazine pictures of different words for the background.
This is a fun activity that is quick, allows the child to be creative and does not require a lot of materials.