The e-Seminar was interactive and engaging; throughout the course of the presentation, the instructor had us “raise our hand” to indicate whether we agreed/disagreed with a statement, ask questions, and to participate in surveys.
This e-Seminar provided a lot of great information! Below is some of the content that I am excited to implement within my therapy sessions.
When we are teaching children first words it is important to find meaningful words related to his/her environment. Also, it is vital that we continue to build on their vocabulary, gradually introducing new words.
Adjusting the content level according to the child's stage of development is important to ensure that they are expanding their vocabulary.
Step 1: fast
Step 2: quick
Step 3: rapid
We want to get children excited about reading! Some of the tips that we can use include, but are not limited to:
-Choosing topics of interest
-Introducing new vocabulary
-Choosing books with interesting illustrations
It is important to expose children to vocabulary in different environments and repeat the new words multiple times.
Labeling items while you are in different settings helps to increase opportunities for children to pair word meanings with real life experiences.
For example the picture to the left displays grapes.
Describing words: Round, Green, They grow on a vine.
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