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BHSM - Facilitating Language Growth Through Play

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM).  This year our speech department wanted to have a day of fun, incorporating learning with the students through interactive leisure activities.  Six game stations were set up, each geared toward modeling skills such as: following directions, problem solving, vocabulary building, social skills, communications skills, articulation skills, as well as conversation skills.

Here are just a few of those game stations:

 

"Snakes and Ladders"

 Students used their communication devices and core boards to follow directions, while building vocabulary and communications skills.

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"Fishing Game"

 Students learned how to say words and identify common objects as they fished for words from the "word pool".  Their communication was also facilitated using a core board.

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"Pretend Theatre"

Community helper puppets were used for conversation skills and pretend play.

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"Polly Spots"

Students learned how to say longer sentences and grammer by hoping on one spot to the other.

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"Twister"

A communication system was projected on the smart board to teach colors and other vocabulary words.  Students also learned to follow directions and take turns while playing the game.

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"Escape Room"

Students had to answer a series of questions to receive a puzzle piece.  Once the puzzle piece was put together, a code was revealed which helped the students unlock the code to open the room.

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CLL's Speech Department

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