introduces the book. It tells the parent whether their child will benefit from the book and answers commonly asked questions about the level the child must be at to benefit. In addition, the way the parent or therapist should use the activities and drills in the book is explained.
provides activities to improve social language. The emphasis is to improve the child’s ability to speak about a single topic, as well as to converse with a peer. There are drill sheets that teach appropriate social questions and answers, and teach emotions. Most importantly, we introduce drills to teach the child critical thinking skills such as how to discern “Safe” from “Dangerous” and “Problems” from “Non-problems” while improving his/her ability to understand and use language.
includes exercises designed to train the child to pick up general information. We introduce 1) activities and materials on many different topics and 2) drills designed to increase comprehension of factual knowledge. In addition, the child is taught to compare and contrast, to define vocabulary, and to use true/false concepts based on general information the child learns.
chapter concentrates on grammar and syntax. In this chapter, the child is given different opportunities to learn the structure of language. Several language games and activities designed to concentrate on particular parts of language are introduced with the hope that once the child understands and uses the structure of the language, s/he will be able to create or assemble original sentences.
concentrates on increasing the child’s functional knowledge and written expression of that knowledge. In this chapter, we introduce structured paragraph, story, and letter writing. In addition, we offer drills designed to improve the child’s ability to recall and communicate personal, daily experiences.
is designed to work on language-based academic concepts. In this chapter, we provide fiction based comprehension exercises and several activities designed to reinforce that comprehension skill. In addition, drills to address math word problems, dictionary skills, increasing vocabulary, and sequencing with money, time, calendar and numbers are introduced. Finally, the chapter explains how to teach the child to take written notes from auditory information.
presents several therapy schedules and gives the parent or therapist an idea of how to set up a daily schedule, specifying the type of exercises to do depending upon the child’s level.