This fantastically fun toy comes with a jumbo set of animals, all labeled with their beginning sound and all are pieced together in alphabetical order. What a great way to work on phonemic awareness and letter recognition! This fun toy will be sure to engage, as its jumbo size is highly interactive and accessible for those with fine motor impairments. This bundle ships with one puzzle and upon purchase, you will instantly receive a link to download all of the digital PDFs that feature some of our favorite handouts for parents/caregivers that are all about language development. You will also receive a printed copy of these handouts with the shipment of the puzzle.
This bundle includes the following PDF resources:
How to Get Children to Answer Questions at Home Many children with language delays/disorders have difficulty answering “wh” questions, especially about their day at school. This handout lays out some ideas that may help. Designed for parents and caregivers.
Incorporating Speech and Language Skills into Daily Activities This handout is designed for clinicians working with the pediatric population to address functional speech and language activities. The handout is designed for parents/caregivers and provides concrete instructions on how to address speech and language skills in the context of bathroom time, morning and nightly routines, and mealtimes.
Handout: What is Echolalia and Why is My Child Using It? This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with kids with autism and their families. The handout uses accessible language for parents and caregivers to understand what echolalia is and how it helps children learn and process language in a natural way.
Encourage Language While Playing with Toys Playing with simple toys can be a great opportunity for parents to encourage language development. This handout provides some strategies that parents can implement right away when playing with their children.
Executive Function Milestones for Kids This handout is designed for parents and caregivers and breaks down the expected executive functional milestones between the ages of 0 and 18. Includes a brief description of executive functioning.
Strategies and Tips for Meaningful Conversations With Your Child This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with parents and their children towards meaningful interactions that foster strong language development. The handout includes three specific strategies with a breakdown of how to incorporate each strategy into everyday life.
Imitation and Child Language Development Imitation is key to successful pediatric language development. This handout is designed to help parents and caregivers understand this important connection and also provides quick tips on how to teach imitation to children.
Building Joint Attention in Toddlers This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with parents and caregivers to target pragmatic language skills in toddlers. The handout features a family-friendly explanation of joint attention as well as practical strategies to improve joint attention skills.
Language Strategies During Shared Book Reading This handout gives ideas to structure shared reading interactions. Shared reading is a great way to offer opportunities for eliciting and scaffolding language.
Commonly Used Toys in Early Language Intervention This handout is designed for therapists working with the early intervention pediatric population. The handout describes many of the toys included in an SLP's tooklit and how parents and caregivers can use these toys at home to carry-over practice for speech therapy goals.
Speech and Language Milestones Handout: Birth to 3 Years This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with the pediatric population and their families. The 1-page handout provides a simple-to-read breakdown of major speech and language development milestones from birth to three years of age.
What is a Developmental Language Delay, or Late Talker? This handout is designed for therapists working with children and their families to address developmental language delay. The handout is targeted towards parents and caregivers seeking more information, particularly immediately after their child has been evaluated. The handout describes how this diagnosis is a primary diagnosis and lays out specific challenges their child might face.
Pre-Linguistic Skills This handout is designed for therapists working with children who are in the stages of developing the tools necessary to acquire linguistic skills. This handout contains a list of 8 chronological skills that come before language that are expected to develop between 9 and 15 months.
Pronoun Milestones This quick visual is designed for speech-language pathologists and other professionals working with the pediatric population and their families and caregivers. The handout provides approximate ages of pronoun development for both clinicians and caregivers.
Social Skills Development Milestones This handout is designed for pediatric clinicians working with children and their families to address pragmatic language skills. The handout provides basic information regarding social skills milestones that are expected from birth through 10 years of age. This handout is meant to provide families and caregivers with a starting point when understanding pragmatic language delays.
Helping Children Learn Basic Concepts This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with the pediatric population and their families to address teaching basic concepts, including general vocabulary, quantitative concepts, opposites, and spatial concepts. The handout offers 4 everyday strategies that can be implemented at home to improve carry-over of speech and language therapy.
Tech specs: Digital download. 18 pages + cover page. 8.5 x 11 inches. Zipped file that decompresses to PDF format. 182.5 MB.