Glimpses: Brain Games crazyspeechworldJenn Alcorn Understanding flexible thinking is a challenge for many of my students with social language disorders, and what better way to reinforce this concept visually than using a gelatin brain! All the students thought it was so cool— they took turns poking and wiggling the brain around. We ... Glimpses
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Glimpses  |   February 01, 2014
Glimpses: Brain Games
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Glimpses   |   February 01, 2014
Glimpses: Brain Games
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.19022014.12
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.19022014.12
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Jenn Alcorn
Understanding flexible thinking is a challenge for many of my students with social language disorders, and what better way to reinforce this concept visually than using a gelatin brain! All the students thought it was so cool— they took turns poking and wiggling the brain around. We talked a lot about the differences in the flexible gelatin brain and hard brain mold. Then they took turns using the tweezers to pull the papers out, which were labeled with actions like walking and thinking about others. We read the labels and talked about what kind of smarts each brain function used. I was able to adapt this activity for three different groups, from first grade to sixth grade. The activity is based on a lesson from the Superflex curriculum by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner, which I use with my students.
About me: I love being an SLP. I earned my master’s degree in 2007, my Cs the following year, and I’ve been trucking ever since. I have always worked in the schools, which is right where I want to be. My current school is K-8 and I have been there since the doors opened in 2008. I love those children so much … watching them grow year after year gives me such joy. And I love to write … so my blog Crazy Speech World was born.
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