Blogjam: Teaching Problem-Solving to Kids Turn-taking, problem-solving, and communication are challenging for many children—and that’s where SLP Cindy Montalbano’s activity “Trial and Error” comes in. On her blog, “In Spontaneous Speech,” Montalblano describes how the activity helps children with these skills: Students team up and listen to a “judge” guide them through a pattern that ... Blogjam
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Blogjam  |   April 01, 2014
Blogjam: Teaching Problem-Solving to Kids
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Blogjam: Teaching Problem-Solving to Kids
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 21. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ2.19042014.20
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 21. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ2.19042014.20
Turn-taking, problem-solving, and communication are challenging for many children—and that’s where SLP Cindy Montalbano’s activity “Trial and Error” comes in. On her blog, “In Spontaneous Speech,” Montalblano describes how the activity helps children with these skills: Students team up and listen to a “judge” guide them through a pattern that will ultimately take them to the other side of a playing board. The trick, however is that the judge only tells them if a move is right or wrong—it’s up to the students to observe each attempt and detect the correct pattern.
“For students who fall apart when they are wrong … this activity can be used to reinforce the idea that mistakes are not necessarily bad and can be used for learning,” she writes. “It is important to talk about this before you begin so students have the tools to work through their feelings in a constructive manner.”
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