Pizza for Progress At the Center for Speech, Language and Occupational Therapy in San José, Calif., the children in the early intervention clinic were excited about cooking and serving pretend food to each other. Our speech-language pathologists, occupational therapist and preschool teachers decided to help the children expand their interest in food ... Glimpses
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Pizza for Progress
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Pizza for Progress
The ASHA Leader, May 2014, Vol. 19, 6. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.19052014.6
The ASHA Leader, May 2014, Vol. 19, 6. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.19052014.6
At the Center for Speech, Language and Occupational Therapy in San José, Calif., the children in the early intervention clinic were excited about cooking and serving pretend food to each other. Our speech-language pathologists, occupational therapist and preschool teachers decided to help the children expand their interest in food and serving it, so we provided them with lots of materials including books, toys and real food. We made pizza out of felt and had a pretend pizza party with the kids and the monkeys in group and individual sessions. The children loved making pretend pizza and then real pizza in treatment. We worked on initiating social contact, serving peers, sharing, spatial concepts, sequencing and descriptor words. The most noticeable thing was the increased social interaction in the groups.
About me: I work in a private clinic in San Jose, and am fascinated by all things speech and language and the science behind it. When I am not working, I make treatment materials and spend time with my 1-year-old son. With Christine Caldejon, my friend from graduate school at Washington State University, I post speech- and language-related articles on www.thespeechchicks.com. Christine works in the Everett (Washington) schools, but her passion is blogging and creating materials for The Speech Chicks.
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November 7, 2014
Maria Chalkia
Great!
Very helpful! Thank you!
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