The Rainmaker I often incorporate water play during my summer treatment sessions. One day I decided to make rain. I squeezed a few drops of blue dye into a bowl of water. Using a shovel with a few holes, we scooped the water and let the rain pour through. This ... Glimpses
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The Rainmaker
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Glimpses   |   September 01, 2014
The Rainmaker
The ASHA Leader, September 2014, Vol. 19, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.19092014.10
The ASHA Leader, September 2014, Vol. 19, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.19092014.10
I often incorporate water play during my summer treatment sessions. One day I decided to make rain. I squeezed a few drops of blue dye into a bowl of water. Using a shovel with a few holes, we scooped the water and let the rain pour through. This simple activity went on for 20 minutes, during which we repeated the words “rain” and “pour,” introducing a new selection of words with a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern. My young client was having fun, learning these words in the appropriate context, and finally producing those final consonants. This activity helped show her that essentially anything can be “poured,” whether it’s juice, cereal or just pretend rain.
About me: I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist in Thousand Oaks, California, in home and clinical settings. I am most passionate about early intervention and prevention. I love connecting with families, so I started Coos, Babble, & Talk in 2013 to offer parents and caregivers classes on how to stimulate their baby’s speech and language development through play. I blog for various websites, including my own. My motto is and always will be, “Learning language through play.”
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