Snow Sense I’m not a big fan of being outside in subzero temperatures, but I do like to play in the “snow” in the warm comfort of my home office. Many of my clients are ages 2 to 6, so I made a sensory bin that would support various ability levels. ... Glimpses
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Snow Sense
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Glimpses   |   March 01, 2015
Snow Sense
The ASHA Leader, March 2015, Vol. 20, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.20032015.8
The ASHA Leader, March 2015, Vol. 20, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.20032015.8
I’m not a big fan of being outside in subzero temperatures, but I do like to play in the “snow” in the warm comfort of my home office. Many of my clients are ages 2 to 6, so I made a sensory bin that would support various ability levels. This collection targets following simple directions and imitation skills to “put in” and “take out,” but I also use it to address higher-level concepts—few/many, big/medium/small, and soft/hard—through some hands-on experiences. We expand play schemes as we pretend to make ice cream and milkshakes with our “snow,” stack Styrofoam balls to build snowmen, and act silly by hiding snow up our sleeves and sneezing it off our heads. I believe fun, emotionally charged activities help build stronger language connections.
About me: I left the familiar surroundings of Rhode Island 20 years ago for an adventure as a speech assistant in Aurora, Illinois. Today, I have a full-time private practice, Naperville Therapediatrics. A few years ago, I launched my blog, The Next Chapter in My Speech World (www.speech2me.blogspot.com), where I review products and provide educational content. When I take off my speech hat, I am the wife of 10 years to Chris, and proud swim mom of our 9-year-old son.
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