Spring ‘Dirt’ Combining food with a seasonal theme is fun for everyone! Each of the six students in a 6:1:1 class played a key role in making dirt pudding to celebrate spring: pouring pudding mixture into a bowl, adding in milk, mixing it together, spooning the pudding into a cup, sprinkling ... Glimpses
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Glimpses  |   June 01, 2017
Spring ‘Dirt’
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Hearing Disorders / Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Autism Spectrum / School-Based Settings / Practice Management / Regulatory, Legislative & Advocacy / Language Disorders / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Glimpses
Glimpses   |   June 01, 2017
Spring ‘Dirt’
The ASHA Leader, June 2017, Vol. 22, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.22062017.8
The ASHA Leader, June 2017, Vol. 22, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.22062017.8
Combining food with a seasonal theme is fun for everyone! Each of the six students in a 6:1:1 class played a key role in making dirt pudding to celebrate spring: pouring pudding mixture into a bowl, adding in milk, mixing it together, spooning the pudding into a cup, sprinkling in cookie crumbs, and adding flower sprinkles to the top.
After we finished making the pudding, we practiced our social skills. Every student was responsible for handing a cup of dirt pudding to a specific peer. This helped the students learn their peers’ names while targeting sharing skills. I love this activity because the students are internally motivated to participate, each student feels a sense of importance because of their unique job, and the snack at the end offers positive reinforcement for a job well done.
About me:
I began my career as a speech-language pathologist in a school for the deaf before transitioning to the New York City Department of Education. My caseload is primarily students who have moderate to severe autism. My passion for creating and sharing social/life skills resources paired with my devotion to supporting deaf students led to the creation of my blog, www.SLPLaurenDiBiase.com.
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