Language and Lather Getting messy is a great way to elicit language! This activity is super easy—all you need is some shaving cream and a flat surface (try an old cookie sheet!). Use your finger or a Q-tip to write letters, draw shapes, write short sentences, or practice vocabulary and spelling words. This ... Glimpses
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Language and Lather
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Glimpses   |   January 01, 2018
Language and Lather
The ASHA Leader, January 2018, Vol. 23, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.23012018.8
The ASHA Leader, January 2018, Vol. 23, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.23012018.8
Getting messy is a great way to elicit language! This activity is super easy—all you need is some shaving cream and a flat surface (try an old cookie sheet!). Use your finger or a Q-tip to write letters, draw shapes, write short sentences, or practice vocabulary and spelling words. This activity provides great opportunities for following directions and, as with any group activity, conversational turn-taking and social skills are also great targets as well.
Working with shaving cream can be a great way to integrate sensory exploration into treatment, and getting messy often creates a situation in which students have to make requests and ask for help throughout the activity. Be prepared for the mess and leave time for cleaning up!
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I am a second-year graduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, working at The Ely Center, LLC, in Needham and finishing a clinical placement at a public elementary school. I love working with early intervention, preschool and elementary-aged kids. I hope to demonstrate through social media how to use basic toys, books and materials in new ways to target speech and language treatment goals.
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