Ka-boom! True learning occurs when the activity and environment are meaningful and motivating. Motivation is central to learning: It helps determine how engaged children are in their “work” (play!), how hard they work, and how well they persevere in the face of a challenge. In this child-led play routine—in which ... Glimpses
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Development / Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Apraxia of Speech & Childhood Apraxia of Speech / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Glimpses
Glimpses   |   October 01, 2018
Ka-boom!
The ASHA Leader, October 2018, Vol. 23, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.23102018.10
The ASHA Leader, October 2018, Vol. 23, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.23102018.10
True learning occurs when the activity and environment are meaningful and motivating. Motivation is central to learning: It helps determine how engaged children are in their “work” (play!), how hard they work, and how well they persevere in the face of a challenge. In this child-led play routine—in which the child builds with blocks and then knocks them down with the truck—we embedded lots of repetitive practice of functional targets, moving from simple syllable shapes to more complex ones. Sometimes the best part of building is smashing it down and, oh boy, did we have fun practicing and smashing!
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I am the owner of Play Works Children’s Therapies, a multidisciplinary pediatric therapy clinic in Hood River, Oregon. I specialize in evaluating and treating childhood apraxia of speech and related speech sound disorders, using evidence-based practice in the context of play.
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