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Incorporate playfulness for language acquisition

From the article titled “Breaking the Language Barrier” excerpted from an issue of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine, I pulled out some interesting nuggets I thought I’d pass along that I think apply in children with special needs and typical children. This one addresses incorporating playfulness to enhance language acquisition. If you think about it, in […]

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Visual input reinforces language processing.

I came across an article called “Breaking the Language Barrier” excerpted from an issue of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine and pulled out some interesting nuggets I thought I’d pass along that I think apply in children with special needs and typical children. Below is one of the areas discussed. Visual input reinforces language processing. If […]

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. . . smart & simple

Silly Basket from the Bright and Beyond Preschool (ages 3-5) deck
Cut a piece of paper into ten or more 1” x 4” strips, and write down an action on each one. For example, “Wiggle and jiggle!” “Stand on one foot!” “Count to 10 as fast as you can!” or “Sing a silly song!” Fold up these pieces of paper, place them in a small basket, and let your child select one. Read it to her and let her be silly! Then she can choose again!
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