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In this course, participants will explore evidence-based intervention strategies and activities for children with language delays working on single words, phrases, and simple sentences. We will discuss the continuum from child-directed to adult-directed strategies with an emphasis on blended models integrating the best of both (i.e., focused language stimulation, enhanced milieu teaching). The benefit of routines, themes, and books will be explored. Live demonstrations will be included.
Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island, NY. She is a NYS licensed and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 35 years of clinical experience including 20 years of academic experience in the areas of early language and literacy…
In this chapter, the continuum of child-directed to adult-directed strategies will be presented with an emphasis on blended approaches, that is, focused language stimulation and enhanced milieu teaching. Demonstrations will be provided.
3. Therapy in Natural Contexts
In addition to choosing goals and therapeutic strategies, the SLP needs to choose activities. In this chapter, we will discuss general principles for choosing materials/activities. This chapter concludes with sample therapy demonstration using a picture book.