-Set of 60 photos (20 different actions)
-Use these cards to teach action/verb vocabulary, pronouns, increasing your child's mean length of utterance (amount of words your child spontaneously produces), and response to basic /wh-/ questions "who" and "what doing"
1. Build your child's receptive knowledge of the action/verb vocabulary by verbally identifying the action for your child, one photo at a time. If possible, demonstrate the action throughout your child's day while using the target word. Have your child participate.
2. During a game or fun activity, stop game/activity and present your child with two (then three) photos at a time. Ask your child to point to target action photos
3. During a game or fun activity, present your child with one photo at a time and prompt your child to identify the action/verb (i.e., "The boy is...") Give your child time to respond. If your child needs help, provide your him/her with the initial sound (phonemic cue) of the response (for example: /w/ for "washing hands.") Provide your child with the full model of the word or phrase if he/she still does not respond with the phonemic cue.
1. Provide your child with correct pronouns as you look at each photo. Emphasize each pronoun.
Examples: He is swinging.
She is swinging.
They are swinging.
2. Assist your child in sorting he/she/they photos into different bins or piles on the table as you model the correct pronoun.
3. During a fun game or activity, present your child with one photo at a time and ask your child to identify using the correct pronoun. Provide phonemic cues and models as needed.
Expanding Mean Length of Utterance (MLU)
1. During a fun game or activity, pause activity and show your child a photo. Allow him/her to spontaneously use his/her own language to describe the photo. Expand on your child's utterance using more words. Emphasize the newly modeled words.
Example: Parent presents child with photo of a boy brushing his teeth
Parent: "Brush teeth!"
Example: Parent presents child with a photo of a girl swinging
Child: "Girl swing!"
Parent: "The girl is swinging!"
Present your child with one photo at a time and ask "who is..." and "what is he/she doing?" questions.
Provide your child with phonemic cues and models as needed.
Increase the amount of photos presented. Example: present your child with two different photos- boy swinging and girl writing. Ask, "who is writing?" "what is the girl doing?"
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