Did you know youtube is a wonderful resource for educational videos that can be used in speech-language therapy? I am fortunate enough to work in a school with interactive white boards in most of the classrooms. Often, I will create a lesson with a youtube video embedded into the flipchart. The students love the multi-media presentation! This video below worked especially well to increase attention and engage students in the lesson. I used this video to target receptive/expressive language tasks for lower level students working on descriptive concepts and sentence formulation. The visual stimuli paired with the repetitive, scripted sentences served as a wonderful model to elicit imitation and spontaneous language from the students. As a follow-up to the video, we “re-enacted” the story using our own colored paper hearts placed around the room. Students chose a colored heart and then formulated their sentence using the model from the video. Lower level students filled in with the name of the color or produced/ imitated a two word phrase, e.g., “red heart.” The students also practiced receptive language skills as they placed their heart in a special bag when their color was named. Here is the video that built the foundation for this interactive, holiday-themed lesson:
Published by Lisa Geary
Lisa is a licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologist with over 25 years of experience in speech-language pathology, supervision, and teaching. She provides a range of speech-language services for children of all ages through her private practice, Yorktown Therapy Services (formerly Live Speak Love). As a seasoned trainer and presenter, Lisa is also available for workshops and professional development trainings; presentations for your school, church, or organization; speech-language screenings; interviews; and product reviews. Contact Lisa: email@example.com View all posts by Lisa Geary
2 thoughts on “Valentine Video”
Thanks for uploading the lovely material. I was wanting to try the WH questions for teaching my son and did not know where to start and your visual material is just really good. Thanks for sharing and helping !!