DISD HOME LEARNING RESOURCES

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IN-HOME LEARNING - SPEECH SERVICES

Dear Students and Families,

   We sincerely hope all of you are well and staying safe. Your teachers have been working hard to provide you with learning opportunities at home. We encourage you to follow the lesson plans provided and enjoy reviewing skills you have mastered this year as well as new learning.

   The reading and writing assignments can be done as a family. Please use books you have at home, picture books online, or passages provided at your school. Students K-6 can work together using the same book.

   Math and Science lessons have fun videos to watch and activities to pick and choose from. Some videos feature DISD teachers you may recognize!

If you need a hard copy of materials posted online, they are available on your campus. Schools are open between the hours of 9:00am to noon.

   Your education is so important to us. We have supplied a daily schedule with suggested times for learning, eating, exercising and playing.

We miss you dearly and hope to see you soon.

DISD Teachers

ACTIVITIES TO 

ENCOURAGE

LANGUAGE

DEVELOPMENT

  • Speak clearly to your child. Model good speech.

  • Repeat what your child says to show that you understand. Add on to what she says. Use words like, "Want juice? I have juice. I have apple juice. Do you want apple juice?"

  • Cut out pictures of favorite or familiar things. Put them into categories, like things to ride on, things to eat, and things to play with. Make silly pictures by mixing and matching pictures. Glue a picture of a dog behind the wheel of a car. Talk about what is wrong with the picture and ways to "fix" it. 

  • Help your child understand and ask questions. Play the yes–no game. Ask questions such as, "Are you Marty?" and "Can a pig fly?" Have your child make up questions and try to fool you.

  • Ask questions that include a choice. "Do you want an apple or an orange?" "Do you want to wear your red shirt or your blue shirt?" 

  • Pay attention when your child talks to you.

  • Get your child's attention before you talk.

  • Praise your child when she tells you something. Show that you understand her words.

  • Keep helping your child learn new words. Say a new word, and tell him what it means, or use it in a way that helps him understand. For example, you can use the word "vehicle" instead of "car."  You can say, "I think I will drive the vehicle to the store. I am too tired to walk."

  • Talk about where things are, using words like "first," "middle," and "last" or "right" and "left." Talk about opposites like "up" and "down" or "on" and "off."

  • Have your child guess what you describe. Say, "We use it to sweep the floor," and have her find the broom. Say, "It is cold, sweet, and good for dessert. I like strawberry" so she can guess "ice cream." 

  • Play Guess Who/What/Where

  • Fun with pictures. Cut out magazine, newspaper, grocery ad pictures. Categorize by color, food category, where you find it in your home.

  • Read a book together. Have your child answer Who is it about?  What happened in the story? When did the story happen?  Where did the story happen? Have them retell the story. Let them tell you the story by using the pictures.

  • Ask questions that are not answered by Yes or No.

  • Change the end of the story. Read a part of a book then make up your own ending taking turns with what happens next.

  • Help your child learn new words. Name body parts, and talk about what you do with them. "This is my nose. I can smell flowers, brownies, and soap."

  • Sing simple songs, and say nursery rhymes. This helps your child learn the rhythm of speech.

  • Place familiar objects in a box. Have your child take one out and tell you its name and how to use it. "This is my ball. I bounce it. I play with it."

  • Show pictures of familiar people and places. Talk about who they are and what happened. Try making up new stories.

  • Work on groups of items, or categories. Find the thing that does not belong in a group. For example, "A shoe does not go with an apple and an orange because you can't eat it. It is not round. It is not a fruit." 

  • Help your child follow two- and three-step directions. Use words like, "Go to your room, and bring me your book."

  • Ask your child to give directions. Follow his directions as he tells you how to build a tower of blocks.

  • Play games with your child such as "house." Let her be the parent, and you pretend to be the child. Talk about the different rooms and furniture in the house.

  • Watch movies together on TV or a tablet. Talk about what your child is watching. Have her guess what might happen next. Talk about the characters. Are they happy or sad? Ask her to tell you what happened in the story. Act out a scene together, or make up a different ending.

  • Use everyday tasks to learn language. For example, talk about the foods on the menu and their color, texture, and taste when in the kitchen. Talk about where to put things. Ask her to put the napkin on the table, in your lap, or under the spoon. Talk about who the napkin belongs to. Say, "It is my napkin." "It is Daddy's." "It is Tamara's."

  • Sequence daily activities. Making the bed, a sandwich, getting ready for bed.

  • Name game. Things that belong _____. In a Zoo, on the farm, in the fridge, at school, in my closet, colors, at the park.

  • Play repeat me. Give them 2 – 4 words that go together to repeat, numbers, animals, food. Then you repeat them from their list.

ARTICULATION LESSONS & LINKS

Articulation Activities for the Home
  1. Articulation Seek and Find: Hide your words or pictures around the house and race someone else to find them all.  Be sure to practice each word 5 times each when you find them!

  2. Playdough: draw your word or picture from a hat and create that word using playdough.  Make sure to practice saying the word correctly as you create.

  3. Sand Table: Bury your pictures or words in sand, beans, or other fun sensory items.  As you find them, practice saying your sounds correctly 5 times each.

  4. Flashlight Hide and Seek: Tape your pictures or words up around a dark room.  Use a flashlight to find the words, making sure to practice using your good sounds when you find them!

  5. Silly Sentences: Create silly sentences using your words or pictures.

  6. Go Fish: Using two sets of your pictures or words, play “Go Fish” while practicing your good speech sounds!

  7. Hold Yoga Poses: Look for pictures of yoga poses to try.  See how many times you can practice your words before you lose your pose!

  8. Articulation Tower: Use blocks to build a tower, practicing your word or picture every time you add a block.  When the tower falls…you have to start over.  How tall can you get your tower?

  9. Stoplight Speech: See how many times you can practice your sound when you are stopped at a stoplight before it turns green.

  10. Blow bubbles: Blow bubbles to pop for every 10 words you practice.

  11. Memory: Using two sets of your pictures or words, play memory while practicing using your good sounds.

  12. Games: Play a game like Candy Land, Hi-Ho Cherry Oh, Trouble, Chutes and Ladders, etc.  Practice a word or picture 5 times every time it’s your turn.

  13. Silly Stories: Use your pictures to create silly stories.  Share them with a family member.  Remember to use your good sounds!

  14. Graph It!: Chart how many correct sounds you use in a 5 minute conversation with someone.  See how you improve every day!

  15. Ball or Beanbag Throwing: Play catch while practicing a word every time you throw the ball to someone else.

  16. Hot Potato: Play hot potato with one of your words or pictures.  Every time the picture comes to you, say the word using good speech sounds. 

  17. I Spy: Describe a picture or word with your sound in it.  See if your partner can guess which word you are describing!  Make sure you are using good speech sounds while you play!

  18. Stamps or Stickers: Practice saying each word or picture 10 times each.  Every time you complete the set, put a stamp or sticker on the word.

  19. Cars: build a road with your pictures or words.  Every time you drive a car over that picture or word, practice saying the word correctly 3 times.

  20. Hop Scotch: draw a hop scotch board on your sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.  Put your words or pictures in each box and practice them as you “hop”.

Articulation

  • Activities

  • Sound Cards with Pictures

  • Sound Cards with Written Words

Stuttering

  • Activities

AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)

  • Parent Training Module

  • Focus Words and Activities

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