Do you have any students who are working on narrative language? My guess would be YES! Not only is the ability to tell/retell a story essential for academic and classroom success, but how frustrating it must be for our students who can’t tell their teachers/friends what exciting event happened last night or tell their moms/dads what happened at school! As SLPs we are often able to help our students fill in the missing information from their stories so we understand what they are talking about, but what about those times (99% of their week) when we are not around? Here’s what I’ve been doing in therapy to try to help!
The app is fabulous, but I found that asking my students to tell/retell a whole story at one time was too difficult for them so I decided to break it down further by creating tangible items for my students to use to help them learn the icons and practice talking about one story grammar element at a time. I talked my finance into stopping by the Dollar Tree and Target and here’s what I came home with…..