Planning ANYTHING for toddlers can be a challenge! Selecting effective therapy activities is even more tricky! How do you know where to begin, especially when it’s hard to hold a child’s attention?
Over the next few episodes, we’ll be talking about guidelines I use for selecting therapy activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. Beyond writing outcomes and setting goals, we need to spend some time thinking about the kinds of tasks that will be effective and engaging for young children. In this show we’ll talk about 3 important factors for helping you determine what it is you’ll actually do during your time with a child. While it sounds like this is a show primarily for therapists, moms and dads who are committed to working with their own children with delayed language skills can also use these principles!
Factors to Consider When Planning Activities:
- Developmental Level
- Regulatory Level
- Child’s Interests and Preferences
If you’d like more information about planning effective therapy sessions, check out Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual. These ideas are outlined in Chapter 10 in that book.