Putting Therapy Into Practice
You will need the following items:
Ask your child what color flowers she would like to make. Have her pick what color she would like to use first. Then, paint the inside of her hand and place it on the canvas. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Remove her hand, and wipe clean. Repeat these steps until you have a beautiful bouquet of flowers! You or your child can paint a stem and add a ribbon if you would like. Talk with your child about: how the paint feels on their hand (wet, sticky, yucky), part-to-whole relationships: what else the flowers need (stem, leaves), who would like this picture?
Ginny’s Recommended Activity
- Concepts: clean, dirty, muddy, wet, dry, in, out
- Actions: wash, dry, put in, take out, shake (to shake your container), make, spray (you could use a spray bottle to make your mud), take (a bath)
- Nouns: pup, puppy, dog, tub, dirt, water, towel
- What happened? What should we do? What happens next? Which one is still dirty? Who is clean?
- How do we wash the dogs: what do we do first? next? last?
- With this toy, you can target functional words and phrases. Speak with your PROMPT© trained SLP to develop an appropriate vocabulary to use to match your child’s level of motor speech control. A lexicon might include: pup, puppy, pup in tub, muddy pup, wash, oh no, in, put in, I do it/you do it.