Putting Therapy Into Practice
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Deena’s Recommended Game
The Good Dinosaur Matching Game (or any character memory game) is an awesome game to play with your preschool-aged child. I recommend picking 10 pairs instead of using all of the cards. This game targets turn-taking, motor-speech control, attention to task, and pronoun use. Below are some suggestions:
- Turn-taking: the parent/caregiver can ask “who goes now” to which the child responds: “I do”, “you do”, “mommy, you go”. The caregiver can also ask “who’s turn is it?” to which the child responds: “it’s my turn”, “it’s your turn”
- Pronoun usage: the caregiver should carefully plan their responses to make sure that their response includes a pronoun such as “me”, “I do” instead of “it’s Mommy’s turn”, “it’s Brody’s turn”.
- Attention to Task: Reinforce your child for waiting their turn and for remaining with you while playing the activity.
Motor-Speech Control: Speak with your PROMPT© trained clinician to determine which words in the following lexicon are appropriate for your child at this time: me, you, I do, you do, I go, you go, match, same, it does, it does not.