What do we do in speech?
What do we do in the speech-language classroom?
Speech-language sessions are provided in small groups (maximum 5 students) or individual sessions for 30 minute periods, according to their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
During speech, we will be working on many skills, including:
- speech production/articulation/fluency (using clear speech understood by others)
- receptive language (following directions, listening/understanding),
- expressive language (vocabulary, grammar),
- social/pragmatic language (conversation skills, taking turns),
- phonological awareness skills (letter/sound knowledge).
BE RESPECTFUL: (1) Keep your eyes on the speaker/screen (to be a good listener),
(2) Listen to friends and teachers (so you know what to do),
BE RESPONSIBLE: (3)Have a calm body: bottom in chair, feet on floor, head off table (do your best work),
BE SAFE: (4) Keep your hands, feet & all objects to yourself (so everyone can be safe).
Rewards for following speech expectations/satisfactory effort:
- Class Dojo Point
- speech point
- 6 speech points/filled row on speech chart = select a reward (play a game, be line leader, teacher helper, etc.)
Consequences for breaking speech expectations/unsatisfactory behavior:
- Losing a turn during the speech game/activity
- Losing Dojo/Speech point
- Conference with student, family and/or classroom teacher to discuss behavior.