Students improve their auditory skills as they listen for clues and follow directions by drawing on large-size, illustrated cards with dry-erase markers.
- Attend to and remember information presented orally
- Follow multistep directions
- Improve visualization, sequencing, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Use an interactive approach to build auditory processing skills. Students draw in response to your directions on 50 full-color, dry-erase pictures. When the lesson is finished, simply wipe off the card.
There are three types of listening activities for each card:
- Exclusionary Listening—Listen to a short story and four clues to narrow down which item is being described.
- Listening for Directions—Follow concept-based directions. Each card and set of directions targets one concept. The concepts pertain to attributes, spatial, temporal, quantitative, negation, and directions.
- Listening for Clues—Listen to clues in short stories to locate an item.
In addition to listening skills, the cards can be used to develop attention and memory, receptive/expressive language, logical thinking, problem-solving, and vocabulary skills.
Select the lessons and corresponding pictures based on these categories:
Teach colors; shapes; and the concepts of large/small, thick/thin, same/different, medium-sized, horizontal, and more
- Spatial Concepts
Includes on/off, top/bottom, inside/outside, next to, left/right, in a row, and more
- Temporal Concepts
Target days of the week, months, first, last, today/tomorrow/yesterday, and more
- Quantitative Concepts
These lessons include numbers, half/whole, every, few, except, part of, and more
Teach students to understand "no" and "not."
Teach the concepts of "other" and "skip."
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Warning: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts, not for children under 3 yrs.
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Position Statement on Central Auditory Processing Disorders (www.asha.org, 2005), the Clinical Guidelines of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (www.rcslt.org/resources, 2005), and No Child Left Behind mandates (www.ed.gov/nclb), the following therapy principles are supported:
- Treatment and management of auditory processing disorders should incorporate a top-down (cognitive and language strategies) approach.
- Teaching young students skills for attention, comprehension, expression, interaction, and play facilitates balanced development of communication as well as school, social, and emotional development.
- Early childhood is a critical time for children to develop language and cognitive skills necessary for reading, including oral language (expressive and receptive language).
- Students should understand specific grammar structures before they are asked to use them in speech.
Just for Kids Interactive Auditory Processing Pictures incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.