The 360 high-quality photo cards with stimulus questions on the back have countless language therapy uses! The large-size photos include stand-alone scenes, three-card sequence scenes, single pictured objects and two pictured objects.
- Expand vocabulary
- Develop sequencing, descriptive language, and storytelling skills
- Improve problem solving and reasoning
- Make accurate inferences and predictions
Realistic photos show hundreds of contemporary and familiar objects in clear, uncluttered images. Photographed scenes show children engaged in everyday activities. The back of each card is packed with stimulus items and answers, giving you multiple therapy options in one convenient product.
Use the cards to:
- expand vocabulary
- develop sequencing skills
- teach concepts
- strengthen conversational skills
- develop logical thinking and reasoning
- develop expressive language
The 360 cards are divided into three sections:
- Scenes: Stand-alone and three-card sequences are depicted in the themes of school, home, and self-care. Stimuli are provided for making inferences and predictions, narrative language, reasoning, and sequencing skills.
- One Pictured Object: Teach categories, functions, attributes, associations, and problem solving/safety. Categories include food, tools, appliances, electronics, household items, school items, musical instruments, personal care items, recreational items, toys, and more.
- Two Pictured Objects: Focus on key characteristics and explain how two objects are alike and different.
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- Children with specific language impairment (SLI) were slower to name both objects and verbs than their age matched peers, but similarly to vocabulary matched peers. Children with SLI need intervention that addresses naming, narration, and semantic connections in order to function in the classroom with neurotypical peers (Sheng & McGregor, 2010).
- Language building activities are vital for children in preschool and elementary school. Children who are poor language learners will most likely become struggling readers (Catt et al., 2008).
- Children with language disorders often struggle with expository text and produce shorter and grammatically simpler sentences (Nippold, Mansfield, & Billow, 2007).
- Effective vocabulary instruction strategies actively engage the student and require higher-level cognitive processing. These strategies include using new words in novel sentences based on connections to prior knowledge, identifying synonyms and antonyms, and analyzing word features (Kester-Phillips, Foote, & Harper, 2008).
- Narrative development in young children is supported by visual sequences of everyday and academic routines, along with opportunities for children to express personal narratives with scaffolding support from teachers and family members (Stadler & Ward, 2005).
Just for Kids Elementary Photo Cards incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Catts, H.W., Bridges, M., Little, T., & Tomblin, J.B. (2008). Reading achievement growth in children with language impairments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, 1569-1579.
Kester-Phillips, D.C., Foote, C.J., & Harper, L.J. (2008). Strategies for effective vocabulary instruction. Reading Improvement, 45(2), 62-68.
Nippold, M.A., Mansfield, T.C., & Billow, J.L. (2007). Peer conflict explanations in children, adolescents, and adults: Examining the development of complex syntax. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 179-188.