A great place to start with preschool therapy includes basic concepts. Basic concepts are those words that most typically developing children absorb through exposure from listening to parents, reading books, and seeing examples in their environment. When we have a student with a language impairment, they may not understand these basic concepts.
Basic concepts come in five different categories:
Many basic concepts are better taught in pairs, such as big and little, fast and slow, and old and young. You may notice that a lot of these words are Tier 1 vocabulary words, meaning we use them frequently in spoken and written language. While Tier 2 words are generally targeted for vocabulary, if students don’t have a sufficient base of Tier 1 words, we should absolutely be targeting those!
Once you have a good set of basic concepts in mind, you can target them by naming and labelling, sorting examples, and following simple directions.
This 76-page Preschool Language Binder was designed to use in a binder as a portable, complete resource to target basic concepts and listening skills. Focus on expressive and receptive language skills for your youngest students!
-Picture Cards (36)
-Seasonal Sorting Cards (12)
-Build A Face Cards (9)
-Scene Pages (3)
-Following Directions Stimulus Cards (36 per scene)
Homework is provided for:
In order to be used fully as intended, you will need lamination paper, a binder, and a small amount of Velcro.
Basic concepts are the foundation of reading and language success!
It can be found in my TpT Store here.