One of my biggest mistakes as a newer SLP was equating “comprehension” with “text”, or at least longer chunks of language including stories, articles, and paragraphs of information. But, after reading a few very insightful research articles about the importance of sentence-level work in speech therapy sessions, I changed things up. And it’s made a […]

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Comprehension, Sentence + Question Formulation, Sentence Combining, Sentence Deconstruction, Syntax

Don’t Skip Over Sentences in Speech Therapy

Sentences can be made more complex by increasing their length and by adding more advanced language elements. Two common ways to do this are by adding noun phrases and by using subordination (sentences that include multiple clauses). Three types of subordination make up the majority of multi-clausal sentences students will encounter. Here’s a little more […]

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Comprehension, Sentence Combining, Sentence Deconstruction, Syntax

3 Sentence Types You Should Target in Speech Therapy

Complex sentence comprehension requires significant cognitive and working memory resources. Imagine sentence comprehension as the understanding of several smaller parts of a sentence. For example, in the sentence “The white fish swam toward a bigger black fish to try and scare it away.”, you have to understand many pieces of information in order to understand […]

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Sentence + Question Formulation, Sentence Deconstruction, Syntax

Sentence Comprehension and Working Memory Skills

Today I wanted to share some of ideas for how I’ve targeted executive functioning skills, and specifically skills like planning, self-awareness + self-monitoring, and even working memory. 🎯 If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll know I love to embed this type of work into my language, literacy, and speech sound therapy. Language […]

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Sentence Combining, Sentence Deconstruction, Syntax

Embedding Executive Functioning Into Language Therapy

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden