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Picture This: Possessive Pronouns!

March 5th, 2009 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

From time to time, I’d like to post some of my lesson plans for listening and spoken language activities.  For those of you with D/HH children, I’d love for you to try them out and give me your feedback on how they work.  For those of you who are new to AVT/Oral Deaf Education, I hope that these activities will help to give you a better understanding of what this approach is all about! (NOTE: I am a student, not yet a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist/ Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist©.  These ideas are not a substitute for professional services.)

Today, in therapy, I made an experience book for my six-year-old student.  We’re working on possessive pronouns, so I made a bunch of pages with pictures of various people (just random people from a clip art) and various objects.  We then matched the objects to the person by color.  For example, I printed a picture of a little boy in a green shirt.  We wrote “His favorite color is green.  It’s his ______” (frog, celery, tree, leaf, etc.).  Unbenknownst to him, however, I snuck in pictures of myself (so he could practice saying “your“) and my junior clinician (assigned to observe all of our sessions) (so he could practice saying “her“).  I also put in a blank page where he could paste a picture of himself to practice saying “my“.  


Not only did this make the activity more relevant to him, the look on his face when he flipped to the page with my silly photo on it was priceless.  He stared at if for a while, then looked up at me in disbelief and exclaimed,


“Hey!  How did you get in my book!?!”


I could have died laughing!  That little guy made my day!  (Oh, and PS… the activity worked pretty well, too!)


For more information on Experience Books, see THIS article!


Happy Hearing!



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Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. She provides auditory verbal therapy, aural rehabilitation, IEP advocacy, consultation, and LSLS mentoring for clients around the world via teletherapy. You can learn more about Elizabeth's services on her Website or Facebook.

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