Listening, Receptive Language September 29, 2019

The Ultimate Whole Body Listening Worksheets and Guide

How many times a day do you find yourself saying such things as “listen carefully” or “pay attention”? It is these requests that we give our students on a daily basis. However, many times we have yet to actually stop and explain to the child our expectations to these requests. When a student doesn’t follow our expectations we often feel frustrated or annoyed and assume they aren’t being a good listener when in reality they may not know you want them to stop fidgeting with their hands, or to make more eye contact to show with their body that they are actively listening. We have to teach whole body listening.

Expressive Aphasia, Expressive Language December 16, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Expressive Aphasia

What is Expressive Aphasia? 

Expressive aphasia, also known as Broca’s aphasia or non-fluent aphasia, is a type of aphasia. Individuals with expressive aphasia have a loss of speaking fluently or writing fluently.

Speech can appear very effortful. Finding the right words or producing the right sounds is often difficult. Although they struggle to speak fluently their comprehension can be mostly retained with some difficulties understanding complex grammar.