Do you have students who are working on syntax and morphology? Us too! We’re working on a line of resources to help our students become better communicators!
Are you not sure if your student should begin working on syntax and morphology? If your student is beginning to combine words, it’s time to start! As an SLP who works almost exclusively with students who use AAC, I’ve noticed that I tend to spend a lot of time focusing on vocabulary development and using simple two word phrases. But this can be really limiting for many of my students!
Check out the QUAD Profile to help you analyze your students’ current language abilities and to develop appropriate goals. Check out our post on the QUAD Profile here. Since I started using it, I feel that I have been much more purposeful in helping my students grow their language. I’m also seeing big language gains for many of my students by modeling and targeting different sentence structures and morphological endings.
Check out the first product in our line of virtual activities to help students learn to use appropriate syntax and morphology – Let’s Talk About ING with AAC. Many of our students use the Unity language system so we currently have the icon sequences for Unity 84 Sequenced embedded in the activity.
This product has three versions.
1. Read simple sentences with ING. (e.g. The girl is reading.).
2. Create simple noun +verbING phrases using a bank of icons. (e.g. girl reading)
3. Create simple noun + is verbING phrases using a bank of icons. (e.g. girl is reading)
Head to our Teachers Pay Teachers store to check it out! You can see a video preview of the product and how I use it with my students!