Go wild with this month’s rehabilitation lesson kit! In this free aural rehabilitation resource, you’ll use zoo animals to build listening & communication skills. There’s more than 60 pages of detailed lesson plans and illustrations—get your free download now!
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Lesson Kit Outline
This month’s aural rehabilitation lesson kit is themed “The Zoo”. You’ll be using exotic animals to build communication skills through map-making challenges, a zoo-themed storybook, a board game, and matching activities.
Key aural rehabilitation strategies utilized in this lesson kit include: listening first, same thinking place, auditory sandwich, acoustic highlighting, auditory closure, expansion & extension, auditory memory, sabotage, and auditory hooks.
This comprehensive lesson kit is designed to be printed and reused. Every lesson kit includes lesson plans with a range of activities and therapist notes for each of the three levels. There’s also step-by-step guidance and print resources for each activity. Each lesson plan highlights useful strategies to help achieve the listening and language goals.
- Step-by-step guides
- 4 “Zoo” themed activities
- 40+ pages of high-quality illustrations
- Language-neutral illustrations
- Detailed therapy notes
- Lesson plans for each level
- Listening goals
- Spoken language goals
- Cognition and theory-of-the-mind goals
- Key therapy strategies
Each lesson kit has three levels of each activity to cover a wide range of listening, spoken language, and cognition abilities.
The child is learning to listen and attend to 1 unit of information. Spoken language is presented to the child in simple short sentences and acoustic highlighting techniques are utilized to enable the child to attend to new information.
The child is using single words, has a vocabulary of up to 200 words, and may be starting to combine words into 2 word combinations.
The child is learning to listen and attend to 2 units of information. Spoken language is presented in longer sentences and acoustic highlighting techniques are utilized to encourage the child to attend to all the information in the sentence.
The child is producing 2 to 3 word combinations, has a vocabulary of 200 to 2000 words, and is beginning to use some grammatical markers.
The child is a proficient listener, learning to attend to 3 units of information. Spoken language is presented in a variety of complex sentences and acoustic highlighting techniques are utilized to encourage the child to attend to grammatical elements in the sentence.
The child is producing 3 to 5 word sentences and questions, has a vocabulary of more than 2000 words, and is using a variety of grammatical markers.
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All of these aural rehabilitation lesson kits are available free of charge—we’re here to support your work and the success of every recipient. They can be printed, emailed, shared with colleagues, and even given to parents as supplemental at-home aural rehabilitation resources between sessions.
We’ll post a new lesson kit for download every month here on our Professionals Blog. There’s no deadline for downloading these aural rehabilitation resources, so you can easily find and share previous lesson kits.
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