Chirp, chirp, chirp—sounds like a brand-new aural rehabilitation lesson kit has just hatched! You’ll be flying high with this month’s free aural rehabilitation resource kit. There’s more than 40 pages of detailed therapist notes and bird-themed printable illustrations—download your free lesson kit now!
These free comprehensive lesson kits are a therapy resource for audiologists, speech & language therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and any other professional that works with children with hearing loss. Every month, we share a new aural rehabilitation lesson kit filled with complete lesson plans and printable therapy resources.
If you’re new to our themed lesson kits, you should start with Lesson Kit #1. These lesson kits are always available free of charge—we’re here to support your work and help children with hearing loss.
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Themed Lesson Kit Outline
This month, the lesson kit theme is “Birds”. You’ll be using bird-related vocabulary and imagery to build communication skills. The lesson plans include finger puppets & a sing-along, matching games, a storybook, and more.
Key aural rehabilitation strategies utilized in this lesson kit include:
- Acoustic highlighting
- Auditory hooks
- Auditory memory
- Listening first
- Auditory sandwich
- Expansion & extension
- Auditory closure
- Same thinking place
- Wait wait & wait some more
This comprehensive lesson kit is a pdf that’s designed to be printed and reused. Every lesson kit has three levels and includes lesson plans with four complete activities and therapist notes for each activity. There’s also step-by-step guidance and printable illustrations for each activity. Each lesson plan highlights useful therapy strategies to help achieve the listening and language goals.
- Step-by-step guides
- 4 “Bird” themed activities
- 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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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 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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