Rehabilitation Lesson Kit #17: Sharks & Whales

Sharks and Whales Aural Rehabilitation Lesson Kit Cover

We’ve got a whale of a lesson kit this month! This free aural rehabilitation lesson kit is filled with shark & whale-themed activities for speech & language development. There’s more than 60 pages of detailed speech therapy notes and printable illustrations—download your free lesson kit now!

Wondering what this lesson kit is and who it’s made for? These free comprehensive lesson kits are a professional resource for listening & spoken language specialists, audiologists, speech & language pathologists, 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 “Sharks & Whales”. You’ll be using ocean-related vocabulary and imagery for speech therapy & rehabilitation exercises. The lesson plans include shark bingo, an interactive book, an ocean-themed deck of go-fish cards, and a whale-themed arts & crafts project.

Key aural rehabilitation strategies utilized in this lesson kit include:

  • Acoustic highlighting
  • Sabotage
  • 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 “Sharks & Whales” 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.

Download Lesson Kit

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.

Sharks and Whales Lesson Kit

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: Lesson Kit #1Lesson Kit #2Lesson Kit #3Lesson Kit #4Lesson Kit #5Lesson Kit #6Lesson Kit #7Lesson Kit #8Lesson Kit #9Lesson Kit #10Lesson Kit #11Lesson Kit #12Lesson Kit #13Lesson Kit #14Lesson Kit #15, and Lesson Kit #16.

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Like these lesson kits? Let us know what you think in the comments below. And of course, we’re sure your colleagues would love these lesson kits—help them out and share today!

*We’d like these kits to help as many people as possible, so the Themed Lesson Kits may be shared openly for fair usage. However, MED-EL retains full rights to the material, so the content may not be altered, rebranded, or repurposed for commercial use.

**Not all products, features, or indications for age shown are available in all areas. Please contact your local MED-EL representative for more information.


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